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Sunday, March 06, 2005
Sometimes, I don't like to title posts
Maybe being a senator isn't a good stepping stone to other things? It's become a cliche that the Senate is a poor launching pad for presidential ambitions, but Todd Gillman writes in the DMN that just 3 senators have become governors in the last 15 years. Meanwhile, Perry squashes any notion that he'd be interested in being a Senator and John Cornyn sounds awfully sympathetic to a KBH primary challenge. In fact, most of his quotes have been fairly Hutchison sympathetic.
As for Mr. Perry, he says he's not interested in running for the Senate. Visiting Washington last week during a snowstorm, he said the weather alone was enough to keep him in Texas.

"That has never been on the radar screen," he said, laughing. "You can take that one to the bank."

Ms. Hutchison's husband, bond lawyer Ray Hutchison, ran for governor in 1978, and there's long been speculation that she wanted the job, too. The fact that their two young children are approaching school age adds urgency.

"There's an awful lot of traveling, going back and forth, associated with being in the Senate," said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, who so far is neutral on a Perry-Hutchison matchup. "She may want to turn the treadmill off."

Besides, he said, even though she's in the GOP leadership and could coast to re-election, "we all strive for security until we get it, and then we get bored with it and want to take a little risk. ... But she's the only one who can make that evaluation as to what's best for her and her family. Life's too short to do something you don't want to do."

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