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Allen West announces his bid for governor of Texas against Trump-backed Greg Abbott

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Allen West declared on July 4 that he was running for governor of Texas, staging a 2022 clash with incumbent President Greg Abbott, another Republican who is running for a third term and has been approved by former President Donald Trump.

West, 60, did the ad in a short video shown to a congregation at Sojourn Church in Carrollton, Texas.

“I can no longer just sit on the sidelines and see what happened in this United States… and the place I call home”, West said.

West is a former member of the United States Congress from Florida and a retired United States Army Lieutenant Colonel.

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He ran and won the race in 2020 to become president of the Texas Republican Party, but ad last month he would resign, effective July 11.

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