September 16, 2002
Lite guv race remains tight

The race for Lieutenant Governor, which is where the real power resides in Texas, remains a tight one. This article is a fairly standard overview of the race, with a bit more emphasis on Democrat John Sharp. What excited me was this bit:

Most polls show the candidates neck-and-neck, but by the end of June, [Republican candidate David] Dewhurst had already spent $11.3 million to Sharp's $1.3 million. Dewhurst, tapping into his personal wealth, has appeared in campaign television advertisements for more than a year, while Sharp has yet to hit the televised airwaves. When he does, expect to see baseball pitching legend Nolan Ryan, a Republican who backed President George W. Bush and Gov. Rick Perry, this time touting a Democrat.

Cool. Sharp hasn't announced this on his web page as yet, but I daresay we'll be hearing plenty about it in the very near future.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 16, 2002 to Election 2002

Actually, John Sharp has announced that he and Nolan will practically be tied at the hip this fall.

Posted by: greg on September 17, 2002 9:11 PM

You are quite right. Thanks very much!

Posted by: Charles Kuffner on September 17, 2002 10:26 PM