Why would you want to govern Texas rather than run for Senate?
Although the Texas Governor is weaker in his or her own state compared to most other governors in theirs, and that the Governor might be weaker than the Lieutenant Governor, the Governor of Texas is still possibly more powerful than a freshman U.S. Senator. The Governor has a power of veto that allows him or her to strongly push for legislation ideas, and the governor is still a management position. The Governor of Texas appoints people to countless amounts of important statewide offices, too.
Also, as far as Democrats are concerned, the Texas political landscape is in a lot more trouble than the national one. Oh, and it will be easier for a Democrat to win a state government race in Texas than a Senate race where the D would be died to Obama.
That's commenter Michael JJH, explaining why Houston mayor Kevin White looks likely to pursue the governor's house rather than Kay Bailey Hutchison's seat in the Senate.
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