U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) on Wednesday told WBAP's Mark Davis she plans to officially launch her bid for Texas governor in August. She added that she will step down from the U.S. Senate sometime in October or November to battle incumbent fellow Republican Gov. Rick Perry.
Sen. Hutchison said she wants to remain in the Senate long enough to oppose President Barack Obama's government healthcare plan and proposed "cap-and-trade" environmental legislation. "I'm trying to finish those things in a responsible way and then I'm coming home to try to give leadership to Texas," Hutchison said during a live interview on News Talk 820 WBAP.
She said she gave Gov. Perry a "free pass" four years ago in not running for governor at that time. "No one expected him to run again and I stepped back last time. I tried to give him a free ride with no primary but for him to try to stay on for fifteen years is too long," Hutchison stated.
During the interview with Davis, Hutchison said she plans next week to vote against the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.
get it Bill White GET IT. Texas, you have your chance to make up for Cornyn.