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    Hutchison, Out.

    Hutchison, Out.

    Kay Bailey Hutchison announced today that she will not be seeking re-election for her Senate position. According to Hutchison, she has known this for quite some time. Considering the fact that she ran against Rick Perry for the governorship last year, I doubt that is really the case. However, I welcome her departure for whatever reason it has come about.

    The two contenders for the spot are both more suitable, but not by much: David Dewhurst is the current Lt. Gov of Texas and a presumptive heir to the Hutchinson throne. Dewhurst’s resumé doesn’t strike me as particularly impressive. From what I can derive, his major legislative contributions have been largely social (think proposing the death penalty on second-time child predators). I’m just as skeptical about the other rumored contender, Tom Leppert, the current mayor of Dallas. Between his indoor smoking bans, house building ordinances, and taxpayer-funded hotels, he looks more like a Bloomberg “Republican” than a true Texan.

    I could easily be wrong and I hope I am. Is anyone a better & more viable prospect for the Hutchison Senate seat from Texas.?


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    Re: M. Williams being "green" — I think he has more in common with T. Boone Pickens. All those lovely Federal subsidies, and when money falls from the sky, Texans find their big hats useful 🙂


    Tom Leppert is at the bottom of the list of viable candidates. He doesn't have statewide name recognition and after KBH's RINO ways, don't expect us Republicans in Texas to see fit to replace her with another RINO. I would say that the top 3 are Dewhurst, Abbott and Williams.

    pasadenaphil said…
    The "n" in Hutchison is silent.

    …and also stealth.

    Your research on the contenders for the Senate seat being vacated by Hutchison is thin and incomplete.

    The top contender is a black man who was on the Texas Railroad Commission.

    He flat rocks!

    Williams has been mentioned (and supported) already. He's also still on the Railroad Commission of Texas(not "was" on).

    BTW, the RRC no longer has anything to do with railroads- the name is anachronistic. It's Texas' overall energy regulation agency- explains a bit of why some of Mr. Williams' policy record has a green tinge to it. Still, compared to the general field of government energy officials- who tend more green than 'generic' gov't officials- I find him more than acceptable.

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