Senator announces she won’t seek 2012 re-election in letter to supporters.
McConnell: “Kay is a trusted advisor and friend…the Senate will miss her strength and energy.”
McConnell Statement on Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
Washington, DC – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement Thursday regarding the announcement that Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison will retire following her current term in the U.S. Senate:
“Kay is a trusted advisor and friend, a senator who always serves Texas first. Fortunately, she’s not leaving soon. While I’m confident she’ll continue to be a powerful advocate for her state and nation over the next two years, the Senate will miss her strength and energy when she leaves.”