Hutchison to Drop Out of Race

Posted December 4, 2007 at 9:42am

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (Texas) began telling her colleagues Tuesday morning that she will not run for Republican Conference chairman when the position comes up for a vote Thursday morning, according to sources. Her decision — which she is expected to make public later today — leaves a two-man race for the post between Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) and Richard Burr (N.C.). — Erin P. Billings