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2010: Newspaper Endorsements: White Nabs Three More

Editorial boards at the Beaumont, Lubbock, and Marshall papers are backing the former Houston mayor's run for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

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The Beaumont Enterprise, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, and Marshall News Messenger have all endorsed Bill White in his bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

The Enterprise:

[F}ar more qualified to advance than hair-care millionaire Farouk Shami and several other little-known challengers.

The A-J:

The Houston mayor is the best candidate to come along on the Democratic ticket in a long, long time. He compiled an impressive record as Houston's mayor. As proof of what voters thought of him and his initiatives, he was re-elected twice with margins of 86 percent and 90 percent. If elected, he promises to work to help Texas Tech achieve tier one status. He promises to improve public schools and reduce the dropout rate and ensure Texans have adequate health care. As Houston's mayor he helped the area lead the nation's cities in job growth, with more new jobs added than 16 states combined. He recognizes West Texas has natural resources such as gas and wind that should be developed to support a growing economy.

The News Messenger:

White has a firm grasp on the issues that matter to Texans and his views are along the mainstream of thought. He is a centrist who looks for common-sense solutions to problems and has a solid record as Houston mayor.

And, importantly for Democrats, White is the only candidate in this race who will stand a chance against either Perry or Hutchison.

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