TEXAS TRAIL MIX

Former Gov. Dolph Briscoe says he knows how Democrats can reclaim his old office – nominate former state Sen. John Montford in 2010. "He's a moderate conservative and has proved that in the time he was in the Legislature as a member of the Senate and then as chancellor of Texas Tech," said Mr. Briscoe, 84, who was governor from 1973 to 1979.

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