DALLAS — Anti-Washington fervor in Tuesday’s primary helped Texas Gov. Rick Perry win the GOP nomination to run for an unprecedented third term and set the stage for the once-powerful Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to retire from politics.
“I think the message is pretty clear,” Perry said in his victory speech. “Conservatism has never been stronger than it is today. We’re taking our country back, one vote at a time, one election at a time.”