Campaigns mark anniversary of economic bailout

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The campaigns of Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison are sniping over who is more fiscally disciplined.

Both candidates for the 2010 Republican nomination for governor are marking the one-year anniversary Thursday of the day Congress approved a $700 billion economic recovery package. Hutchison voted for the package, earning her the moniker "Kay Bailout'' from the Perry campaign.

Perry, who has been an ardent opponent of the package in thelast year, is catching flack for a letter he wrote a year ago urging Congress to pass an economic recovery package.

Also Thursday, Perry is holding a campaign event with the president of the conservative Americans for Tax Reform, Grover Norquist. He's an outspoken critic of government-run programs. Perry is expected to sign a pledge not to raise taxes. Hutchison says she's already signed the pledge.