Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison
has just conceded the Republican primary election to Texas Governor Rick Perry
. The NYTimes
With a third of precincts reporting, Perry was ahead with 52 percent of the vote to Hutchison's 31 percent. Medina had 17 percent. Hutchison might have been in a runoff with Perry had his support dropped to less than 50 percent.
The winner of the GOP primary will face former Houston Mayor Bill White who defeated six other candidates during the Democratic primary to secure his party's nomination.