Texas-Sized Decisions Come Tumbling Through

Posted November 23, 2009 at 8:30pm

The Texas governor’s race has taken a few twists and turns with one dropout and one possible player to be named later.

Houston’s Democratic Mayor Bill White said Monday that he is considering dropping his 2010 Senate bid in the as-yet-unscheduled special election to succeed GOP Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in favor of running for governor instead.

“Since Friday a week ago, Texans from all backgrounds have asked me to consider running for governor of Texas,” White said at a news conference Monday, according to Houston television station KHOU. “I agree to consider running for that office and will make a decision by Friday, Dec. 4.”

White’s announcement follows Democratic businessman Tom Schieffer’s withdrawal from the gubernatorial race Monday afternoon.