"The Dallas Morning News is reporting that the onetime sports hero - a college standout at SMU and a pro running back with the New England Patriots - will officially announce his candidacy by Thursday. As the founder of Texans for a Better America, James has been subtly positioning himself for the political limelight. The promotional video for James' organization plays out as an elongated campaign advertisement, hitting all of the political sweet spots on his biography and ideological stances." [Houston Chronicle]

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ESPN college football analyst Craig James ready to run in Texas Republican primary, report says [ESPN]