Thursday, November 19, 2009

Perry says Hutchison took his advice on staying in Senate

Perry says Hutchison took his advice on staying in Senate; Dallas News

Gov. Rick Perry said Monday that Kay Bailey Hutchison's decision to stay in the Senate until after their primary fight in March was a good one – since it was his idea.

"If there was ever a time to have full-time representation in the United States Senate, it would be right now," Perry said during a visit to Emmett J. Conrad High School in Dallas. "So I really appreciate her taking my advice and staying on the job full time."

Hutchison had considered resigning by the end of the year to focus on running for governor but said last week she would delay that to fight against Democratic health care and environmental legislation. Perry, who has questioned whether she would take him on for the Republican nomination for governor, has said that such a run would weaken the Texas GOP.

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