BRADSHAW MAR-SHALS MEGABUCKS TO FIGHT WRIGHT

Both sides in the coming battle between House Majority Leader Jim Wright and former Fort Worth Mayor Pro Tem Jim Bradshaw are quietly preparing themselves for a long, nasty campaign. With the election almost a year away, Bradshaw has resigned his City Council post and started marshalling mega-bucks and Fort Worth political forces to build his campaign. Count on Bradshaw to spend in six figures to try to unseat Wright, who customarily wins re-election by 60 percent of the vote or more. The most that has ever been spent on a campaign to oppose Wright was $60,000, chicken feed compared to the dollars Bradshaw is prepared to put up. One of Bradshaw’s primary arm-twisting targets will likely be the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which traditionally has read like a Jim Wright fan club newsletter.

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