Williams Pulls a Switch

Michael Williams
Michael Williams

Michael Williams, who jumped from the U.S. Senate race to the congressional race in the new CD-33 in North Texas, says he'll jump again: He's running for Congress in CD-25, a district that stretches from Tarrant County all the way south to Hays County.

He said in a press release that people have been urging him to make the switch. In CD-33, he would have faced car dealer and former Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams. He could face a crowd in the new race, possibly including state Rep. Sid Miller; political-consultant-turned-candidate Chad Wilbanks (website here); and Dave Garrison, a former Halliburton and USAA exec who's making his first foray into electoral politics. Garrison's campaign website is up and running.

The district's incumbent, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, is moving into another district for the next election; he'll likely face state Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, in a district that's more favorable to Democrats but is weighted to favor San Antonio over Austin.

This could all change: The state's new congressional lines have been challenged in federal court, and hearings on those challenges are set for early September.

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