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KBH officially enters the Governor’s race

While I never believed that Kay Bailey Hutchison would actually resign her Senate seat in order to run for Governor, I also never believed that she would drop her primary challenge to Rick Perry, even as he played his mind games with her to try to make her go away. And indeed, as expected, she made her filing today, while giving a unique reason for GOP primary voters to support her.

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison today used the entry of Houston Mayor Bill White into the Democratic contest for governor as a reason Republicans should vote for her over Gov. Rick Perry in the March 2 GOP primary.

“Certainly, he (White) is a credible candidate. That makes it more important for Republicans to vote for the candidate who can win,” Hutchison said.

In other words, “Vote for me, because I’m the only one who can beat the guy that wouldn’t be in this race if I had ever followed through on that promise I made to resign my seat”. Hey, it’s as good as anything else she’s got to say. But sadly for her, I don’t think it will work. The Trib has more.

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