Sen. Glenn Hegar, R-Katy, is exploring a run for comptroller in 2014, working on the assumption that Comptroller Susan Combs will be moving on. He waited to reveal his intentions until after the filing for offices for this year's elections had ended, thus keeping any eager successors at bat. He's running for another term in the Senate and didn't draw any major party opponents for either the primary or general election. And he says he intends to run for comptroller whether he draws a two-year or a four-year term after November's elections.
Hegar could end up in a primary with one of his own constituents. Former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina of Wharton has shown some interest in running for comptroller, too.
House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Harvey Hilderbran, R-Kerrville, is also kicking the tires in that race, but Hegar appears to be the only candidate actively in the hunt.