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Just gonna get really ugly really really ugly Republican senator Kay Bailey Hutchison made it official today she is running for governor of Texas.
The senator though is taking that governor Rick Perry who is also a Republican.
They can see how this could be rather awkward senator Hutchinson went on the record.
-- -- Governor Perry senior own party -- It looks like is we blot on the floor in this business race.
Yes -- it doesn't have to be that way but I think there are real differences in our approach and what I would want to do for the future of Texas and I have a record of voting for a tax cuts and from promoting tax cuts and we're gonna talk about his record of increasing taxes -- I think that it is important that we do this I'm very committed to it and very excited about the response that I'm getting.
Well it's not a response so readily make an announcement today and read out of the gate dead govern preparing his team come out swinging they -- -- Altima Washington insider.
They say you violated the order flip flop on virtually every promise she made to voters that you championed the budget busting -- billion federal bailout.
Mean they came out -- that you already.
-- of course I mean they've been swinging for.
Really since the first of the year.
And I expect that they're tough campaign nerves and pretty negative but I just think it's time for a change I think we need to change the tone of politics and really -- the Republican Party has been shrinking in the last ten years under governor Perry's leadership.
-- two away from losing the Texas House of Representatives.
We are losing every major metropolitan area and taxes except one and that's not a record that I want to continue.
My guess is though as a fellow Republican -- five voted for governor -- -- What's wrong with -- what's changed your mind.
Well first of all he has not tried to build the Republican Party and that's why it's deteriorating.
He has not been a leader in cutting taxes and trying to make sure that we keep a good business climate going forward.
He actually instituted a very big business tax and our property taxes have gone up.
I want to tackle that I think we can I think we can can bring taxes down in Texas.
At the same.
I think that we must have better education.
And we must have a transportation system that is planning.
For the future and not a system of toll roads that is going to eat up.
All of the revenue that we have that I think we should be using more wisely.
Is it popcorn -- I wouldn't seek as a sort of friends or they've like been hanging out in the same group of -- is it at all awkward to challenge yet.
-- of the sitting government governor of your own party.
I didn't expect him to run again no one -- You know when should be trying to run for governor for fourteen years.
That's too much control it's too many.
-- he controls every agency every board every commission.
And I didn't expected to run to try to do fourteen years.
And neither did anyone else but I did I tried to have helped the party the last time when I was considering running because I thought.
That he really he had had enough time but I didn't.
I really didn't want to hurt the party I didn't want the strike.
But this time after -- getting out there and beginning to make the preparations to run.
He jumped in and there's no way that I feel that I should back off because frankly.
I think that he will take the party down and I think it's time to rebuild the Republican Party.
Senator you don't have a social conservatives within your part because that's CO there's been a lot of talk about that that he'll get the so took answers.
What's your position.
-- video right to life.
Pro choice because I think he's -- they have.
Gently get you -- -- -- eyes on that one.
Well I think he is going for -- social conservative base but I think what he's doing unfortunately Greta.
And it is trying to narrow the base and he is I think.
And using harsh rhetoric and and it's very off putting to many mainstream Republicans.
And I don't think that's necessary at all I have a 94%.
Right to life lifetime rating.
I think that shows that I do care about life that I want to have more adoptions that I want to have.
It's certainly a reverence for life.
But to use harsh rhetoric.
Says to people we don't want to be Republican unless you -- with us 100%.
On every issue.
Well you know mothers and daughters are not the same on every issue fathers and sons we can't build -- political party -- Around the 100%.
Agreement I mean nights -- ridiculous there what killed the party.
Well good luck senator and I think this could be a fascinating race to watch like I said that the mid blot on the floor on this one that will all be watching -- does you have to being.
-- has gone into -- -- -- you know what it is good it's good it's exciting race to watch we're doing fine thank you senator.
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