Tribpedia: Tom Schieffer

Tom Schieffer, born John Thomas Schieffer (1947), is a former Democratic gubernatorial candidate for governor, Texas state lawmaker and U.S. diplomat. Schieffer received appointments by President George W. Bush to serve as ambassador to Japan and Australia.

He is a former business partner of George W. Bush. Together they invested in the Texas Rangers baseball club. Schieffer is also ...

The Ways Former Candidates Unload Campaign Cash

Let's say you're a donor to a candidate or an elected official who quits a race mid-campaign or chooses to not run for reelection. What if you made a contribution to one of the nine Texas legislators who decided not to seek reelection this year, or to a former diplomat who toyed with a bid for governor but ultimately thought better of it, or to a tech executive who considered a challenge to a member of Congress but decided against running at the last minute? What happens to your money?

Friedman Considers Political Options

Texas Democrats aren't through with the changes on the statewide ticket. Take a look at this teaser from gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman, issued after Hank Gilbert exited the governor's race, set his heart on being agriculture commissioner, and endorsed Farouk Shami.

House Democrats Endorse Tom Schieffer

State Reps. Garnet Coleman of Houston, Jim Dunnam of Waco, Jessica Farrar of Houston and Pete Gallego of Alpine got out early in support of Tom Schieffer, who dropped out of the Democratic primary for governor today. Their statement:

Democrat Tom Schieffer's Austin press conference to announce he's out of the race for Texas governor, and is urging Houston Mayor Bill White to run instead.

Tom Schieffer Quits Race for Governor

What Tom Scheiffer said when he announced he's dropping out of the race for governor: