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Chad Prather Announces He’s Running for Governor of Texas

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Chad Prather, a motivational speaker and Texas humorist, has long been recognized for his popular YouTube videos commenting on everything from current events to life and politics. Now Prather has decided to throw his hat in the ring for governor of Texas. The announcement came after current Governor Gregg Abbott’s executive order making face masks compulsory in the Lone Star State, in any place where it’s not possible to maintain six feet of distance between others.

Currently the host of the Chad Prather show on TheBlaze, Prather has a unique ability to communicate with his fan base in his Southern gentleman personality, being both educated and passionate. He has the credentials to back him up, earning a communications degree from the University of Georgia. He’s well versed in the art of eloquent speech.

Photo: YouTube/Chad Prather

Prather’s skills and abilities led him to the corporate world in motivational writing and speaking. As a comedian and armchair philosopher, he has made Fort Worth, Texas, his home base, and he’s grown a loyal following through his fast-talking humor, which can disarm even the staunchest of critics. Prather has made various appearances on A&E, Fox News, CNN, TheBlaze, and MSN, and he’s also been featured in a number of magazine titles such as Nash Country Weekly and Southern Living. His current “Star Spangled Banter Comedy Tour” has become a huge hit, selling out in theaters across the U.S. He is also presently the host of “It’s My Backyard,” on Ride TV, and “Chad Prather’s Comedy Shootout.”

On July 2, 2020, Prather took to his Twitter account to announce that he was running for governor of Texas. Although some of his followers originally assumed it was another one of his jokes, he did confirm that he was serious. Following the announcement, his official website started selling T-shirts promoting his candidacy for 2022. The 2022 Texas gubernatorial election will be held on November 8, 2022, and so far, only one additional candidate will be challenging incumbent Governor Greg Abbott.