A Conversation With Michael Williams

Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams announces his candidacy for the U.S. Senate at TribLive on January 27, 2011.
Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams announces his candidacy for the U.S. Senate at TribLive on January 27, 2011.

For our latest TribLive conversation, I sat down with the soon-to-be-ex railroad commissioner and declared 2012 U.S. Senate candidate to talk about why he's qualified to serve, what he thinks of his potential primary opponents and a range of issues that he'd face if he were in D.C. today.

I've pasted three extended video clips from the interview below: about why he's running (and whether he thinks Kay Bailey Hutchison is a consistent conservative), how his campaign will or won't be impacted by the fact that he's African-American and how he views the controversial question of climate change.

Audio of the full interview can be found here.

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