October 28th, 2009
03:17 PM ET
5 years ago

Cheney endorsing Hutchison for Texas governor

Former Vice President Dick Cheney will endorse Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison for governor.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney will endorse Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison for governor.

(CNN) - Two-term Texas Gov. Rick Perry has already gotten a re-election nod from Sarah Palin, last year's GOP vice presidential nominee. Now primary rival Kay Bailey Hutchison is snagging the endorsement of the man Palin was running to replace.

The Hutchison campaign confirmed Wednesday that former Vice President Dick Cheney - whose low approval ratings might mark him a political liability in most other parts of the country - is endorsing Hutchison's bid, and will raise money for her in Houston on Nov. 17.

Hutchison, who has said she plans to resign her Senate seat but hasn't yet revealed when that might occur, is planning to challenge Perry in next year's Republican primary.


Filed under: Dick Cheney • Kay Bailey Hutchison • Texas
soundoff (62 Responses)
  1. Dave

    Who is Dick Cheney? i`ve heard that name somewhere. Oh yea he shoots his hunting buddies.Why would his opinion matter?

    October 28, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  2. mannygazbee

    guess americans are no more smart, many are suffering from dumbo fever. isn't it clear to you all that cheney is rooting for perry to win? he knows if he sticks like a leach to kay he can suck some blood from her campaign. he knows how much he is hated worldwide and he is using his disadvantage to an advantage in this case.
    finally who in their right mind will vote a republican in modern day america? after what we know them to do after they get elected. i am still wandering where americans get there education. for all the years of repubs its been from one war to the other, killing and dealing blood for oil and arms. dying for arab muslim oil sheiks , all they do is pay repubs for mercenaries [our soldiers] and live the rest to cheney.

    October 28, 2009 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  3. Dan

    Ms. Hutchison,

    Do you really want an Endorsement from a CRIMINAL.

    If CHENEY THE CRIMINAL Endorses you, Ms. Hutchinson, you will lose.

    October 28, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  4. Tanya Kujath

    Isn't that just a gang of pitiful poor losers! Bless their hearts!

    October 28, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  5. once upon a horse

    a Dick Cheney endorsement?? Geesh as much as I don't like Rick Perry and not too crazy about K. Bailey either I thought she might be the less of two evils. But if HE is going to endorse her I might just have to sit home on election day.

    October 28, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  6. GOPhatesAmerica

    Too funny! Anyone that gets an endorsement from Darth Cheney might as well kiss their chances good-bye. This is definitely a "kiss of death." Cheney Family – ZERO CRED. Period.

    October 28, 2009 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  7. Greg, San Francisco, CA

    That ought to kill her campaign. Cheney obviously supports Perry and is trying to use is unpopularity as a weapon.

    October 28, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  8. mike

    didn't rick perry give the kiss of death to the father of the three daughters
    that were killed in the tragic house fire then stopped the investigation
    I always love the moral values of the republican party

    October 28, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  9. IndyVoter

    Hutchison should have been McCain's VP Nominee. They may have had a fighting chance if they had picked her. I am a Democrat but have up until recently thought she was one of a handful of thoughtful, half decent Republicans. Now though, she seems to be turning into just another Neocon. Too bad.

    October 28, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  10. Jack in Florida

    Luck Kay..................I would say it is the kiss of death!!

    October 28, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  11. j

    That ought to amount to a nail in her coffin anywhere else but Texans might actually like Cheney.

    October 28, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  12. Clint

    Governor? I thought Texas was run by a pack of gila monsters.

    October 28, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
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