A bunch of different links on Strayhorn's indie announcement

Let's survey a few randomly selected (by the computers at googlenews) articles to see the different leads about Carole Strayhorn running as an independent. I'll also quote any noteworth paragraphs.

1. NYT:

TEXAS: CONTENDER FOR GOVERNOR QUITS G.O.P. Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn turned her back on the Republican Party and announced that she would run for governor as an independent. The move allows her to avoid a potentially ugly primary battle against Gov. Rick Perry. Ms. Strayhorn has been a harsh critic of Mr. Perry over the past few years. "I am a Republican," she said. "But I know we must set partisan politics aside and do what's best for Texas. That is why I am running for governor as a Texas independent." If elected, Ms. Strayhorn would be the first independent Texas governor since Sam Houston nearly 150 years ago. (AP)

2. RG Ratcliffe and Clay Robison in the Houston Chron:

Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn, in either a bold stroke or a huge long shot, stepped away from the Republican primary Monday to challenge Gov. Rick Perry as an independent candidate.


Late Monday, a silver nail marked the spot on the wall of the Republican Party of Texas headquarters where Strayhorn's photograph had hung hours before, along with those of other GOP officeholders.

3. Wayne Slater and Christy Hoppe in Dallas Morning News:

Carole Keeton Strayhorn abandoned the Republican primary on Monday, saying she will challenge Gov. Rick Perry as an independent who can mend "a culture of political division" in Austin.

4. Selby in the Statesman:

Betting her political future against Texas history, Carole Keeton Strayhorn confirmed Monday that she's running as an independent for governor, though the former Democrat didn't sever her Republican affiliation

5. News8 Austin:

Comptroller and gubernatorial hopeful Carole Keeton Strayhorn turned her back on the Republican party today, announcing she'll seek the state's top job as an Independent candidate.
Comparing leads is fun.

Next post will compare the prognostications from those different articles.

Posted by Evan @ 01/03/06 09:38 AM


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