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September 25, 2008

Hutchison planning to run for governor of Texas

From the AP:

Congressional sources tell The Associated Press that Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has told colleagues she is planning to form a committee to explore a run for governor.

Hutchison aide Marc Short is declining comment to the AP.The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because Hutchison has not made an official announcement. But they said she has informed Texas Republican delegation members and others onCapitol Hill of her plans.

Hutchison previously has said she does not plan to run for re-election to the Senate when her current third term ends in 2012. She has all but declared that she is running for governor in 2010.