Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Republican of Texas, announced today that she will run in her party's primary for governor next year, against incumbent Rick Perry. Two weeks ago, I wrote about speculation to that effect.
No clear word, as of yet, from the senator, about rumors that she will resign her Senate seat before the end of this year, to concentrate on the gubernatorial race.
Perry was elected lieutenant governor, when George W. Bush was reelected as governor in 1998. Perry succeeded Bush after the latter was elected president in 2000. Perry has gone on to serve the longest tenure of any Texas governor.
This Houston Chronicle report provides further details.