Gov. Rick Perry Wins Texas GOP Nomination over Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison for Governor


There will be no run off election in Texas GOP Governor primary … Rick Perry wins going away.

Incumbent Texas governor Rick Perry won in a landslide last night the GOP nomination for governor over rivals US Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Debra Medina. Perry won with over 50% of the vote while his next closest challenger Kay Bailey Hutchison was a distant second some 20% points behind.

What was the message from this Republican primary? Being a Washington, DC insider is not a good thing in the present political climate.

Perry said his win should send a message to Washington.

“Quit spending all the money, stop trying to take over our lives and our businesses,” he said in a speech that seemed aimed as much as the Obama White House as his Democratic opponent Bill White.

As referenced by  the Gateway Pundit, Perry took complete advantage of the anti-Washington, anti-Obama sentiment in the country in cruising to an easy win in last nights Texas Governor GOP primary.

For the Democrats, former Houston Mayor Bill White crushed hair care magnate Farouk Shami to win the Democratic nomination for governor. Look for a Perry win in November 2010 and President Barack Obama to be a drag on the Democrat ticket in The Lone Star state.

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    3 Responses to “Gov. Rick Perry Wins Texas GOP Nomination over Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison for Governor”

    1. david r on March 3rd, 2010 9:07 am

      Kay never defined Perry for voters. Many people in Texas are clueless about how bad a deal Perry’s toll roads are. The fine print allows foreign equity owners to charge whatever they choose for the next 50 years, and prohibits the state from improving any surrounding freeways so as not to ‘compete’ with the toll roads. If you think traffic is bad in major cities now, wait and see what it looks like in 50 years. Of course, by then we will have forgotten about the guy who put us in the mess, Rick Perry. Texas Monthly wrote a very good piece about it last year. Perry can get up in front of voters and say with a straight face that he built the roads without raising taxes. Texas buys roads like a ghetto dweller buys a Malaysian TV from a “rent to own” crook.

    2. Gwen on March 3rd, 2010 11:17 am

      Perry is so stupid that when he took over as governor from GW he made him look smart.

      Perry has made a lot of mistakes. But Senator Hutchinson was a poor campaigner. She is not really trusted by the right wing of the republican party because she has been pro choice in the past. Independents in Texas have liked her and voted for her in large numbers, but they were not participating to much degree in the republican primary.

      Four years ago Perry won in a field with two independent candidates and he didn’t even get 40 per cent of the vote.

      When voters in the general election get a chance to contrast Perry to White – if White can avoid mistakes – he can be the “clean outsider” candidate to return rational thought to the State house.

    3. tuyvnsurvivor on March 4th, 2010 10:39 am

      Am I banned form making comments? If not something odd is keeping my comments off the boards for days. If I am banned, it has been fun and thanks for the past opportunities.

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