Kay Bailey Hutchison's file:

Republican from Texas

Kay Bailey Hutchison, initially elected to the U.S. Senate in 1993, did not seek re-election in 2012. She ran for governor in 2010, losing the Republican nomination to incumbent Rick Perry.

Recent statements involving Kay Bailey Hutchison

Says the Senate will have a record number of female senators in 2013.  

Says taking millionaires off food stamps and unemployment would save $20 million.

"The only growth sector that we’ve had in the last two years in America is government growth."

Says that "on average, Democratic congressional districts received 81 percent more stimulus funds than Republican districts."

On an earmark moratorium.

Recent stories featuring Kay Bailey Hutchison

Craig James, fellow Republicans in U.S. Senate race deplore Obama's leadership:

Republicans seeking a Texas U.S. Senate seat have questioned Obama's leadership -- with Craig James recently saying the president seeks to ban U.S. firearms. That claim is smoky.

Mailbag: ‘You reminded me of my English teacher’:

We’ve been catching up on messages from readers, some wishing we’d reconsider our judgments.

Fact-checking claims on jobs from across the nation:

On the heels of a better-than-expected jobs report, we take a look at recent jobs-related fact-checks in PolitiFact and its state affiliates -- and find many of the claims wanting.

Pro-life, pro-choice, pro-truth:

In American politics, few issues bring blood to a boil as consistently as abortion. Over the past 13 months, we’ve checked numerous related statements including, most recently, Gov. Rick Perry’s Jan. 22 declaration that there have been 50 million U.S. abortions since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.

Truth-O-Meter report card on Kay Bailey Hutchison:

After Texas' senior U.S. senator announced she won't run for re-election, we decided to review her past ratings on the Truth-O-Meter.

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