AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Comptroller Susan Combs says she’s just gotten started in her work as Texas’ chief financial officer and that she’s running for re-election in 2010.

The Republican made her announcement Wednesday, surrounded by supporters in Austin. She said she’s proud of her efforts to make government spending information more open to the public. She said she wants to continue that work and keep cracking down on wasteful spending and fraud.

Combs praised legislators for not spending the state’s Rainy Day Fund in their recently completed session. That account is expected to have $9 billion in it by 2011, when lawmakers may need to tap it.

She also said she doesn’t see a need to revise the state’s revenue estimate from her January projection.

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