As early voting gets underway this week, nearly every poll shows Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison trailing Governor Rick Perry in the Republican primary.
The Senator remains personally popular across Texas but likely primary voters are supporting the Governor, while Debra Medina is polling only slightly behind the Senator.
But, could a last-minute push by conservative leaders make a difference in the campaign?
On Monday, several leaders endorsed the Senator for Governor of Texas.
The “Conservative Leaders for Kay” group includes Congressman Ted Poe (R-2nd), Astros Owner Drayton McLane, Judge Paul Pressler, Lakewood Church Pastor Dodie Osteen. Republican strategist Jessica Colon, and Sgt. Eddie Wright, USMC Ret.
This conservative push for Senator Hutchison follows several endorsements she received from major newspapers across Texas over the weekend. The Houston Chronicle called her a “reliable and effective representative for her state and the Houston-Galveston area where she grew up.”