An Austin based on-line political magazine is reporting that Mayor Bill White is on the verge of announcing his plans to run for the United States Senate.
The Quorum Report (www.quorumreport.com) says its reliable sources believe the announcement will happen on Monday, December 15, 2008.
Last week KPRC Local 2 reported that Mayor White was close to announcing his future political plans.
The popular, but term limited Mayor, was rumored to have his eye on the Texas Governor’s Mansion.
That changed when U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison formed an exploratory committee as a first step towards running for Governor.
If the Mayor does run for the open seat, he will face former State Comptroller John Sharp in the Democratic Party Primary.
State Senator Florence Shapiro of Dallas is the only Republican name to surface as a possible candidate for the U.S. Senate Senate.