March 3rd, 2010
09:07 AM ET
5 years ago

Watch: Perry claims victory, Hutchison concedes

(CNN) - Watch Texas Gov. Rick Perry's victory speech in the state's gubernatorial primary Tuesday night and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's concession speech.

Video's after the jump:


Filed under: Kay Bailey Hutchison • Rick Perry • Texas
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Proud Independent

    To the people of Texas, congratulations you made a good choice here.

    March 3, 2010 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  2. James Miller

    Perry will now be a strong Repub. presidential contender for the TEA partiers in `12. Ask anyone from Paint Creek, Haskell, or the surrounding area about him. Many say he has forgotten where he came from ( and a lot more ).

    March 3, 2010 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  3. Seattle Sue

    Perry won with 51 percent of the vote, that means 49 percent of voters did not want him. I thought Republicans want a 60 percent vote for everything.

    March 3, 2010 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  4. Ben in Texas

    Talk about an incumbent who's been in office far too long: Rick Perry.

    March 3, 2010 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  5. Kitchen Police

    I guess this means the lizard brains of Texas are going to secede from the Union.

    March 3, 2010 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  6. Mark

    Too bad, I was hoping Kay Bailey would kick him out of the governors mansion. Oh well, at least we stil have her in the US Senate looking out for us.

    March 3, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  7. Miss Independence

    Reap what you sow TX...

    March 3, 2010 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  8. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    That's it!

    I'm moving!

    March 3, 2010 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  9. Frank from Gilroy

    It's kind of fun, but sick, to watch GOP unleash there FEAR, HATE and MISINFORMATION on each other.

    March 3, 2010 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  10. ran

    The Democrat will win in Nov. 2010. Will Perry concede or do as other Republicans have in the recent pass and protest the results?

    No more fear/hate/obstructionist/purity Republicans regardless of what they are running for.

    We as a nation need to be running as far away as we can from the fear/hate/obstructionist/purity Republicans.

    March 3, 2010 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  11. Mr. Moderate

    Gotts love it, during "smaller government" Perry's term in office, the number of Texans employed by the government increased by 300,000 from 1.6 to 1.9 million. That includes 20,000 more federal government employees, 210,000 more local government employees and get this, more than 70,000 additional state government employees – an increase of 22%.

    The hypocracy of the right burns brightly!

    March 3, 2010 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  12. Cyrus

    Oh Texas! What have you done to yourself?!

    March 3, 2010 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  13. Kate

    Now maybe Perry can go ahead and get Texas to sucede.

    March 3, 2010 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  14. Bed time for Raygun

    Texans love their chisleheaded knuckledraggers.Kay never had a chance.She was just there to block against Medina.Cheney gave her the kiss of death,like a good mafia boss.Texans even go out of the country to buy a wife so they can drag them by the hair.

    March 3, 2010 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  15. sensible Cape Coral FL

    Perry wants Texas to secede from the country. Please send me an address so that i can send a donation to the cause.

    March 3, 2010 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  16. Dumbasrocks [R]s

    Good grief. Will the people of Texas NEVER learn? DeLay, Bush, .....the stench of rightwing failure seems to be ingrained on the poor state. The Texicans need to acquire a brain, otherwise we might just put up the border fence in Oklahoma.

    March 3, 2010 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  17. Sgt. USMC

    Perry is a criminal. Hutchinson is a loser. We need to turn Texas into a BLUE state. Little by little we will make it happen.

    March 3, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  18. Ada -Mount Pocono Pa

    They should both go hang-out with all their RICH friends and leave governing to someone who can help make a difference.

    March 3, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  19. Repugnants are Taliban

    The Idiot of Texas overcomes the Dumber than a Box of Rocks of Texas, how cute, the illiterate idiots fighting amongst themselves over who is more qualified, as if either of them would be, but then in brain dead Texas what can you expect, they sent GW Bush to be President and the whole state of Texas should be charged exorbitant tax rates to pay for thier mistake, long into the future, how about 2025? 50% minimum per idiot in Texas which is each and every Texan in the state.

    March 3, 2010 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  20. Howdy

    All you Texans out there.........a vote for Bill White is a vote for Texas progress. My observations of him as the Mayor of Houston, was he is a gentle soul, but he is firm. He is practical......he won't rob the taxpayers of $10, 000 a month for an apartment, etc. He's very intelligent and will come up with practical ideas to move Texas forward and redeem our reputation concerning education and healthcare among other things. Please consider Bill White, and when you are in the voting booth, move that dial to his name, and press "CAST BALLOT."

    March 3, 2010 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  21. once upon a horse

    as a resident of metro Houston I would honestly prefer to have George W Bush back.

    March 3, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |