GALVESTON — Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison, who is challenging Texas Gov. Rick Perry for his job, is planning to keep her U.S. Senate seat until after the state’s March gubernatorial primary.
Hutchison, a Republican, told the Texas Federation of Republican Women Convention in Galveston that “I want you to know that I will not leave the Senate before the end of the year.
“I have said before that I intended to resign this fall after the government takeover of healthcare is defeated. I have not said the exact date for resignation because we were waiting for the Democrats to schedule the Senate debate.”
“But last weekend the bill passed out of the House, taking us one perilous step closer to a government takeover of nearly one-third of our economy,” she said. “We are a step closer to huge tax increases; the loss of countless jobs; the end of patient choice.
“The Democrats are going to pull out every stop to socialize American medicine. But we will fight it every step of the way. And it could be a long fight. Just last week Harry Reid said for the first time that we would likely not finish the healthcare debate this year.
“In the same week, Democrats moved a cap and trade bill out of the committee on a party-line vote to the Senate floor. Cap and trade is anti-job, anti-Texan and anti-American. Cap and trade will turn us into the cleanest third world economy in this Hemisphere. And it will devastate the Texas economy. We must stop it in its tracks.”
Hutchison said she is “more determined than ever to become the 48th Governor of our great state. I must put what’s best for my campaign aside and do what is best for Texas.
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