Kay Bailey Hutchison Will Face Tea Party Challenge If She Runs For Reelection In 2012

12/05/2010 09:31 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Anna M. Tinsley The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Only Kay Bailey Hutchison knows whether she'll seek another six-year term in the U.S. Senate.

But Texas' senior senator -- once the most popular Republican in the state in terms of voter support -- has a target on her back if she does run, put there by the increasingly influential and conservative Tea Party grassroots movement.

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