NATION : Wright Weighs Race for Old Seat

From Times wire services

Former House Speaker Jim Wright said today he has not encouraged suggestions that he run for his House seat in a special election, but did not flatly rule out such a possibility.

In a statement released by his office in Ft. Worth, Wright said he was "touched by the warm and gracious spirit" of the suggestion from some of his Texas supporters.

"I have not encouraged it. The only way that I could even consider it at all would be if it were an absolutely genuine draft of a bipartisan nature. I am not sure that I should consider it even then, but I do very earnestly appreciate it," he said.

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