Businesswoman and conservative activist Kathaleen Wall continues to make strides in her quest to succeed retiring Rep. Ted Poe (R-Atascocita/Humble) in the Houston suburbs. Yesterday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R) announced his endorsement of Ms. Wall’s campaign, following Gov. Greg Abbott (R) doing so in late January.
It appears Ms. Wall, a first-time candidate who has put $2.7 million into her own campaign treasury, is beginning to pull away from the GOP field. So far, her two closest competitors among the nine total candidates (state Rep. Kevin Roberts (R-Houston) and businessman Rick Walker) don’t even have 20% of her total funds. The first-in-the-nation Texas primary is March 6th. If no candidate receives majority support, the top two finishers advance to a May 22nd run-off election. The eventual Republican nominee becomes a prohibitive favorite in the general election.
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