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Hutchison won't run for re-election in '12

The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) won't run for re-election in 2012. Kay Bailey Hutchison will not run for re-election to the U.S. Senate.

In a letter to supporters, Hutchison said she enjoyed serving Texas.

"I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate for re-election in 2012," she wrote to supporters. "That should give the people of Texas ample time to consider who my successor will be."

Hutchison challenged incumbent Rick Perry in the 2010 GOP gubernatorial primary, but she lost. It was thought at time that she would depart the U.S. Senate then, but she held on to her seat.