Hutchison campaign visits Laredo
We begin with today's campaign stop by senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.
The senator arrived in Laredo this morning...
On a 19 city tour to rally support for herself in the republican primary for Texas governor.
Speaking in downtown Laredo at La Posada before a group of supporters...
Hutchison briefly touched on her platform.
She’s calling TX-dot arrogant and saying the Trans-Texas corridor is dead idea.
The senator says a term limit for the governor's office needs to be set at eight years. And 14 years of governor Rick Perry is something Texas can't afford.
She also talks about improving education...
So more students will make it to college and get better jobs.
Governor Perry says Hutchison has been in Washington for too long.
Other critics are questioning her disapproval of supreme court justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Republican candidate for governor:
“A lot of people are saying you're not appreciating the Hispanic voter by voting no for Sotomayor. What would you say to that? A: I would say that was based on a difference of judicial principals but she's a fine person and I think that my record in appointing Hispanic judges speaks for itself. Thirty percent of all the federal judges who will be able to rise to the ranks possibly to the Supreme Court have been Hispanic and they've been wonderful qualified Hispanic judges."
Hutchison also says she will fight the government take over of health care while she's still in the senate.
Coming up tonight on Pro 8 News we'll hear more from senator Hutchison and what some local leaders are saying about her bid for office.