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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

TMA TO HOST FIRST CANDIDATES' FORUM FOR 2010 U.S. SENATE RACE

Former Lt. Gov. Bill Ratliff will serve as moderator Saturday night, when six candidates who want to be your next U.S. senator make their case at the TMA/TEXPAC/specialty society legislative retreat (PDF) at the Westin Stonebriar in Frisco. This will be the first forum for all prospective candidates in the 2010 race for the Senate. Incumbent Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is running for governor. The six candidates are: Texas Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones, State Sen. Florence Shapiro (R-Plano), former Texas Comptroller John Sharp, Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams, former Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams, and Houston Mayor Bill White. Each candidate has been asked to present his or her qualifications and positions on health care reform and other key federal issues of interest to Texas voters. If you can’t make it to Frisco for the event, you can watch it live on the Internet.

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