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  • Tom Hicks, Kay Bailey Hutchison among those who helped underqualified students get in to UT-Austin

    07/20/2015 1:25:01 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 7/20/15 | Christy Hoppe
    Tom Hicks, Kay Bailey Hutchison among those who helped underqualified students get in to UT-Austin, records show. Dozens of highly influential Texans – including lawmakers, millionaire donors and university regents – helped under-qualified students get into the University of Texas at Austin, often by writing to UT officials, records show. Among those who wrote directly to then-President Bill Powers and then-Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, bypassing the admissions office, were famed golfer and UT grad Ben Crenshaw, former UT regent Scott Craven, Austin lawyer Roy Minton and Sens. Kevin Eltife and Carlos Uresti, records obtained by The Dallas Morning News show. Dozens...
  • Gay Michigan pastor marries partner days after being forced to resign [UMC]

    07/19/2015 7:53:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 97 replies
    Kalamazoo Gazette ^ | 7/19/15 | Emily Monacelli
    An openly gay United Methodist pastor said his "I Dos" in front of more than 30 clergy members and 100 guests Friday, days after he was forced to resign for having a partner.The Rev. Benjamin Hutchison married his partner, Monty Hutchison, in a ceremony on the steps of the historic Cass County Courthouse.Hutchison called it a joyous occasion."Walking around the courthouse and seeing all the support, seeing all clergy there gathered standing there saying that they support it, they're not opposed to it, it really was a blessing today."Hutchison, 31, resigned earlier this week from his position as senior pastor...
  • Rep. Steve King vs. Rep. Mike Pence (2006 Amnesty bill)

    04/01/2015 8:14:53 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Kudlow & Company, CNBC, September 6, 2006
  • Lieutenant governor’s race has legs in 2016 national politics

    05/11/2014 8:34:10 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Kyle Roerink
    The statewide race that seems to be gathering the greatest attention among political power brokers is for the position that carries the least power: lieutenant governor. The primary election June 10 is a proxy battle between the state’s two most influential politicians — Democrat Sen. Harry Reid and Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval — and the zeal of the far right. This race normally wouldn’t catch voters’ eyes, but this campaign could define Nevada’s political landscape for 2016 and beyond. That’s because a Republican win could open the door for a well-funded, popular Sandoval to challenge Reid as the party continues...
  • Can government 'create' gay rights?

    12/12/2013 6:50:05 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 26 replies
    Renew America ^ | 12-12-13 | Fred Hutchison
    Do our rights come from the government, or do they come from God or from natural law? The founders of the American Republic thought our rights came from God or from natural law. As such, our inalienable rights are the rights of all mankind and are universal, changeless, and applicable to all people, at all times and in all places. In terms of natural law, if man has a nature, then human rights must be in accord with that nature and must be necessary to the flourishing of that nature. If our rights are thus innate and fixed for all...
  • Jon Kyl, Kay Bailey Hutchison Unveil Alternative To DREAM Act

    11/27/2012 1:07:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    ABC News - Univision ^ | November 27, 2012 | Jordon Fabian
    .....The bill, introduced by Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Jon Kyl (R-Texas) and dubbed the ACHIEVE Act, would offer a pathway to permanent residency to young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. by their parents who are seeking a higher education or military service. The bill stops short of providing a separate pathway to citizenship..... Kyl and Hutchison said, however, that they have been working on the bill for about one year, well before the contours of the election took shape in full.To be eligible for legal status under the ACHIEVE Act, an applicant must have lived in the...
  • Kyl (& Sen. Hutchison) Suggest Benghazi 'Cover-Up'

    11/25/2012 10:30:20 AM PST · by drewh · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/25/12 10:14 AM EST | JUANA SUMMERS
    Kyl suggests Benghazi 'cover-up' Sen. Jon Kyl, (R-Ariz.) suggests the Obama administration orchestrated a "cover-up" of the events that led to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead. "There are three questions that have to be answered," Kyl said in an interview aired Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," appearing on a panel with three other retiring senators. "Why weren't the warnings about the need for security heeded? Why weren't the requests for help during the ted attack answered and why did the administration think...
  • Hutchison lauds Romney: he's stood "test after test," has experience she's looking for

    02/16/2012 7:45:33 AM PST · by slumber1 · 15 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 2-16-12 | Todd J. Gilman
    Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison all but endorsed Mitt Romney today, telling MSNBC that Romney has the experience needed in the White House - though she said she isn't technically, formally endorsing him at the moment.
  • [Texas Sen.] Kay Bailey Hutchison won’t endorse Rick Perry for president

    08/05/2011 10:19:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 5, 2011 | Texas on the Potomic
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry should not count on the support of his state’s seniority senator (and his 2010 Republican gubernatorial rival) if he decides to run for president. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Dallas, told NBC’s Andrea Mitchell today that she is looking for a Republican candidate with private-sector experience as her choice for the party’s 2012 presidential nomination. ....With the nation facing record deficits and ballooning debt, Hutchison said that real-life experience running a business would be a major asset in the White House — unlike the “academics” and politicians she said populate the Obama administration. “I do hope we...
  • Rockefeller Spectrum Bill Faces Uncertain Future - GOP members decry legislation as spending bill

    06/09/2011 7:28:02 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 3 replies
    Adweek ^ | June 9, 2011 | Katy Bachman
    Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., calls his bill to reallocate some spectrum, which passed the Senate Commerce Committee 21-4 Wednesday, his "top priority for the year." But his work on the bill, which faces an uncertain future on the Senate floor and then a collision with Republicans in the House, may be just beginning. Rockefeller's Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act would give away a portion of the spectrum known as the D Block for public safety purposes, and take $10 billion in proceeds from an auction of other spectrum voluntarily relinquished by TV broadcasters to set up an interoperable...
  • Sen. Kerry sees progress on his bill for an infrastructure bank (Lindsey Graham Alert)

    06/08/2011 7:40:01 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-06-08 | Erik Wasson
    Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) is hopeful that his bill to create a National Infrastructure Bank will move through the Senate this year. The bill could be the best shot for those seeking to boost transportation, energy and water infrastructure investment in a Congress focused on “rapacious” spending cuts, Kerry said. The Kerry bill, co-sponsored by Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), would create an independent, nonprofit bank that would leverage private investment into infrastructure projects. The bill was introduced in March.
  • Texas Republican to kick off Senate bid Tuesday

    01/24/2011 6:33:53 PM PST · by Racehorse · 36 replies
    Ballot Box, The HILL's Campaign Blog ^ | 24 January 2011 | Shane D'Aprile
    Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones (R) will officially kick off her bid for retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's (R-Texas) Senate seat Tuesday at an event in Dallas. It's the first stop on what will be a statewide tour to hit 14 cities over the next four days. "I am running for Senate because our federal government is out of control," Jones said in a statement. "We have to rein in out of control spending and debt, ban wasteful pork and earmarks, secure our borders and get government off the backs of businesses so they can grow and create desperately-needed jobs."...
  • Hutchison Announces Plans to Retire in 2012

    01/13/2011 11:31:49 AM PST · by americanophile · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 13, 2010 | AP
    Republican U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison has announced that she will retire after her current term expires. In a letter released Thursday, Hutchison said she will not run for re-election in 2012. Hutchison has said she might retire and then changed her mind several times in the last few years. In 2010, she challenged Gov. Rick Perry in the Republican primary for governor, but lost. Hutchison has been in the Senate since 1993.
  • Sen. Hutchison moves to block funds for FCC on net neutrality rules

    12/16/2010 7:46:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/16/10 | Cecilia Kang
    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.), ranking member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee filed an amendment to an appropriations bill aimed at preventing the Federal Communications Commission from adopting net neutrality regulation. Hutchison's amendment, co-signed by John Ensign (R-Nev.) and six other Republican lawmakers, would "prohibit the FCC from using any appropriated funds to adopt, implement or otherwise litigate any network neutrality based rules, protocols or standards." An FCC spokeswoman declined comment on the amendment.
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison to stay in Senate

    03/31/2010 8:15:40 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 36 replies · 1,147+ views
    Politico ^ | 03/31/10 | Manu Raju
    Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison will announce Wednesday morning she will stay in the Senate, flip-flopping on her resignation promise that left several candidates eager for the chance to succeed her. The Republican kept the decision close to her vest until the final hours, when she informed her inner circle as well as her Texas counterpart, Republican Sen. John Cornyn, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of her decision to stay through the remainder of her term, which expires after the 2012 election. Hutchison will make the announcement official at a press conference Wednesday morning in San Antonio with Cornyn...
  • Hutchison may reveal whether she's staying or leaving Senate

    03/31/2010 5:39:58 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 29 replies · 634+ views
    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is expected to announce her political plans today in San Antonio. Aides to Hutchison said late Tuesday that she would appear there with her Texas Republican colleague, Sen. John Cornyn, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky for a news conference. Though the statement made no mention of a topic, Hutchison has said frequently that she would leave the Senate before her term ends in 2012. Several state politicians have already declared their interest in running in a special election to replace her. But Cornyn, McConnell, Gov. Rick Perry and every member of the Texas...
  • Perry and White obliterate competition to win respective nominations

    03/03/2010 6:15:05 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 18 replies · 671+ views ^ | 03/03/2010 | John G. Winder
    A rousing primary that featured a cast of characters ranging from Sarah Palin to George H.W. Bush to Glenn Beck comes to a dramatic conclusion It was no surprise that former Houston Mayor Bill White won the Democrat nomination for Governor handily despite a slew of contenders. The shocker was how easily incumbent Governor Rick Perry dismantled both U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and upstart Tea Party favorite Debra Medina in a highly publicized and viciously fought contest.
  • Hutchison underestimated anti-Washington sentiment

    03/03/2010 4:06:01 AM PST · by cbkaty · 31 replies · 1,517+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 2, 2010, 11:00PM | JOE HOLLEY
    Less than a year ago, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison was the most popular elected official in Texas and the odds-on favorite to be the next governor of Texas. Some polls showed her leading the incumbent, Rick Perry, by more than 20 points. What Hutchison didn't realize this time a year ago was that her fate may well have been sealed by Tax Day, April 15, 2009, when Perry spoke at tea party rallies in Houston, Dallas and Austin and suggested — merely suggested — that Texas might have reason to secede from the union. He never mentioned the word...
  • Gov. Perry beats Hutchison in Texas GOP primary

    03/02/2010 11:22:01 PM PST · by Texas Jack · 20 replies · 1,112+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 3, 2010 | Associated Press
    AUSTIN, Texas – Riding a wave of growing anti-Washington anger, Texas Gov. Rick Perry easily dispatched Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and a challenger backed by some in the tea party movement Tuesday to once again become the Republican nominee for the state's top office. Speaking shortly after Hutchison called him to concede, Perry continued the attack on the nation's capital that powered him past the state's senior senator, slamming Washington on spending, job losses, the heath care debate and for "trying to impose education standards" on Texas. "From Driftwood, Texas, to Washington, D.C., we are sending you a message tonight:...
  • Perry's message frustrates Hutchison [TxGov]

    02/28/2010 6:58:10 AM PST · by deport · 13 replies · 655+ views
    American Statesman ^ | 2-28-2010 | Jason Embry
    HOUSTON — U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison rode a quarter horse with a heavy winter coat down the middle of Texas Avenue on Saturday morning, diligently waving to the thousands of Houston-area families that lined each side of the street. Her appearance in the annual parade preceding the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was like a number of Hutchison's campaign appearances on the final weekend before she tries to unseat Gov. Rick Perry in Tuesday's Republican primary: She met — or at least waved to —Texans where they were, whether they were eating, shopping or watching the horses parade...
  • Documents show relatively few donors loaded Gov. Rick Perry's campaign 'Money Cannon'

    02/26/2010 1:59:10 PM PST · by deport · 43 replies · 497+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2-26-2010 | Christy Hoppe
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has bragged this week about making fundraising history by bringing in a record $1.3 million in one day, intimating that it came from tapping grassroots support. It turns out that the money mostly came from those who own the field. Only 43 donors provided the first $1 million, and the total $1.28 million was netted from just 123 givers, including lobbyists and long-time political players, reports filed with the Texas Ethics Commission showed Friday. On Thursday, Perry announced the fundraising total in a press release, saying the "Money Cannon" had included "numerous Texans donating...
  • Five turning points in the GOP race for governor [TxGov]

    02/25/2010 6:39:22 AM PST · by deport · 111 replies · 1,360+ views
    American Statesman ^ | 2-25-2010 | Jason Embry
    Despite the countless press releases, Twitter posts and television spots that have flooded the landscape for more than a year, five critical sound bites have defined this election and put Perry in strong position to retain his party's nomination: • "I will be looking at what is best for Texas," Hutchison told Texas Monthly in October 2007 when asked whether she would resign her Senate post to run for governor. Her indecision about resignation, still not resolved to many Republicans' satisfaction, hindered Hutchison's message and left many wishing she had stayed put.• "I could not give a blank check...
  • Poll: More than half of Hispanics identify as conservative [TxGov]

    02/24/2010 7:15:59 AM PST · by deport · 99 replies · 1,230+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2-23-2010 | ROBERT T. GARRETT
    Regardless, Gov. Rick Perry has fared relatively well, perhaps because of his anti-Washington rhetoric and his careful immigration stance, a recent poll indicates. It shows more than half of Texas Hispanics call themselves conservative, and a surprising 23 percent say they might participate in Tuesday's GOP primary. Among those, Perry leads Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison by 2 to 1, according to the poll, commissioned by an Austin consultant for a national group of Hispanic legislative leaders... Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, said the poll hints at a little-noticed facet of Perry's political persona: He doesn't frighten Hispanics...
  • Endorsement: Vote Hutchison [TX]

    02/22/2010 8:10:30 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 57 replies · 760+ views
    The Daily Texan (UT rag) ^ | 2-22-10 | Daily Texan Editorial Staff
    This editorial board’s No. 1 priority is improving the state of higher education in Texas. The governor is a powerful force in determining the direction of higher education in Texas: The governor alone appoints each member of the UT System Board of Regents and of all university boards in Texas, and the regents decide nearly everything else. For that reason, we suggest that students vote in the Republican primary, a race that will have more bearing on higher-education policy than any other. For those committed to other races — or perhaps unable to bring themselves to cast a ballot in...
  • Newspapers' poll: Perry has comfortable lead as voting starts [TxGov]

    02/14/2010 6:24:43 AM PST · by deport · 180 replies · 1,564+ views
    American Statesman ^ | Feb. 13, 2010 | Jason Embry and Corrie MacLaggan
    Gov. Rick Perry heads into the start of early voting Tuesday with a comfortable lead over his two Republican primary challengers, but he could be in for a tough November fight against the Democratic nominee, a poll commissioned by the Austin American-Statesman and other Texas newspapers shows. Perry has the support of 45 percent of likely Republican primary voters, while 29 percent back U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and 17 percent support Wharton activist Debra Medina. Just 8 percent are undecided. The telephone survey was conducted Feb. 2-10, before Medina said important questions had been raised about whether the...
  • Pubic Policy Polling Release The Medina Factor Results

    02/09/2010 11:15:31 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 61 replies · 638+ views ^ | 02/09/2010 | Staff
    Medina now leads Hutchison among conservatives WHARTON, TX – In the latest poll of likely Republican primary voters from February 4th to 7th, the North Carolina-based Public Policy Polling (PPP) report shows Debra Medina is coming on strong. According to the PPP report, although Perry is at 39% to 28% for Kay Bailey Hutchison, Debra Medina is now at a whopping 24%! There are major splits within the race along ideological lines according to the poll results. Perry is at 42% with conservatives, and Medina is now outpolling Hutchison with conservatives by a 25-23 margin.
  • Hutchison gets endorsement in GOP race [TxGov-American Statesman]

    02/07/2010 7:59:57 AM PST · by deport · 39 replies · 627+ views
    American Statesman ^ | 2-07-10 | Editorial Board
    Hutchison brings grown-up approach to working on behalf of Texans and gets endorsement in GOP race Kay Bailey Hutchison might not be the flashiest or the most beloved politician Texas has ever produced, but it's a mistake to discount or denigrate her accomplishments and record. As an institution, we have disagreed with the senator on various issues, but we recognize her effectiveness. We also appreciate the fact that she acts like an adult, talks like an adult and treats Texans like adults. No, Hutchison is not the flashiest politician in the race, but she is nonetheless the best choice...
  • Perry stays true to GOP's ideals [Texas Gov]

    02/05/2010 7:51:05 AM PST · by deport · 32 replies · 463+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 2-05-10 | R.G. RATCLIFFE
    AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry in his unprecedented nine years in office proved time and again that he is a team player: team Republican. Perry's actions and policies as governor — from tort reform to congressional redistricting to championing an amendment banning gay marriage — made him anathema to Democrats. But his approval rating among self-identified Republicans in public opinion surveys remains above 70 percent........ “You can easily summarize Perry's record by saying: Most Texans don't expect much from their state government, and that's what he's given them,” Jillson said.........Redistricting Victory It was the seminal year of his governorship....
  • Election 2010: Texas Republican Primary for Governor

    02/03/2010 11:26:00 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 22 replies · 714+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Tuesday, February 02, 2010 | Rasmussen
    Incumbent Rick Perry's lead over Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has grown a little bigger in the race for this year's Republican gubernatorial nomination in Texas. Tea Party activist Debra Medina also has gained ground, and her gains appear to come at the expense of Hutchison. The latest Rasmussen Reports survey of likely Republican Primary voters in Texas finds Perry leading Hutchison 44% to 29%, with Medina at 16%. Medina has gained four points since the previous survey while Hutchison has lost four points. Perry's support is little changed from a month ago. Medina, the owner of a medical consulting firm,...
  • Election 2010: Texas Republican Primary for Governor (Perry 44%, Hutchison 29%, Medina 16%)

    02/02/2010 3:14:53 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 55 replies · 1,675+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 2-2-10 | Scotte Rasmussen
    Incumbent Rick Perry's lead over Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has grown a little bigger in the race for this year's Republican gubernatorial nomination in Texas. Tea Party activist Debra Medina also has gained ground, and her gains appear to come at the expense of Hutchison. The latest Rasmussen Reports survey of likely Republican Primary voters in Texas finds Perry leading Hutchison 44% to 29%, with Medina at 16%. Medina has gained four points since the previous survey while Hutchison has lost four points. Perry's support is little changed from a month ago.
  • Video: GOP candidates for governor spar in The Belo Debate

    01/29/2010 7:58:57 PM PST · by jsdjason · 47 replies · 1,007+ views
    "DALLAS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and political activist Debra Medina ganged up on front-running Gov. Rick Perry on Friday in the final televised debate before the March 2 Republican primary." Medina won the online vote asking who won the debate with 97% of the vote.
  • Last Texas Gov. Republican Primary Debate set for tonight

    01/29/2010 1:58:06 PM PST · by jsdjason · 13 replies · 635+ views
    AUSTIN — As the Republican candidates for governor prepare for what likely is their last debate tonight on statewide television, the first debate between Democrats Bill White and Farouk Shami has been set for Feb. 8 in Fort Worth.
  • Second GOP debate is tonight, 7pm cst [Texas Gov]

    01/29/2010 6:39:15 AM PST · by deport · 6 replies · 666+ views
    American Statesman ^ | 1-29-10 | Jason Embry
    The Republican candidates will meet for their second and likely final televised debate tonight (at least before the runoff). Sponsored by the Dallas Morning News and television stations owned by the Belo Corp., it can be seen live here in Austin at 7 p.m. on KVUE. Debra Medina tells the Wall Street Journal this morning that Gov. Rick Perry acted like a “jumpy, fidgety frat boy” in the first debate. Regardless of whether that was an apt description, expect a more serious, focused Perry tonight who is likely to hammer away at both Hutchison and Medina. He will talk...
  • Old Guard Caught Off Guard (Relative Unknown Medina Shakes Up Race With Perry and Hutchison)

    01/28/2010 9:42:55 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 38 replies · 1,045+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 29, 2010 | Leslie Eaton
    DALLAS—An obscure candidate with backing from the "tea party" movement threatens to deny a decisive victory to either Texas Gov. Rick Perry or Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in the battle for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in Texas. Little-known Debra Medina made a splash two weeks ago in a televised debate. She criticized the governor for "painting a rosy picture that doesn't exist" about the Texas economy and said her rivals' "squabbling isn't getting us anywhere." Mrs. Medina "stole the show," said Harvey Kronberg, longtime editor of the Quorum Report newsletter in Austin. On Friday night, Mrs. Medina will try to...
  • Dick Armey Campaigns With Kay Bailey Hutchison

    01/27/2010 8:14:37 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 14 replies · 486+ views ^ | 01/27/2010 | Staff
    Dick Armey campaigned with Kay Bailey Hutchison in Brownwood, Lubbock and Amarillo. The former Majority Leader, who represented Texas' 26th district, was a leading figure in the 1994 Republican Revolution and the Contract with America. He currently serves as the Chairman of FreedomWorks and is a leader in the TEA Party movement.
  • Why Debra Medina's Candidacy For Texas Governor Should Be Nationalized

    01/24/2010 6:28:17 PM PST · by Need4Truth · 49 replies · 1,061+ views
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | January 24, 2010 | Phil Pepin
    Debra Medina against all odds is quickly becoming a viable candidate the implications are enormous. Scott Brown's shocking victory is a mixed blessing for the cause of freedom. On one hand it has put a major roadblock in the path towards Obama Care. On the other hand Scott Brown is a big government Republican. So far there are no signs that true reform is taking place in the GOP. The people in control of the party during the worst two consecutive election cycle defeats in GOP history are still in control of the leadership nationally. This is why a Debra...
  • Big Money to Kay Hutchison & Rick Perry [TxGov]

    01/22/2010 7:10:07 AM PST · by deport · 18 replies · 558+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 1-22-10 | Wayne Slater
    Here's a snippet listing the top seven donors to each.... See the complete list at the link.... Top Givers to Hutchison H. Ross Perot, Dallas computer executive $110,000 William Greehey, San Antonio energy executive $100,000 Sid Bass, Fort Worth oilman $100,000 Edward Bass, Fort Worth venture capitalist $100,000 Robert and Martha Gillikin, Dallas $100,000 Peter and Edith O'Doinnell, Dallas $100,000 Barry Andrews, Dallas beer distributor $100,000 Top Contributors to Perry Bob Perry, Houston homebuilder, $200,000 T. Boone Pickens, Dallas oilman $100,000 Curtis Mewbourne, Tyler oilman $100,000 Blackridge Associates, Austin lobbyists $55,000 J. Bass, Dallas, Dallas investment adviser $50,000 Ray...
  • Bush, other Beltway Washington types endorse Hutchison against Perry in Texas Gov Primary

    01/21/2010 8:24:51 PM PST · by rstrahan · 62 replies · 1,483+ views
    Vanity | 1/21/2010 | Rstrahan
    In the news today, GW Bush endorsed Hutchison. This follows Chaney and other inside-the-beltway types endorsing Hutchison against Perry. IMHO, this is absolutely NOT the type of endorsements that Hutchison needs. Right now, in Texas, the sentiment is extremely anti-Washington, and the mood is "kick the ******ds out". All this is doing is further typing Kay Bailey to the Washington mess. I wonder if the endorsements are truly endorsements for her or if they're reading the tea leaves and deciding that an endorsement for her actually supports Perry more.
  • Austin millionaire's donation to Republican Rick Perry -- help Democrat Bill White?[TXGOV]

    01/21/2010 7:49:33 AM PST · by deport · 16 replies · 849+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 1-21-10 | Wayne Slater
    AUSTIN – Like one of those preschool picture books, Rick Perry's latest list of big-money donors invites a question: Which one doesn't belong? Included among the governor's usual givers, staunch Republicans all, is John McHale, an Austin high-tech millionaire with a long history of giving to Democrats. McHale gave the Republican governor $50,000, making him one of Perry's largest donors as he seeks to fend off a challenge from GOP rival Kay Bailey Hutchison, a U.S. senator. McHale did not return a telephone call seeking comment on why he was supporting the Republican governor. But there are clues that...
  • Bush 41 to endorse Hutchison [Texas Governor]

    01/20/2010 5:31:28 PM PST · by deport · 72 replies · 1,367+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 1-20-10 | Wayne Slater
    Look for Kay Bailey Hutchison to expand her circle of support from the Bushies in her bid to unseat Gov. Rick Perry. Hutchison this week added endorsements from James Baker, who served as secretary of state under George HW Bush. Earlier, Bush 43 Vice President Dick Cheney came to Texas to publicly endorse Hutchison. And the Republican senator has plenty of support from one-time aides to George W. Bush - informal advisers Karl Rove and Karen Hughes as well as former education secretary Margaret Spellings.Now, comes Poppy Bush. A source close to the campaign confirms that Bush 41 himself...
  • Medina Blows Perry And Hutchison Out Of The Water

    01/19/2010 10:50:57 AM PST · by fascistsoup · 8 replies · 1,072+ views
    Fascist Soup ^ | 1/19/2010 | Michael Suede
    Debra Medina, the pro-freedom gubernatorial candidate for Texas, pulled out a virtual howitzer and blew Rick Perry (aka Corridor Man) along with Kay Bailey Hutchison (aka Banker Lackey) out of the water in a televised debate last night.
  • URGENT : Rally for a Fair and Open Debate Monday (Jan. 18th)! (TX Governor's Race)

    01/17/2010 8:37:25 PM PST · by speelurker · 29 replies · 669+ views
    Dallas Tea Party Mailing List | 1/17/2009 | Dallas Tea Party
    URGENT : Rally for a Fair and Open Debate Monday (Jan. 18th)! Where: Belo Corporate Headquarters 400 S. Record Street Dallas, TX 75201 When: Monday. January 18th, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm RALLY FOR A FAIR AND OPEN DEBATE! Most of you know that Belo Corp. plans to present ONLY TWO candidates to the people of Texas in the January 29th Governor's race debate. Tea Party member Lauren Dunnaway (75206) has organized a rally to call on Belo Corp. to present ALL legitimate candidates in their gubernatorial debates. The rally will be held at Belo Corp. Headquarters: Belo Corporate Headquarters:...

    01/16/2010 5:41:52 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies · 469+ views ^ | 01/16/2010 | John G. Winder
    “Our history is filled with people who won by standing on their beliefs and principles,” say Medina, who cites Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan as the type of Republicans that best personify her own beliefs and the ideals for which she is fighting. Medina, the former Head of the Wharton County Republican party, believes that somewhere along the line we, as a people, have turned to following personalities rather than ideals. Medina dealt with this issue over five years ago when members of the Wharton County Republican Party Executive Committee began to display apathy. Medina said then, “Our loyalty is...
  • Medina Claims Victory In Last Night's Gubernatorial Debate

    01/15/2010 12:46:05 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 12 replies · 925+ views | 01/15/2010 | John G. Winder
    The positioning of the candidates on the stage only served to illustrate the climate of and differences between the candidates themselves. Medina was flanked on either side by the more well-known Texas stars of the Republican Party, Hutchison and Perry. Medina looked surrounded. Medina looked out-gunned. Before the night was over Hutchison and Perry should have been ducking for cover, unfortunately I don’t think either of their egos would ever allow them to admit that they got their political backsides stomped by a registered nurse from Wharton, but that is exactly what they got.
  • Perry, Hutchison face gender pitfalls at GOP debate [TexasGov] LIVE THREAD

    01/14/2010 6:57:26 AM PST · by deport · 113 replies · 2,988+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 1-14-2010 | CHRISTY HOPPE
    AUSTIN – Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sarah Palin have helped shift the landscape, but gender issues are still tricky for male candidates in political debates. Rick Perry may discover the pitfalls when, for the first time in his long political career he's the only man on stage tonight against two female contenders. From gestures to tone to r-e-s-p-e-c-t, the age-old tussle between men and women will be magnified by stage lights and close-up cameras during the hourlong Republican gubernatorial debate in Denton, broadcast live on public television...... Communications and political experts said that in facing off against women, Perry...
  • Perry appears well-financed as he, Hutchison prepare campaign reports [TxGov]

    01/13/2010 6:49:46 AM PST · by deport · 30 replies · 482+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 1-13-2010 | WAYNE SLATER
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry raised more than $7 million in the last six months and goes into the final stretch of the GOP primary for governor with $11.6 million in the bank. The total represents an escalation in fundraising in his re-election bid against Republican challenger Kay Bailey Hutchison. The deadline to file reports with the state for the latest fundraising period is Friday. Neither campaign has yet filed, but a person close to the Perry camp confirmed the amounts he will report. The contest between Perry and Hutchison for the Republican nomination in the March primary is...
  • Primary Time In Texas: The Gloves Are Off

    01/12/2010 1:58:58 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 22 replies · 715+ views ^ | 01/12/2010 | Staff
    Her admission Monday that she would spend “every waking moment” campaigning for governor ignores the promise she made to Texans in her initial campaign ad for governor: “I’m going to do everything I can to stop the government takeover of health care, and it’s why I’m staying in the Senate though the primary, at risk to my political future. I cannot walk away while this is pending in Congress.” “It’s unfortunate the people of Texas will now have only one senator representing their needs in Washington,” said Texans for Rick Perry spokesman Mark Miner. “If Senator Hutchison is no longer...
  • Reagan Endorses Perry For Re-Election

    01/06/2010 12:59:03 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 5 replies · 381+ views ^ | 01/06/2010 | Staff
    “I’m pleased to have the support of such a respected and effective conservative leader as Michael Reagan,” said Gov. Perry. “He is a powerful voice in the effort to espouse the fiscal and conservative values that have made our nation strong and prosperous, and I am eager to continue working alongside him to uphold these values in Texas and beyond.”
  • Perry, Sharp, Hutchison: Political Lives Intertwined

    01/05/2010 1:25:22 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 2 replies · 256+ views
    Tribune ^ | 01/04/2010 | Dave McNeely
    The political paths of three former student leaders from Texas’ two main public universities have crisscrossed for years. All three have been on the political radar since all were on the same statewide ballot in 1990. Now, two face off March 2 for the Republican nomination for governor: U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is trying to unseat Gov. Rick Perry. The third, Democratic former state Comptroller John Sharp, wants Hutchison’s Senate seat -- whenever it might be up for election. Her seat is scheduled election in 2012, but she could resign sooner, which would cause a special election. Two of...
  • Expect low blows, high volume from Perry, Hutchison [Texas Gov]

    01/03/2010 8:21:03 AM PST · by deport · 22 replies · 960+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Jan. 2, 2010 | CHRISTY HOPPE
    ..... In 58 days GOP voters will select either Kay Bailey Hutchison or Rick Perry, two political veterans, popular with their party, undefeated in decades of elections. In all probability, the price of admission is too steep for political newcomer Debra Medina as the two leaders stage an air-war of political ads likely to tally a combined $30 million over two months. "It is politics at full-throttle," said Bill Miller, who advises corporate and political clients. "This will be a race where there will be a lot of gut shots, low blows. They'll be punches thrown meant to incapacitate...