Hutchison postpones retirement to end of term

R.G. Ratcliffe:

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison will announce this morning that she plans to complete her term rather than resign early as she had planned, sources told us.

Hutchison had wanted to make the announcement in Dallas, but U.S. Sens. John Cornyn of Texas and Mitch McConnell of Kentucky were planning to be in San Antonio today for a National Republican Senatorial Committee fundraiser so the event was set for this morning at Landmark Aviation.

Hutchison, who was first elected to the Senate in a special election in 1993, won re-election to a third full term in 2006. Her term runs through 2012.

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I am not surprised. I am sure her colleagues are happy to have her stay, but I was really looking forward to having Michael Williams take her place. I guess that will have to wait for a couple of years.

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