Incumbent Gov. Perry Fends Off Sen. Hutchison
Republican will face Democrat Bill White, who wins easily
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2010 9:45 PM CST
Bill White is the Democratic nominee for Texas governor.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Incumbent Rick Perry claimed the Republican nomination for Texas governor in today’s primary, beating back a challenge from US Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison—who has conceded in the past hour, the Austin American Statesman reports—and the Tea Party-backed Debra Medina. He’ll face Bill White, the former Houston mayor who swamped the rest of the Democratic field.