Sherri Greenberg is lecturer and interim director of the Center for Politics and Governance at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. She served for 10 years as a member of the Texas House of Representatives, completing her final term in January 2001. Her expertise includes state and national campaign politics, electronic government, and public finance and budgeting.
In the Texas gubernatorial race, Bill White is considered the most viable Democratic candidate since Ann Richards.
Despite the anti-incumbent atmosphere, Rick Perry -- with his 10-year tenure in the governor's office -- leads White by a short margin in the polls. Early voting remains crucial in this tight race.
More election posts from Sherri Greenberg:
- Oct. 6: The "No Debate" debate
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