Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry, capitalizing on an anti-Washington mood among his party's voters, easily won nomination Tuesday night and avoided a runoff against his primary challenger, veteran U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-03-02-texas-primary_N.htm
Perry had a majority of the votes over Hutchison and a third candidate with three-quarters of the precincts reporting. Hutchison had hoped to hold Perry's vote total below 50%, allowing her to face him in a runoff election April 13, but conceded when early returns showed her collecting fewer than one in three Republican votes.
How many Washington politicians have to lose before those left in Washington respond with more than words to the public's demand for fiscal sanity?