Stace Williams to Run for 19th Congressional - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/2/03

Stace Williams to Run for 19th Congressional

The long list of candidates to succeed Congressman Larry Combest shrunk by one, and then grew again by one over the weekend.

On Saturday, former Midland mayor Carroll Thomas dropped out of the 19th Congressional District race. On Sunday, Lubbock attorney Stace Williams formally jumped into the race. Williams made his announcement at the Shallowater Community Center on Sunday afternoon.

"I think that I have something to give. I'm prepared to outwork anyone else. I consider it a position of service, and I'm prepared to step away from practicing law and serve the community," says Williams.

He is one of a dozen candidates who are now in the race, but only five have officially filed with the Texas Secretary of State's office. The special election to fill Congressman Larry Combest's seat will be May 3rd. Early voting begins April 16th.

Carroll Thomas says that he couldn't raise enough money to run a successful campaign. Which brings up the question: How much money does it take to run for U.S. Congress?

NewsChannel 11 talked to Lubbock land developer and candidate Randy Neugebauer on Sunday, and he says that it takes about a half-a-million dollars, in his opinion, to make a legitimate run. Most of that is spent on advertising through direct mail, electronic media, signage, and direct calling. Many candidates also quit their jobs to campaign full-time, working 60 to 70 hour weeks.

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