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Topic - Bill White
What a difference a few 80-degree days can make. Dale Knupp, who lives in La Plata, Md., and who fishes the upper tidal Potomac River as often as possible, launched his boat at the Smallwood State Park boat ramps in Mattawoman Creek this week and, thanks to his electronic depth sounder, discovered that the surface water temperature had reached almost 60 degrees.
He insists he's not running himself, but Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not shy about weighing in on the looming 2012 Republican presidential sweepstakes.
With a well-funded, centrist Houston mayor running for governor at the top of the ballot, Texas Democrats were hopeful that the party would defy expectations in the 2010 midterm elections and knock off the nation's second-longest-serving governor in one of the nation's reddest states.
Republicans are moving up their $2 million television ad buy in California after recent polls showing Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer opening up a lead over GOP rival Carly Fiorina.
The poster boys for the Republican Party's resurgence - Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts - are deploying their differing styles to aid the GOP's quest for midterm election victory.
Deep in the land of George W. Bush, President Obama swept through Texas on Monday to gather Democratic cash and votes, pounding home education as not just an economic imperative but also a political wedge.
Bill White's got the monogrammed cowboy boots, the worn jeans and the ability to appear at ease connecting with Texans he doesn't know but dearly needs in his race to be governor.
NEW YORK (AP) — Once it was Japanese torpedoes and kamikaze suicide planes. Then, the threat of the wrecking ball. Now, it's money — or the lack of it — that could imperil the future of the USS Intrepid.
Though Mrs. Hutchison's departure gives Democrats' a better chance of contesting the open seat in Texas, they have a relatively weak bench, and the man seen as their best hope, former Houston Mayor Bill White, has said he will not run.
"I'm not going to get into a running commentary on our president," Mr. White said.