Friday, March 20, 2009

KBH Fundraiser in Round Rock today

Gardner Shelby at the Austin American Statesman reports that a fundraiser will be held for KBH in Round Rock this afternoon:
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is scheduled to alight in Round Rock at midday Friday for a fund-raiser for her governor’s campaign hosted by the chairman-elect of the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce, Tom Vaughan, and his wife, Jana. U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, likewise is penciled in to be there; he earlier aired his support for Hutchison for governor.

Mr. Vaughan, a retiree, told me he’s supported GOP Gov. Rick Perry, but believes Hutchison deserves a shot in 2010. Hutchison and Perry are poised to face off in the March 2010 Republican primary.

“I’ve been a little disenchanted; I don’t think (Perry has) treated us as fairly as I think we should have been treated on our property taxes as well as our insurance; homeowner’s insurance specifically,” Vaughan said. And, he said, “he seems to be spending a whole lot of time on the border and not enough on education.”

Shelby's report says that, "An invitation shows tickets available for $40 for givers 25 and younger up to $500 per person on the host committee. Hutchison’s campaign has more information at 512-236-8656."

Last month the Community Impact Newspaper reported that Senator Hutchison, "was in Round Rock Feb. 17 to take part in a Republican steering committee meeting urging citizens to get involved with her campaign for Governor in 2010." Additional text from the newspaper includes:

U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-District 31, introduced the senator. Hutchison outlined key points of her campaign at the meeting, including lowering property taxes and electricity rates, reforming the education system to eliminate the high rate of dropouts, improving transportation, private property rights and access to health care.

"These are just some of the many areas to be addressed," Hutchison said. "We have to be good stewards of government so the Republicans can stay in control." Hutchison and Republicans in Williamson County and throughout the state are working to maintain Texas as a red state, she said.

Keep in mind that in December, KBH transferred $7.9 million from her federal campaign account into her state fund, which gave her an instant and early lead over Governor Perry. Around the same time, Perry reported having $6.6 million in campaign cash on hand at the end of December.

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