A rock-solid, bow tie-wearing conservative who’s not yet famous, Williams is aiming for a sear in the U.S. Senate, Lots of Texans are paying attention.
by Tom Squitieri
If all goes according to Michael Williams’ plan, by fall, he’ll be one of only two African-Americans in the U.S. Senate—and the only black Republican there.
But to look at this Texan is to see a minority of another sort: This guy sports a perfect bow tie.
Williams has been working hard to get the attention of GOP power brokers, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry. He has been lobbying to be appointed to the seat Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said she would give up as part of her failed bid to challenge Perry in gubernatorial primary.