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Would You Vote For Craig James? [POLL]

Would you vote for Craig James in the GOP primary? Craig James, the ESPN analyst and former SMU football player, is still thinking about running for Kay Bailey Hutchison’s U.S. Senate seat.  Out here in West Texas, we are all familiar with Craig James for the role he played in the firing of former Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach. People also associate James with SMU and the death penalty from 1987. So would the controversies surrounding James hurt him? According to the Austin American-Statesman, maybe not:

Austin political consultant and lobbyist Bill Miller said the controversy won’t necessarily be bad for James if it keeps him alive in the political conversation.

“It puts him in the middle of the public debate about a pretty important issue,” Miller said. “That’s good for a candidate.”

James has friends among key Texas Republicans and could marshal a team of heavyweight fundraisers to help him catch up.

Jim Lee, a Houston investor who was Perry’s campaign finance chairman in 2010 and is helping raise money for Perry’s presidential campaign, is one of three founding partners on Texans for a Better America, a nonprofit James set up in April to promote conservative policies. James also is a board member at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a conservative think tank that is highly influential with Texas Republicans.

What do you think? Would you vote for Craig James in the GOP primary? Do the scandals have anything to do with your decision with who to vote for? Let us know below and vote in today’s LFN Poll of the Day.


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