After failing to unseat incumbent Rick Perry in the GOP gubernatorial primary, Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is scheduled to announce today whether she will stay in the Senate.
Hutchison, of Dallas, had said that she would resign from the Senate, win or lose, after the health-care vote. But several prominent Republicans, including Perry, have urged her to stay.
The news conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. in San Antonio. Texas' other senator, John Cornyn, and Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Senate minority leader, are scheduled to appear with her.
(Photo of Hutchison and her husband, Ray, by Tony Gutierrez, AP)