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    NEWSLETTERS

    Outgoing Mayor Tom Leppert talks about his campaign for the U.S. Senate. (Published Friday, Feb 25, 2011)

    Tom Leppert's tenure as mayor of Dallas ends Friday and speculation over his future plans are no longer in question.

    On Friday, he announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on his website, TomLeppert.com. Friday was also his last day as mayor of Dallas, a position he announced he was resigning from on Wednesday.

    I Bring Unique Conservative Perspective: Leppert

    [DFW] I Bring Unique Conservative Perspective: Leppert
    Outgoing Mayor Tom Leppert talks about his campaign for the U.S. Senate. (Published Friday, Feb 25, 2011)

    On the site, Leppert lists himself as a Republican conservative whose top issues are reigning in discretionary spending, extending the Bush-era tax cuts, finding more jobs for Texans and repealing "ObamaCare."

    Additionally, Leppert said he is anti-abortion, saying that life is sacred and that Roe vs. Wade should be overturned. He also supports the death penalty and believes it is a justifiable punishment for heinous crime. Finally, he said he opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants and opposes legalizing same-sex marriages and government-sanctioned civil unions.

    Leppert Entering Crowded Republican Field for Senate Seat

    [DFW] Leppert Entering Crowded Republican Field for Senate Seat
    On his final day as Dallas Mayor, Tom Leppert confirmed that he is running for the U.S. Senate. (Published Friday, Feb 25, 2011)

    Leppert is running for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

    His entry in the race makes for an even more crowded GOP primary, where he will face former Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams, current Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones, former Solicitor General Ted Cruz and former Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams.

    On Last Day as Mayor, Leppert Confirms Senate Campaign

    [DFW] On Last Day as Mayor, Leppert Confirms Senate Campaign
    Outgoing Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Friday. (Published Friday, Feb 25, 2011)

    It is also hotly rumored that current Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst may also seek to fill Hutchison's shoes. If Dewhurst chooses not to run, current U.S. Rep. Joe Barton may also enter the race.

    With his resignation as the mayor of Dallas, the city will be led by Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway until a new mayor is sworn in after the election in May.

    Mayor Leppert Steps Down

    [DFW] Mayor Leppert Steps Down
    Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert said he is resigning effective the end of the day Friday. Leppert, a Republican, said he will have more to say about what other role he means in the coming days. (Published Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011)