Sen. Hutchison Looks Back in State Convention Speech
Longtime Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison gave what is expected to be her final speech as an elected official before the Texas Republican convention this morning.
Senator Hutchison was received with a standing ovation, and she opened with an attempt to rally the delegates around presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Not all of the delegates were ready for unity.
“The Democrats are saying that Republicans aren’t enthusiastic about our nominee,” Hutchison said. “Well, I’m plenty enthusiastic about Mitt Romney!”
The audience answered with boos, but once her speech turned away from Romney and on to a list of her accomplishments in office, the boos quickly ended. She even ventured back to her election to the Texas House in 1972.
“I was so proud to be elected to the state legislature. And we had a mighty force … 13 of us were elected – out of 150.”
Runoff elections on July 31 will select the Democrat and Republican nominees for Senate. They’ll be joined by a Green Party and Libertarian candidate for the general election in November.