Averitt makes it almost official

Responding no doubt to speculation surrounding Brian Birdwell's eligibility to serve, Sen. Kip Averitt (R-Waco) has confirmed to the Austin American-Statesman that he will withdraw his re-election candidacy as planned.

Whether Birdwell will in fact replace Averitt come November remains a bit of a question mark. The respective party chairs will choose SD 22 candidates for the general election ballot regardless; if Birdwell is found ineligible to serve – or even if he isn't – SD 22 Republicans don't necessarily have to nominate him.

Never a dull moment …

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