One large endorsement was released today and another was deadlocked for the candidates not having votes to be deemed the winner for the Texas republican gubernatorial primary election to be held March 2. The primary election is just weeks away with polls showing voters shifting from Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison to conservative activist Debra Medina according to a recent Rasmussen poll released days after the last Republican gubernatorial debate.
Since November Governor Rick Perry has dropped 2 percentage points, Kay Bailey Hutchison has dropped 6 percentage points and Debra Medina has gained 12 points. The latest poll from Rasmussen shows Perry at 44%, Hutchison at 29%, Medina at 16% with 11% undecided. The poll has a margin of error of +-4 points.
Independent Texans released today an endorsement of Debra Medina for Texas Governor. Independent Texans is a group of independent voters that support candidates they believe would bring needed reform to Texas government. Independent voters make up 41% of the electorate or around 5 million Texas voters according to the website.
The Texas Republican Assembly, an organization made up of the conservative wing of the Texas Republican Party did not endorse any governor candidates today. Via Red County twitter feed:
TX Republican Assembly does not recommend a candidate in guv race – could not achieve 2/3 for Perry or Medina #txpolitics 12:41 PM Feb 6th from web
The conservative arm of the Party did not even bring Senator Hutchison's name up for nomination and Governor Perry did not get the endorsement of the conservative group showing that support among conservatives is moving from Perry to Medina.
Another endorsement came this week for Medina from conservative author and columnist Tom Woods.Tweet
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