Inside the mind of Carole Keeton Strayhorn

Today Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn will tell us what she is running for.

How do we know that? Because today is the filing deadline.

She has apparently reserved the steps of the capitol for 3pm today, though surely word will leak out in the next few hours exactly what Strayhorn has decided.

Incidentally, I saw my first Strayhorn bumper sticker this morning.

The usual rules apply: if Strayhorn decides to go independent, she'd have to gather 45,500 signatures from registered non-primary voters in the 30 days after the April runoffs (60 days if there is no runoffs, but that's unlikely.) The usual going rate for petition gathering firms is about $2 a petition, but I'd expect it to be between 50-100% higher given the shortened time frame (also, usually campaigns try to collect significantly more than the minimum, in case of disqualification), especially if both Kinky Friedman and Carole Strayhorn are trying to get on the ballot.

The rumor mills are running overtime with the gossip of what Strayhorn will do. Right now, the gossipers seem to think Strayhorn is going independent, but we will know soon. The Strayhorn campaign has steadfastly refused to elaborate on its line that Strayhorn is running for governor and is a Republican.

We'll know in a few hours.

Posted by Evan @ 01/02/06 09:20 AM


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