Election Blog: Major Newspapers Call Perry Winner

November 2, 2010 by · Comments Off 

9:11 p.m. – Texas Newsrooms Call Gubernatorial Race
Report from Editorial Staff

Several major newspapers in Texas are already calling the gubernatorial election in Texas. According to The Dallas Morning News Republican Governor Rick Perry has won another term as Texas governor defeating Democrat Bill White. The DMN announcement comes as 16 percent of the precincts reporting shows Perry with 57 percent to White’s 41 percent.

Austin American Statesman announces Perry has won his re-election campaign citing the Associated Press who had already called the race. In early voting with about 1.4 million votes in, Perry was ahead of White 59 percent to 38 percent.

The Houston Chronicle has also announced that Perry has won reelection. According to the papers’ live blog the win, which is expected to be in double digits may lead to a presidential run for Perry.

Gov. Perry Snags the Republican Primary

March 3, 2010 by · Comments Off 

By Allison Donnelly
adonnell@smu.edu

Gov. Rick Perry held onto his seat by defeating his rival, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison for the Republican nomination in Tuesday’s primary elections.

Perry, known for his anti-Washington views and thoughts of Texas secession, received 51.1 percent of the votes while Sen. Hutchison received only 30.3 percent. Debra Medina, the Tea Party candidate, received 18.6 percent.

Former Houston Mayor Bill White will represent the Democratic Party. He overwhelmingly won the nomination with 76 percent of the total votes.

Gov. Perry and White will challenge each other in November for the gubernatorial seat. If Gov. Perry wins, this will be his third consecutive term as governor.

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