Rumor of New Years Kay Bailey Hutchison Resignation Swirls

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R.G. Ratcliffe at the Houston Chronicle has been hearing some rumors about Kay Bailey Hutchison.

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, according to several reliable sources, has been telling Republicans in the past week that her current plan is to send Gov. Rick Perry a letter next month announcing her intention to resign from office effective on either Dec. 31 or Jan. 1.

By doing that, Hutchison remains in the Senate through this fall's health care debate while also giving Republicans who want to run for other offices when the dominos fall a chance to shuffle their campaigns. The two most obvious instances are Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who likely wants to run for Hutchison's Senate seat, and Attorney General Greg Abbott who wants to run for lieutenant governor.

We wrote Wednesday about KBH tough position running from Washington.  Apparently, KBH is ready to abandon her commitments, cost Texans millions in a special election, and pursue her personal ambitions.  


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