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Stimulus Politics Color Texas Governor’s Race

The Texas governor’s race already is testing what could be a key question in the 2010 elections: Just what do Republicans want to hear from their politicians when it comes to the stimulus?

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The GOP primary for governor between incumbent Rick Perry and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison promises to be one of the most intriguing, expensive elections of 2010, with the winner a favorite to prevail in the general election. The race also promises to be one the longest — voters won’t go to the polls for nearly a year, but already the two candidates are in campaign mode. The most recent source of disagreement: The stimulus.

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