Running Against Success in Texas (Good Luck With That)

Posted on Wednesday 3 March 2010

There’s lots of commentary out this morning about incumbent Rick Perry’s win over Kay Bailey Hutchison in the Texas GOP gubernatorial primary.

The general take-away seems to be that Governor Perry benefited from (as Jonathan Martin puts it at the Politico) “an anti-Washington message in an already volatile political environment”.

I really don’t think so, folks — and the reason is at The Moderate Voice.

    March 4, 2010 | 11:28 am

    [...] Oh dear.  Coming right on the heels of yesterday’s post about trying to run against success, this is not good news for Bill White and his planned campaign for governor. The local unemployment rate shot up to 8.8 percent in January, the Texas Workforce Commission reported this morning. The rate was 8.2 percent in December. [...]

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