Friday, October 02, 2009

Texas Farm Bureau ditches Rick Perry

Hutchison To Be Endorsed By Farmers Organization

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Copyright 2009

CBS 11 News has learned Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison will pick up an important campaign endorsement in her race for governor.

The Texas Farm Bureau – the largest organization in the state representing farmers, ranchers and rural families – will throw its support for the Senator during a news conference in Fort Worth on Monday.

A news advisory from the Farm Bureau indicates the association's president, Kenneth Dierschke, will appear with Hutchison in Fort Worth and other Texas cities to make an important announcement.

The association has 430 thousand member families representing more than 1 million people across the state.

Perry, a farmer himself and former state Agricultural Commissioner, has been at odds with farmers and ranchers across the state over the past few years over eminent domain issues, and over his support for the controversial Trans-Texas Corridor.

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