Hutchison Campaign Vetoes Paul Burka

Texas Monthly is a sponsor of the Hutchison-Perry debate scheduled for Jan 14 on KERA-TV.  But the Hutchison team scuttled the magazine’s choice for a panelist, senior editor Paul Burka.

“I didn’t like the idea of it,” says Terry Sullivan, campaign manager for candidate Kay Bailey Hutchison. “He’s got his mind made up on the race.”

Actually, what Burka’s mind tells him is that Hutchison’s team, led by Sullivan,  has made a “fundamental strategic error” by “positioning her as a staunch conservative.” Read the whole thing here. Burka and I share the same opinion: read my take on why Kay’s campaign is falling apart here.

So I think we can all understand why Terry Sullivan is, shall we say, sensitive. The bunker mentality, however, has not yet won anybody an election.

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