Governor

Politics & Policy |
December 4, 2009

White Ends “Suspense”

There never was any doubt that Bill White was running for governor, and for that matter there wasn’t much doubt that he wanted to run for governor even when he was running for the Senate. Perry is now fighting a two-front war. A general election race against a Democrat will

Politics & Policy |
November 23, 2009

The Schieffer candidacy

It never really got off the ground. Tom had just been out of the game for too long. The conservative Democrats who had been his political allies during the seventies, when he served in the Legislature, had ceased to exist as a political force. I had the opportunity to meet

Politics & Policy |
July 3, 2009

Ronnie Earle for governor?

I don’t think he can win a Democratic primary against someone of equal or greater stature, and if he does win the Democratic primary, he has no chance in a general election. He won’t get a single Republican crossover vote. Republicans don’t believe that Earle was a fair prosecutor as

Politics & Policy |
June 25, 2009

Can Watson win?

Kirk Watson’s trial balloon is in the air, as he weighs whether to run for governor in 2010. Here are the questions he should be considering. Q. Can any Democrat win the governorship in 2010, or will the D’s repeat the mistake they made in 2002, when they put fielded

Politics & Policy |
February 1, 2000

Y2Kay

Is Kay Bailey Hutchison plotting a run for Governor? And other questions about Texas politics in the new millennium.

Politics & Policy |
September 30, 1998

Two for Texas

Candidates Rick Perry and John Sharp donÕt agree on much, but they both say the race for lieutenant governor is the most important one on the ballot this fall. They’re right.

Politics & Policy |
June 30, 1998

President Bush?

He’s the front-runner even before he has officially entered the race, but sky-high expectations are the least of the obstacles George W. Bush faces in his quest for the White House.

Face |
June 30, 1997

Israel Hernandez

Officially, Israel Hernandez is an aide to George W. Bush, but the 26-year-old is used to hearing all sorts of less-than-glamorous descriptions of his job, such as professional schlepper and purse carrier. But while it’s true he totes around the black canvas bag containing the governor’s stuff—personal numbers, signature cards,

Politics & Policy |
March 1, 1997

Scattered Applause

Everyone at the Capitol that morning in late January knew George W. Bush was at a high plateau, and they were there expecting to witness history being made. Popular and successful after two years as governor, openly discussed already as a potential candidate for national office, he was, on this