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  • Lieutenant Governor Loses Texas Runoff as Tea Party Holds Sway

    05/28/2014 8:38:40 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | MAY 27, 2014 | MANNY FERNANDEZ
    HOUSTON — Dan Patrick, a state senator who has taken outspoken stands against abortion, same-sex marriage and illegal immigration, won a Republican runoff for lieutenant governor on Tuesday, handily defeating David Dewhurst, the longtime incumbent, in a race that illustrated the continuing power of the Tea Party in Texas.Mr. Patrick, 64, a radio talk show host from Houston who received widespread Tea Party support, had been expected by many political strategists to defeat Mr. Dewhurst. He finished well ahead of Mr. Dewhurst in the March primary, though he failed to get enough votes to avoid a runoff.“The people of Texas...
  • Patrick beats three-term Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst

    05/28/2014 7:06:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 135 replies
    Kens % ^ | 5/28/14 | Doug Miller
    AUSTIN (AP) - State Sen. Dan Patrick has defeated three-term incumbent David Dewhurst for the Republican nomination for Texas lieutenant governor.
  • Dewhurst Supporter (campaign?) Admits to Phony Tea Party Flyer (Exclusive)

    05/23/2014 7:50:20 PM PDT · by mystery-ak · 10 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | May 23, 2014 | AbaraXas
    Dirty politics seems to be the name of the game in the Texas Lieutenant Governor race between David Dewhurst and Dan Patrick- from releasing confidential medical records to harassing and insulting push polling. One of the latest tricks in this campaign is a flyer received by Tea Party members all over the State touting Tea Party endorsements for David Dewhurst. The flyer was put out by a group called "The United Texas Tea Party". The catch? The United Texas Tea Party does not exist. No website, no registration, no Facebook page. At this point, Dewhurst supporters went from cheering the...
  • Nasty Texas GOP race gets nastier

    05/23/2014 4:11:21 AM PDT · by SailormanCGA72 · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 22May2014 | Melissa Jacobs
    In the early days of the Texas Republic, candidates were known to call each other drunks and hog thieves. Elections haven't gotten much tamer since. A brutal Republican runoff for Texas lieutenant governor is shaping up as one of the nastiest races in the country, let alone the Lone Star State.
  • Patrick mental health issue could hurt Dewhurst

    05/19/2014 6:49:33 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 35 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | May 16, 2014 | Mike Ward and David Saleh Rauf
    AUSTIN - The mental condition of state Sen. Dan Patrick, front-runner in the GOP runoff for lieutenant governor, became the key issue Friday in the already acrimonious race, as medical records leaked by opponents show he was hospitalized twice in the 1980s, once after a suicide attempt, and received treatment for severe depression and anxiety. In a campaign marked by nasty rhetoric bordering on the bizarre, incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who is trailing Patrick, began openly feuding with Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, a former rival for Texas' No. 2 elective office, over the disclosures: Dew­hurst ordered Patterson to stop...
  • Dewhurst Vs. Patrick In Republican Lieutenant Governor Debate (Dewhurst down 20 pts in polls)

    05/03/2014 5:13:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    KERA ^ | 5/2/14 | Daniel Kramer / Michael Stravato
    The two Republican lieutenant governor candidates, David Dewhurst and Dan Patrick, faced off Friday night in a runoff debate. The debate took place at the studios of Houston Public Media. The runoff is May 27. The latest polls show Dewhurst, the current lieutenant governor, far behind Patrick, a state senator. Here’s a look at the race from KUHF, Houston’s public radio station: It's unusual for the incumbent to be unseated, but Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is as many as 20 points behind state Sen. Dan Patrick in the polls.
  • Charity Balks as Shirtless Dan Patrick Ad Hits Texas Airwaves

    05/02/2014 11:59:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    A new television ad in the lieutenant governors race has a charity demanding an apology. The ad from the David Dewhurst campaign show a series of pictures of Dan Patrick with a tie but no shirt looking as if he’s at a wild party, but a written statement from the Be an Angel Fund reveals that Patrick was literally selling the shirt off his back at a fundraiser to help special needs children.
  • [Texas Moderate] Lt. Gov. Dewhurst Fights for Survival in GOP Race

    03/09/2014 4:08:36 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 30 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | March 5, 2014 | Chris Tomlinson
    Dewhurst is fighting for his political legacy after presiding over the Texas Senate for 11 years. In that role, he has chosen committee leaders, controlled the legislative agenda and maintained the Texas Senate's clubby atmosphere that keeps the wheels of government turning. But after his loss to Ted Cruz in the 2012 GOP primary race for the U.S. Senate, Dewhurst has tacked hard to the right. He has talked more about banning almost all abortions and even appointed Patrick to chair one of the Senate's most power committees, public education. Patrick, meanwhile, focused on passing abortion restrictions and expanding the...
  • David Dewhurst’s 2012 campaign still owes vendors more than $1 million (Rove RINO alert)

    02/08/2014 11:24:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 2 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/8/14 | CHRISTY HOPPE
    David Dewhurst, now running for re-election as lieutenant governor, still owes businesses $1.4 million from his failed 2012 U.S. Senate campaign, a federal report filed this week shows. The 20 private creditors have been waiting 18 months for payment. The debt ranges from $170,628 to a Maryland-based media consultant to $464 for email services. Piling onto the debt is his own state campaign committee, which is now listed as a creditor for having to provide more than $474,000 to the Senate campaign to help pay its legal costs. Dewhurst spokesman Travis Considine said the problem stems from the legal morass...
  • Give Dewhurst the Boot in 2014

    09/20/2013 10:33:36 AM PDT · by JRandomFreeper · 63 replies
    Vanity | 20 Sep 2013 | Vanity
    I've been promising a Texas Lt. Governor primary thread for a while. This thread is for discussion of the merits of primary candidates for the office of Lt. Governor of the State of Texas.Lt. Governor is the most powerful elected office in the State of Texas.
  • Lt. Gov. Dewhurst Says President Obama Should Be Impeached

    10/15/2013 4:46:23 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 replies
    CBS 11 News ^ | October 15, 2013 | Bud Gillett
    FORT WORTH (CBS 11 NEWS) – A surprising statement from one of Texas’ top leaders: President Obama should be impeached. This came from Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, who is running for re-election and appeared at a Tea Party candidates forum. Dewhurst warned that freedoms are being trampled on, and so the President should be impeached. Later he fleshed out his thoughts for the Texas Observer’s Christopher Hooks. “I think this President, Barack Obama, has disregarded federal law. He has tried to do things which are not authorized under federal law. Things he’s disregarded such as immigration. He’s not, not...
  • Lt. Gov. Dewhurst: Texas could turn blue if you get complacent

    09/30/2013 7:16:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/201 | Jazz Shaw
    I haven’t heard much from (or about) Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst since he came in second in his Senate primary race with Ted Cruz. But he’s still on the job in the Lone Star state and taking an active role in state politics. He probably raised eyebrows yesterday when he issued a potentially dire warning to his fellow Texas Republicans. AUSTIN, Texas — Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said here on Saturday that Texas could turn blue if Republicans get “complacent.”“If we’re complacent, yeah, it could happen,” said Dewhurst, who last year lost to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the...
  • Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst calls Allen police to get relative out of jail

    08/22/2013 8:18:26 AM PDT · by bgill · 32 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | August 21, 2013 | Tristan Hallman
    The Allen Police Department released audio Wednesday of a call the longtime lieutenant governor made at 10:15 p.m. on Aug. 3 on behalf of Ellen Bevers. Dewhurst said during the call that Bevers inadvertently walked out of a Kroger with $57 in goods she didn’t pay for, along with $42 of items she did buy... “Sergeant, you don’t know me, but I am every year the No. 1 pick of all of the law enforcement agencies within Texas. The No. 1 pick,” Dewhurst said. “And I’m a supporter of you. You don’t know it, but I’m a supporter of you....
  • TX Lt. Gov: Reporters Tried To Inflame Pro-Abortion Protesters

    07/02/2013 8:19:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Journalism ^ | 7-2-2013 | Larry O'Connor
    Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst told HotAir's Ed Morrissey that his office received reports that reporters were actively encouraging and rallying pro-abortion protesters during State Sen. Wendy Davis' fillibuster last week. "We have reports and I have my staff taking a look at the video, the internet video that we keep, we store, on the proceedings that evening and if I find as I've been told examples of the media waving and trying to inflame the crowd, incite them in the direction of a riot, I'm going to take action against them. That is wrong. That's inciting a riot. That...
  • Texas GOP chooses tea party-backed Cruz for Senate

    07/31/2012 6:35:50 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 88 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 31, 2012 | WILL WEISSERT
    Tea party-backed Ted Cruz has defeated Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.
  • Live Thread: Texas Senate Primary Runoff Results

    07/31/2012 5:08:46 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 397 replies
    Polls close at 7PM Central.
  • Report: Dewhurst Campaign RoboCalls Falsely Claiming Support From Sarah Palin (Desperate!)

    07/31/2012 11:43:39 AM PDT · by Kolath · 43 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | 7/31/2012 | Gary P Jackson
    Saw this tweet from Michael Berry on Monday: @MichaelBerrysho Reports abound that desperate Dewhurst has a robocall out that says "this is Sarah Palin & I'm supporting Dewhurst" LIAR! Palin supports Cruz
  • Texas Senate runoff goes down to the wire

    07/31/2012 2:50:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    The Austin-American Statesman ^ | July 30, 2012 | Kate Alexander
    Texas' intensely watched Republican U.S. Senate runoff tonight will be a stunner no matter how it turns out. Political newcomer Ted Cruz could defeat Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, a well-known and well-funded GOP officeholder, and provide tea party activists across the country another high-profile victory. An outside poll released late Sunday indicated that Cruz had a solid 10-point lead over Dewhurst. But Dewhurst, who has the support of Gov. Rick Perry and other top Texas political leaders, could still snatch a victory from the tea party. He has poured $19 million of his own personal fortune into the race, and...
  • A Democrat for Dewhurst

    07/30/2012 1:05:22 AM PDT · by South40 · 23 replies
    DailyTexan ^ | 29 Jul 2012 | Troy M. Enriquez
    Come November, I hope Democrat Paul Sadler will be the new junior U.S. Senator of Texas. Sadler is a self-proclaimed Progressive with a proven track record behind his liberal Democrat label. But, despite my hopes, recent Texas electoral history and the state’s political climate suggest the November election will not send Sadler to Washington, D.C. So, Progressive Democrats should participate in tomorrow’s Republican Primary Runoff between former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst. For Progressive Democrats, David Dewhurst is the best option.
  • A Democrat for Dewhurst (Libtard Solicits Voter Fraud)

    07/30/2012 10:10:03 PM PDT · by Flightdeck · 5 replies
    The Daily Texan ^ | 07/29/2012 | Troy M. Enriquez
    Come November, I hope Democrat Paul Sadler will be the new junior U.S. Senator of Texas. Sadler is a self-proclaimed Progressive with a proven track record behind his liberal Democrat label. But, despite my hopes, recent Texas electoral history and the state’s political climate suggest the November election will not send Sadler to Washington, D.C. So, Progressive Democrats should participate in tomorrow’s Republican Primary Runoff between former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst. For Progressive Democrats, David Dewhurst is the best option. Dewhurst publicly affirmed his support for a guest-worker program in 2007. His more recent...
  • What a Ted Cruz victory would mean

    07/30/2012 3:01:07 PM PDT · by South40 · 40 replies
    WaPo ^ | 07/30/2012 | Sean Sullivan
    Eighteen months ago, Ted Cruz was a starry-eyed Texas Republican with long-shot hopes of becoming a United States senator. On Tuesday, the former state solicitor general looks headed to an unlikely runoff victory over Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, win that would defy the power of the state’s GOP establishment. ((snip)) So how did Cruz stay competitive and even climb into what looks like the driver’s seat? He leveraged national acclaim from conservatives like Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and George Will into strong local tea party support, winning an impressive 34 percent of the primary vote and forcing a runoff against...
  • Cruz leads in new Texas Senate poll (52-42)

    07/30/2012 1:11:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 30, 2012 | CHARLES MAHTESIAN
    A Public Policy Polling poll released Sunday evening reports Ted Cruz has a 52 percent to 42 percent advantage over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on the eve of Tuesday’s Texas GOP Senate runoff. From PPP’s analysis: Cruz's victory is driven by 4 things: the Tea Party, the enthusiasm of his supporters, a generational divide within the Texas Republican ranks, and the lack of regard the party base currently holds for Rick Perry. Cruz is ahead by a whooping 75-22 margin with Tea Party voters, more than making up for a 56-39 deficit to Dewhurst with voters who don't consider themselves...
  • BREAKING: PPP Poll....early voting has Cruz 55%, Dewhurst 40%

    07/29/2012 7:49:18 PM PDT · by ak267 · 25 replies
    PPP and Twitter ^ | 7/29/2012 | Public Policy Polling
    PublicPolicyPolling ‏ @ppppolls Cruz is up 55-40 with those who already voted so Dewhurst really needs a huge election day turnout to have any chance Also...FYI.... 31% of Texas runoff voters more likely to support a Palin endorsed candidate to only 16% for one backed by Perry
  • Cruz vs. Dewhurst

    07/29/2012 7:57:33 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 135 replies
    Texas election | 7/2912
    Initially I was a Cruz supporter, but as the campaign rolled on and I found out that Cruz is a trial lawyer, I was skeptical, but I still supported Cruz, because he said the right things. Still, though, saying the right things cannot hide your initial background, a trial lawyer=community activist. As in all elections, the choice is the lesser of two evils, and a businessman is a lesser evil than a trial lawyer.
  • Dewhurst: I focused on Texans, not tea party

    07/27/2012 1:52:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst says he never felt the need to seek the support of key tea party leaders nationwide because, “I’ve been focused on Texans.” Asked about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and other grassroots darlings coming to Dallas and The Woodlands this week to campaign for Ted Cruz, his Republican opponent for U.S. Senate, Dewhurst said, “I’ve never gone and asked for their help.”
  • Dewhurst wins support of Combs, Patrick

    07/26/2012 12:27:35 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    The Austin-American Statesman ^ | July 26, 2012 | Kate Alexander
    Comptroller Susan Combs on Thursday added her name to the long list of Texas elected officials who are backing Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in his bid for the U.S. Senate. Dewhurst has been “relentless and focused on conservative principles,” said Combs, who credited the lieutenant governor for putting Texas in a strong economic position. “Fighting for principle is not always easy and it is not always visible,” Combs said at an Austin news conference. “I will tell you that actions speak a lot louder than words.” The low-key news conference at Run-Tex on Riverside Drive stands in stark contrast to...
  • Tea Partyers: Help us make TONIGHT'S Ted Cruz Telethon a success!(8-10 Central, 6pm PDT)

    07/25/2012 4:48:39 PM PDT · by Syncro · 16 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | July 25, 2012 | Staff
    We are asking all Tea Party supporters to help us make TONIGHT'S Ted Cruz Telethon a success! Our 2 hour Ted Cruz Telethon TONIGHT is critically important to ensuring that conservative Ted Cruz is elected to the U.S. Senate as funds raised will go directly to airing our 'Tea Party Supports Ted Cruz' TV ad.  This ad is vital to combating the establishment and D.C. SuperPAC funded attack ads on Cruz. With the Telethon TONIGHT from 8-10 Central Time, there are a couple of ways in which you can help.  ____________________________________________________________________________ 1. SPREAD THE WORD Forward this email to all your...
  • Four Signs of Cruz-mentum

    07/24/2012 9:39:38 PM PDT · by RitaOK · 20 replies
    Hotlineoncall. National Journal ^ | July 24,2012 | Sean Sullivan
    Dewhurst's Allies Are Throwing The Kitchen Sink At Cruz: The main super PAC supporting Dewhurst, the Texas Conservatives Fund, released a harsh new TV ad on Tuesday which can be best described as a political Hail Mary Pass. The spot ties Cruz to the suicide of a teenager (the boy's mother is featured in the ad) who served time in a juvenile detention center. But to say the connection is a stretch would be an understatement. Cruz defended a Pennsylvania developer in a judicial but not a corruption...... Cruz's Fundraising: Cruz outraised Dewhurst during the May 10-June 30 period, bringing...
  • “Dewhurst’s Allies Are Throwing The Kitchen Sink At Cruz” (TX Senate runoff)

    07/24/2012 7:54:00 PM PDT · by ak267 · 20 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 7/24/2012 | William A. Jacobson
    I understand, from a far distance, that the anti-Ted Cruz ads have been pretty brutal. This report by National Journal, Four Signs of Cruz-mentum, indicates the last few days will be the worst yet: The spot ties Cruz to the suicide of a teenager (the boy’s mother is featured in the ad) who served time in a juvenile detention center. But to say the connection is a stretch would be an understatement. Cruz defended a Pennsylvania developer in a judicial corruption scandal, but not on a criminal matter. The super PAC’s decision to double down on the weak connection the...
  • Texas US Senate Debate - Ted Cruz vs. David Dewhurst(Live Thread)

    07/23/2012 5:56:05 PM PDT · by DrewsDad · 45 replies
    Texas US Senate Debate on Texas FOX StationsTed Cruz vs. David DewhurstLIVE STREAM
  • Take a Stand with Ted Cruz [Radiothon for Tea Party Candidate Ted Cruz]

    07/23/2012 1:03:29 PM PDT · by Syncro · 22 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | July 20, 2012 | Staff
    Take a Stand with Ted Cruz Tea Party Express is hosting a two-hour long ‘Take a Stand with Ted Cruz’ Radiothon next Wednesday, July 25th in Dallas, Texas on KLIF 570 AM to help us elect the next Tea Party Senator, Ted Cruz!Hosts: Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer and Tea Party Express singer and entertainer Kay Rivoli will host the event, and will be joined by some of the nation’s most influential Tea Party leaders and politicians who also proudly stand with Ted Cruz for U.S. Senate. It is crucial that tea party activists and leaders from across...
  • VIDEO: Tea Party's new Ted Cruz TV ad (Early Voting July 23-27)

    07/23/2012 12:43:45 PM PDT · by Syncro · 22 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 07/23/2012 09:07:18 am | Sal Russo
    We finished our new 'Tea Party Supports Ted Cruz' TV ad just in time as early voting starts today! We finished our new 'Tea Party Supports Ted Cruz' TV ad just in time as early voting starts today!Dear Friends,Thanks to your passion and generous support, we reached our fundraising goal and worked over the weekend to complete our new 'Tea Party Supports Ted Cruz' TV ad that highlights that Cruz is the true conservative that will fight for our Tea Party values,  Here it is, what do you think?Click here to play We finished the ad just in time as...
  • Texas: Dewhurst accepts debate with Cruz at last minute

    07/20/2012 7:39:19 AM PDT · by rstrahan · 17 replies
    Rstrahan
    From the Dallas Morning News (no link) Dewhurst accepted a debate at the last minute with Cruz at a Tea Party event. There is strong evidence that Dewhurst's constant harping on China connections and negative ads are hurting Dewhurst, and that he has lost the conservatives in Texas. It has gotten so bad that the jokes are along the line of " Ted Cruz supports theChinese. He was seen at a Panda drive-through". Not one ad by Dewhurst giving a positive reason to vote for him.
  • Analysts Give Cruz The Edge For Tonight's Debate

    07/17/2012 1:37:13 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    88.7 KUHF-FM ^ | July 17, 2012 | Laurie Johnson
    The run-off election between Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst is July 31st. Conventional wisdom says whoever wins that race will also win in November and be the state's next U.S. Senator. Joe Householder, with Purple Strategies, is quick to point out he's a Democrat. But as a political strategist he says this run-off is working in Cruz's favor. "Run-offs, especially on the Republican side, are the elections that usually draw people, the kind of folks who I like to say drive by the school every Saturday to make sure there's not an election. And those are the folks that Ted...
  • Ted Cruz Outraises David Dewhurst. Dewhurst Reponds By Accusing Cruz of Supporting Pedophiles

    07/17/2012 6:56:52 AM PDT · by Qbert · 27 replies
    Redstate ^ | 7/17/2012 | Erick Erickson
    I have always had a lot of respect for the guys who are running David Dewhurst’s campaign, but I’m starting to see now why Rick Perry had no chance of getting elected President. The same team running Dewhurst’s campaign ran Perry’s Presidential campaign and has stooped to what I thought would be an impossible low. Contra the headline at CNN.com, David Dewhurst actually raised less money than Ted Cruz. Dewhurst had to pump over $4 million into his campaign to save face and win the media spin that he outpaced Cruz. In fact, Cruz has raised $1.7 million and Dewhurst...
  • Anti-Cruz SuperPAC Receives $2.5 Million - We Must Fight Back! (TPX Predicted)

    07/16/2012 11:13:08 AM PDT · by Syncro · 20 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 07/16/2012 08:07:45 am | Tea Party Express HQ
    Anti-Cruz SuperPAC Receives $2.5 Million - We Must Fight Back!Dear Friends, Just as we predicted, with the news of Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz's good poll numbers in the Texas US Senate race, the 'business as usual' political establishment is in a panic and has dumped $2.5 million into an anti-Cruz SuperPAC to try and take out our candidate with two weeks left in the race.AP PhotoIt is clear that momentum is on our side, but we can't let up with 15 DAYS to go until this important election.  The Dewhurst campaign and his political establishment backers are in...
  • Polls show Cruz has momentum (Cruz surging...pulled ahead of Dewhurst!)

    07/15/2012 11:20:10 PM PDT · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 55 replies
    El Paso, Inc. ^ | 7/15/12 | Joe Holley
    "For the first time in their long campaign slog, independent polls are showing the so-called movement candidate, tea party favorite Ted Cruz, leading the GOP establishment favorite, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. They are trying to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison in the U.S. Senate and face off once again in the July 31 runoff election. “If less than a million people vote and Cruz wins, he’s likely to have coattails,” said Mustafa Tameez, a Houston political consultant. “He’ll pull in a lot of the movement candidates.” Cruz has insisted all along that his supporters have the enthusiasm, and a new survey...
  • Ted Cruz leads David Dewhurst in first independent poll of Texas Senate race

    07/14/2012 4:06:12 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 12th | Stephen Elliott
    In a poll released Thursday by Public Policy Polling, former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz leads Lt. Governor David Dewhurst 49-44 in the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Cruz leads 59-36 among voters "very excited" about voting in the election. Dewhurst leads 70-20 among moderate voters. The PPP report noted that runoff elections are notoriously difficult to poll, but that Cruz' chances look good based on his lead in the poll and his substantial lead with voters most likely to vote in the election, the "very excited voters."
  • Cruz takes lead in Texas runoff

    07/12/2012 5:10:23 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 26 replies
    Publioc Policy Polling ^ | July 12, 2012 | Tom Jensen
    PPP's first poll of the Texas Senate runoff finds Ted Cruz with a surprising 49-44 lead and a much more enthusiastic cadre of supporters than former front runner David Dewhurst. Cruz's lead expands to a whooping 59-36 margin over Dewhurst among voters who describe themselves as 'very excited' about voting in the election. The lower turnout is, the better Cruz's chances will be. Dewhurst leads 51-43 with 'somewhat excited' voters and 50-36 with those who say they are 'not that excited.' The big question is whether those less enthused folks will actually bother to turn out or not. This race...
  • David Dewhurst Campaign Alters Taxpayer Funded Website to Cover Up Past Support for Amnesty.

    07/11/2012 12:39:55 PM PDT · by An American! · 19 replies
    RedState ^ | July 11, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    What else is he hiding? Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst’s Senate campaign might have just crossed a line it should not have crossed. Who else would be behind the Lt. Governor’s taxpayer funded website for his Lieutenant Governor’s Office suddenly deleting the transcript of a speech proving David Dewhurst has been lying about his position on illegal aliens? The speech is . . . well . . . it is gone. Poof. Again, the website is taxpayer funded and the document suddenly no longer there directly contradicted Dewhurst’s present statements on immigration in the Senate campaign. Now, David Dewhurst adamantly...
  • Texas: Republican State Legislators Come Out Against Ted Cruz

    07/09/2012 5:56:57 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 92 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 9, 2012 | Abby Livingston
    Updated, 6:09 p.m. The Texas Republican establishment on Sunday came out hard against former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz (R) in his upstart Senate bid. Nearly every state Senator signed an open letter addressed to “Fellow Texans” that offered a defense of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who is running against Cruz in a July 31 GOP primary runoff to replace retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R). The letter never once mentions Cruz by name. But it makes clear the state Senators’ displeasure with statements he has made on sanctuary cities, state spending, the state’s Transportation Security Administration “Anti-Groping” bill and...
  • Cruz Leads Dewhurst 49-40 in New Poll...Conservatives Dominate [Runoff for U. S. Senate in Texas]

    07/06/2012 11:41:18 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 49 replies
    Ted Cruz for U. S. Senate Website ^ | July 6, 2012 | Jason Johnson
    . . . a recent internal poll conducted for the Cruz for Senate campaign shows Ted leading Dewhurst 49-40. Ted is leading Dewhurst among nearly every sub-group. Importantly, Ted is dominating self-identified “Tea Party” and “Very Conservative” voters. Among the 50% of likely runoff voters who are Tea Party aligned, Ted leads 72-22. Among the 60% who are very conservative, Ted leads 58-33.
  • Conservatives battling each other in Texas runoff

    07/05/2012 4:54:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 4, 2012 | Susan Ferrechino
    One of the Tea Party's most critical battles is heating up in Texas, where two conservative Republicans will slug it out for their party's Senate nomination later this month. State and national Tea Party groups are backing former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz, who they hope will join a small but growing group of U.S. senators aligned with the conservative movement and pushing an agenda of less government spending, lower taxes and fewer regulations. Cruz faces David Dewhurst, the state's lieutenant governor, in a July 31 runoff election after finishing at the top of the May 29 primary. Dewhurst beat...
  • Texas US Senator Debate: Cruz vs. Dewhurst (8PM CDT Live Thread)

    06/22/2012 5:02:42 PM PDT · by DrewsDad · 93 replies
    KERA News ^ | 6/22/12
    Republican candidates in the highly-anticipated Texas U.S. Senate race will square off in The Texas Debates: Race for U.S. Senate on Friday, June 22, 2012, at 8:00 pm CDT. The live debate between Ted Cruz, former Texas Solicitor General, and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst will be broadcast to millions on television, radio and the Internet. Live Streaming on:C-SPAN12newsnowand others at the link.Candidate Websites:Ted CruzDavid Dewhurst
  • [Texas:]Perry imprint on Dewhurst camp deep, as spokesman enlists

    06/14/2012 11:35:48 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | June 13, 2012 | Robert T. Garrett
    The addition of former Perry presidential campaign spokesman Mark Miner to Senate hopeful David Dewhurst’s campaign means that the three most important positions in the Dewhurst bid to go to Washington are held by Perry people. Dewhurst, who’s in a battle with former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz for Texas’ open U.S. Senate seat, has former Perry strategist Dave Carney as his senior campaign adviser. A pro-Dewhurst super PAC, Texas Conservatives Fund, is run by Rob Johnson, who managed Perry’s 2010 re-election campaign and worked in his failed presidential effort in the 2012 cycle. Miner, another Perry presidential campaign worker...
  • Rick Perry booed at Texas GOP convention

    06/07/2012 11:30:00 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/07/2012 | Alexis Levinson
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry was booed at the state GOP convention Thursday when he mentioned his support for Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s candidacy for Senate...Dewhurst is facing former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz in a run-off election for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Cruz has largely drawn support from more conservative elements of the party.
  • How Rick Perry turned on the Tea Party

    06/02/2012 11:25:41 AM PDT · by Qbert · 40 replies
    Redstate ^ | 5/30/2012 | Griffin
    Upon Chief Justice Taney’s death, President Lincoln was tasked with replacing the Chief Justice of SCOTUS.  Monty Blair had served as a loyal friend throughout Lincoln’s first administration.  Likewise, Edward Bates had proven his loyalty to Lincoln over-and-over again.  Both were well qualified men.  Both greatly desired the position.  Yet, in the end, Lincoln knew that there was but one choice that would best serve the Union.  He knew that although Salmon Chase had essentially been dismissed from his Cabinet in disgrace and although Chase had been anything but loyal to Mr. Lincoln, Chase was an abolitionist and the one...
  • TX: Numbers bode well for Dewhurst in runoff, his pollster says (counting his chickens.....)

    06/01/2012 1:52:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Austin-American Statesman ^ | May 29, 2012 | Kate Alexander
    Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has strong support from repeated Republican primary voters as well as senior citizens, two groups that are more likely to turn out for a July runoff for U.S. Senate, according to a Dewhurst campaign memo written by pollster Mike Baselice. Supporters of former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz, a tea party favorite who placed second in Tuesday’s vote, have argued that Cruz would be favored in a runoff because his supporters are more enthusiastic and likely to show up for an unusual, mid-summer vote. So the Baselice memo was clearly intended to rebut that argument. Recent...
  • Texas Shoot Out: Tea Party vs GOP Establishment

    05/30/2012 10:50:30 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 27 replies
    ConservativeHQ.com ^ | 5/30/12 | Richard A. Viguerie
    The battle to be the Texas GOP Senate nominee is this year’s most important Senate election. Tea Party backed Texas Senate candidate Ted Cruz overcame long odds on Tuesday, and forced establishment favorite Lt. Governor David Dewhurst into a runoff in the race for the open Texas U.S. Senate seat. "Dewhurst failed to get a majority because he failed to fight for conservative principles. His false attacks backfired," Senator Jim DeMint, a Cruz supporter, tweeted Tuesday night. According to The Dallas Morning News, Dewhurst, who spent more than $20 million of personal funds to get elected lieutenant governor in 2002,...
  • Dewhurst and Cruz headed for runoff in Texas Senate race

    05/29/2012 8:09:51 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday May 29, 2012
    The Texas Republican Senate primary is headed for a runoff, after Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst fell just shy of 50 percent of the vote Tuesday. Dewhurst will face former state solicitor general Ted Cruz, a favorite of the tea party, in the July 31 runoff. The winner of that runoff will be a heavy favorite to succeed retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), after Democrats failed to land a top-tier recruit. With 43 percent of precincts reporting, Dewhurst led Cruz 46 percent to 32 percent. Seven other candidates split the vote enough, though, to push the two into a runoff.