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« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2012, 04:49:49 pm »

If he runs again no matter what happens, he will lose. I can safely assume a Con D to succeed him. You also got to keep in mind how diverse TX will be from this point on, that is something that has been overlooked in this conversation.
I think it being a midterm year makes it a toss-up. If Texas dems can find an old white boring conservative male democrat with legislative experience, they should have a good chance of winning.
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« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2012, 06:11:30 pm »

Plausible Republican primary challengers:
Greg Abbott (AG)
Dan Branch (State Rep)
David Dewhurst (Lt. Gov - if he loses the Senate primary, which is unlikely)
Tom Leppert (fmr. Dallas mayor)
Debra Medina (again...)
Joe Straus (State House Speaker)

Plausible Democratic candidates:
Chet Edwards (fmr. US Rep)
John Sharp (fmr. Comptroller)
Bill White (fmr. Houston mayor, '10 candidate)

Wild-card ideas:
Robert Gates (fmr. Sec. of State, probably as a Dem)
Kay Bailey Hutchison (again, but this time as a Dem or independent)
Drayton McLane (businessman/former Houston Astros owner, as Rep or independent)
Ron Paul (as Libertarian or independent)
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Both Gates (D) and KBH as an independent could be really interesting. How would you rate their chances?
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« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2012, 06:30:03 pm »

If he runs again no matter what happens, he will lose. I can safely assume a Con D to succeed him. You also got to keep in mind how diverse TX will be from this point on, that is something that has been overlooked in this conversation.
I think it being a midterm year makes it a toss-up. If Texas dems can find an old white boring conservative male democrat with legislative experience, they should have a good chance of winning.

Chet Edwards is the only hope I guess under your definition. But I don't know people in suburban Dallas and Houston would like that though, they hate Con D's.
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