Another 2012 Texas Senate Hopeful
Republican U-S Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has decided not to run for re-election to that seat in 2012. So far, six Republicans say they will contend to be Texas’ next senator: former Solicitor General Ted Cruz; Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones; former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert; former Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams; former Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams; and Lela Pittenger. A crowded field, to say the least. But so far, no Democrats had entered the race. Until this week.
Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez has announced he will run for the U-S Senate from Texas next year. In this week’s Texas Political Parlor, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton talked with Jason Embry of the Austin American-Statesman about Sanchez’s candidacy and what he does – and does not- bring to the political table.