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Mark Thompson Announces He Will Run for Governor

by: Matt Glazer

Wed May 13, 2009 at 03:05 PM CDT

According to KXAN Mark Thompson, former Democratic candidate for Railroad Commissioner, has announced he will run for Governor.

Mark Thompson, who made an unsuccessful bid last year to be TX Railroad Commissioner, says he will run for governor as a Democrat.

Thompson received 44.57% of the vote in 2008 when he ran against Republican incumbent Michael Williams. Thompson joins Tom Schieffer and humorist Kinky Friedman. Friedman only received 12.44% of the vote last time he ran for Governor and is still in the exploratory phase.


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Next . . . (3.00 / 1)
3 candidates, still no one capable of beating Perry or Hutch (Schieffer comes closest).

I still want Jim Turner, but it seems I am the only one.

Oh fer God's sake. (1.00 / 1)
I wanna kick Mark Thompson's ass.  

Oh my (0.00 / 0)
That's certainly... interesting.  

wtf?? (0.00 / 0)
Y'know, at this point I'd settle for someone who can launch a credible website when they announce their candidacy. Sheesh.  

RE: Bill White will be the Democratic nominee for Governor of Texas (0.00 / 0)
because Kay won't go through with it asher poll numbers get worse.

"Be kind to dogs - and vote Democratic!" -Senator Tom Eagleton

Bumper Stickers (0.00 / 0)
It would explain why White's campaign materials say "Bill White for Texas" instead of "Bill White for Senate"

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I wouldn't read too much into it (3.00 / 1)
Ron Kirk's domain name was RonKirkforTexas.com and if you contributed to Noriega, it was to "Rick Noriega for Texas."

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Desperation. (0.00 / 0)
The money ain't gonna play for any of these candidates.

Candidate fail (0.00 / 0)
I liked Mark, but why Governor? Is it because he belives that since he beat the favorites in the RR Commissioner primary last year , that he can pull one out again?

A Serious Democrat (0.00 / 0)
This is bad news for Perry.  Just like republicans don't like phony conservatives, democrats don't like fake progressives.  Honesty is always the best policy.    

Democrats and independents might rally around an outsider and a honest candidate.

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