TEXAS: "Republican sources confirmed Monday that Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) has hired Rick Wiley to serve as the campaign manager for her 2010 gubernatorial bid," Roll Call reports. "Wiley is a former Wisconsin GOP executive director who last year went to work for former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's (R) 2008 presidential primary campaign. ... Hutchison, who held a strategy meeting in Austin on Saturday with about 300 supporters, said over the weekend that a formal announcement on the gubernatorial race will come sometime this summer. But the Senator has already transferred millions into her exploratory campaign committee, and at Saturday's meeting she released a list of nearly 900 statewide supporters."
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