Republican gubernatorial candidate Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison brought her campaign to Central Texas Tuesday.
Senator Hutchison spoke at the Howry Center at Southwestern University.
The senator said Governor Rick Perry has had nine years and it's time for a change.
She said while Texas appears to be in good shape, there are warning signs everywhere you turn that things are not as rosy as they seem.
“It is time to elect a governor who will say what she is going to do and do it, and I have a plan to help our education system, to reform TxDOT, to bring ethics reform to our government and to protect private property rights,” she said.
The latest poll shows Hutchison trailing Perry in the Republican race.
Debra Medina is also in the race -- she has shown momentum in recent polls.
Pundits say Perry will likely be in a runoff with the second place finisher. He'd have to take 50 percent or more of the vote to avoid a runoff.