Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson may leave the Senate before her term ends in 2012, her spokesman says.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, will not seek re-election to Congress when her term expires in 2012, her spokesman confirmed to CNN Tuesday.
Hutchison, who was elected to the Senate in a special ballot in 1993, is considering a run for governor of Texas, spokesman Matt Mackowiak said.
She may even leave the Senate as early as 2009, he added.
Four other GOP senators have announced they will not run for re-election in the 2008 ballot.