July 7, 2013
Husband of state Rep. Patricia Harless said to commit $1M of his own funds to campaign
Reliable sources tell QR that auto-dealer Sam Harless is set to announce this week for the Senate seat being vacated by Dan Patrick who has announced he is running for Lt. Governor. If Harless were to win, Patricia and Sam would be the first legislative husband and wife team in our memory.
Harless has told friends that he is prepared to put $1M of his own money into the race and already has commitments from friends for another half a million.
The only other announced candidate is former Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Paul Bettencourt who is currently CEO of Bettencourt Tax Advisors