GOP 2012 has an interesting take on the situation from a week back or so (link) and shows how the Texas Democratic Party seems obsessed with Rick but hardly mentions Kay. Excerpt follows...
Conclusion: Shouldn't Dems hope Perry beats Hutchison?Maybe, maybe not. I think the Democratic Party of Texas is super liberal and very much out of touch with the rest of the state. I think Texas' Democratic Party is very Austin centric. I think the power structure of the Democratic Party probably sees that Kay is middle of the road and therefore less of a threat to their "progressive" agenda than Rick. Rick is more visible and takes more stands on things than Kay, so the Texas Democratic Party is just attacking what they can see. Rick has personally stifled and bested the Texas Democratic Party far more than Kay. I think there are a lot of reasons for the Texas Democrats attacking Rick more than Kay. They don't necessarily fear him more, they just see him as their mortal enemy and Kay as sort of someone they could work with.
Now let's head on over to the Texas Democratic Party, and see if they're connecting the dots.
Here are the recent press releases (back to February) from the state party, that deal with either Perry or Hutchison. Who shows up more?
1. PERRY’S NOT LEAVING THE UNION, HE’S JUST LEAVING MORE TEXANS BEHIND
2. PERRY SHOULD ADMIT HIS STIMULUS MISTAKE
3. PERRY USING OUT-OF-WORK TEXANS AS POLITICAL PAWNS
4. RIP-OFF RICK WOULD DOUBLE-TAX TEXANS
5. RICK PERRY STILL PEDDLING FAILED ECONOMIC POLICY
6. ANTI-"BAILOUT” PERRY REQUIRES POLITICAL BAILOUT
7. PERRY’S OBSTRUCTIONIST ANTICS COULD COST TEXAS BILLIONS
Then finally, on February 10th, a press release about Hutchison is issued, but only in tandem with Rick Perry again.
In fact, on February 9, 2009 there's a solo press release issued against Kay Bailey Hutchison, but you'll be hard-pressed to find one dating all the way back to fall 2007, while Texas Sen. John Cornyn and Perry are, in the meantime, frequent targets.
Is the Democratic party of Texas messing this one up?