From NBC's Mark Murray
First Read has confirmed that former Vice President Dick Cheney will back Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) in her gubernatorial primary against incumbent Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), according to her campaign.
Cheney is set to appear at a fundraiser and campaign event in Houston for Hutchison on Nov. 17.
Per the AP: "The former vice president is popular with conservative activists and could help Hutchison bolster support among them."