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VOTE Texas Republican Governor: family feud?

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Former President George H.W. Bush became the third national figure to endorse U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s bid for Texas governor. His support was added to former Secretary of State James Baker and former Vice President Dick Cheney’s nod that came last November.
“I respect Kay’s loyal dedication to the Republican Party,” he told reporters. “To paraphrase an old song, she was a Lone Star Republican before it was cool to be Republican in Texas.”
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is scheduled to give Perry her endorsement during a joint appearance with the governor in Houston. Perry has also been endorsed by New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, T.Boone Pickens, and the National Rifle Association.
In 1998, Perry was running for Lt. Governor. His running mate was George W. Bush, who was seeking reelection as governor. Bush won reelection with 68 percent of the vote, swamping his opponent by 1.4 million votes. Perry won, but just barely, by 68,731 votes. Thanks to George H.W. Bush.
Perry assumed office as governor in December 2000 when Governor George W. Bush resigned before his inauguration as President of the United States.
Upon the completion of  his current term, Perry will have been in office for over ten consecutive years (the remainder of George W. Bush's second term after he left to become President, plus two elected full terms). He is currently the longest serving Governor of Texas in terms of both total time in office and continuous time in office.
So the question comes down to: Who will George W. Bush endorse? How will YOU vote?
In 2007, Texas Gov. Rick Perry aired unusually pointed criticism of President Bush while stumping in Iowa for Rudy Giuliani for president . Perry said that Bush failed to rein in spending increases as governor of Texas and "has never ever been a fiscal conservative." He also said Washington isn't working.  "It was a hard conversation to call him and tell him I was for Rudy," Perry said. "He was disappointed, a bit frustrated. I still love him, and he still loves me."
Republican Primary Poll numbers:  most polls have Perry ahead by 10%, even without Bush’s endorsement:  http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2010/governor/tx/texas_governor_republican_primary-1082.html
 
The latest poll results matching the Republican candidate against…someone else:
With Perry (R)
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Rick Perry
Bill White
Survey scope
January 17, 2010
50%
40%
1000 Likely Voters
 
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Dates Administered
Rick Perry
Tom Schieffer
Survey scope
February 18–20, 2009
45%
35%
1409 Texas voters
With Hutchison (R)
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Dates Administered
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Bill White
Survey scope
January 17, 2010
52%
37%
1000 Likely Voters
 
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Dates Administered
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Tom Schieffer
Survey scope
February 18–20, 2009
54%
30%
1409 Texas voters
With Medina (R)
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Dates Administered
Debra Medina
Bill White
Survey scope
January 17, 2010
38%
44%
1000 Likely Voters
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Comments

  • James 4 years ago

    I feel bad that I haven't even heard of some of these people! But, I do think the Republicans fighting amongst themselves may lead to an interesting division of power within the party. Medina's impact may give Bill White a chance!

  • Tomas 4 years ago

    A new voice for Texas would be Alma Aguado! If you don't know about her you should.

  • Sara 4 years ago

    Rick Perry has done a fine job for the state of Texas stopping the federal government's socialist activities. Yes, we still have issues in Texas, but Mr. Perry can fix them without the White House intervention.