Tuesday, March 2, 2010

You're invited to the Official Election Night Party for Farouk Shami on March 2 in Houston, Texas!

Farouk Shami Campaign Releases New Song

March 1, 2010

CONTACT: Jessica Gutierrez
(832) 367-9602

Farouk Shami Campaign Releases New Song

HOUSTON— In a last minute push to win supporters and motivate Texans to go to the polls tomorrow, Farouk Shami has publically released the song “Farouk” from prominent hip hop artist J. Xavier. The song outlines Farouk’s new solutions for Texas, including creating jobs and reforming the education system so it looks out for all Texas children.

“I thank J. Xavier for his support and lending his amazing talents to our campaign,” said Farouk Shami.

To download the song click here.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Farouk Shami has the Courage to Demand a Better Future for All Texans

Statement from Farouk Shami

Shami's Campaign is Focused on Winning

"I want to thank Vince Leibowitz, Kelly Love Johnson and Charlie Ray for their hard work on the campaign. After a meeting with my senior staff, we came to an understanding that there were strategic differences between a few of us. Three of my senior staff members resigned, so I accepted their resignations on amicable terms.

Please do not underestimate my camp because my campaign is stronger than ever! I am the spokesperson, and I have a Communications team that has experience and believes in my vision. 

This morning we all woke up ready to fight because today is just one more day closer to the election. We have our soldiers in place all over the state of Texas, working their hearts out for a candidate that is bringing them new ideas, new jobs and new hope for Texas. I look forward to victory on March 2nd."

-Farouk Shami

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Response to WFAA Interview

February 12, 2010

CONTACT: Kelly Love Johnson
(512) 771-8737

Response to WFAA Interview

HOUSTON- Farouk Shami, like most Americans, still grapples with the events that transpired on September 11, 2001. When asked, in an interview earlier this afternoon as to whether or not he believed 9/11 was an inside job, Farouk responded with the fact that he did not know. To say that he believes otherwise is at best mischaracterization of his comments and at worst yet another attempt to discredit Farouk Shami. Farouk has shown his unwavering support to the victims of 9/11 by visiting New York and donating millions of dollars to help business owners who were affected by the tragedy.

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Hope and Opportunity: A Letter From Farouk Shami To You

Dear Supporter,

This has been a very important week for our campaign. We began with the gubernatorial debate in Dallas and I will end the week Saturday in Lubbock. It has been a whirlwind week.

Throughout the week as I traveled across our state to San Antonio, Odessa, San Marcos and other places, I met voters who had heard about my plans to create 100,000 jobs and slash electricity bills from the debate. Do you know what they said to me? They told me they couldn't understand why the media was saying that these ideas would not work--they had been to faroukforgovernor.com and read how these bold visions can easily become a reality for Texas.

Evidently, the media didn't do their homework. It is hard to explain, in one minute, how I'll create 100,000 jobs in Texas in two years, but I have explained it many times as I've traveled around our wonderful state. It is difficult to distill into a one minute soundbite how I will work as your governor to slash electricity bills to help many Texans actually have free electricity in ten years. But, I've explained this many times to many voters from Galveston to El Paso. It is even on our website!

Do you know what impressed me the most? Voters remembered, and voters knew. Voters did their homework where the media did not.

The media and the establishment will always say that a bold, new idea like those our campaign has been bringing forward will not work or find a way to discredit it--just like people said manned space flight, computers, cellular phones, and even the Internet would not work. Yet today, we have a space program, computers, cell phones, and the Internet.

You know what? I am used to it.  When I developed an allergy to chemicals while working as a hairdresser, people told me I'd never find a way to do it differently. I did. I did it because I am determined to overcome challenges. I have faced many challenges in my life. The fact that the media and the establishment say I cannot do what our campaign is promising to do is simply another challenge to overcome.

With your help, we will overcome that challenge. Let's do it together. Early voting starts on Tuesday. I encourage each of you to vote early and vote for our campaign of new ideas, new jobs, and a new hope for Texas. To find your early polling place, please call 1-800-999-6475 after 9 a.m. this Tuesday and our team will help you.

I look forward to seeing you on the campaign trail!

In Unity,

Farouk Shami
PS: Send FAROUK to 77007 for cell phone updates from my campaign!

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010