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CD…..the likely candidates for KBH’s Senate seat in the 2012 Texas Senate race ….

Republicans:
Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams (R): has served on the Texas Railroad Commission since 1999 (appointed by then-Governor George W. Bush (R), upon the resignation of Carole Keeton Strayhorn (R), who was elected Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in 1998; elected easily for the unexpired term in 2000 with 77 percent and easily re-elected to full terms in 2002 with 55 percent and 2008 with 52 percent; and is overall the 4th African American elected to statewide office in Texas history following Wallace Jefferson, Dale Wainwright, and Morris Overstreet.

Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones (R): appointed to the TX Railroad Commission by Governor Perry in 2005 following the resignation of Charles Matthews (R); elected to a full six-year term in 2006.

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst (R): 41st Lieutenant Governor of Texas since January 21, 2003 (elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2006, currently seeking 3rd term this year) and previously served as the Texas Commissioner of the General Land Office from 1999-2003.

Former Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams (R).

Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert (R)-possible Senate candidate.

Democrats:
Former Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts John Sharp (D): served as the 35th Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts under Governors Ann Willis Richards (D) and George W. Bush (R) from 1991-1999 (elected with 62 percent in 1990 and re-elected in 1994 with 55 percent) and served on the Texas Railroad Commission from 1987-1991 (elected with 55 percent in 1986); also served in the Texas State Senate, District 18 from 1982-1987 and in the Texas House of Representatives, District 40 from 1979-1982. Sharp also served in the United States Army Reserve as a second lieutenant.

April 5, 2010 - Posted by | Other Things | , ,

8 Comments »

  1. The Dems are unlikely to get this Seat EVEN IF Hutchison retires. It’s a Prez Year and Obama is unlikely to crack 40 % in Texas again.

    Comment by Daniel G. | April 5, 2010 | Reply

  2. unlikely would be a good word

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 5, 2010 | Reply

    • Do you think Obama will get 40 % in Texas in 2012? I don’t think so.

      BTW, 2012 shaping up to be a good Election Cycle especially on the Senate Side.

      Most Vulnerable Democratic Incumbent:

      Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill (D)

      I’ve also every confidence in the world that Republicans will win the Senate back that year.

      Comment by Daniel G. | April 5, 2010 | Reply

  3. Yea 3 years out!

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 5, 2010 | Reply

    • It isn’t 3 years. It’s 2 1/2 at best. WAKE UP man. You get crushed in 2010 and in 2012.

      Comment by Daniel G. | April 5, 2010 | Reply

      • Yea sure…..NOT!

        Comment by jamesb101 | April 5, 2010

  4. Daniel, G., Dewhurst is likely running for the Senate seat on the Republican side and the big rumor is former Houston Mayor Bill White (D) could run for the seat too, complicating efforts by former TX Comptroller of Public Accounts John Sharp (D), who is raising $$$ right now.In 2008, Obama got 44 percent in Texas down here, depend if minorities will come out in doves assuming Obama might face a difficult re-election campaign against Romney or Jeb Bush, whose appeal to Latinos could make the President’s re-election bid very difficult.

    There’s a reason why 46 percent of Americans wanted SOMEONE ELSE in 2008 other than Obama, who couldn’t crack 60 percent against McCain, maybe due to the Muslim rumors and racially-charged rhetoric coming from McCain and Palin.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | April 5, 2010 | Reply

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