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.
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