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Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced this week he would run for a third term in 2022, putting to rest any speculation that he would launch a challenge to Gov. Greg Abbott.

In a fundraising email to supporters on Monday, Miller called his position “the best and most rewarding job in the world.”

“That’s why, after listening to the advice of supporters, friends, and my team, I have decided that I can best serve Texas by continuing this important work,” he added.

A former member of the Texas House, Miller has held his current post as agriculture commissioner since 2015.

In recent months, Miller has stirred the ire of lawmakers and leadership alike in Austin after criticizing Gov. Greg Abbott’s coronavirus mandates, calling out Republican State Rep. Dustin Burrows (Lubbock) for his role in killing legislation to protect children from gender modification procedures, and even suing Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and the Senate for requiring COVID-testing to enter their chamber and committee hearings.

Despite Miller declining to run against Abbott, a field of Republican challengers is already growing. Former State Sen. Don Huffines and media personality Chad Prather have both announced their campaigns, and there is growing speculation that others—including outgoing Republican Party of Texas Chairman Allen West—may soon join the field.

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