Candidates for Lieutenant Governor Line Up

David Dewhurst will seek reelection on the Republican side, effectively ending that party's primary for lieutenant governor. But the Democrats are still stirring the pot. Ronnie Earle, the former Travis County DA is in. As of earlier today, Austin restauranteur Marc Katz is in. Will Linda Chavez-Thompson sign up?

Corte Won't Seek Reelection

Rep. Frank Corte Jr., R-San Antonio, became the sixth eighth member of the Texas House to say he won't seek reelection next year. He says he doesn't have specific plans, and adds that he's not endorsing any would-be successor.

Shapleigh Says He's Not Running in 2010

Putting to rest rumors about his future plans, state Sen. Eliot Shapleigh told the El Paso Times today that he plans not to run for any elective office in 2010.

Isett Won't Seek Reelection

Rep. Carl Isett, R-Lubbock, has his hometown buzzing with rumors that he won't seek an eighth term in the Texas House. Isett didn't return calls and texts to confirm, and his office said simply that he'll have an announcement on Friday.