This one is hot off the press (or as hot as I am able to get it to you, due to my all over the place posting schedule): Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is planning to run for re-election in 2010. Read the Dallas Morning News story about it here.
According to DMN reporter Robert T. Garrett, we shouldn’t expect a GOP challenger in March, but there’s a threat for a viable Democratic challenger in November. The state comptroller has a seat on the five-member Legislative Redistricting Board, which will be busy following the 2010 census.
With an eye to redistricting next session, [Democrats] vow to gin up a big push to unseat [Combs]. “There are several people considering running,” said Texas Democratic Party spokeswoman Kirsten Gray. “We’re not going to violate their confidence, but we do expect to have a very capable and well-funded candidate.”
Combs, who said she’s cut $8 million from her own budget and saved taxpayers another $40 million from other agencies, told supporters Wednesday, “There is no such thing as government money, only taxpayer money in government’s hands. It’s your money – you deserve the very best for it.”