State Representative Sid Miller (R-Stephenville) said Thursday he is undecided about taking his political career to the national level. Others, on the other hand, are jumping into the race.
While there has been a lot of talk about Miller running in the newly reshaped U.S. Congressional District 25, he said he will not make a decision until mid-August.
He also said he believes the proposed redistricting map, which is currently under review in federal court, will not appear the same as it did when it was approved by Texas lawmakers.
"I am almost positive the district will be reshaped," Miller said, adding that would make his decision a "moot point."
Miller expects that a decision on the boundaries will be made in September or October at the earliest.
He also told a reporter with the Texas Tribune last month the proposed district was made for him.
"I don't think it's a secret my colleagues drew it for me to run in," he was quoted as saying in the July 29 article at texastribune.org.
"Yes, I said that," Miller confirmed Thursday.
Even though the final boundaries of District 25 have not yet been determined, there is no lack of potential Republican candidates.
The proposed district is vast, encompassing all or part of 13 counties, including Travis, Hays and Coryell.
Michael Williams, former Texas railroad commissioner, has his eye on the district.
Williams won three statewide elections to the Railroad Commission. He was appointed to an open seat in 1998 by then-Governor George W. Bush, and was elected to complete the unexpired term in November 2000. In November 2002 and 2008, voters re-elected him to full six-year terms. Williams resigned his position in April.
Williams originally considered a seat in the U.S. Senate, then jumped into a campaign for Congressional District 33 in North Texas. But Will Fullerton, a representative of Williams, said Thursday there will not be another jump in the former track star's future.
"I assure you, this is where Michael will be running," Fullerton said.
Williams is making that point clear as he will make an appearance in Stephenville today.
An informal meet-and-greet has been scheduled for 11:15 a.m. at Hard Eight Barbecue.
"We are inviting the community to come talk to Michael and ask questions," Fullerton said.
Meanwhile, Bill Burch is also on the campaign trail, according to Campaign Manager Tom Washington.
Burch serves as chairman and president of GRIT (the Grass Roots Institute of Texas) and has played a major role in the revitalization of the Republican Party of Texas (RPT), according to Washington.
During the most recent session of the Texas Legislature, Bill Burch submitted multiple bill ideas covering important issues such as fair taxation, defining inception of life for unborn babies, immigration reform and transportation, according to a campaign press release.