Kay Bailey Hutchison running for re-election?
Roll Call adds some fresh fuel to the Kay Bailey Hutchison is running for re-election rumor:
Hutchison's office declined Roll Call’s request for an extended interview to discuss her future in the wake of her March 2 defeat by incumbent Rick Perry in the Texas Republican gubernatorial primary. And in a brief impromptu interview Thursday, the Senator flatly declined to comment on her gubernatorial race or whether she will seek re-election in 2012, when her Senate term expires.Click through the link and you'll get a Beckwith quote implicitly acknowledging that KBH is considering running for re-election.
But Hutchison was willing to talk about her legislative and political agenda now that she is refocused on her job as Texas’ senior Senator, and she was similarly predisposed to discuss her move back into leadership as an appointed adviser to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — a new slot created specifically for her.
McConnell said he hopes Hutchison seeks a fifth term in 2012.
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