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