Mayor White Celebrates Birthday With Cake and Campaign Cash

Houston Mayor Bill White celebrated turning fifty-five  Tuesday night by cutting two birthday cakes,  and collecting campaign donations for his anticipated race for the U.S. Senate.

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Several elected officials  and long time supporters of the Mayor attended the party,  which was held at his new campaign office near the Galleria.

White is term limited at city hall, and has six months left in office. It’s clear he is  spending a lot of time focusing on his future political aspirations.

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 In recent weeks, he has started juggling a hectic schedule:  taking care of the city’s business, while traveling the state on nights and weekends, shaking hands and meeting people to lay the ground work for the election.  During his speeches around the state White is focusing on his record of creating jobs and his experience dealing with natural disasters.

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Speaking of the election, the date will be decided whenever U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison decides to step down.  She has already announced plans to challenge  Governor Rick Perry in the March 2010 GOP primary.

Sources say the Senator wants to stay in Washington long enough to have input on  some proposed legislation. 

Herb Butrum, White’s chief fundraiser, says he thinks the election will be held in May 2010.  He didn’t say how much the Mayor raised at his birthday party, but White and his wife Andrea plan to match every dollar contributed to the campaign in June.

2 Responses

  1. I’ve always loved Mayor Bill White. Happy Birthday and Best of Luck to him as he moves toward a possible Senate seat. The birthday cake pic showing him as a lad was priceless! I see big things written all over that little face! 🙂

  2. Wish you the Best Mayor and Texas needs you God Bless thank you for comming to Laredo, Texas

    -Fred Santos

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