June 21, 2007, 5:14PM Hutchison to defy GOP on immigration bill
By MICHELLE MITTELSTADT Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle
WASHINGTON â€” U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, who has been under intense pressure from the White House and Republican leadership to support a sweeping immigration overhaul, nevertheless announced today that she will vote against reviving the legislation when it returns to the Senate floor next week.
She was joined today by the state`s other senator, Republican John Cornyn, who had been expected by the bill`s supporters to take such a stance. They had aggressively lobbied Hutchison in hopes of adding her vote to the 60 necessary to revive the stalled legislation.