See prior speculation about Texas US Attorney candidates on Grits here and here. The Washington Post this week had a piece on the selection process for US Attorneys, and TChris at Talk Left follows up by pointing to Jeralyn Merritt's 2007 discussion of how US Attorneys get appointed.
Those on the rumored short list are:
* ex-prosecutor Eric Reed, who is from South Texas and may have the three Congressmen from the southern section of the district on his side
* ex-prosecutor and ex-state judge John Kyles, who is of counsel at Vinson & Elkins
* ex-prosecutor Susan Strawn, who ran for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals as a Democrat
A fourth may have been tacked on, and that would be:
* Galveston County District Judge Susan Criss, who ran for Texas Supreme Court as a Democrat
Saturday, March 14, 2009
US Attorney rumors - Texas Southern District
Mary Flood at the Houston Chronicle's Legal Trade blog offers up a list of rumored candidates for the US Attorney for Texas' Southern District based in Houston.