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  • 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...
  • Texas Sized Lesson: The New Tone Era is over

    03/06/2010 5:28:19 AM PST · by Dudoight · 33 replies · 1,097+ views
    American Thinker ^ | C. Edmund Wright
    While the ever-helpful Jurassic media is trying to force-feed conservatives and Republicans groupthink analysis of Rick Perry's thumping of Kay Bailey Hutchison (KBH), the GOP had better heed the main lesson: The "new tone" era is over.
  • Breaking News Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison Concedes GOP Gubernatorial Primary

    03/02/2010 7:41:55 PM PST · by Steelfish · 173 replies · 8,158+ views
    Foxnews ^ | March 02, 2010
    Breaking News Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison Concedes GOP Gubernatorial Primary to Gov. Rick Perry
  • United States Senator Michael Williams (R-TX), 2010- ?

    02/26/2010 8:08:15 PM PST · by dangus · 10 replies · 429+ views
    Williams For Texas ^ | 2-26-2010 | Dangus
    Are the national media (and most conservatives) just completely presuming Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's promise to resign from the U.S. Senate, regardless of how the Governor's primaries turn out? Even the standard reference sources, like Wikipedia, FiveThirtyEight, SwingStateProject, the Cook Report, etc., all ignore the race. Meanwhile, a fantastic candidate, Texas State Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams is running hard. (The Texas State Railroad Commission oversees energy issues, among others.) Check out this clip, from CPAC, stating at 3:23: http://www.williamsfortexas.com/posts/48 Any other information about this race would be greatly appreciated.
  • Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist endorses Rick Perry for Texas governor

    02/25/2010 7:59:13 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies · 285+ views
    The Dallas Morning news ^ | February 24, 2010 | GROMER JEFFERS JR.
    Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist on Wednesday endorsed Rick Perry for re-election as governor. "I had to come 1,200 miles to find a governor who believes in a simple principle called the rule of law," Gilchrist said at the Crescent Hotel. "I'm here to encourage all you Texans to stand your ground and get out there and vote for this governor." DMN Editorial Board recommendations Gilchrist later added that "Perry has a clear record of decisive action to secure our borders, stop illegal drug and human trafficking trade and is very clearly the right choice for voters in Texas to...
  • (Latest Rasmussen Poll:)Election 2010: Texas Republican Primary for Governor

    02/24/2010 8:23:41 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 31 replies · 809+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | February 24, 2010
    Texas GOP Primary: Perry 48%, Hutchison 27%, Medina 16% Just days before Texas Republicans pick their nominee for governor, incumbent Rick Perry has his biggest lead yet. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely Republican Primary voters finds Perry leading Senate Kay Bailey Hutchison 48% to 27%, with Tea Party activist Debra Medina earning 16% of the vote. Nine percent (9%) of Texas GOP voters remain undecided.
  • Why have no polls been published since Medina's truther outing on 2/11/10

    02/22/2010 11:06:41 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 47 replies · 1,153+ views
    Unpublished polls | 2/22/10
    It has been 11 days since the infamous Beck/Medina interview and no new polls have been published. My guess Perry now has over 50% and will avoid a runoff. Thus the media silence since he has Sarah Palin's support.
  • A Texas Senator, Now a Challenger Lagging in Polls

    02/20/2010 9:27:49 AM PST · by Steelfish · 103 replies · 1,871+ views
    NYTimes ^ | February 20, 2010 | JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.
    A Texas Senator, Now a Challenger Lagging in Polls JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. February 20, 2010 DALLAS — Just a year ago, many Republican leaders considered Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison to be the odds-on favorite to become the next governor of Texas. A popular lawmaker from the old-guard Republican establishment, she was seen as someone who could widen the party’s appeal after the setbacks it suffered during the 2008 national election. Back then, the incumbent, Gov. Rick Perry, appeared vulnerable, having won a four-way re-election fight in 2006 and having hitched himself to the most conservative wing of the Republican...
  • Early voting begins Tuesday as candidates blaze the campaign trail (TX Gubernatorial Race)

    02/16/2010 9:49:53 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 34 replies · 596+ views
    FTW Star-Telegram ^ | 02/15/2010 | Anna M. Tinsley
    FORT WORTH -- Hoping to fire up supporters as early voting in the gubernatorial race begins today, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison kicked off a "Declare Your Independence" tour Monday, encouraging Texas voters to declare their independence from Republican Gov. Rick Perry. Hutchison will be among several candidates casting their ballots today to bring attention to early voting. March 2, the date of the primary election, is also Texas' Independence Day. "I'm asking for your vote and I'm asking for your help," Hutchison told a crowd of more than 40 gathered in a back room at Billy Miner's Saloon in...
  • Debra Medina implodes on Glenn Beck's show

    02/11/2010 2:54:28 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 376 replies · 6,928+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 2/11/10 | By Yael T. Abouhalkah, Kansas City Star Editorial Page columnist
    Medina is facing off in a GOP primary with Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Medina's absurd comments to Beck about U.S. government involvement in 9/11 included this gem: "I don’t have all of the evidence there, Glenn, so I’m not in a place, I have not been out publicly questioning that. I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard, there are some very good arguments and I think the American people have not seen all the evidence there, so I have not taken a position on that." Perry and Hutchinson immediately ripped...
  • Debra Medina Brings Momentum to Screeching Halt By Refusing to Take a Position on Who Was Behind the

    02/11/2010 11:52:48 AM PST · by CautiouslyHopeful · 122 replies · 2,436+ views
    Dallas Observer ^ | February 11, 2010 | Sam Merten
    Debra Medina states: "I have never been involved with the 9-11 truth movement, and there is no doubt in my mind that Muslim terrorists flew planes into those buildings on 9/11. I have not seen any evidence nor have I ever believed that our government was involved or directed those individuals in any way. No one can deny that the events on 9-11 were a tragedy for all Americans and especially those families who lost loved ones."
  • Medina refuses to disavow conspiracy theory that U.S. government was behind 9/11 attacks

    02/11/2010 11:41:32 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 139 replies · 1,897+ views
    In a startling statement today, Republican candidate for governor Debra Medina refused to disavow the allegation that the U.S. government was somehow involved in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center towers on 9/11. Medina made the statement during an interview on the Glenn Beck radio program
  • 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....
  • Heavyweight Showdown in Texas GOP Primary for Governor

    01/31/2010 1:20:58 PM PST · by AJKauf · 46 replies · 975+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Jan 31 | G. M. Roper
    A popular U.S. senator and an incumbent governor headline a close race, but a feisty conservative activist is gaining ground. ------------------ Last but by no means least is the most conservative of the bunch, Debra Medina. A Republican Party activist and the former Wharton County Republican Party chair, as well as the former state coordinator for the Campaign for Liberty, Medina is an admitted long shot, but she has seemingly pushed an awful lot of the right buttons with her share of likely voters: A new Rasmussen Reports poll revealed a significant shift to Medina among likely Texas primary voters....
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rick Perry: Right place, Right time (2012)

    01/22/2010 11:32:49 AM PST · by wolfcreek · 64 replies · 1,019+ views
    Texas Monthly ^ | 1.21.2010 | Paul Burka
    An exquisite sense of timing—and a good deal of luck—has helped transform Rick Perry from an unknown Democratic state legislator into a swaggering Republican who’s spent more years in the Governor’s Mansion than anyone in Texas history. Is it enough to carry him past Kay Bailey Hutchison and all the way to the White House?
  • NRA endorses Rick Perry

    The NRA endorsement comes just days after the Perry Camp announced that fellow conservative and Republican Party mega-star Sarah Palin will campaign with Perry in February.
  • 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...
  • Texas gov calls for discipline in state spending

    01/07/2010 1:17:12 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 7 replies · 460+ views
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | 01/06/10 | Betsy Blaney
    LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Gov. Rick Perry took another swipe at Washington and big government, issuing proposals Wednesday that would make it difficult for the Legislature to raise taxes and would limit the amount state spending could grow. He proposed constitutional amendments Wednesday that would require a supermajority of the Legislature to raise taxes and to cap the growth of state spending at a level tied to inflation and population growth. Perry said his proposals would solidify the "state's commitment to fiscal discipline." He said it's more important than ever to exert fiscal discipline as Washington expands programs that "pile...
  • 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...
  • Hutchison Throws Long Bomb During BCS Game

    01/05/2010 12:28:40 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 13 replies · 806+ views
    National Journal ^ | 01/05/2010 | Reid Wilson
    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) will air out a long pass on Thursday when she drops more than $100K on a single ad during what will likely be one of the most-watched events in TX this year. Hutchison will spend the money on a 30-second spot when Texas meets Alabama for the College Football national championship. It will cost far more than an average TV spot -- in fact, in some districts, the amount Hutchison will spend on the single hit would be enough to run ads for a week. The ad will run during pregame festivities in Austin and...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry has toiled to steer clear of George W. Bush's shadow

    01/05/2010 12:20:44 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 33 replies · 740+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 01/05/2009 | Wayne Slater
    AUSTIN – When he first took office as governor, Rick Perry acknowledged, "I'm not George Bush." And in the decade that followed, he has sought to prove it. As the 10-year incumbent, Perry is the dominant force in the campaign that formally began Monday, and in Texas politics in general. And one way he got there was by studiously separating himself from George W. Bush. If Bush reflects the rise of the Republican Party in Texas, Perry represents its political dominance and recent populist shift. "There's no doubt that psychologically, Perry has tried to step away from the shadow 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...
  • In health care debate, Hutchison's bark comes with little bite

    12/22/2009 9:55:56 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 10 replies · 574+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 12/20/2009 | Todd J Gillman
    As the health care debate consumed Congress this month, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison emerged as a visible critic – impassioned but powerless. One day last week, for instance, she took to the Senate floor to rail against a provision allowing for immediate tax hikes to pay for programs that won't roll out for three or four years. That's an outrage, she declared, arguing to send the bill back to committee. Democrats quickly swatted down the stalling tactic, tabling her motion before Republicans could react. Visibly angry, Hutchison denounced the maneuver moments later. "We're talking about $100 billion in taxes that...
  • Gov. Perry rips rival's support of troops

    12/22/2009 9:44:13 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 3 replies · 406+ views
    San Angelo Standard-Times ^ | 12/21/2009 | Trish Choate
    The contentious race for governor of Texas has come down to accusations over who does and who doesn’t care about troops. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Gov. Rick Perry have been trading shots about one of her votes on the defense-spending bill. The newly minted law could pump an estimated $8.2 million more into the San Angelo economy, thanks to a pay raise for military personnel. Hutchison appeared to have acquired an unlikely ally Monday in the brouhaha. “Rick Perry owes American military men and women an apology for treating them as collateral to his gutless political campaign,” Texas Democratic...
  • Protesters gather at Hutchison's Austin office

    12/22/2009 9:28:07 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 18 replies · 815+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 12/22/2009 | Isadora Vail
    Opponents say senator betrayed Republicans by voting to end defense bill filibuster. A hodgepodge group of about a dozen people gathered outside Kay Bailey Hutchison's Austin office Monday to protest a procedural vote by the U.S. senator that they say helped expedite the disputed health care bill. Hutchison, who is running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in March, has come under fire from Gov. Rick Perry's campaign since the Friday vote, related to a defense spending bill. Senate Republican leaders had organized a filibuster on an item that included nearly $130 billion for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. They...
  • Hutchison v. Perry: Big Drama, And History Too?

    12/22/2009 9:10:26 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 15 replies · 631+ views
    NPR Political Junkie ^ | 12/21/2009 | Ken Rudin
    2010 is going to be an amazing year for political junkies, but I think one thing everyone agrees on is that the March 2 Republican gubernatorial primary in Texas is going to be one for the ages. That's the one where Gov. Rick Perry is being challenged by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. So much ink has been spilled on this race, none better I thought than the Dec. 6 article in the New York Times Magazine by Robert Draper, who calls the matchup a great example of the GOP's "internal discontents": The issues and cultural references in the race are...
  • At mayhem central, we relish team of Hutchison and Earle

    12/22/2009 8:54:54 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 13 replies · 477+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | 12/21/2009 | Ken Herman
    This is so potentially great, even greater than we thought it could be. For a while, ex-Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle talked about running for governor. That could have led to a November battle between Democrat Earle and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, now running against Gov. Rick Perry in the GOP gubernatorial primary. Earle v. Hutchison would have been a rematch of the battle previously known as The State of Texas v. Hutchison, a long-ago criminal case in which Earle was The State of Texas and he wanted to send Hutchison to prison for up to 51 years. The...
  • Sen. Hutchison gets $4.85 million for border law enforcement

    12/10/2009 4:49:02 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies · 734+ views
    KVIA ^ | Dec 10, 2009
    U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison has secured $4.85 million in funding to be used by border sheriffs to stop drug and human trafficking. The money is coming from the fiscal year 2010 Omnibus Appropriations bill. It will help border sheriffs pay for overtime, hire additional deputies, and purchase equipment. This project supports Operation Linebacker, an initiative of the Texas Border Sheriff's Coalition. "Our law enforcement personnel along the border are regularly under assault, and drug and human traffickers continue to threaten the safety of our communities," Hutchison said in a news release. "Sheriffs patrolling the border need additional reinforcements to...
  • Bill White Switching To The Governor's Race, Chron Reporting

    11/28/2009 11:17:25 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 10 replies · 667+ views
    Houston Press ^ | 11/23/2009 | Richard Connelly
    The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Mayor Bill White is about to switch his future plans from not being elected to the U.S. Senate to not being elected Texas governor. White's move comes as Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's laughably inept run for the governorship continues to implode. Sooner or later KBH will realize she's been out-teabagged by Gov. Rick Perry, she'll regretfully analyze that Texas needs her in the Senate to fight communism, and she'll withdraw from the gubernatorial race. That means no Senate opening until 2012 at least. Luckily White -- even as he has been relentlessly insisting he...
  • Edge lies with Perry in Texas gubernatorial race

    11/28/2009 11:12:28 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 22 replies · 984+ views
    San Angelo Standard Times ^ | 11/24/2009 | Jack Cowan
    SAN ANGELO, Texas — Maybe it won’t turn out to be the turning point of the 2010 gubernatorial race, but it probably was the defining one when Rick Perry hinted that Texas should secede from the United States. Perry, addressing the Tea Party-inspired fury aimed at the federal government earlier this year, coyly said several times, in various ways, that Texans love their country, but if Washington refused to heed the Constitution, well ... Most Americans either laughed or gasped, but most of the people who will vote in next year’s Texas Republican primary either applauded or nodded approvingly. It...
  • Schieffer drops out of Texas governor's race

    11/28/2009 11:05:15 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 19 replies · 904+ views
    Star Telegram via Leagle ^ | 11/23/2009 | Dave Montgomery
    Nov. 23--AUSTIN A Fort Worth attorney Tom Schieffer dropped out the Texas governor's race today and urged the remaining Democratic candidates to unit behind Houston Mayor Bill White as the party's best chance to beat Republicans next fall. Schieffer's withdrawal came amid strong reports that White, who is now running for the U.S. Senate, will switch races to run for governor as the Democratic consensus. White said he will make a decision by Dec. 4. There was no immediate indication that other Democratic candidates planned to accept Schieffer's request. A spokeswoman for Austin entertainer Kinky Friedman said Friedman plans to...
  • Perry striking out with Texas congressional endorsements [KBH won't resign before primary]

    11/14/2009 1:39:52 PM PST · by deport · 83 replies · 1,978+ views
    Star Telegram ^ | 11-11-2009 | MARIA RECIO
    WASHINGTON — Gov. Rick Perry has been campaigning against Washington, and Washington is returning the favor — no endorsements here. In the back and forth between Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and Perry over gubernatorial endorsements, it’s no contest when it comes to the Texas congressional delegation: It’s Hutchison 10 and Perry 0.Ten of the 20 U.S. House Republicans have publicly endorsed Hutchison, and insiders say it is unlikely that any of the remaining 10 will endorse Perry, preferring to remain neutral.Rep. Joe Barton, R-Arlington, who until now has not said what he would do, told the Star-Telegram that...
  • Common Sense Conservative Debra Medina, Texas Governor Candidate Addresses 37,000 Illegals

    11/27/2009 7:33:39 PM PST · by No Apologies in Texas · 40 replies · 2,004+ views
    570 KLIF ^ | 11/23/2009 | Jeff Bolton
    Debra Medina (R), candidate for Texas Governor, addresses illegal immigration and the fact that D.C. has announced the deportation of 37,000 illegals from other states through Presidio, TX. Current Gov. Perry sends handwringing letter to Janet Napolitano while border sheriffs are left trying to devise ways to block the 37,000 from swarming back over the border into TX, further destroying the economy.
  • Perry campaign launches ‘Operation Intervention’ [Tx Governors race -- Odds & Ends]

    11/26/2009 7:37:06 AM PST · by deport · 26 replies · 950+ views
    American Statesman ^ | November 24, 2009 | Jason Embry
    By Jason Embry | Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 04:14 PM The high command of Gov. Rick Perry’s re-election campaign is encouraging supporters to participate in something called Operation Intervention, which is an effort to convert supporters of U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison before the filing period begins Dec. 3. The goal of this operation seems to be convincing Hutchison not to run. In a Saturday memo to “interested parties,” Perry consultant Dave Carney wrote, “Between now and the filing period December 3rd, I would like to ask you to engage in Operation Intervention by reaching out to Hutchison supporters...
  • Barbour hopes Hutchison stays in Senate

    11/22/2009 3:45:10 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 14 replies · 772+ views
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 11/19/2009 | Mark Preston
    Cedar Creek, Texas (CNN)– Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Thursday that he hopes Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison remains in the Senate and acknowledged that he has spoken with her about challenging Gov. Rick Perry in the GOP primary. Barbour, head of the Republican Governors Association (RGA), would not elaborate on his conversation with Hutchison, but did say he personally hopes Perry wins another term. "I would just hate to lose Kay Bailey in the Senate," Barbour said at a news conference during the RGA's annual meeting. "She has been a great senator. I would just hate to lose a great...
  • Perry agrees: Hutchison's head should roll, too

    11/22/2009 3:23:26 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 18 replies · 801+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Todd J Gillman
    Gov. Rick Perry's campaign, not too surprisingly, pounced on Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's comment on Meet the Press that if Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner deserves to be fired, members of Congress do, too. "Senator Hutchison finally admitted that she is part of the problem with the out-of-control spending in Washington," said Perry spokesman Mark Miner. "After supporting record deficits, bailouts and earmarks during her more than 16 years in Washington, most Texans would agree with the Senator's statement, 'We shouldn't keep our jobs either.'" Hmmm. Doesn't that contradict Perry's old standby that Texas is better off if Hutchison stays in...
  • Rick Perry, Kay Bailey Hutchison agree to Dallas-area debate Jan. 14, 2010

    11/21/2009 10:21:10 AM PST · by deport · 19 replies · 1,092+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 11-21-09 | Associated Press
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison have agreed to a debate before their hotly contested Republican gubernatorial primary next spring. Officials at KERA-TV (Channel 13) said Friday that both candidates accepted a Jan. 14 debate in North Texas. The primary is March 2. KERA says Hutchison might ask for the debate to be reset if it conflicts with a Senate vote on health care reform. The hourlong debate will include an audience and questions from journalists. It will be distributed to all TV and radio stations in the state.
  • GOP Women ‘Energized’ Heading into 2010 Contests

    11/15/2009 12:27:00 PM PST · by anymouse · 8 replies · 1,015+ views
    Galveston Daily News ^ | November 15, 2009 | Nick Cenegy
    Republican women convening at the Galveston Island Convention Center this weekend said they are “energized” about the 2010 and 2012 elections and view them as a turning point for the state and nation. Women from across the state, many of whom donned Republican red, gathered Saturday for the third of a four-day convention hosted biennially by the Texas Federation of Republican Women. Highlighting the convention’s agenda during the last few days were keynote addresses by party front-runners Gov. Rick Perry and gubernatorial challenger Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison Hutchison addressed the delegation Saturday morning announcing, as expected, she won’t resign her...
  • Illegal immigrants divide discussions on health care reform

    11/10/2009 12:07:27 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies · 842+ views
    The Monitor ^ | November 09, 2009 | Jared Janes
    McALLEN(Texas) — Immigration advocates shouted support for health care reform Monday afternoon as Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison was ushered away from the airport during a campaign stop in the Rio Grande Valley. As health care reform takes center stage in the U.S. Senate, the shouting over one divisive and complicated issue won’t stop soon. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are grappling with how to handle illegal immigrants — an issue, along with abortion, that at times threatened to derail reform efforts in the House — in the health care bill. While both chambers seem to agree that taxpayers shouldn’t subsidize health...
  • (CONFIRMED) Cheney to campaign for Hutchison in Texas

    10/28/2009 10:50:40 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 123 replies · 3,586+ views
    http://www.bostonherald.com ^ | Wednesday, October 28, 2009 | Associated Press
    AUSTIN, Texas — Former Vice President Dick Cheney will throw his support behind U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s campaign for Texas governor. Hutchison’s campaign confirmed today that Cheney will endorse the Texas Republican’s March primary challenge of Gov. Rick Perry at a fundraiser next month.
  • Hutchison named 'Porker of the Month'

    10/20/2009 12:36:19 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 11 replies · 810+ views
    Wane.com ^ | 10/20/2009 | Shane Allen
    AUSTIN (KXAN) - An anti-earmark group Tuesday named Texas Senator and Republican gubernatorial candidate Kay Bailey Hutchison as October's “ Porker of the Month .” The group gives out the title to lawmakers, government officials and political candidates it thinks “have shown a blatant disregard for the interests of taxpayers,” according to its website. The group said Hutchison has requested 149 earmarks worth $1.6 billion for fiscal year 2010. The Dallas Morning News reports that, by Hutcison’s own accounting, she has steered $8.7 billion to Texas in the past five years. Hutchison has argued if she hadn't secured those funds,...
  • Hutchison sells D.C. home

    10/20/2009 12:32:16 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 15 replies · 922+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/17/2009 | AP
    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison may be waffling about when to give up her powerful job, but a sign came this month that she's serious about leaving the nation's capital to focus on her run for Texas governor: a "sold" sign outside her suburban Washington home. Tax records show that her 4,300-square-foot house in McLean, Va., sold for $1.4 million on Oct. 2. That's about $170,000 less than she and her husband, Ray Hutchison, paid for it in 2006 and nearly $400,000 less than the original asking price in August 2008. The Hutchisons own a home valued at $2.7 million in...
  • State of Confusion in the State of Texas

    10/20/2009 12:23:26 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 16 replies · 909+ views
    BeLogical.com ^ | 10/15/2009 | Lynn Woolley
    It is becoming apparent that there is a possibility that neither Rick Perry nor Kay Bailey Hutchison may be the Republican nominee for governor of Texas. Both of them have issues that must be cleared up – and soon, or other big names are going to enter the race. Gov. Perry is smack in the middle of a developing controversy over the 2004 execution of Cameron Todd Willingham – indeed a very bad man, but a man who may not have started the fire that killed his three children. The strange thing is that the question of Willingham’s guilt is...
  • Hutchison defends earmarks despite Perry jabs ($10 Billion)

    10/10/2009 2:25:09 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 11 replies · 861+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/09/2009 | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON – Gov. Rick Perry has hammered Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison time and again as a Washington-style big spender. He decries the $2.6 billion that she slipped "secretly" into the last two annual budgets. But he doesn't know the half of it. By Hutchison's own accounting, she has steered $8.7 billion to Texas in the last five years. And as Congress finalizes the 2010 budget, the haul will probably exceed $10 billion – a staggering sum that has never been tallied before. It ranks her among the most successful earmarkers in congressional history. How that plays in the GOP gubernatorial...
  • Hutchison snags backing by Texas Farm Bureau

    10/10/2009 1:47:00 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 11 replies · 391+ views
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 10/05/2009 | Anna M. Tinsley and Dave Montgomery
    FORT WORTH — U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison landed a coveted endorsement Monday — from the Texas Farm Bureau, which some expected would go to incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Perry, the state’s former agriculture commissioner — in her bid to become the next Texas governor. Farm Bureau officials say that they did not make the decision lightly, but that it was not difficult because it involves "a matter of trust." "This is the most important race for governor in a long time," Kenneth Dierschke, president of the Texas Farm Bureau, said in a statement read at a local news conference....
  • Hutchison campaigns for gun rights

    10/10/2009 1:20:59 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 30 replies · 1,052+ views
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | 10/09/2009 | Kelley Shannon
    PFLUGERVILLE, Texas — Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison went to a shooting range Friday to remind voters of her support for gun rights by pointing out her plans to weigh in on an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case. With gunfire popping in the background, Hutchison said she will help lead a bipartisan group from Congress in filing a legal brief urging the court to rule gun ownership is an individual right that applies at the state and local levels, in addition to the federal level. Both Hutchison and Gov. Rick Perry, who are squaring off in the March Republican primary, say...