The Race for Mayor of Houston: Locke In – Hall Out

In an unusual development Monday morning,  Houston  attorneys  Gene Locke and Ben Hall , both rumored to be candidates for Mayor, appeared  at a joint news conference to announce that one would run for the top job at city hall and the other would stay on the sidelines.

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Who else showed up?   Congressman Al Green who says he “facilitated” a series of meetings  between the two men that ended with Hall deciding to withdraw from the race and endorse Locke for Mayor. 

The three men say they held a series of meetings over the past few weeks. The most recent took place on Sunday at at undisclosed location.

Locke and Hall say they discovered that they shared a similar vision for the city.  They believe  it would not be in the best interest of the city if they fought for the same constituency.

2 on the Beat will have more details on this story coming up on KPRC Local 2, including reaction from mayoral candidates Annise Parker and Peter Brown.

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