In 1835, after a political rival defeated Davy Crockett in his campaign for Congress, Crockett famously remarked to his fellow Tennesseans that they may all go to... well, you know where... and that he was going to Texas.
Now that the dust has settled from the 2008 election, the pundits are turning their attention to 2010. Texas Monthly's Paul Burka weighs in on the choice that GOP primary voters may have next year in the Governor's race:
...Is the party too conservative or not conservative enough? The Perry-Hutchison smackdown brings this question to the forefront; it is a proxy fight for the future of the GOP.
Two members of the same party could hardly have more divergent views....
Please welcome Will Franklin to the Governor’s team.
Will joins Texans for Rick Perry fresh off his role as Campaign Manager for the successful race of first-time candidate Ralph Sheffield of Temple. In the past, Will worked for the Texas Public Policy Foundation and served at the Texas Office of the Attorney General. He also earned valuable campaign experience around the country while employed by the College Republican National Committee as a Field Representative and—later—as Field Director. Will also interned on the Bush/Cheney 2000 campaign. Will has been owner and editor-in-chief of a political blog since January of 2005, attracting more than 2.3 million unique visitors in that time and earning mention on cable news, major newspapers, and talk radio, as well as honors from the Weblog Awards.
Despite a tightening budgetary outlook, Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that he wants to find a way to return some of the state's savings to taxpayers, perhaps in the form of additional school property tax cuts.