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U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is planning to run for governor in 2010
Corpus Christi Caller Times ^ | March 30, 2008 | Jaime Powell

Posted on 03/30/2008 11:32:48 AM PDT by lqcincinnatus

CORPUS CHRISTI — Hutchison plans to run for governor in 2010

The Austin and Republican rumor mills have been in overdrive for months about Gov. Rick Perry's future political plans.

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is planning to run for governor in 2010, her spokesman Matt Mackowiak said while he was in town Wednesday. If she resigns her Senate seat to devote her efforts to the governor's race, Perry would name her successor.

Mentioned as the top front-runners are Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (who also has indicated that he plans to run for governor), former Secretary of State Roger Williams, Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Michael Williams and, if he so chooses, Perry himself.

During a fundraiser at Jerry and Glenda Kane's Hewit Drive home Wednesday night, Perry addressed the rumors that he wants to move up from the state Capitol to the U.S. Capitol.

"I don't want to go to Washington, D.C., in any form or fashion and I won't," he said.

Talking about his objectives for 2009, the governor left the door open to running for re-election. There are no gubernatorial term limits in Texas.

"I have a lot of things I want to get done during the next session," the governor said. "If I get those things done I may ride off into the sunset. But if I don't I'll run for re-election."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 110th; 2010; governor; hutchinson; perry; texas
CORPUS CHRISTI — Hutchison plans to run for governor in 2010

The Austin and Republican rumor mills have been in overdrive for months about Gov. Rick Perry's future political plans.

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is planning to run for governor in 2010, her spokesman Matt Mackowiak said while he was in town Wednesday. If she resigns her Senate seat to devote her efforts to the governor's race, Perry would name her successor.

Mentioned as the top front-runners are Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (who also has indicated that he plans to run for governor), former Secretary of State Roger Williams, Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Michael Williams and, if he so chooses, Perry himself.

During a fundraiser at Jerry and Glenda Kane's Hewit Drive home Wednesday night, Perry addressed the rumors that he wants to move up from the state Capitol to the U.S. Capitol.

"I don't want to go to Washington, D.C., in any form or fashion and I won't," he said.

Talking about his objectives for 2009, the governor left the door open to running for re-election. There are no gubernatorial term limits in Texas.

"I have a lot of things I want to get done during the next session," the governor said. "If I get those things done I may ride off into the sunset. But if I don't I'll run for re-election."

Perry kisses babies, chats with locals

Perry was in his element at the intimate gathering of Republican movers and shakers at the fundraiser.

The governor, who stayed for more than two hours, kissed a couple of babies who arrived with their parents and chatted with the likes of car dealer Ed Hicks, Port Commissioners Judy Hawley and Bernard Paulson and businessman Mike Scott. Fred Heldenfels IV, originally from Corpus Christi but now living in Austin, also was in the crowd.

Heldenfels was appointed by Perry to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, which works with the governor, Legislature, governing boards and higher education institutions on issues dealing with access to and quality of Texas higher education.

Behind every good man is a good woman

The governor explained to everyone that his wife, Anita, was at a girls' weekend at the King Ranch and heaped praise on her for her role in Texas politics. He then turned to Glenda Kane and praised her for her role in Texas health care.

Lounging in a chair nearby, Jerry Kane grinned.

"What am I? Chopped liver?"

"You are the husband, just like me, brother," responded Perry, who credited his and Kane's success to their wives. "You're lucky to be where you are."

Both Kanes have gubernatorial appointments, bestowed by Perry. Glenda is chairwoman of the State Health Services Council, which makes recommendations to the Department of State Health Services regarding its management, operations, policies and rules for public health, mental health and substance abuse. Jerry is chairman of the Health and Human Services Council, which assists in developing policies and rules for the Health and Human Services Commission as well as making recommendations regarding management and operation of the commission to the executive commissioner.

Other governors envy our economy

Gov. Perry told the crowd that other U.S. governors are envious of the great economy in Texas, which he said many of them erroneously are chalking up to the booming oil and gas industry. He pointed to diverse industries such as health care and banking as proof.

"The 49 other governors would love to oversee an economy like ours," he said. "Just ask (California governor and action movie star) Arnold Schwarzenegger."

1 posted on 03/30/2008 11:32:50 AM PDT by lqcincinnatus
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To: lqcincinnatus

Great, another open borders pro-illegal governor.


2 posted on 03/30/2008 11:35:05 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Replace one RINO with another.


3 posted on 03/30/2008 11:36:24 AM PDT by 353FMG (Vote for the Candidate who will do the least damage to our country.)
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To: lqcincinnatus

She’s going to need a better hairdresser to challenge Gov. Good Hair.

Bring back KINKY!


4 posted on 03/30/2008 11:36:41 AM PDT by weegee (Famous moments in history: March 18th, 2008 “I have a bridge (to sell you)...” - Barack H. Oba)
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To: lqcincinnatus

Interesting. Her vs. Ron Paul.


5 posted on 03/30/2008 11:36:57 AM PDT by BGHater ($2300 is the limit of your Free Speech.)
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To: lqcincinnatus

“U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison”

~~~~

“What poor woman can afford three names?”

“Charlotte ... Taylor ... Wilson”

/obscure movie reference


6 posted on 03/30/2008 11:37:12 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: 353FMG

Recently, she watered down the immigration bill. If Texans elect her, they will get what they deserve.


7 posted on 03/30/2008 11:41:14 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman

Hey it doesn’t say where she is running for Governor. Maybe in Mexico.


8 posted on 03/30/2008 11:42:50 AM PDT by sheana
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To: 353FMG

Unlike Good Hair and the Tough Grandma, KBH has been a Republican insider going back to the 1960s. She just represents an element with a different interest than the conservative base.

Rick Perry was a Democrat in the Reagan era. He became a Republican when it became politically rewarding in Texas to do so.


9 posted on 03/30/2008 11:43:03 AM PDT by weegee (Famous moments in history: March 18th, 2008 “I have a bridge (to sell you)...” - Barack H. Oba)
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To: lqcincinnatus

That will make her one of the four border governors that McCain will ask if the border is secure before he grants amnesty and citizenship.

I wonder if the Naturalization Certificates are made in Thailand and the Netherlands like the Passports were? The GPO will make a great profit from printing up 40 million of those!


10 posted on 03/30/2008 11:44:55 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: lqcincinnatus

She doesn’t do enough to stem the flow of illegals. We conservatives in Texas had better find another person to run against her in the primary election


11 posted on 03/30/2008 11:49:10 AM PDT by BeckB
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To: lqcincinnatus
She announced for 2010 because she knows Perry will be sucking back mimosas in the Caribbean on Cintra’s dime by then.
12 posted on 03/30/2008 11:51:01 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Business as usual in Texas.


13 posted on 03/30/2008 11:57:03 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: weegee
Rick Perry was a Democrat in the Reagan era. He became a Republican when it became politically rewarding in Texas to do so.

IMO, Perry is still a Democrat.

Kay Bailey, OTOH, was a Republican BEFORE it was popular in Texas to be a Republican.

I was there... and we didn't have a lot of company. We met in an old fire station on Westheimer across the street from the Galleria.

14 posted on 03/30/2008 11:58:09 AM PDT by lonestar
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To: weegee; MeekOneGOP; potlatch
You nailed it.
15 posted on 03/30/2008 12:05:18 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: BGHater

Interesting Idea, Ron Paul for Governor.


16 posted on 03/30/2008 12:15:42 PM PDT by JSDude1 (http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=56306 "MoveON McCain" To find McCain's Sorros)
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To: JSDude1

Ron Paul for US Senate.......

That may be the best last hurrah for Dr.Paul.


17 posted on 03/30/2008 12:18:32 PM PDT by Munson
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To: tennmountainman
Recently, she watered down the immigration bill. If Texans elect her, they will get what they deserve.

Well this is interesting,her bill guts the Secure Fence act,a quick search for her Top Contributors turns up Vinson & Elkins.

What's highlighted on Vinson & Elkins web page?

V&E Wins Major Federal Appeals Case on Immigration More

In a decision that is likely to have significant impact on lawsuits and potential lawsuits across the country, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled this weekend that government agencies cannot use federal RICO laws to punish companies who may employ undocumented workers.

18 posted on 03/30/2008 12:20:59 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free)
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To: lqcincinnatus
The Austin and Republican rumor mills have been in overdrive for months about Gov. Rick Perry's future political plans.

The Texas Governor has been pimping himself like a cheap whore in New Orleans.

First it was Rudy, then Mitt, now he's trying to flag down MeCain to offer him his services.

19 posted on 03/30/2008 12:21:36 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: lqcincinnatus

Please Governor “Good Hair”, ride off into the sunset. You are an empty suit disappointment and a disgrace to your Alma Mater, Texas A&M.

Go; just please, GO!!!


20 posted on 03/30/2008 12:45:10 PM PDT by no dems (Barack Obama's Pastor is nuttier than a squirrel turd.)
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To: Fiddlstix

Thanks for pinging Fiddlstix.
I’m just not fond of Hutchison at all, but then, I’m not fond of Perry either. Texas is sliding leftward...


21 posted on 03/30/2008 12:47:07 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: tennmountainman
Recently, she watered down the immigration bill. If Texans elect her, they will get what they deserve.

What she actually did was defund the Fence, or wipe out the mandate, whichever.

The Hutchison amendment reads, in part, “ nothing in this paragraph shall require the Secretary of Homeland Security to install fencing, physical barriers, roads, lighting, cameras, and sensors in a particular location along an international border of the United States, if the Secretary determines that the use or placement of such resources is not the most appropriate means to achieve and maintain operational control over the international border at such location.”

“By slipping the Hutchison amendment into the DHS funding bill, Hutchison intends to give DHS total discretion to build a fence or to not build a fence in any particular location. That is not what the American people were led to believe would happen when Congress passed the Secure Fence Act in 2006,” Elliott said.

http://www.plnewsforum.com/index.php?/forums/viewthread/26702/

I will make it my business that every appropriate group is notified of her true stance on the issue of the illegals, unless MxCain sells us out before 2010.

22 posted on 03/30/2008 1:03:09 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: weegee; lqcincinnatus
She’s going to need a better hairdresser to challenge Gov. Good Hair.

Perry won't run for a third full term. By the end of his term in January 2011, he will have already served a little over 2½ terms.

23 posted on 03/30/2008 1:38:13 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: weegee; lqcincinnatus
She’s going to need a better hairdresser to challenge Gov. Good Hair.

Perry won't run for a third full term. By the end of his term in January 2011, he will have already served a little over 2½ terms.

24 posted on 03/30/2008 1:40:04 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: potlatch; MeekOneGOP
......Texas is sliding leftward...

It sure seems like it.

25 posted on 03/30/2008 2:28:18 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: weegee

Bring back KINKY!


I thought Kinky indicated he may return to his party the democrats and run for their nomination next time.


26 posted on 03/30/2008 2:33:42 PM PDT by deport ( -- Cue Spooky Music --)
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To: lqcincinnatus

Well, just so long as the GOP governor’s mansion remains in GOP hands . . .


27 posted on 03/30/2008 2:35:06 PM PDT by No Dems 2004 (No Dems in 2008 either)
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To: JSDude1

Interesting Idea, Ron Paul for Governo


Paul can’t win outside the 14th..... Or hasn’t been able to in the past.


28 posted on 03/30/2008 2:35:41 PM PDT by deport ( -- Cue Spooky Music --)
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To: lqcincinnatus; AuH2ORepublican; JohnnyZ; Clemenza; darkangel82; Clintonfatigued; ...

Michael Williams for TX Governor 2010. No more RINOs !

29 posted on 03/30/2008 5:33:26 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~***Just say NO to the "O"***~~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

It’s a tough call. If Hutchinson does win the Governorship, she’ll be term-limited and her successor would face a special election.


30 posted on 03/30/2008 6:15:07 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Those in the national Republican leadership do the work of three men- Moe, Larry, and Curly.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

No tough call here. Hutchison is an open-borders squish whom would be an exceptionally poor choice for our party to nominate. She has also been far removed from Austin politics (by 2011, it will have been 18 years removed), and ostensibly popular Senators have fared poorly as Governor. From what I’ve heard of Michael Williams, he is a fairly good Conservative.


31 posted on 03/30/2008 6:47:22 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~***Just say NO to the "O"***~~~)
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To: Fiddlstix; potlatch

Yeah, I’m not just real fond of KBH myself. PL and I
have compared notes on that on a number of occasions.

KBH for Governor? Oh, Geez! Not sure which I relish
the LEAST: KBH for TX Gov or McRINO for Prez .....


32 posted on 03/30/2008 11:17:32 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (McRINO makes me wanna reach across the aisle, too. And SLAP some sense into the fools !!)
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To: lqcincinnatus

Didn’t she carry Bush’s water a couple of months ago sponsoring a bill to make the fence single thick and slow down the construction schedule by years?


33 posted on 03/30/2008 11:19:31 PM PDT by purpleraine
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To: lqcincinnatus

Didn’t she carry Bush’s water a couple of months ago sponsoring a bill to make the fence single thick and slow down the construction schedule by years?


34 posted on 03/30/2008 11:19:50 PM PDT by purpleraine
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To: Fiddlstix; potlatch

It does seem that way, we all agree to that.

Let’s ALL try to keep the TX Conservative’s feet to the fire !!!

CC to John Cornyn, Sam Johnson et al !!!

Tell them to keep up the good work and to keep slugging
away...


35 posted on 03/30/2008 11:26:27 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (McRINO makes me wanna reach across the aisle, too. And SLAP some sense into the fools !!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Is William gonna run?

Is Perry gonna run again? I don’t much about him other than people here aren’t very high on him.


36 posted on 03/31/2008 2:58:34 AM PDT by Impy (The democrat party, "Ridin' Dirty" since puberty.)
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To: Impy

Williams may run, he has close to two years to make it official. There’s no term limits for TX Governor last I checked, so Perry could keep running indefinitely. But his poor showing in ‘06 in a 4-way race ought to be the writing on the wall that 10 years as Governor is way long enough. He’s already going to be the longest serving Governor in state history with that (and will break Allan Shivers record for longest uninterrupted service this summer).


37 posted on 03/31/2008 4:18:18 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~***Just say NO to the "O"***~~~)
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To: MeekOneGOP; devolve; Fiddlstix; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; dixiechick2000; All
"I have a lot of things I want to get done during the next session," governor Perry said. "If I get those things done I may ride off into the sunset. But if I don't I'll run for re-election."

Yeah, Perry wants his 'secret' wheeling and dealing on the Trans Texas Corridor to go through;

PERRY-BILDERBERGER

TRANS TEXAS CORRIDOR

Let's hope someone better than Hutchison turns up and Perry rides off into the sunset!


38 posted on 03/31/2008 8:52:12 AM PDT by potlatch
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To: lqcincinnatus

I am a big fan of Chairman Michael Williams, having met him a few times. I hope he is the appointee because the more conservatives know about him, the better.


39 posted on 03/31/2008 9:52:33 AM PDT by Stat-boy
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To: lqcincinnatus
Perry addressed the rumors that he wants to move up from the state Capitol to the U.S. Capitol.

"I don't want to go to Washington, D.C., in any form or fashion and I won't," he said.

Good, Ricky, because we don't want you there, either.

My best result would be for Dewhurst to become Guv, and for KBH to be replaced by a conservative.

Texas deserves better in both the Senate and the Governor's chair than KBH and Guv Goodhair.

40 posted on 03/31/2008 11:09:58 AM PDT by Ancesthntr (An ex-citizen of the Frederation trying to stop Monica's Ex-Boyfriend's Wife from becoming President)
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To: potlatch; MeekOneGOP

I don’t like Perry or KBH.
I hope someone better comes along for Texas.

Cute li’l graphic, potlatch.


41 posted on 04/01/2008 1:48:06 PM PDT by dixiechick2000
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To: dixiechick2000

[Cute li’l graphic, potlatch.]

‘rideaway’, yeah it is a good gif. I can’t claim to have made it but like it.


42 posted on 04/02/2008 10:05:39 AM PDT by potlatch
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To: Squantos

Should I run this time?


43 posted on 04/17/2008 7:27:57 PM PDT by Eaker (Well, it just seemed wrong to cheat on an ethics test. -- Calvin)
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To: Eaker

and next time..........:o)

I’m voting for ya this time as POTUS ...write in !


44 posted on 04/18/2008 10:16:19 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.©)
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