Writing in the Texas Tribune, Evan Van Ness predicts that up to seven candidates, possibly including Da Mayor, will likely compete for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison. Whether Da Mayor finally decides to run, Ness says, depends on how well he can raise money, collect endorsements and his poll numbers, especially as they compare to Secretary of State Roger Williams, since, according to Ness, both Da Mayor and Williams will be going after the same bloc of voters.
In the end, however, Ness says it really doesn't matter if Da Mayor runs or not, because the runoff will be between Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (whom many are saying is the slam dunk winner anyway, but Ness says "don't be too sure just yet") and Tea Party activists Solicitor General Ted Cruz or Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams,
Haven't yet thought about whether any Democrat will commit ritual suicide by entering the race.