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Michael Williams Set to Make 2012 Senate Run

Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams
picture courtesy Michael Williams
Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams


Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams appears ready to make his campaign to replace U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison a full time job.  Ross Ramsey over at KUT's political reporting partner The Texas Tribune, says Williams will resign his commissioner's seat to focus his efforts on the race for higher office.

Williams will not comment on the reports but did have a couple of Twitter messages hinting at his decision.  

"Friends, for many reasons I shouldn't directly address your questions about my Senate race intentions. Please be patient. Stay tuned," said one tweet.  The next, "But get ready!! People get ready!!"

Ben Philpott is the Managing Editor for KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @BenPhilpottKUT.