Senator Jim DeMint, Chairman of the Senate Conservatives’ Fund, sent the following message earlier today:
Dear Fellow Conservative:
I have some very important news to share. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) announced yesterday that she will not seek a fourth term in 2012.
This is a major development because it opens up a Senate seat in a strong Republican state, giving us another opportunity to elect a principled conservative.
The Republican primary election for this seat won’t take place until March 6, 2012 but I expect several candidates to enter the race very soon.
The Senate Conservatives Fund will thoroughly evaluate each of these candidate