Skip to comments.Tom Schieffer (D) takes step toward run for governor (Texas)
Posted on 03/02/2009 1:47:39 PM PST by SolidWood
AUSTIN, Texas Democrat Tom Schieffer, a former international diplomat with close ties to former President George W. Bush, is moving toward a race for governor.
Schieffer is forming an exploratory committee that will allow him to raise money and campaign for the office. If he ultimately runs, his relationship to the former Republican president is sure to be a top issue among Democratic primary voters next year.
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RINO turned Dumbass?
I don’t think Tom Schieffer was ever a Republican. He’s a life-long Democrat as far as I know and can remember going back to at least the 1990s.
Tom Schieffer was never a Republican.
You seem to be right. I read the news and looked up his bio, which apparently wrongly listed him as R.
Yes, asked the Mod for correcting the headline. He was indeed D since the 1970s.
[T turned D]
Since when?...... I think you’ll find he’s always been a D. The Ds are hurting to find a candidate for this race especially since KBH appears to be entering and thus they seem to be focusing on the Senate seat or other positions.
Perry was never a Republican either
Interestingly enough, not only did some freepers continue to support the guy, but they argued he was the "true conservative" in the race (despite the fact his Republican opponent was a staunch supporter of the WOT).
[T turned D]
s/b [R turned D]
sheesh........ Thanks for asking the mod to change the title........
didn’t obama say that he was going after texas next and try and make it democrat?
GWB in my opinion was a Democrat, he sure made Obama’s chance at being elected a sure thing. The Republicans have reaped what they sowed.
If Rep. Mark Kirk can run as a Republican, Tom Schieffer should be able to run as a Democrat.
“Perry was never a Republican either”
....only more of one than Kay Bailey.
Is this a brother of CBS’s Bob Schieffer, who is originally from Fort Worth?
GWB was not a Democrat; he just pined for Democrats to say something nice about him, and few ever did.
didnt obama say that he was going after texas next and try and make it democrat?
The demographics of Texas is changing such that statewide a democrat may win in the not to distant future. You have to remember that it wasn’t that many years ago when Texas was solidly in the democrat fold. Many of the current Texas Republican statewide office holders and congressional critters were at one point a democrat. The big difference is the old democrats were much more conservative than the current crop.
The Texas State House is within two of being controlled by the democrats. The State Senate is still strongly in the Rupublican ledger. The state elections for those to be in office for the 2011 redistricting action will be a factor of how the apportionment goes down after the 2010 census.
Is this a brother of CBSs Bob Schieffer, who is originally from Fort Worth?
Bob is his older brother......
If Perry hadn’t pursued that superhighway, threatening to take away everyone’s land in Central Texas, he’d be a lock for reelection.
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