First off, I have not been writing much of recent. There are two reasons for this. First, nothing really goes on in local politics around Christmastime, but much more pressing, I have been on a vacation. I just got back to Boston yesterday, and after a stressful night (the airline lost my luggage), I have finally settled back into the swing of things. Fortunately, that means I will be back to my schedule of about 7-9 articles during the schoolweek, and one on Saturday. Now, for the fun, enter General Abbott.
WFAA, the ABC affiliate for the metroplex, is running a story about our dear Attorney General, saying that he is telling big money donors that he is running for Governor. The sharks are officially in the water. Just like Staples and Patterson and Combs jumping on Dewhurst after they smelled the blood from the failed Senate bid, Abbott is biting Perry after his embarrassing quest for President. So, this sets off what I like to call the “midterm shuffle.” For this, I would like to talk about two categories: People & Titles.
In the people department, we have Rick Perry, David Dewhurst, Greg Abbott, Jerry Patterson, Todd Staples, Susan Combs, George P. Bush, and probably a few more as the year goes on. In the title department, we have Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Land Commissioner, Agriculture Commissioner, and Comptroller.
Perry is officially, unofficially running again in 2014. There is a rather humorous twitter page for the presumptive campaign here. Otherwise, there really is not very much legitimate literature on the Governor’s plans.
Dewhurst is, however, officially officially running for re-election next year. Patterson & Staples are running against him. Meanwhile, Combs is still unofficially unofficially running for the position.
The Agriculture Commissioner’s office and the Attorney General’s office looks vacant then, as does the Comptroller’s is Combs decides, indeed, to run. Last but certainly not least, George P. Bush is unofficially, officially running for Land Commissioner. If this is started to make your head hurt too, you’re in good company.