Roger Williams Drops Senate Bid, Running For House

ARLINGTON (AP) – Former Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams has dropped his U.S. Senate bid and is running for a new North Texas congressional seat.

Williams made the announcement Tuesday in Arlington. The businessman previously sought the GOP nomination to replace Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who is not seeking re-election next year.

Williams says he’s now running for the U.S. House seat from new District 33, to represent Arlington, south Fort Worth, Parker County and part of Wise County.

The state’s new congressional map adds four seats to reflect population growth.

Another Republican named Williams, former Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams, last week abandoned his U.S. Senate bid to seek the District 33 congressional seat.

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One Comment

  1. Dunka says:

    Hey – As long as someone remains in the race to run against Craig James (should he be so inclined to seek the office) – all is not lost! I’ll vote for anyone not named Craig James and feel like I’ve done the state the highest service I can as a citizen. If you are considering voting for Craig James – please go out and spend some time in the blogosphere googling his name. Or maybe search for “Narcissist”. W/E. It is my most sincere hope that he is taught via the upcoming election that people aren’t as dumb as he thinks, that a person’s actions do matter, that integrity really is an important value – that it’s not just a word, that he overestimates his on glorified image of himself way too much and that the vast majority of folks can’t stand people that invoke God’s name as a tool for the sole purpose furthering their own self interest the way he continually does. Thanks and good day.

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