Strayhorn to announce for governor?
Reliable sources tell QR that Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn will announce her candidacy for the Republican nomination as Governor this Saturday.Wow. If this is true, then Strayhorn isn't waiting for KBH to decide.
We have not yet received direct confirmation from her campaign office but have enough confidence in our sources to run with this story.
Plans may change, but what we have confirmed are that calls are being made giving supporters a heads up about the pending announcement.
Will this affect KBH's decision? The conventional wisdom says that in a three-way Strayhorn v. Hutchison v. Perry race, Perry benefits the most. While he'll bear the brunt of the attacks from Strayhorn and Hutchison, his support is assumed to be the most solid. Thus, Perry and Hutchison make it into a runoff, where Perry has an advantage.
This is going to be a fun race. Can't you tell already?
UPDATE: Sal Costello has this:
Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn personally asks you to BE HERE for a MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT this Saturday. June 18th at 12:15 - 16th & Congress (Just North of the Capital). Free Hotdogs, Free Drinks and Music. She says to bring the Family!
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