It wasn’t even past Noon today when Susan Combs made the bombshell announcement that she would be retiring from politics at the end of her current term. A Tribune article on the topic included a wishlist of candidates, only one of which–Glenn Hegar–seemed to ring true at the time.
Now, twitter is lighting up over Debra Medina, the libertarian-tilted former County Chair who made an impressive showing in the 2010 Gubernatorial Republican Primary. It looks like she is in for an “exploratory campaign,” website and all.
Additionally, The Dallas Morning News reports that Senator Tommy Williams (R-Montgomery County) is also thinking about throwing his hat into the ring. Williams, of course, is the Chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, meaning he was the chief budget writer. Now, for the record, the two incumbent Senators, Hegar and Williams, are not up for re-election in 2014, so they can do silly shenanigans like this (unlike Senator Davis).
Williams told TrailBlazers that his decision will not come until after the Special Session, most likely.