DALLAS-- Kinky Friedman s latest effort to win election to state office has again ended with a loss.
The songwriter and author lost the Democratic nomination for agriculture commissioner Tuesday to rancher Hank Gilbert, who had about 54 percent of the vote with more than one-third of precincts reporting.
Gilbert, a cattle rancher, was the party s 2006 nominee for the job, which promotes agriculture, children s nutrition and rural economic development. He will face Republican incumbent Todd Staples in the general election.
Friedman ran for governor as an independent in 2006. He launched a brief gubernatorial campaign in this election cycle before opting to run for agriculture commission.

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