Wendy Davis is the Democratic candidate for governor.
The Fort Worth state senator formally clinched her party’s nomination Tuesday night. She headlines a Democratic ticket that in November will seek the party’s first statewide victory since 1994, which was also Richards’ last year in office.
She’ll be running against Greg Abbott, and the GOP has already shown that they’ll make it a knock-down/drag-out bar brawl.
George P. Bush, son of former Florida governor Jeb Bush, is on the ballot as Land Commissioner. The technical term is “legacy hire.”
Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) completely cratered in his attempt to unseat Sen. John Cornyn in the primary. Mr. Stockman gave up his seat to run, so he’s not only out of the Senate race, he’s out of a job. Aww.
Oh, and Kinky Friedman is running as Agriculture Commissioner on a platform that includes legalizing marijuana. Whoa, dude!