Houston power attorney Ben Hall is not running for Mayor after all. In a Monday morning press conference Hall announced he would endorse Gene Locke as Mayor of Houston. Both men are African American and would have likely cancelled each other out in the race when it comes to Black votes. Hall just last week was more than definite he was running for Mayor. The only black cloud over his head was the residency issue. There were questions as to whether Hall lived in the city of Houston long enough to run for Mayor. Apparently, Hall did an about face over the weekend and threw his support to Locke. Locke once served as Houston’s city attorney!