January 3, 2006 White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan’s mom leaves Republican Party by Hawthorn Mineart, under Politics Scott McClellan’s mother, Carole Keeton Strayhorn, announces she’s leaving the GOP and running for Governor in Texas as an Independent against Republican Gov. Rick Perry. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.