No need for KBH tea leaves? She's running

When Senator Hutchison is writing editorials like this one in the Chron, everyone assumes she's running:

Republicans in the House and Senate recently took a historic step and voted to support a moratorium on Congressional earmarks. I supported this effort because it will give Congress the opportunity to make our nation's budget process more transparent and accountable, and it will allow us to focus on cutting spending.
I think I was the first one to remark after the primary that it looked like KBH was making moves to run for re-election in 2012. This move certainly makes it look likely. KBH has historically been a fairly prolific earmarker and had stood with McConnell in opposing an earmark ban. I don't know anyone who isn't interpreting this as a move to run for re-election.

Here's a fun parlor game: how many primary opponents will KBH get if she decides to run again? I'll put the over/under at 3.5. I'd put her at under a 50% chance to win re-election if she decides to run.

Posted by Evan @ 11/23/10 03:02 PM


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