The race for Texas governor is heating up as more potential candidates join the field and weigh their options in the 2022 race.

Republican Don Huffines, a former state senator from Dallas who has sharply criticized Texas’ handling of the pandemic, said Monday he would challenge Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in 2022.

Huffines is a wealthy business owner who has spent the past year rallying with conservative activists around Texas, including outside the governor’s mansion in October. Abbott, who did not have a serious primary challenger in his first two campaigns for governor, has faced pressure from within his party over COVID-19 closures and a statewide mask mandate.

This should be interesting to say the least.

For one, the Huffines own pretty much everything they want to from Central Texas to Dallas. For another, he leans Libertarian which is a pretty good place to be right about now. And lastly, the guy definitely has some Trump in him which means he's just as likely to backhand you a good one as put up with a load of crap.