You may remember my post of a few days ago HERE; where Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison offered to resign her Senate Seat (sort of) to battle incumbent Governor Rick Perry for the Republican nomination. In my lifetime, this may well be the most blatant example of ‘Country Club Republicanism” I’ve ever seen.
Honestly; I can’t imagine anyone doing more harm to Hutchison’s election chances than she has to her own with her elitist, condescending, and out-of-touch attitude this last week.
And apparently a lot of other Texas Republicans feel that way too, because they’re lining up to fill Kay’s Senate seat:
WASHINGTON — Sen. John Cornyn, who heads the Senate Republican campaign arm, said Friday that a large field of GOP candidates in Texas are eyeing a special election race to fill the Senate seat vacated by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison when she steps down to run for governor this fall.
Hutchison, a Republican, announced this week that she plans to step down in October or November to return to Texas and challenge Gov. Rick Perry in the Republican primary in March.
Cornyn told Texas reporters that he has spoken with Hutchison about her timetable and with Perry about candidates who he could appoint, either on a temporary basis or with the intention to run in a special election in May 2010.
A host of Republican candidates are also eyeing the seat, including Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, former Secretary of State Roger Williams, state Sen. Florence Shapiro and Railroad Commissioners Elizabeth Ames Jones and Michael Williams.
“I’m not picking sides. I don’t have a preferred candidate. I just want to make sure we have the very strongest field we can so that we can retain the seat in 2010,” Cornyn said.
Heh. Over and done with. Buh-bye Kay. Have a nice day. See-ya!