Rick v. Kay
Great write up by Brad Jackson about this race.In the old west, two fierce rivals would gather on opposite ends of a dusty street, itchy trigger fingers at the ready. Whoever was the faster, more accurate shooter won, generally with grave consequences for the loser. There aren’t many old west-style dusty streets left in Texas these days, but there is a showdown nonetheless in the | Read More »
Texas GOP Primary Debate, Perry vs. KBH Live Blog
Tonight was the first debate in the Texas GOP primary. Governor Rick Perry and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison squared off and were joined by lesser known GOP contender, Debra Medina. Skip toward the bottom of the post for a minute by minute breakdown of the debate. All times are Central. Post Game Chatter Governor Perry’s campaign statement on tonight’s debate: “Tonight’s debate gave Texans the | Read More »
For Kay Bailey Hutchison, Staying in Washington to Fight Health Care Means Expediting its Passage
Kay Bailey Hutchison, much maligned for campaigning in Texas during the health care debate, boldly announced that she would go to Washington and stay there to fight health care and kill it dead.Instead, today she accelerated it getting to the Senate floor in a bit of Senate gamesmanship.Harry Reid decided to rush the Defense Appropriations bill to the floor of the Senate. He had an | Read More »
BREAKING: Kay Bailey Hutchison Will Not Resign
I am hearing that Senator Hutchison has decided not to resign from the United States Senate to pursue her bid for Governor of Texas.A statement is coming shortly. My understanding is that she will pursue the race for Governor still, but I’m told this is a recognition that she probably can’t make it out of the primary.I’m told a statement is forthcoming.By the way, this | Read More »
Texas Should Put Michael Williams in the Senate
Texans have an outstanding opportunity in the coming year to make a greater impact on the national stage than any other state. Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams, an African American who happens to be an outstanding, uncompromising conservative, will on the ballot for the United States Senate.There are a number of good men running for the Senate in Texas, and most are varying degrees of | Read More »
Is Kay Bailey Hutchison the Republican Diane Feinstein?
Diane Feinstein is notorious for supporting greater funding for China and cooperation with Chicom military authorities because, in part, her husband makes millions of dollars dealing with China.It’s not just China. Feinstein has made out like a bandit from the Iraq War too.As chairperson and ranking member of the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee (MILCON) from 2001 through the end of 2005, Feinstein supervised the appropriation | Read More »
Kay Bailey Hutchison will resign seat to run for Governor of Texas.
I find some of the rhetoric going on between Senator Hutchison and Governor Perry to be already a bit harsh, so here are the bare bones of the story: Hutchison told WBAP-AM (820) host Mark Davis that she would officially kick-off her campaign in August. “Formal announcement: I am in. Then the actual leaving of the Senate will be sometime — October, November — that, | Read More »
Palin to back Perry in Texas
A story on WBAP.com this morning sheds a lot of light, in my opinion, on what Sarah Palin’s plans going forward are likely to be. And let me say that while I thought Sen. Hutchison’s “dissing” of Palin was blown a little out of proportion, I certainly can’t say the senator didn’t bring this upon herself. GOP politics here in Texas may be finally getting | Read More »
So we give Michael Williams a few months of incumbency as Senator.
Sen. John Cornyn is worried that Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is going to retire early this fall to run for Governor, but I’m missing the problem here (via Political Wire): “My guess,” he told Texas reporters at his Senate office today, is that Hutchison will resign “this fall sometime.” That would allow Perry to appoint an interim senator and allow a special election to take | Read More »
TX GOV: KBH Mocks Perry for Palin endorsement
Lone Star Times reports that U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison’s website has posted a copy of a Texarkana Gazette editorial mocking Gov. Rick Perry for having received Sarah Palin’s endorsement: Palin has a certain cachet among conservatives. … But Lord, have mercy, she is an outsider with an opinion about Texas politics and government. And she sounds like the Yankee she is, if we use | Read More »
Kay Bailey Hutchison One Step Closer To Running For Texas Governor
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (Republican-Texas) has taken one step closer to running for the Texas Governorship by establishing an exploratory committe today. She transferred one million dollars from her Senate campaign to start the committee. It has been speculated for awhile that she would challenge sitting Governor Rick Perry (Republican-Texas) in the 2010 race. She has already relinquished her leadership position as Chairwoman of the | Read More »
No, John, Kay Is Not Acceptable
John McCain, the buzz is that Kay Bailey Hutchison could be your pick.As we said earlier, a pro-choice candidate is unacceptable.Likewise, I know for damn certain that Kay Bailey Hutchison has repeatedly barred conservative staffers from policy meetings in the Senate.John, I like KBH. She blogs here at RedState. She’d be a good governor of Texas. She is not Veep material.