You can watch Mayor White’s big announcement by clicking this link: www.BillWhiteForTexas.com
The Mayor kept a busy schedule on the day of his announcement: Speaking to the Houston Library foundation during lunch, handing out proclamations at city hall, and then hopping on a plane to fly to the Rio Grande Valley for dinner with potential supporters of his U.S. Senate bid.
Now that White has announced his plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, it’s time to take a look at who else is in the race.
So far it looks like Mayor White will face former Texas Comptroller John Sharp in the democratic party primary. State Senator Leticia Van De Putte (D-San Antonio) is reportedly also considering a run.
On the Republican side, Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams announced that he will run.
Also in the race on the GOP side, Former Secretary of State Roger Williams and Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Aimes Jones, and State Senator Florence Shapiro (R-Plano).