Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison continues to be coy about her future.
Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and former Democratic Gov. Ann Richards don't agree on much.
But they both feel like it's time to return to Texas and get a dog.
For Ms. Hutchison, a longtime senator who has recently adopted two children, returning home could mean taking on Republican Gov. Rick Perry in 2006.
On Friday she told more than 200 women gathered at the Women's Museum for a conversation between her and Ms. Richards that she was considering a 2006 campaign for governor.
The comments were yet another indication that she is aiming for the governor's mansion.
"I haven't made a decision. I'm looking at all options – one of which is to make money," she said.
"There's something very satisfying in that," Ms. Richards said about making money.
Ms. Richards, who lives in New York, shared the stage with the senator.
She gave Ms. Hutchison tips about living as governor.
"Let me tell you something about the governor's mansion: It is really old," she said. "Raising those two little kids in the governor's mansion, you're going to have to put something over the furniture. It's very fragile and very delicate."
Ms. Hutchison said her children would impact her decision.
"It has changed my life," she said. "Maybe it's time for me to come home and get a dog."