The Harris County Republican Party primary is going to be very interesting. Not only is Gov. Greg Abbott trying to take out popular Republican State Rep. Sarah Davis in House District 134, HCRP Chair Paul Simpson is probably going to have an opponent.
I say probably because tonight I talked to potential challenger Chris Carmona. Chris has filed a treasurer appointment to challenge Simpson. When I asked him tonight why, he said that it was so that he could ‘explore’ the possibility of challenging Simpson. He did not want to commit to running against Simpson at this time, saying only that he was ‘exploring’ the possibility.
When I asked Carmona if he could publicly identify one reason to run against Simpson, he responded that he doesn’t think that Simpson listens to the grassroots and that in his opinion, the little guy isn’t being listened to.
So there you have it. Chris could be a formidable challenger to Paul, no question about it. Should he run, he will have the endorsement of the ‘slates’ of Hotze/Lowry/Polland. And Paul will have the money of the business community.
Some of the people I talked to say that Hotze/Lowry/Polland are ‘playing’ Chris and that they have someone else in mind. Chris said if that is true, he didn’t know anything about it.
It ain’t gonna be purty, folks.