Marcy Martinez reports on Texas Governor's race
Wed, 03 Mar 2010 04:42:36 GMT —
It TMs gonna be Bill White and Rick Perry battling it out for the Texas Governor TMs race this fall.
White, a former mayor of Houston, won the Democratic Party TMs nomination for governor, outpacing six challengers.
Many say he TMs giving his party its best hope in years to take back the highest office in the Lone Star State.
White had nearly 76 percent of the vote with a handful of precincts reporting to defeat wealthy Houston hair care magnate Farouk Shami and five other lesser known candidates today.
White is also a well funded businessman who made a name for himself during his city's response to the Hurricane Katrina evacuation..
White will face incumbent Governor Rick Perry who has taken 53 percent of the vote in the Republican Party Primary as of 10 p.m. Tuesday night.
U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison garnered 31 percent of the vote and conceded just before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
She told her supporters to back Perry in November.