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NPT Capitol: What role for the Dems in Perry vs Hutch?

From the Fort-Worth Star-telegram: Texas Democrats wasted no time in blasting Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison for missing votes on amendments to the stimulus package, saying she “went AWOL” instead of “fulfilling her responsibilities to work for Texans in the Senate.”

This is an interesting move by the Democrats. Earlier on the same day that Rick Perry criticized Hutchison for exactly the same thing. (Does that count as bipartisanship?) Also today, Hutchison barged in on the UTIMCO drama, saying that Richard Rowling had been “set up” by Perry because he supports her bid for Governor.

It all begs the question; in this increasingly ugly scrap between the two GOP heavyweights for their party’s nomination, what role will the Democrats play…?

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Written by newspapertreeelpaso

February 9, 2009 at 5:55 pm

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  1. I think the Democrats will snipe at both sides, but they probably don’t want their voters to cross over and vote for Kay in the primary. They want their voters focused on their own race, because the process of people voting in the Democratic primary/caucus strengthens their party.

    THE Angry Gus Garciaton

    February 10, 2009 at 9:59 am

  2. Good point about mobilizing the focus of the base through your own primary. But, how realistic is a Democratic victory in 2010? If the answer is “not much” then (from the Dem’s POV) wouldn’t that energy be better spent switching Perry for KBH? Sniping at both sides could mean spreading themselves too thinly.


    February 10, 2009 at 10:42 am

  3. I think that the role for Dems is to help elect KBH, (she has always been a friend of EP) and work to get a Dem as her replacement in the near future…

    Can't we All Get Along

    February 10, 2009 at 2:09 pm

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