First Democratic Candidate to Announce for Texas Governor

Tom Schieffer, standing alone at the podium, announced his democratic candidacy for Texas Governor at a press conference at the state capitol Wednesday evening. Among Schieffer’s causes are a stronger public education system, more access to health care and a revival of Texas’ can-do-spirit. Schieffer was also Ambassador to Japan until the inauguration of President Barack Obama; he is a former Democratic Texas state representative, president and partner in the Texas Rangers ownership company, and Ambassador to Australia. Schieffer’s brother is Bob Schieffer, American television journalist with CBS News. 

Photo by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman

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