Gov Rick Perry's campaign has responded to comments today from Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Speaking in Dallas, Hutchison said that her win over Perry in next year's Republican primary would send the message “that the biggest state that is still reliably Republican is a state that has enlightened Republicans in leadership.”
Campaign spokesman Mark Miner responded that Texas has enjoyed a strong economy with balanced budgets, and reduced spending and taxes under Republican leadership.
“Since her attempted announcement the senator has not said one positive thing about Texas or the Republican Party,” Miner wrote in an email. “Her comments today are insulting to countless Republicans who have worked tirelessly to make our state the envy of the nation.”