Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announces bid for re-election in 2018

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced in a press conference Monday morning that he is running for re-election in 2018.

Patrick endorsed Gov. Greg Abbott for re-election should Abbott seek re-election as well. He said that he and the governor will continue to focus on the priorities of Texas voters.

“We intend to continue to do what voters asked us to do.” Patrick said.

Additionally, Patrick said he was not running against Abbott for the governor’s seat.