I keep getting e-mails from friends in the politics game that Bill White is going to switch to run for governor. Got one this morning, in fact. Burnt Orange gives life to the rumors today as well. My Houston-based colleague Mimi Swartz made some calls at my request, including to a source close to White, and says it’s just more of the same. I have previously thought that White should run for governor, but that was before the recent gubernatorial elections in which the Democrats got massacred. There is too much of a risk that 2010 is going to be a terrible year for Democrats in Texas for White to take his chances on a general election ballot. He’s better off waiting for Hutchison to resign, which she will do eventually (but most likely after the filing deadline) and running in a special election.
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