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Kinky Friedman loses run-off election for Texas Agriculture Commissioner

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Kinky Friedman loses Democratic nomination in low-turnout primary run-off election.

Preliminary reports show that Democratic candidate Jim Hogan has secured enough votes to win the nomination for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, sliding into a spot many thought would go to Kinky Friedman.

With 80 percent of precincts reporting, Hogan has 87,016 votes to Friedman’s 74,051, solidly defeating him with 54 percent of the vote.

Friedman campaigned largely on marijuana, hemp, and gambling legalization which strongly resonated with Texans, however too few showed up to the polls to get him elected.

Hogan is a virtual unknown candidate and his views concerning marijuana and hemp are not currently known.

Rocky Palmquist is the Libertarian candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner.
Rocky Palmquist is the Libertarian candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner.

This sets the field for three candidates on the November ballot, including Libertarian candidate Rocky Palmquist and Republican Sid Miller who also had to win his party’s primary run-off election tonight.

Miller took 53.5 percent of the vote with 336,267 ballots cast in his favor, a much larger turnout than the Democratic primary.

Palmquist after learning of Friedman’s defeat, stated “Kinky ran an upright classy campaign. I will be actively recruiting the Kinkster and his supporters.”

Both Palmquist and Friedman have been the only two candidates to endorse the growing of hemp in order to help Texas farmers. Both will be appearing at the upcoming Texas Regional NORML Conference being held in Fort Worth where they will speak on the topics of hemp and cannabis.

By: Stephen Carter
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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a 30 year old journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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  1. May 28, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    how are we going to legalize cannabis in Texas if we don’t go out and vote, for cannabis friendly candidates. get up off your lazy culos and vote.