Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced that he will seek re-election in 2022. Abbott, a Republican, was first elected in 2014 and has been a vocal supporter of former President Donald Trump.
In a statement, Abbott said that he is proud of the progress that Texas has made in recent years and that he is committed to building on that progress in the years ahead.
He also said that he will work to keep Texas a “bastion of freedom” in the face of what he called “unprecedented attacks” from the federal government.
Abbott’s announcement comes as Texas faces a number of challenges, including a surge in COVID-19 cases and a controversial new abortion law that has drawn criticism from civil rights groups.
Abbott’s re-election bid is expected to be a closely watched race, with Democrats hoping to make gains in the traditionally Republican state. However, Abbott is seen as a strong candidate and is expected to have the support of the state’s conservative voters.