Political Parlor: “And the Answer Is…?”
Politics watchers have been fixated on Governor Rick Perry and whether he’ll fling his Stetson into the ring for the Republican presidential nomination. But that’s not the only “will-he-or-won’t-he” story ongoing now in Texas politics.
When U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, announced that she would retire at the end of her current term, a lot of successor speculation centered on Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst. For his part, Dewhurst has been mum on the subject, focusing his energies on running the Texas Senate during the recent legislative sessions. In the past, however, he’s said he’d announce a decision in mid-July.
Well, it’s mid-July, and we’re still waiting. So are the other candidates for the GOP senatorial nomination. KUT’s Ian Crawford and Jason Embry of the Austin American-Statesman discuss the possibility of a Dewhurst senate run in this week’s “Texas Political Parlor.”