Gov. Greg Abbott (R) appears a sure bet for re-election next year, but Democrats are still attempting to recruit a viable challenger. After Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio) chose to seek re-election instead of running statewide, the party leaders are now looking to businessman Andrew White, the son of recently deceased former Gov. Mark White (D). The latter man served one term as Governor, from 1983-87. He came to office defeating Republican Gov. Bill Clements in 1982, but lost to him in a re-match four years later. Andrew White is expressing interest in launching a campaign.
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