The Texas Gubernatorial Primary is Home to a Pitched Battle Over the Soul of the GOP

Jen Sorensen
Dallas Observer | November 23, 2009
The contest between Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison is a microcosm of the Republican party's search to keep itself relevant. Must it go to the hard right and maintain ideological purity, or is there room underneath the tent for moderates?

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