Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison sought to dispel any doubt of her intentions to run against Gov. Rick Perry in an interview with the Dallas Morning News yesterday. Said Hutchison: "I think I can help Texas now and take our state into the real areas that need to have leadership."
Theres genuine concern among the GOP leadership in Washington that a veto-proof, 60 vote Democratic majority would eliminate any real Republican power in the upper chamber.
Bailey says the mathematics in the Senate are going to change more by next year and that - quoting - "I think that one spot is not going to make a difference."
She told the newspaper that shes already put $1 million from her Senatorial campaign into a gubernatorial account - and that she wouldnt resign her seat until the end of the year, at the earliest.