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2010: Stay Bailey Hutchison?

Is U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison about to break her silence regarding her future?

U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison rides on her campaign bus in north Dallas while going over a speech with advisor Todd Ha...

Is U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison about to break her silence regarding her future? Her Senate press office sent out a curious media advisory this evening, inviting reporters to Landmark Aviation in San Antonio tomorrow morning. There, the senator will be appearing with fellow Texas U.S. Senator John Cornyn and — wait for it — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. (The press office listed McConnell as the majority leader, but we're guessing they have been too busy since this release went out to fix the error.)

The press office has not returned calls so far.

Hutchison's been quiet about her plans since losing her gubernatorial bid on March 2. During the run, she was dogged by the will-she-or-won't-she question for months until saying she'd keep her seat until the congressional debates over health care and cap and trade were over, no matter whether she won the primary. But since the unceremonious end to her campaign, the Texas delegation has implored her to stay in the Senate, given her seniority, key committee assignments and experience.

McConnell will be there. What does that say to you, political watchers?

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