From the San Antonio Express-News:
For Texas Democrats, the 2014 gubernatorial race looks much like last season did for the Houston Astros. They know they’re obligated to show up, but they’d just as soon skip ahead a few years until the picture gets a bit rosier.
Anyways, I thought that was funny. But the article goes on to say that Mike Villarreal is seriously contemplating running for Governor. Except I don’t really think that is true. As you may recall, BOR recently wrote something about possible gubernatorial candidates, including Villarreal. Except, as far as I could tell, they were just pontificating and guesstimating. And the Express-News doesn’t seem to have many other references besides the Austin blog. For what it’s worth, Villarreal seems to have a history of having a ginormous ego, thus, it isn’t too much of a stretch to see him pursuing higher office.
The Express-News did interview the San Antonio-area State Representative, and he reportedly stated being “tickled” by the Austin blog’s idea. But make no mistake, Villarreal got the idea from the blog, the blog didn’t get the idea from Villarreal. Villarreal went on to say that Perry “isn’t doing a respectable job,” and that “the right candidate” in 2014 could get the job done.
I’ll put him down on the election tab as a “maybe” for Governor.