Independent gubernatorial candidate Carole Keeton Strayhorn has dropped her lawsuit Thursday to get “Grandma” listed as part of her name on the November ballot for governor.
Strayhorn, who was hoping to boost her name recognition among voters, announced the decision a few hours after a judge ruled she didn’t have jurisdiction to decide the nickname case.
“I am a 66 year old grandma,” Strayhorn said. “This isn’t about my future, this is about the future of our children and our grandchildren. This campaign is about Texas’ future. And that is what I want to talk about during the upcoming critical part of this campaign.”
Strayhorn accused the secretary of state of playing politics and siding with Perry on the issue.
“She’s turned herself from a character into a caricature,” Jason Stanford, a spokesman for the Bell campaign said.