Hutchison will run against incumbent Governor Rick Perry.
She spoke to crowds in Austin and said she is looking forward to taking over the Governor's seat.
"I think we can go forward, and I think my experience in the senate has been very good because I've seen some of the areas where we can improve," said Hutchison.
Senator Hutchison has filed the paperwork to run for governor but doesn't say how long she will keep her senate seat. She has yet to make that decision.
Senator Hutchison says she will keep a positive campaign although she says that Gov. Perry is known to run his differently.
"We have seen negative campaigns run by Gov. Perry in the past, am I concerned? It's not going to dissuade me."