Politics & Government

August 18, 2009 7:27 AM

Hutchison, Perry come out swinging in battle for Texas governor

The much-anticipated confrontation between the state's top two political titans opened Monday as U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison formally launched her campaign to oust Gov. Rick Perry in the Republican primary, telling Texans that it's time to retire the state's longest-serving governor. Perry's campaign fired back by depicting Hutchison as a classic Washington insider.

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