Houston: We have a problem, his name is Ted Cruz
October 16th, 2013
11:17 AM ET
1 year ago

Houston: We have a problem, his name is Ted Cruz

(CNN) – The Houston Chronicle took freshman Sen. Ted Cruz to task in a new editorial, saying his predecessor would have been better suited for the ongoing gridlock on Capitol Hill.

"Does anyone else miss Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison?" the editorial stated.
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Filed under: Kay Bailey Hutchison • Ted Cruz • Texas
December 12th, 2012
01:59 PM ET
2 years ago

Senators say goodbye

(CNN) – With the 112th Congress coming to an end, several senators gave their farewell remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday.

As they depart, many of them touched on a need for bipartisanship or reflected on key pieces of legislation they helped pass. See some of the highlights after the jump.
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Filed under: Daniel Akaka • Dick Lugar • Kay Bailey Hutchison • Kent Conrad • North Dakota • Scott Brown • Senate
November 25th, 2012
10:18 AM ET
2 years ago

Retiring lawmakers reflect on remaining challenges

(CNN) – When the new session of Congress begins in January, most of the faces on Capitol Hill will be the same – incumbents in both the House and the Senate overwhelmingly won re-election in November.

Yet before ballots were cast, thirty-five members of Congress had already said they wouldn’t be returning to Washington in 2013. The number of retiring lawmakers was the highest since 1996, and the list included some formidable – and famous – members of the legislative branch. All will be watching from the sidelines as their former colleagues attempt to find solutions to both major legislative problems, and Congress’ own dismal approval ratings.
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Filed under: Barney Frank • Congress • Joe Lieberman • Jon Kyl • Kay Bailey Hutchison
November 8th, 2012
09:46 AM ET
2 years ago

Julian Castro predicts big change in Texas

(CNN) – San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, a Democrat, predicted Thursday Latinos will play an expanding role in the political future of Texas, a reliably red state.

"I think when you have that ground work and when you have the right candidates to excite folks, then you're going to start to see progress and within the next six to eight years, I believe that Texas will at least be a purple state, if not a blue state," Castro said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."
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Filed under: 2012 • Democrats • Kay Bailey Hutchison • Republicans • Texas
November 8th, 2012
08:11 AM ET
2 years ago

Hutchison: 'Stupid' comments hurt Republicans

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, who's retiring after this year, said Thursday the personal beliefs of some Republicans dampened her party's focus on the economy this election year.

"We had Republican candidates who got very high profile and said some very stupid things. I think that really tainted the party," the senator said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."
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Filed under: 2012 • Kay Bailey Hutchison • Republicans • Senate • Texas
August 26th, 2012
12:34 PM ET
2 years ago

VIDEO: Remaking the Republican Party

(CNN) – Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Gov. Scott Walker, and Al Cardenas weigh in on what the GOP needs to do to redefine themselves.


Filed under: 2012 • Kay Bailey Hutchison • Republican Party • Scott Walker
Obama and Republican trade blame on gas prices in weekly addresses
February 25th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama and Republican trade blame on gas prices in weekly addresses

(CNN) - Rising gas prices, on the minds of many Americans, were the focus of Saturday's weekly addresses from President Barack Obama and Republican Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

In his address, Obama built on an energy speech delivered earlier this week, saying America needed an "all-of-the-above" energy policy that incorporates more than just drilling for oil.
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Filed under: Energy • Kay Bailey Hutchison • President Obama
ESPN broadcaster to run for Senate
December 19th, 2011
06:26 PM ET
3 years ago

ESPN broadcaster to run for Senate

(CNN) - Sports broadcaster Craig James will no longer work for ESPN as he runs for a U.S. Senate seat from Texas, the network confirmed Monday.

James, who frequently appeared on the network as a college football analyst, made the decision final on Monday's filing deadline, said Michael Humes, a spokesman for ESPN.
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Filed under: 2012 • Kay Bailey Hutchison • Senate • Texas
Sen. Hutchison: Perry’s record is ‘fair game’
November 6th, 2011
10:59 AM ET
3 years ago

Sen. Hutchison: Perry’s record is ‘fair game’

(CNN) - Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison on Sunday refused to walk back on stinging critiques made about Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s record when the two were locked in a battle for the GOP gubernatorial nomination in 2010.

“I tried to give Texas a choice,” Hutchison said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Will retired general have the firepower to defeat GOP in Texas?
May 11th, 2011
01:25 PM ET
3 years ago

Will retired general have the firepower to defeat GOP in Texas?

(CNN) - Democrats haven't won a major statewide election in Texas in more than 20 years. But they hope that retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez's announcement that he's running for the Senate in 2012 will break the Republican party's streak in what's considered a very solid red state.

Sanchez filed paperwork in San Antonio Wednesday to launch a Democratic bid for the open Senate seat currently held by Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who announced in January that she would not run next year for a fifth term in office.
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Filed under: 2012 • Kay Bailey Hutchison • Texas
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