Thanks to Linda Curtis of Independent Texans for her inside take on the governor's contest, from May 26:
The Governor is running a big buy TV ad campaign touting his accomplishments during the special session, which supposedly fixed school financing. Problem is that voters won't see how they got short changed, likely till after the election. And, members of his own party are in revolt over a new business tax which hurts small business. Then he's got a wild coalition of farmers and environmentalists fighting his massive toll road projects. And, then he's got the possibility of a unified movement of voters willing to cross party lines who will decide last minute, who's the best candidate to take him out. It ain't over till it's over! (I'm betting on Carole "One Tough Grandma" Keeton Strayhorn) who says she will "die an independent".
Linda Curtis, Independent Texans