See for Sam Gwynn’s profile of Bill White. I first found out that this was likely to happen last Friday afternoon, when Mimi Swartz, our intrepid writer in Houston, told me that White’s chief of staff, Michael Moore, had moved to the campaign. Mimi tried to get it confirmed but she could never get a return call. This was after smoke had been coming out of the White campaign all week, and the news of Moore’s departure from the mayor’s office signaled that it had turned into fire. At the same time, a report circulated that an unspecified group in Dallas was prepared to give White $10 million.