Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert (R) “is entering the race for U.S. Senate in Texas,” POLITICO reports. He’ll join a “crowded GOP primary.”
Former Secretary of State Roger Williams, former Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams, current Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones and former Solicitor General Ted Cruz are all in the race, with wealthy Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst looming over all contenders.
Here’s his “why I’m running” statement:
I bring a unique conservative approach to government.
I’ve created jobs, grown a business, and cut wasteful spending in both the public and private sector. I understand firsthand how decisions made in Washington affect the economy.
The federal government is overspending, overtaxing, over-regulating, and destroying jobs. To get our country back on track, we must reduce the role of government.
Making tough decisions in business and as Mayor was not easy, but I made the hard calls that are so lacking in Washington right now.
In the U.S. Senate I’ll help create jobs, be a watchdog for taxpayers, fight wasteful spending, reduce the debt and stop the President’s tax increases.