[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/10/22/art.cheney1.gi.jpg caption="Cheney is backing Kay Bailey Hutchinson in the Texas GOP gubernatorial primary. "](CNN) - Dick Cheney is weighing in on the Republican intra-party battle in Texas
The former vice president teams up with Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson at Houston's Hobby Airport Tuesday afternoon to officially endorse her bid for Texas governor.
Hutchinson is challenging two-term incumbent Rick Perry in next year's Republican Party primary. Perry has already won a re-election nod from the person who had hoped to succeed Cheney, Sarah Palin - last year's GOP vice presidential nominee.
While Cheney's favorable ratings among all Americans remain low, he's still well liked by conservative voters, who are crucial in a Republican primary battle.
Last week Hutchinson, who previously said she would resign her senate seat to run for governor, announced she will remain in the Senate as she seeks the gubernatorial nomination.
- CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report
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While I don't particularly like (p)Rick Perry, I certainly wouldn't vote for the uber liberal in Republican's clothing Kay.
What Hutchison resign and give up her healt-care? I don't think she's that foolish.
One would think that Cheneybot turning his lifeless gaze upon a candidate would ruin them like a political scarlet letter, but this is TX... they apparently have a 9 in 10 rate of trisomy there...and the other 1 in 10 are too stupid to leave. It's something in the water I think.
And the battle begins – PALIN against the rest of the REPUBLI-CAN'Ts
This is getting GOOD!! The party is soooo SPLIT, the numbers ARE NOT going to add up!!
YES WE CAN!!
Well there goes her chance of being elected.
Two negatives don't make a positive. Sorry Dick!
They love Cheney in Texas. Hitler too!
thats the kiss of death
I would have thought that Darth Chaney would have been impressed by Governor Perry's threats to take the Texas Rangers and the Texas National Guard and go in and kick some Mexican drug dealer butt. Must not be any money in that strategy for the ex Vice President and draft dodger in charge!
And I thought Hutchison was one of the Repubs that had at least some sense..........Bringing in Cheney is not a smart move, but in Texas who knows
Oh wow, one Governor candidate in endorsed by Darth (Dick Cheney) Vador, and the other is endorsed by the EGOMANIC (Sarah Palin)....
Republicans must be goin crazy by their party being highjacked by the most DISPICABLE people alive...
Oh and I forgot, Rush Limbaugh says Sarah Palins book is the most "Substanctive Policy Book" ever....
Some where in America, moderate Republicans must be extremely embarrased at whats going on right now....!
Well, now people know who NOT to vote for 😉
I WAS going to vote for her until I read this.
PROSECUTE CHENEY FOR WAR CRIMES!
Dont take the endorsement Kay...Its a set up. This man is E-V-I-L you will loose if he is on your side.
Well, Kay. It was a nice try at getting elected. How much did your opponent pay Dick to back you?
These Republicans are a pack of rats, don't you know. The more you read about them the slimier they get. I can no longer stomach speaking with someone who still identifies him/herself with the Republican party. They are the most hateful, fear mongering creeps in this country. Oh my, I am beginning to sound like one. I better be quiet.
I wouldn't want anything from DARK VADER CHENEY . other than a sign saying good by america.. or put him in jail for war crimes along with the idiots that still follow him and Palin .. bottom of the pond
Boy he just gave the KISS OF DEATH to this woman..........
Not that I'd vote for KBH anyway, but having Dick Cheney sign on to your political career is not good news. This coward chickenhawk draft dodger is bad news for any campaign.
Wow Kay,you just got the kiss of doom from a war criminal,but then again Texas is the nations war machine capital.
I love these KISS OF DEATH endorsements from pariahs like Palin and Cheney... don't these idiots realize how much they are hated?
Must be Hutchison has promised him some more oil money.
Death nell for her....lol. Why don't these people go away quietly? He had his moment in the sun. Geez.
Oh my....the Cheney Curse!!
In related news...Hutchinson just lost the election.