Hutchison skipping bid for governor, seeking re-election
Jun 17, 9:09 PM EDT
Hutchison skipping bid for governor, seeking
AUSTIN (AP) -- Republican U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey
Hutchison won't be running for governor in 2006.
Her campaign tonight announced Hutchison will be
seeking re-election to the Senate.
Hutchison earlier today appeared in Plano and said she
was near a decision on whether to challenge G-O-P Gov.
Perry called Hutchison a "champion" for Texas in
Washington and said her decision to seek re-election
to the Senate is "great news for Texas."
Hutchison campaign manager Terry Sullivan says
Hutchison on June 27th will discuss her decision and
why she believe it's in best interest of Texas.
Sullivan, when reached by The Associated Press,
declined further comment on the 61-year-old senator's
decision and motivation.
Republican Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn
has scheduled a public rally tomorrow in Austin --
where she's expected to announce a challenge to Perry.
(Thanks to Scott Lawrence of KFDM for assist)
© 2005 The Associated Press.