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Governor candidate makes stop in East Texas

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - We are closing in on next month's political primaries, and another candidate for governor is making a stop in East Texas.

Democratic candidate Farouk Shami spoke to two groups Monday afternoon, including one at Quality Inn. Shami says not only is he not a career politician, he doesn't really care about politics. But in his platform, he says that is a good thing.

"Politicians really have cost us our jobs and our future," said Shami. "We need a business person. I'm a successful business person. I've created thousands of jobs already, and brought billions of dollars to the State of Texas. And we need to continue."

Farouk Shami is a self-made millionaire in the hair-care industry. He is running against former Houston Mayor Bill White in the March Democratic primary.

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