Theodore's World: Anti-Gun Bill White Announces Bid for Governor of Texas

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December 09, 2009

Anti-Gun Bill White Announces Bid for Governor of Texas


Houston, TX - Houston Mayor Bill White abandoned his campaign for U.S. Senate on Friday in favor of a run for Texas governor.

The Democrat immediately becomes his party's strongest candidate with $4 million in his Senate campaign fund that he can transfer to a governor's race fund. White, a wealthy attorney, chipped in more than $1 million himself.

"I'll be a Governor who challenges Texans to lead, not leave, the United States," White said in a statement, wasting no time in swiping at Gov. Rick Perry's comments earlier this year that Texas could secede from the Union.

He had hinted at the switch two weeks ago when said he would consider a gubernatorial run after Tom Schieffer, the leading Democratic contender, pulled out. White said then that he wanted time to hear from Texas voters. Friday, he said his campaign has received thousands of e-mails urging him to run.

White's Senate plans were scrambled after Republican incumbent Kay Bailey Hutchison last month backed off from resigning this year to run against Perry, a fellow Republican. Perry's 10 years on the job make him Texas' longest-serving governor.

Hutchison is still hoping to win the GOP gubernatorial nomination in March but has refused to quit her Senate job before then, insisting she's needed in Washington to oppose President Barack Obama's health care legislation and other Democratic initiatives.

"Kay Bailey Hutchison is the only candidate well positioned to defeat the Democrat nominee in November regardless of who that person is," Hutchison spokeswoman Jennifer Baker said. "She looks forward to debating the Democrat on important issues that matter to Texans like immigration, taxes, transportation and education."

White told the AP he anticipates a race against Perry if he wins the Democratic primary.

"When Sen. Hutchison said that she wouldn't resign to campaign full time, it looks as though Gov. Rick Perry will be their nominee," White said. "Texans deserve an alternative."

White served as a deputy secretary of energy under former President Bill Clinton.

Bill White (D) former mayor of Houston and conveniently "former" member of the anti-gun "mayors against illegal guns" started by Michael Bloomberg.

Wild Thing's comment........

LOL anti Gun? There is NO way this jerk will win. Perry is wonderful and I can't see anyone beating him especially some democrat that is anti-gun.

And regarding Hutchison , why she insists on dividing the Republican party in Texas with a nasty primary race is beyond me. And she is a rino. She’s just being ambitious as the cost of her own party. And she voted for the bailouts.

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Posted by Wild Thing at December 9, 2009 03:48 AM


Sometimes its hard to see who is the republican. Hutchinson has a checkered past as far as going along with democrat ideas and putting a stop on the fence building. It makes you wonder who do they really represent, their State or Mexico.

The Perry team should make sure everybody in Texas knows about this little sneak thief.

Posted by: Mark at December 9, 2009 07:06 AM

Ain't NO WAY, ain't NO HOW this SOB is gonna win Texas. If they threw 100 million dollars at the campaign he still woudn't win. If that snowflake in hell's chance were to occur, in the words of the immortal Justin Wilson, "I guar-un-tee whooo boy" that he would be 'chauffered' in a hearse not long after he 'won'....

Posted by: pontiff alex at December 9, 2009 09:45 AM

Give 'em hell John.

Posted by: Jack at December 9, 2009 01:41 PM

As far as I can determine, Rck Perry should win reelection. You are correct about KBH's flaws. And the Dems seem to be divide. In Texas a lot of Dems are actually conservative in their views. Throw in the fact that Bill White is anti gun and Rick Perry is a shooter, well, Texans don't want anybody messing with our guns.

Posted by: TomR at December 9, 2009 02:58 PM

I sure hope that Perry leaves this guy in the
dust. I feel pretty strongly Perry will win,he
spoke out about Obama too which was good.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 10, 2009 12:53 AM