The Austin Political report says that Chris Bell is set to officially enter the special election race for SD17.
Several sources report that former congressman and gubernatorial candidate Chris Bell is telling Houston lawmakers that he will run in the special November 4 election to replace retiring state senator Kyle Janek.
He's incorrect. I have told no one that I am running for sure. As you know, I am considering it very seriously. If I had decided, I would have announced it at the convention since everyone and their dog was asking me about it and encouraging me to run. I greatly appreciate the interest and am not going to let this linger much longer one way or the other.