We had intended on focusing this page solely on Federal races, but for Chris Bell, a former Congressman now running for governor of Texas, we are willing to make an exception. There is simply no way to have a "stem cell champions" page of any kind without including Chris. It's hard to find another candidate at any level who has been as passionate and as vocal on this subject.
His leadership on this issue has been very personal, as his mother battled Parkinson's Disease, and his wife Allison is a breast cancer survivor. And Congressman Bell has been especially effective in evoking his Christian faith as a reason to support stem cell research.
Bell is the Democratic nominee for governor of Texas. It's a wild race, with 4 candidates polling at 10% or above -- and incumbent Rick Perry polling in the 30s.
Translation? Chris can win this race.