2010 Senate/Gov Updates (NM, KS, TX,FL, NH)


Fmr Congresswoman Heather Wilson announced she is exploring the possibility of running for Gov in 2010.  She would face newly appointed Gov Diane Denish (she is replacing Gov Richardson)



Congressman Jerry Moran has announced he is seeking the GOP nod to replace retiring Senator Brownback



The list grows longer for would be candidates assuming Kay Bailey Hutchinson wins the Governor Race and a special election is called


The Republicans running include:  

Elizabeth Ames Jones (R) – State Railroad Commissioner & Ex-State Rep.
Florence Shapiro (R) – State Senate President Pro Tempore, Ex-Plano Mayor, Ex-Businesswoman & Ex-Teacher
Michael Williams (R) – State Railroad Commissioner, Ex-Assistant US Education Secretary & Attorney
Roger Williams (R) – Ex-Secretary of State, Businessman & Ex-Minor League Baseball Player

The Dems running are:

John Sharp (D) – Ex-State Comptroller, Ex-State Railroad Commissioner, Ex-State Sen. & ’98/’02 Lt. Governor Nominee
Leticia Van de Putte (D) – State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Pharmacist

Bill White (D) – Houston Mayor, Ex-Deputy US Energy Secretary, Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide



U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek has been traveling the state meeting with Democratic strategists about the idea of running for the seat Republican Senator Mel Martinez is giving up in 2010.



Congressman Paul Hodes is exploring the possibility of challenging Senator Judd Gregg in 2010.   “He has been approached about the race,” Hodes spokesman Mark Bergman said this evening. “He’s seriously considering it”