ESPN reports that their college football analyst Craig James will launch a bid for the Republican nomination for the Senate in Texas, according to a Texas fundraiser:
James' late entry into the Senate race puts him a in a primary field already crowded with well-known and wealthy candidates who are vying for the seat vacated by retiring Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, former Dallas mayor Tom Leppert and former Texas solicitor general Ted Cruz have spent months raising money and collecting endorsements from prominent Republicans. The deadline to enter the race is Feb. 1.
Craig will not be working at ESPN while he finalizes his plans.