White's spokesman, Katy Bacon, responds:
This is an unusual characterization since most people know Bill White as a successful businessman and popular mayor who knows how to bring people together to get things done, like cutting tax rates 5 years in a row while getting more for taxpayer's money. That's why he was re-elected with margins averaging 88%. That's no mirage. Bill White's focused on the issues that matter to our state's future, not the divisive politics of Rick Perry.
Texas Tribune donors or members may be quoted or mentioned in our stories, or may be the subject of them. For a complete list of contributors, click here.