Tags: us | texas | governor | white

Houston Mayor to Run for Texas Governor

Friday, 04 Dec 2009 01:51 PM

 

HOUSTON -- Houston Mayor Bill White is shifting gears, abandoning his campaign for U.S. Senate in favor of a run for Texas governor.

White is considered the Democrats' strongest candidate with $4 million in a Senate campaign account that he can now switch to the governor's race.

He hinted at his plans two weeks ago when said he would consider a gubernatorial run after Tom Schieffer (SHEE-fer), the leading Democratic contender, pulled out.

Special: Get Sarah Palin’s New Book – Incredible FREE Offer – Click Here Now.

White's campaign says he's since received thousands of messages, e-mails, calls and tweets weighing in "on how he can best serve our state."

He officially declared his candidacy for governor Friday.

White is term-limited after serving three two-year terms as mayor of Texas' largest city.

© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Jeb Bush Signals Focus on Middle Class

Friday, 23 Jan 2015 21:15 PM

Jeb Bush is offering policy prescriptions to boost the country's lagging middle class as he edges toward a presidential  . . .

Cornyn Under Fire for Changing Name of Subcommittee He Heads

Friday, 23 Jan 2015 22:30 PM

Sen. John Cornyn is coming under fire for stripping the words "civil rights and human rights" from the name of a subcomm . . .

Palin: 'Of Course' I'm Interested in 2016 Election

Friday, 23 Jan 2015 21:01 PM

Republican 2008 vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin declares that of course she's interested in the 2016 presidentia . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved