Texas Senate Race Updates for June 2, 2011: Michael Williams to Drop Out?
Some updates in the Texas Senate Race, including one big shakeup if it pans out:
The Texas Tribune is reporting that Michael Williams will drop out of the Senate Race to run for a newly created congressional seat in House District 33. Given the strong fundraising advantage Ted Cruz has held over him, this might be a good move on Williams’ part.
Speaking of Williams, he’s posted his own tax return.
Ted Cruz wins endorsement from Dick Armey’s Freedomworks.
He also picked up an endorsement from the Club for Growth. (Hat tip: The Race to Replace KBH.)
From Rollcall comes this Tom Leppert news: “With $2.6 million in the bank at the end of March, he has hired Mike Slanker as general consultant, Glen Bolger of Public Opinion Strategies as pollster, Scott Howell for media and Majority Strategies for direct mail.”
Speaking of Leppert, here’s an interview with him from February 11, 2010, and another one the Texas Tribune did with him back on October 29, 2010.
And speaking of the Texas Tribune (they’re all over this update), there will be a debate among all the major declared Republican candidates on Wednesday, June 8th, at KLRU studios in Austin. RSVP on that page if you want to attend.
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