In a major rebuke to the state’s media establishment, Gov. Rick Perry will not seek the endorsement of any Texas newspapers before the March 2 Republican primary.
“In the final weeks of the campaign, a better use of the governor’s time is to continue traveling the state talking to Texans about the issues that are important to them,” said Perry spokesman Mark Miner.
Jennifer Baker, a spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, was noncommittal about whether Hutchison would sit with editorial boards, saying, “There are hundreds of newspapers in Texas. We are reviewing each request as it comes to us.”