Texas primary: Sen. Kay Baily Hutchison vs. incumbent Rick Perry

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In a high-profile Republican primary contest for governor, incumbent Rick Perry is being challenged by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. Texans generally tends not to favor the incumbent, but in this race, Governor Perry has flipped the script and convinced some voters that his anti-Washington attitude differentiates him from Sen. Hutchison.

We talk with Ben Philpott, a senior reporter covering the governor’s race for KUT News and the Texas Tribune, about how the race is playing out in Texas.

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