www.statesman.com -- HOUSTON — With hundreds of supporters watching, Democrat Farouk Shami this afternoon officially launched his gubernatorial bid outside CHI USA, part of his hair care business. It’s the same facility GOP Gov. Rick Perry visited earlier this year to celebrate Shami’s work bringing manufacturing jobs from Asia to Texas. In a red-carpeted white tent where his employees and friends were served popcorn and cotton candy, Shami said he’s an example of the American dream and that he is inspired by President Barack Obama.
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