Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) easily
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) in the Texas gubernatorial primary
yesterday by a margin of 51% to 30%. Since he crossed the 50% threshold, there will not be a runoff and he
will face former Houston mayor Bill White (D) in the general election. This race is expected to be the Democrats'
best shot at the governor's mansion in decades as the moderate White is well known and popular in the state and
Perry has acquired many enemies in his long tenure as governor. Suggesting that Texas could secede from the union
probably didn't win him a lot of support among moderates.
Zuckerman Will Not Run Against Gillibrand
Billionaire real estate tycoon Mort Zuckerman, who was mulling a challenge to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
not to make the run. Unless former governor George Pataki (R) gets into the race, seen as unlikely, Gillibrand is probably
home free. She has no announced Democratic opponents and only one Republican, former congressman Rick Lazio, who polls
show her defeating decisively.
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