This week, Texans commuting around the state will see new campaign signs for the 2022 gubernatorial race, touching on issues important to Republican primary voters.

Don Huffines, who is challenging incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott in the 2022 Republican primary, is focusing his billboard messages on closing the border, removing taxpayer subsidies to illegal immigrants, and eliminating the property tax system completely.

“This campaign has the resources necessary to spread our message far and wide until we reach every Texan,” said Huffines. “Since we announced our campaign, we have seen tremendous momentum.”

The former state senator said his campaign is focused on addressing voters’ growing concerns about Gov. Abbott’s lack of results on key issues.

“Texans have found a home for their growing frustration that Republicans are allowing Joe Biden’s open border policies to stand while spending billions in taxpayer money on medical care, education, and in-state tuition for illegals—all while Texans’ property taxes continue to soar. It’s an outrage, and it ends when I am governor.”

The Republican primary election is currently scheduled for March 1, 2022, although delays in census data to be used for redistricting will likely cause those elections to be delayed until April or May.

Jeramy Kitchen

Jeramy Kitchen serves as the Capitol Correspondent for Texas Scorecard as well as host of 'This Week in Texas', a show previewing the week ahead in Texas politics. After managing campaigns for conservative legislators across the state, serving as Chief of Staff for multiple conservative state legislators, and serving as Legislative Director for the largest public policy think tank in Texas, Jeramy moved outside of the Austin bubble to focus on bringing transparency to the legislative process.