When it comes to Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s (R-Texas) expected retirement from the Senate, the question is moving from “Will she or won’t she?” to “Will he or won’t he?”
As Hutchison appears to come closer to calling it quits to focus on running for governor, the emerging question in the Lone Star State is, when she does, whether Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst will throw himself and his hundreds of millions of dollars into the race.
Without Dewhurst, there doesn’t appear to be a Republican front-runner, and the GOP field has been badly outraised by a pair of Democrats. With Dewhurst, there wouldn’t exactly be a clear GOP field, but he would give the party a sense of clarity and a near-lock on gaining at least half of a two-person runoff.
A lot at stake right now in this race... a lot of chairs will musically change...