Harris County Democrats Worked Together to Secure Come-From-Behind Victory for Democrat Pretta VanDible Stallworth in Her Saturday, December 9, 2017 HCCS Trustee for District IX Runoff Election Showdown Against Republican Front-Runner Eugene Pack 

Key people on the cover of this edition Houston Business Connections Magazine© are Dr. Pretta VanDible Stallworth (HCCS Trustee-Elect for District IX), Sheila Jackson Lee (Congresswoman for the 18th Congressional District of Texas), Borris L. Miles (State Senator for District 13), Al Green (Congressman for the 9th Congressional District of Texas), Alma Allen (State Rep. for House District 131), Rodney Ellis (Harris County Commissioner Precinct #1), Senfronia Thompson (State Rep. for House District 141), Larry V. Green (Councilman for District K), and Gilberto Hinojosa (Texas Democratic Party Chair), and Lillie Schechter (Harris County Democratic Party Chair). Houston Business Connections Magazine© is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. Call (832)212-8735 or (281)788-3033 for more information. All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Meet A.J. McQueen, Co-Grand Marshal of the 8th Annual MLK Youth Parade starting at the corner of San Jacinto Street and Elgin Street in Midtown and heading north bound on San Jacinto to Webster Street on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 12:00 PM

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A.J. McQUEEN - CLICK HERE

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Meet A.J. McQueen, Co-Grand Marshal of the 8th Annual MLK Youth Parade starting at the corner of San Jacinto Street and Elgin Street in Midtown and heading north bound on San Jacinto to Webster Street on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 12:00 PM

BULLETIN: A.J. McQueen, President and Founder of the non-profit organization Educated. McQueen is also a White House Serve Achievement Award recipient. He’s also Motivational Speaker, Poet, Youth Activist, Author, Musician and Mentor. McQueen is a Saint Louis, Missouri native, currently residing in Houston, Texas after relinquishing ties to gang-activity where his weighty and untimely involvement almost claimed his life.

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Date: January 17, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: University Of Houston-Campus Recreation And Wellness Center
Check-In Time: TBD


We are calling all dance teams, cheer-leaders, majorettes, drumlines, flag and step teams to bring you’re A-game to the floor. Buy Tickets at the door for the 4th Annual MLK Auxiliary & Step Show Competition or online by clicking the button below.

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Date: January 18, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM
Check-In Time: 10:00 AM
Check-In Point: Near Houston Community College Central Campus

Length Of Parade Route: 0.7 Mi
Duration Of Parade: 1.5 Hrs


The 8th Annual MLK Day Youth Parade is expected to attract more than 200,000 Spectators, while hundreds of thousands more will view the parade on television. The Parade will feature participants from across the U.S. and will be lead by the Wossman High School Marching Band-Monroe, La-Directed By Elmo Claverie Additionally, there will be 10 Exquisite floats /20 Marching Bands / 100+ Performing Groups / Various Dignitaries & Community Organizations. More Info...

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Date: January 18, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM
Venue: Joe Kelly Butler Stadium
Check-In Time: 2:00 PM
Check-Point: Butler Stadium (Visitors Parking Lot On The Eastside Of Stadium)
Lunch Time: 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
March Into Stadium: 3:45 PM 

This Event will feature 20 Nationally Acclaimed High School Marching Bands from Around The Country, and will have performances by the Ortiz Middle School and Stevenson Middle School in Exhibition. More Info...


Buy Tickets Now for the 13th Annual MLK Battle of the Bands:
Eventbrite - 13th Annual Battle of the Bands Competition 

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MLK Community Festival
Date: January 19-20, 2014
Time: 1pm-9pm
Venue: Humble Civic Center
Free To The Public
Celebrating! its 1st Year, the MLK Parade Foundation is proud to announce the MLK Community Festival, January 19, 2014 from 1pm-9pm. More Info...

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Date: January 20, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM
Check-In Time: 8:00 AM
Check-In Point: Near Houston Community College Central Campus
Length of Parade Route: 1.0 Mi
Duration of Parade: 2.0 Hrs


The 20th Annual MLK Grande Parade is expected to attract 300,000 Spectators with Hundreds of Thousands more viewing The Parade on TV. The Parade will be lead by The University of Houston “The Spirit Of Houston”Marching Band and will consists of :

- 15 Professionally designed floats
- 30 marching bands
- 150+ Performing Groups
- Various Dignitaries & Community Organizations

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MLK GRAND MARSHALS AND HONOREES

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ALLEN ROSEN - CLICK HERE

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Meet Constable Alan Rosen, Co-Grand Marshal of the 20th Annual MLK Grande Parade starting at the corner of San Jacinto Street and Elgin Street in Midtown and heading north bound on San Jacinto to Webster Street on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM

BULLETIN - Constable Alan Rosen is a 23-year law enforcement veteran. The mission of the Harris County Constable Precinct One Office is to enhance the quality of life of the precinct's residents by working in partnership with the community and to enforce laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear, and provide a safe environment. The mandate of Harris County Constable Precinct One Office is to do so with honor and integrity while at all times conducting itself with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence. Click here for more information on Constable Alan Rosen.

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ERICA DAVIS - CLICK HERE

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Meet Erica Christina Davis, Co-Grand Marshal of the 20th Annual MLK Grande Parade starting at the corner of San Jacinto Street and Elgin Street in Midtown and heading north bound on San Jacinto to Webster Street on Monday, January, 20,2014

BULLETIN: 2014 MLK Grande Parade Co-Grand Marshal Erica Davis serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Harris County Precinct One Constable’s Office. Working as a direct liaison between Constable Alan Rosen and the community, Davis serves the community of one of the largest Constable Offices in Harris County. Click here for more information on Erica Christina Davis.

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DEAVRA A. DAUGHTRY - CLICK HERE

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Meet Businesswoman Deavra A. Daughtry, Honoree of the 20th Annual MLK Grande Parade starting at the corner of San Jacinto Street and Elgin Street in Midtown and heading north bound on San Jacinto to Webster Street on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Dr. Marting Luther King, Jr

BULLETIN - Deavra A. Daughtry is the president and CEO of Excellent Care Management, one of the nation’s largest personal in-home care agencies started as a sole proprietorship. Excellent Care Management employs over 700 people throughout the Greater Houston Area. Daughtry has overcome tremendous odds to emerge as one of the most influential businesswomen and philanthropist in the Greater Houston area. Click here for more information on Deavra A. Daughtry.

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STACY JOHNSON - CLICK HERE

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Meet Businesswoman Stacy Johnson, Honoree of the 20th Annual MLK Grande Parade starting at the corner of San Jacinto Street and Elgin Street in Midtown and heading north bound on San Jacinto to Webster Street on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM

BULLETIN - Businesswoman Stacy Johnson is the CEO/Artistic Director of Visual Arts Productions/Studio. Johnson’s collaborative works have been featured on the Stellar Awards, Bishop T. D. Jakes Mega Fest, B.E.T.’s Dr. Bobby Jones, and various national and international conventions. Click here for more information on Stacy Johnson.

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A.J. McQUEEN - CLICK HERE

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Meet A.J. McQueen, Co-Grand Marshal of the 8th Annual MLK Youth Parade starting at the corner of San Jacinto Street and Elgin Street in Midtown and heading north bound on San Jacinto to Webster Street on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 12:00 PM

BULLETIN: A.J. McQueen, President and Founder of the non-profit organization Educated. McQueen is also a White House Serve Achievement Award recipient. He’s also Motivational Speaker, Poet, Youth Activist, Author, Musician and Mentor. McQueen is a Saint Louis, Missouri native, currently residing in Houston, Texas after relinquishing ties to gang-activity where his weighty and untimely involvement almost claimed his life. Click here for more information on A.J. McQueen.

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GEORGE USCANGA - CLICK HERE

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Meet George Uscanga, Co-Grand Marshal of the 8th Annual MLK Youth Parade starting at the corner of San Jacinto Street and Elgin Street in Midtown and heading north bound on San Jacinto to Webster Street on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 12:00 PM

BULLETIN: George Uscanga is the President and CEO of GSP TV-Houston. Uscanga is also the owner of No Cover Houston Magazine, and a business development specialist. In total, Uscanga employs about 20 people. He also mentors under-privileged inner-city youth; sponsors needy families; and heads the “Feed the Hungry Drive-North Side”, which produces more than 3,000 pounds of food annually for the Houston Food Bank. Click here for more information on George Uscanga.

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JIMMY OLSON - CLICK HERE

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Meet Jammin’ Jimmy Olson, Honoree of the 8th Annual MLK Youth Parade starting at the corner of San Jacinto Street and Elgin Street in Midtown and heading north bound on San Jacinto to Webster Street on Saturday, January, 18, 2014 at 12:00 PM

BULLETIN: Jammin’ Jimmy Olson is the V.P. of Operations for Waller Broadcasting. Olson started his career at the 14 years of age in Houston, Texas by sneaking out of his parent’s house and riding his bicycle up to 104.1 KRBE where he answered the request-line for Robin Flores. He quickly became a paid employee. Click here for more information on how Jammin’ Jimmy Olson navigated his way into the position of V.P. of Operations for Waller Broadcasting.

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CARMEN SANDIEGO - CLICK HERE

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Meet Carmen Sandiego-Houston, Honoree of the 8th Annual MLK Youth Parade starting at the corner of San Jacinto Street and Elgin Street in Midtown and heading north bound on San Jacinto to Webster Street on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 12:00 PM

BULLETIN: Carmen Sandiego-Houston, born Carmen Ginwright, has been involved in Houston’s Music Scene since the days of SCREWTAPES. With the versatility of singing, dancing and rapping, Carmen Sandiego considered by many to be a legend and force to-be-reckoned with in the south. Click here to check out a short profile on Sandiego.

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BRUCE JOHNSON - CLICK HERE

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Meet Bruce Johnson the MLK Events-Houston Spokesperson for 2014

BULLETIN: Bruce Johnson starred in several gospel stage plays written and directed by Jefferson award winner writer James Hudson and Show Time over the years. Leading roles include A Family That Prays Together, What About the Children and co- star role in Church Girl written by Angela Barrow Dunlap. Bruce has appeared in numerous roles over his career featured in Rolling-Out Magazine as ON THE RISE, Star of the week. Johnson has been highlights in D-Mars.com as a community leader for his fundraising contributions. Bruce continues to use his voice to help promote several non-profits organizations. Click here for more information on Bruce Johnson.


BULLETIN: “Visha” Gandhi is currently the general manager and one of the owners of the Comfort Suites hotel located in North Houston. She has held this position for 6 years. Ghandhi is certified in Hospitality Operation’s Success Training. With the help of her business colleagues, the hotel achieved the 2011 and 2012 Gold Award from Choice Hotels International. This award presented to the top 5% of Comfort Suites in the United States based on a high quality of customer service, cleanliness, staff service, overall experience, and brand standards. Ghandhi has also managed to out rank all other hotels in her area by becoming the #1 hotel in Humble on Trip Advisor for several years. Click here for more information on Bhavisha Gandhi.

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GEORGE USCANGA - CLICK HERE

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Meet George Uscanga, MLK Events-Houston Youth Development/Community Liaison and Co-Grand Marshal of the 8th Annual MLK Youth Parade starting at the corner of San Jacinto Street and Elgin Street in Midtown and heading north bound on San Jacinto to Webster Street on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 12:00 PM

BULLETIN: George Uscanga is the President and CEO of GSP TV-Houston. Uscanga is also the owner of No Cover Houston Magazine, and a business development specialist. In total, Uscanga employs about 20 people. He also mentors under-privileged inner-city youth; sponsors needy families; and heads the “Feed the Hungry Drive-North Side”, which produces more than 3,000 pounds of food annually for the Houston Food Bank. Click here for more information on George Uscanga.

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STACY JOHNSON - CLICK HERE

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Meet Businesswoman Stacy Johnson, MLK 2014 Events-Houston, Visual Arts Director and Honoree of the 20th Annual MLK Grande Parade starting at the corner of San Jacinto Street and Elgin Street in Midtown and heading north bound on San Jacinto to Webster Street on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM

BULLETIN - Businesswoman Stacy Johnson is the CEO/Artistic Director of Visual Arts Productions/Studio. Johnson’s collaborative works have been featured on the Stellar Awards, Bishop T. D. Jakes Mega Fest, B.E.T.’s Dr. Bobby Jones, and various national and international conventions. Click here for more information on Stacy Johnson.

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JON-PAUL ESTRADA - CLICK HERE

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Meet Jon-Paul Estrada, the MLK Events-Houston Web Technologist

BULLETIN: Jon-Paul Estrada is currently a Web Manager at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of business; Director of Web Communications at the MLK Parade Foundation-Houston; Web Manager at Davis Commercial Real Estate; and Owner at Jon-Paul Estrada – Freelance Web Designer/Developer.

Estrada is a web professional with more than 15-years experience working in-house and contract -- focused on web strategy and consulting; actual hands-on coding and web development; and project management. His specialties inclued: Project Management – 508 Compliance – HTML, HTML5, XHTML – CSS2/3 – JQuery/Javascript – UI/UX Design – Responsive/Mobile Web Design – Graphical Web Design – Analytics/SEO – Project Management – Social Media & Internet Marketing - Interactive Marketing – Email Marketing - Web Strategy.

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FROM AUBREY R. TAYLOR
President, Aubrey R. Taylor Communications
Publisher of Houston Business Connections Magazine

The individuals, organizations and businesses asking for your support below are not connected unless otherwise noted. To discuss your inclusion below, please call Aubrey R. Taylor directly at: (832)894-1352 at your earliest convenience. 

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YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THE 2014 MLK GRANDE PARADE STARTING AT THE CORNER OF SAN JACINTO STREET AND ELGIN STREET IN MIDTOWN AND HEADING (NORTH-BOUND) ON SAN JACINTO TO WEBSTER STREET ON MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014 BEGINNING AT 10:00 AM

 We would also like to take this moment to encourage you to take part in a few other very important events and elections listed below. The 2014 Texas Democratic and Republican Primary Elections taking place on Tuesday, March 4th are extremely important. Early voting for the 2014 Democratic and Republican Primaries will take place from Tuesday, February 18th through Friday, February 28th.

The winning candidates in the Democratic and Republican primaries will then compete for your vote and support in the November General Midterm Election to be held on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014. So, it doesn't matter whether you're a Democrat or Republican, you must participate in your party's primary to have the best slate of candidates on the ballot in November.

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MARCH 2014 - REMINDER

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DEMOCRAT DALE HENRY IS ASKING FOR YOUR VOTE AND SUPPORT IN THE TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY ELECTION IN TEXAS

Please make a mental note that Democrat Dale Henry is asking for your vote and support in his bid to gain the Democratic nomination for the Texas Railroad Commission. He needs to defeat fellow Democrat Steve Brown in the Democratic Primary to accomplish this goal. You can begin voting for Dale Henry for Texas Railroad Commissioner on Tuesday, February 18th, during the early voting period. This note is a paid political ad by the Dale Henry for Texas Railroad Commissioner Campaign.

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MARCH 2014 - REMINDER

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DEMOCRAT SANDRA J. PEAKE IS ASKING FOR YOUR VOTE AND SUPPORT IN THE TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY ELECTION FOR HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS

Please make a mental note that Sandra J. Peake is asking for your vote and support in her bid to win the Democratic nomination for District Judge for the 246th District Family Court in Harris County, Texas. Peake must defeat fellow Democrat Julia Maldonado to accomplish this goal. You can begin voting for Attorney Sandra J. Peake in the race for Harris County District Judge for the 246th District Family Court on Tuesday, February 18th, during the early voting period. This note is a political ad paid for by Sandra Peake in compliance with the voluntary limits of the Judicial Campaign Fairness Act.

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MARCH 2014 - REMINDER

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DEMOCRAT ALLECIA LINDSEY POTTINGER IS ASKING FOR YOUR VOTE AND SUPPORT IN THE TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY ELECTION FOR HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS

Please make a mental note that Allecia Lindsey Pottinger is asking for your vote and support in her bid to win the Democratic nomination for District Judge for the 280th District Court in Harris County, Texas. Pottinger must defeat fellow Democrat Barbara J. Sadler to accomplish this goal. You can begin voting for Attorney Allecia Lindsey Pottinger in the race for Harris County District Judge for the 280th District Court on Tuesday, February 18th, during the early voting period. This note is a political ad paid for by Allecia Lindsey Pottinger in compliance with the voluntary limits of the Judicial Campaign Fairness Act.

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MAY 2014 - REMINDER

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MAYOR ALLEN OWEN IS ASKING FOR YOUR VOTE AND SUPPORT IN THE SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014 MAYORAL ELECTION FOR MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS

Please make a mental note that Mayor Allen Owen is asking for your vote and support in his bid for re-election in the Saturday, May 10, 2014 Mayoral in Missouri City, Texas. Early voting for the May 10, 2014 Mayoral Election in Missouri City, Texas begins on Monday, April 28, 2014 and ends on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Don't forget to vote in this important election. This note is a paid political ad by the Allen Owen for Mayor Campaign.

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MAY 2014 - REMINDER

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MAYOR FRANK JACKSON IS ASKING FOR YOUR VOTE AND SUPPORT IN THE SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014 MAYORAL ELECTION FOR PRAIRIE VIEW, TEXAS

Please make a mental note that Mayor Frank Jackson is asking for your vote and support in his bid for re-election in the Saturday, May 10, 2014 Mayoral Election in Prairie View, Texas. Early voting for the May, 10, 2014 Mayoral Election in Prairie View, Texas begins on Monday, April 28, 2014 and ends on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Don't forget to vote in this important election. This note is a paid political ad by the Frank Jackson for Mayor Campaign.

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NOVEMBER 2014 - REMINDER

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REPUBLICAN SEAN SEIBERT IS ASKING FOR YOUR VOTE AND SUPPORT IN THE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014 MIDTERM GENERAL ELECTION IN HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS

Please make a mental note that Sean Seibert the Republican running for United States Congress for the 18th Congressional District of Texas is asking for your vote and support in his bid to unseat U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 General Midterm Election. Early voting for the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 General Midterm Election in Texas will begin on Monday, October 20th and end on Friday, October 31st. Don't forget to vote in this important election. This note is a paid political ad by the Sean Seibert for Congress Campaign.

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ATTENTION ALL DEMOCRATS

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BULLETIN: Senator Wendy Davis is widely considered the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Texas. By (CLICKING HERE) you will find the list of other candidates who are participating in the 2014 Democratic Primary Election. Early voting for the Tuesday, March 4, 2014 Democratic Primary in Texas begins on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 and ends on Friday, February 28, 2014. Reynaldo "Ray" Madrigal is also running for Governor of Texas in the Tuesday, March 4, 2014 Democratic Primary.

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ATTENTION ALL REPUBLICANS

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BULLETIN: Greg Abbott is not running for re-election for Texas Attorney General in the March 4, 2014 Texas Republican Primary. Abbott is instead running for the Republican nomination for Governor of Texas. Governor Rick Perry has decided to not run for re-election. Other candidates running for the Republican nomination for Governor of Texas are: Miriam Martinez, Lisa Fritsch, and SECEDE Kilgore. Early voting for the Tuesday, March 4, 2014 Republican Primary in Texas begins on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 and ends on Friday, February 28, 2014. By (CLICKING HERE) you will find the list of other candidates who are participating in the 2014 Democratic Primary Election. 

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