Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mark Thompson (D) Joins The Race For Governor

KXAN is tweeting that Mark Thompson, 2008 Democratic candidate for Railroad Commissioner, has announced he will run for Governor in 2010.

Thompson received 44.6 percent of the vote in 2008 when he ran against Republican incumbent Michael Williams for the Railroad Commission seat.

Thompson joins Tom Schieffer (left) and humorist Kinky Friedman (right) as the line up for the Democratic primary ballot next March.

Friedman, who received 12 percent of the vote in 2006 when he ran as an Independent in the four way race for Governor against incumbent Republican Governor Rick Perry, Democrat Chris Bell and Independent Carole Keeton Strayhorn, is still in the exploratory phase.

So far, the Republican primary ballot choices will be Texas Gov. Rick Perry's (R) and Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, pictured left.

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