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Ted Cruz Outraises David Dewhurst. Dewhurst Reponds By Accusing Cruz of Supporting Pedophiles
Redstate ^ | 7/17/2012 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 07/17/2012 6:56:52 AM PDT by Qbert

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 raised $1.5 million.

So now Dewhurst’s campaign team is accusing Ted Cruz of supporting pedophiles, going so far as to try to tie him to Jerry Sandusky.

Not. Kidding.The scurrilous charge stems from Ted Cruz’s law firm taking on the appeal of a developer in Pennsylvania who had a dispute with an insurance company and had lost in district court. Ted Cruz got the case.

The company was in Pennsylvania and the client was involved in litigation related to a scandal that involved bribing judges to steer juvenile delinquents to the private jail facility his company built. He had previously pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony to the authorities. Cruz had nothing to do with the criminal case or the related civil litigation at all.

Moreso, Cruz’s client seemingly had nothing to do with the scandal involving the kids either. His crime was about not telling the IRS the judges involved had mischaracterized their income. In other words, as Ted Cruz said, his client’s actual victim in the case was the IRS, not kids.

That hasn’t stopped David Dewhurst. David Dewhurst is out with an highlighting Ted Cruz + Pennsylvania + kids involved and strongly implying that Ted Cruz supported a pedophile.

He’s using Cruz’s remarks about the criminal case being a tax case and not a case about kids against Cruz to imply Cruz is ignoring victimized children.

It’s ludicrous and it is false. But that’s not stopping David Dewhurst from running with it.

In a campaign email sent late yesterday by Megan Hanson, the Dewhurst campaign wrote,

Ted Cruz was fined the maximum penalty by the U.S. Senate Ethics Commission for breaking the law and failing to submit his Personal Financial Disclosure. Now, Texans are learning what Cruz was hiding. Ted Cruz is representing Robert Mericle, a child-exploiting, judge-bribing felon of the infamous “Kids for Cash” scandal.

The fine was for failing to timely file his disclosures. He missed a deadline. That’s all.

The rest? It’s akin to saying David Dewhurst is a kid toucher because he kissed a baby on the campaign trail. In other words, it is desperate nonsense.

It also is a strong indicator, coupled with Cruz outpacing Dewhurst in fundraising, that Dewhurst really does believe he is losing the race.

Good.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cruz; daviddewhurst; dewhurst; tedcruz
The GOP-e beclowns itself once again.
1 posted on 07/17/2012 6:56:56 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Dewhurst is running the sleaziest campaign I’ve seen since Obama ran for Senate.


2 posted on 07/17/2012 7:05:41 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Qbert

The saddest part of all of this is that, just a few weeks ago, there were people ON THIS SITE telling us how wonderful Dewhurst was. They were really putting their reputations at risk.

If Dewhurst is so wonderful, why is he allowing his campaign to go to these levels? Why can’t he just accept that 2012 is just not his year? Why doesn’t he, instead, stay in the State Senate and become a conservative (or, at least, start acting like one), and then maybe try again in the future?

Oh, never mind, those questions are answered in the article - he’s linked with Governor Perry.


3 posted on 07/17/2012 7:09:05 AM PDT by BobL
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To: BobL; ngat

Ngat is one of those Dewhurst supporters who has been pushing attacks against Cruz and pushing the line that GOP-e candidate Dewhurst is the “real conservative in this race.” Wonder if he’ll defend Dewhurst for this sleazy, false attack.


4 posted on 07/17/2012 7:18:01 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: KansasGirl; ngat

“Wonder if he’ll defend Dewhurst for this sleazy, false attack.”

I hope so. When the race was an argument over who could be trusted as a conservative, then both sides should make their point. But when the losing candidate goes off the deep end, it’s time to end the argument.

This race looks a LOT like Florida in 2010...so I wouldn’t be surprised if Dewhurst goes Third Party, at some point soon, just as Charlie Crist did when he was outed. He’s starting to show those signs.


5 posted on 07/17/2012 7:22:18 AM PDT by BobL
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To: Paine in the Neck
He should have gotten the message at the Convention in Ft. Worth when Governor Perry ended a great speech stumping for Dewhurst and got booed for it.

I was embarrassed over the booing, but Dewhurst has made this much worse than it would have otherwise been. He is toast.

6 posted on 07/17/2012 7:23:11 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Qbert

Right along w/ the lame TX chess beaters who claim TX is so conservative, free blah, blah. Lets not forget TX is the home of Patty Murray. In fact TX is just a rotted as the rest of the nation.


7 posted on 07/17/2012 7:25:11 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: 556x45

Well just bless your heart...


8 posted on 07/17/2012 7:33:51 AM PDT by CenTex (Go Cruz!!!!)
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To: BobL

Doesn’t TX have a sore loser law?


9 posted on 07/17/2012 7:33:57 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: 556x45
Lets not forget TX is the home of Patty Murray.

I thought Patty Murray was from Washington state.

Are you thinking of Kay Bailey Hutchison?
10 posted on 07/17/2012 7:37:25 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney have the mother of all Macaca moments)
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To: KansasGirl

Ha! No. But that’s an excellent idea.


11 posted on 07/17/2012 7:38:24 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: KansasGirl

Don’t know...good point. It took me a minute to remember that term. If that’s the case, then maybe Dewhurst simply wants to get Cruz weakened enough so that some other RINO can step in as Third Party - especially because (just like Florida) the Dems are essentially not running anyone.


12 posted on 07/17/2012 7:38:33 AM PDT by BobL
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To: KansasGirl

I doubt it since Bharat has been banned/suspended.


13 posted on 07/17/2012 7:46:20 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Dr. Sivana

Sorry my bad...Im meant to write Sheila Lee. My apologizes to the lunatic liberals in TX. Altho Im sure Patty would work there too.


14 posted on 07/17/2012 7:47:34 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: SeaHawkFan

Make that ngat. Auto correct sucks sometimes.


15 posted on 07/17/2012 7:48:47 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: 556x45
"Right along w/ the lame TX chess beaters who claim TX is so conservative, free blah, blah. Lets not forget TX is the home of Patty Murray. In fact TX is just a rotted as the rest of the nation."

As a Texan, I'm ashamed to admit it, but 556x45 from Tennessee is correct about Texas. Washington State's Patty Murray is one hell of a Texas Chess player/beater. Also, from Texas, Charles "chuckySchmucky" Schumer and Barbara Boxer....bwaaaahaaaaa!

I'm betting you wish upon Texas, Al Gore as well Mr. Tennessee?

16 posted on 07/17/2012 7:51:59 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Qbert

This is an impressive level of both desperation and arrogance.

I can imagine Dewhurst staffers sitting around trying to think of things they can use to attack him with.

(claps hands) “Remember, people. Cruz’s supporters are ignorant Tea Party rabble you would never see at your country club, so whatever we come up with has to offend the Bible thumping, BBQ, NASCAR and gun nut crowd.”

“We can’t really attack him for being a Mexican, because we would lose the Tex-Mex vote.”

“We tried calling him an OU supporter, but nobody believes that. Same with him hating western music, being rude to women, and being a secret Muslim New Yorker. Just didn’t fly.”

“The focus group actually liked him better when we told them he’d been abducted by space aliens.”

“How about communists and pedophiles?”

“Well, the Tea Party vouches for him not being a commie, but if we say he’s a pedo, he’ll sue our buns off. So why don’t we sort of say that he sort of supports them, in some sort of roundabout way that won’t get us in trouble?”


17 posted on 07/17/2012 7:54:23 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“He uses salsa that’s made in New York City.”


18 posted on 07/17/2012 7:55:34 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: 556x45
Aren't you special....

/johnny

19 posted on 07/17/2012 7:59:15 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: lormand

Chuckle! I did get a bit carried away. Yes, chess should read chest. I think tho TX could love Patty just the same as Sheila, Chuck or Barbie...even Al. Thanks for the levity. ;)


20 posted on 07/17/2012 8:00:00 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
I can imagine Dewhurst staffers sitting around trying to think of things they can use to attack him with.

Here in Wisconsin, the Recall Walker folks tried running ads at the last minute accusing Walker of being anti-hunter.

That's when I knew they were desparate.
21 posted on 07/17/2012 8:01:22 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney have the mother of all Macaca moments)
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To: Liberty Valance

From the info I can find, TX does indeed have a sore loser law. It has been challenged in court and upheld.


22 posted on 07/17/2012 8:04:47 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: SeaHawkFan

You’re right, ngat has banned.

Oh well.


23 posted on 07/17/2012 8:10:50 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: BobL
If Dewhurst is so wonderful, why is he allowing his campaign to go to these levels?

Exactly.

24 posted on 07/17/2012 8:12:45 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Dr. Sivana

Patty Murray:
One of seven children, Murray was born in Bothell, Washington, to Beverly A. (née McLaughlin) and David L. Johns.[6] Her mother was an accountant. Her father fought in World War II and was awarded a Purple Heart.[citation needed] She attended Saint Brendan Catholic School as a young child.
Murray received her Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education from Washington State University in 1972. She was a preschool teacher for several years and taught a parenting class at Shoreline Community College from 1984 to 1987.[7]

A BA in PE? Now that’s real training to be a US Senator! Explains the tennis shoes!


25 posted on 07/17/2012 8:33:24 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: KansasGirl

Are you serious? A sore loser law?


26 posted on 07/17/2012 8:53:57 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Qbert
dewhurst is like all “moderates”. They have no compromise in them unless it is with evil.

LLS

27 posted on 07/17/2012 9:51:09 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Liberty Valance

Yes, if you run in a party’s primary and lose, you cannot run in the general election on another paerty’s ticket. This is to prevent people from pulling a Lisa Murkowski.


28 posted on 07/17/2012 11:01:09 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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