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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Whither Halter, still

Posted By on Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 6:50 AM

John Brummett considers Lt. Gov. Bill Halter's political options and concludes that a race for 2nd District Congress might make most sense. He says establishment Democrats don't think existing Democratic candidates are muscular enough. The problem with this thinking is that it imbues a person unknown except in political circles and a relative carpetbagger to the district -- Republican Tim Griffin -- with more punch than I think he deserves. Particularly given his baggage as a black vote suppressor.

Anyway: I checked further yesterday on rumors in the politically active trial lawyers' circle that a signal had been sent that Halter would enter the Senate race, a position staked out last week by Daily Kos. No such official word has been sent. The rumor seems to have been based on Halter's continuing talks with the DNC and potential money sources about a race for federal office, not a decision on same.


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