March 23, 2009
It's not often a 10-year-old can influence the election of a statewide official, but Shashwath Murthy is visiting the state Capitol on Tuesday to give it a try.
The official in this case is the Texas State Dinosaur.
Shashwath will testify to a house committee on behalf of his candidate – the technosaurus – over the establishment favorite, the paluxysaurus.
The student also makes sure that legislators understand that the "tech" in "technosaurus" refers to Texas Tech University, near where the fossils were found.