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Sunday, January 5th, 2014

In third statewide bid, Friedman hopes to win with weed

The noted singer, humorist, novelist and hawker of tequila has tried multiple times to add “elected official” to his résumé. His celebrity status and unique charm have not translated into success at the ballot box. In his most recent attempt, his campaign has a clearer focus: legalizing marijuana.

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Kinky Friedman to run for ag commissioner as Democrat

Singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist and former independent gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman will run for the Democratic nomination to be the state's next agriculture commissioner.

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Audio: Drought could linger for years

Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples talked with us about why there is still reason to worry even if rain has plentiful in recent weeks.