January 03, 2006
Party Politics in Texas
Posted by Christine Hurt

Sometime in the past 15 years, Democrats have all but disappeared from the political landscape of Texas.  There are some pockets where a Democrat can still be elected, namely Austin, but for the most part, if you want a political career, you have to declare yourself a Republican.  And, over the years, many Democrats have switched parties, including the current Governor, Rick Perry.  So, if you want to mix it up and run against the photogenic, popular successor to W, what do you do?  You declare yourself an Independent.  Carole Keeton Strayhorn has declared herself an Independent (and left the Republican party) to run against Rick Perry.  Of course, she'll have to face Kinky Friedman now, who would definitely have my vote.

And why is this interesting to law readers?  Because CKS is the daughter of Dean W. Page Keeton.

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