2010 Archives

The Texas Governor's Race: What Have We Learned?

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Following from the March 3, 2010, edition of KERA public radio. SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson provided expertise for this story.

March 5, 2010

By Shelley Kofler
KERA News

DALLAS, TX (KERA) - On Sunday, Governor Rick Perry sat down with KERA and predicted he'd win the republican nomination without a runoff.

As soon as the polls closed and early voting numbers rolled in it was clear: Perry had been right.

In this special report KERA's Shelley Kofler recaps the final moments of the campaign and talks to SMU Political Scientist Cal Jillson about the future. Is Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's political career over? Will Debra Medina play a role in future political campaigns? What does the landscape look like as Rick Perry and Bill White square off?

Read the story and listen to the discussion.

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