News For Monday, February 8, 2010

A Short Season

Texas Weekly

March 2 just seems early, but that's the date, and it's almost upon us. The Republican gubernatorial candidates are through with their debates, the Democrats have one on Monday, early voting starts in ten days, and that election date is less than four weeks from now.

Donkey Business

In the run-up to their first appearance together on statewide TV, the leading Democratic contenders for governor are sticking to the script: Bill White sounds like a guy prepping for a town hall meeting, while Farouk Shami is testier, spoliing for a chance to hold the frontrunner accountable.

The Brief: Top Texas News for Feb 8, 2010

Bill White and Farouk Shami at LULAC candidate forum
Bill White and Farouk Shami at LULAC candidate forum

People who say the Super Bowl was the biggest night for television are clearly unaware of tonight's impending excitement: the Democratic gubernatorial debate.

Austin Statesman Backs Bill White for Governor

Bill White at the Doubleday Sports Bar Champions in Port Isabel.
Bill White at the Doubleday Sports Bar Champions in Port Isabel.

"White brings an impressive resume that includes business leadership, a stint as a top official in the Clinton administration's Energy Department and a successful tenure as mayor of Houston — a city as politically and ethnically diverse as our state."