Israel bashing, Houston hair care executive Farouk Shami, is throwing his hat into the ring and has stated that he is 100% sure that he will be the next Governor of Texas.
Here is one of his past comments.
"Polls show that our unquestioning support of Israel fuels anti-American sentiment in the Arab and Muslim worlds."
If he wins, I am sure that he will get along just fine with Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison.
Hat tip to Debbie Schlussel, on that quote.
Thanks to Pamela D.
Democrat Joins Gubernatorial race, Says He’ll Spend $10 Million in Primary
November 19, 2009 by TMO
Houston hair executive Farouk Shami says his focus is stimulating economy.
By Corrie MacLaggan, American Statesman
Houston hair care executive Farouk Shami said Tuesday that he’s definitely running for governor and that he’ll put in $10 million for the Democratic primary alone.
“I am in,” said Shami, 66, a political novice whose company sells CHI hair-straightening irons and BioSilk hair products. “I am 100 percent sure I will be the next governor of Texas.”
Democrat Farouk Shami says he’ll put in $10 million.
For Capitol watchers who weren’t paying close attention to Shami’s declarations in recent months that he was thinking of running, his promise of $10 million of his own money might make them listen.
“Nobody else can begin to say that,” said Chuck Herring, president of the Central Texas Democratic Forum, which hosted Shami at a lunch meeting Tuesday.
As of July, the leading fundraiser in the Democratic primary for governor, former U.S. Ambassador Tom Schieffer, had $454,000 on hand. In the GOP race, Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison had $9.3 million and $12.5 million, respectively.
Shami, a native of Palestine who arrived in the United States in 1965 and likes to say he’s “living the American dream,” said he’s planning a formal campaign announcement Nov. 19 at CHI USA in Houston.
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