TX Comptroller Susan Combs to run again

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.”


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