Restaurateur Marc Katz, a Cadillac-driving fixture in Austin, has filed to run for the powerful post of lieutenant governor in the Democratic primary.
Katz, owner of Katz's Deli, said Wednesday that family members
in California, Florida and New York would give his campaign
"millions." He promised to announce the amount of the donation on
Friday. Katz joins former Travis County District Attorney Ronnie
Earle in the March Democratic primary.
Also considering a run for lieutenant governor is labor leader
Linda Chavez-Thompson, former national executive vice president of
the AFL-CIO. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, a Republican, is running for