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George H.W. Bush Endorses Hutchison

Texas Governor Rick Perry may be the favorite to win the Republican nomination, but Kay Bailey Hutchison is winning the war of heavyweight political endorsements:
Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife today officially endorsed Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in her gubernatorial primary against incumbent Gov. Rick Perry.

The former president is the latest person close to George W. Bush -- the former Texas governor -- to back Hutchison, joining Karl Rove, Karen Hughes, and Dick Cheney.

The primary is March 2, which happens to be Texas Independence Day. Perry is viewed as the favorite in the contest.