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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: 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”

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“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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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