Texas: Senate, Everyone?

Fire a shotgun into a crowd of Texans, and sure as shootin', a candidate for the U.S. Senate will say ouch. Up for a vote next week is the Senate seat vacated by Vice President Lyndon Johnson,* and under Texas rules for special elections, there are no nominating primaries and no party labels. It costs only the filing of an application and a $50 fee to become eligible for the honor, and $50 is not hard to come by in Texas. No fewer than 71 men and women are looking for the job.

There is Mary Hazel Houston, a shabby...

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