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.