Federal Judge: Dingus Won't be Challenging Tom Craddick

WACO - Midland City Councilman Bill Dingus won't be challenging Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick for District 82 seat.

According to the Waco Tribune Herald, a federal judge says Dingus can't run because he didn't resign from the City Council before filing for the legislature. That ruling came down Wednesday afternoon.

The judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Texas Democratic Party over Dingus' eligibilty. The lawsuit was filed back in January in Midland.