Strayhorn Stumps in College Station

By: Pachatta Pope
By: Pachatta Pope

One Tough Grandma said Wednesday that she plans to clean the Governor's Mansion in Austin.

Independent gubernatorial candidate Carole Keeton Strayhorn was in College Station to lay out her "Shake Austin Up" plan.

The plan is part of her Texas First Agenda that she claims will provide Texans with comprehensive education, transportation, and health care.

Strayhorn's new plan directly targets lobbyists, redistricting, and school funding.

"We will make the Austin political establishment hear our voices. The priorities in Austin are misplaced and it's time to put Texans first, not special interests," Strayhorn said.

Strayhorn also commented on remarks made by fellow independent gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman.

It has recently been reported that Friedman called "negro" a "charming word" and used the word to explain how he would punish sexual predators if he is elected governor. In a CNBC interview that aired last year, Friedman said, "throw them in prison and throw away the key and make them listen to a Negro talking to himself."

Strayhorn said Wednesday, "any statement like that is not only inappropriate, it's unconscionable."

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