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Dewhurst: I focused on Texans, not tea party
Houston Community News/ Your Houston News ^ | July 25, 2012

Posted on 07/27/2012 1:52:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at yourhoustonnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; dewhurst; tx; ussenate
RedState: ....."Finally – simply take a look at the list of endorsements. It is truly laughable the distinction between the two. Dewhurst is supported by the Austin power circle. Ted is supported by anyone with a clue how badly we need a conservative U.S. Senator from Texas in Washington to protect freedom."

CHART

Cruz:

1. Governor Sarah Palin 2. Senator Rick Santorum 3. Tea Party Express 4. Sean Hannity 5. Senator Rand Paul 6. Dr. James Dobson 7. Family Research Council 8. Cathie Adams, former Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, former President, Texas Eagle Forum 9. David Barton, Founder and President of WallBuilders 10. Congressman Ron Paul 11. Congressman Michael Burgess 12. George P. Bush 13. Gun Owners of America 14. Young Conservatives of Texas 15. Young Americans for Liberty PAC 16. Peggy Venable, Taxpayer Advocate 17. Senator Pat Toomey 18. George Strake, Former Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas 19. Kelly Shackelford, President of Liberty Institute 20. Judge Paul Pressler, III 21. Former U.S. Attorney General Ed Meese 22. Madison Project 23. C Club of Houston 24. Mark Levin, Nationally Syndicated Radio Host 25. Senator Mike Lee, Constitutional Conservatives Fund Chairman 26. Tim Lambert, former RNC Committeeman 27. Tony Perkins, Family Research Council 28. Republican Liberty Caucus 29. Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum 30. FreedomWorks PAC 31. Erick Erickson, RedState.com 32. Senator Jim DeMint, Senate Conservatives Fund Chairman 33. Concerned Women PAC 34. Club for Growth PAC 35. Citizens United Political Victory Fund 36. Hon. Ernest Angelo, Former RNC Committeeman 37. W. Winston Elliot, III, Free Enterprise Institute 38. Richard Ford, Heritage Alliance 39. Ann Hettinger, Concerned Women for America-State Director 40. Hispanic Republicans of Texas 41. Brent Bozell, Media Research Center 42.

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn 43. Eagle Forum PAC 44. Colin Hanna, Let Freedom Ring 45. Jim Martin, 60 Plus 46. Rod Martin, National Federation of Republican Assemblies 47. Alan Sears, Alliance Defense Fund 48. Jay Sekulow, American Center for Law and Justice 49. Fred Smith, Competitive Enterprise Institute 50. Congressman Justin Amash 51. Raymond J. LaJeunesse, Jr. – Vice President & Legal Director, National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation 52. Robert P. George, Conservative Leader and Princeton Professor 53. Michael Farris, Chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association 54. Fred Fielding 55. Hon. Boyden Gray 56. Hon. Scott Brister 57. Hon. Diana Denman 58. Tina Benkiser, Former Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas 59. Hon. Thomas Phillips

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Dewhurst:

1. Governor Rick Perry

2. Former Governor Mike Huckabee

3. Tom Leppert

4. Craig James

5. Michael Reagan

6. Texas Credit Union League

7. National Association of Realtors (RPAC)

8. Texas Farm Bureau Friends of Agriculture Fund (AGFUND)

9. Texas Oil and Gas PAC

10. Texas Restaurant Association

11. Texas Medical Association TEXPAC

12. Texas State Association of Fire Fighters

13. Texas State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police

14. Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT)

15. Texas Municipal Police Association

16. Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association PAC

17. Texas Right To Life PAC

18. Texans for Life* President Kyleen Wright

19. Heidi Group* founder Carol Everett

20. Texas Alliance for Life

21. David received support from three former presidents of the Texas Farm Bureau

22. BEEF-PAC

23. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association PAC

24. Texas Poultry Federation

25. Texas Retailers Association Political Action Committee (TRAPAC)

1 posted on 07/27/2012 1:52:16 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"Facts don’t lie: David Dewhurst is an establishment moderate who fought conservatives in Austin for billions more in spending," Keller added. "That’s exactly why limited-government conservatives throughout Texas are supporting free market champion Ted Cruz."

http://www.texastribune.org/texas-people/rick-perry/perry-makes-final-pitch-dewhurst/

2 posted on 07/27/2012 2:08:49 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Dump DewCrist ! Go Cruz !


3 posted on 07/27/2012 2:14:38 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: All

......”Cruz and Dewhurst square off Tuesday in a runoff election, with the winner considered the overwhelming favorite to prevail in November’s general election.

Dewhurst has overseen the state Senate since 2003 from the powerful lieutenant governor’s post. He has been endorsed by Gov. Rick Perry and most of the Texas GOP establishment in the race for the Republican nomination to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

He beat Cruz by 10 percentage points in the May 29 state primary but fell short of an outright majority in a field featuring nine Republican senate hopefuls.

[Texas Comptroller Susan ] Combs’ nod came as state Sen. Dan Patrick, a Houston Republican, also endorsed Dewhurst. Patrick is a tea party favorite himself and has clashed frequently with the lieutenant governor, but he also got into a high-profile yelling match with Cruz during a recent radio interview. The race has become one of the nation’s most-watched — seen as a test of the tea party’s grassroots prowess against mainstream Republicans in Texas who don’t lose many elections: a Democrat has not won statewide office here since 1994.

But this time the challenge is coming from the far-right, and coming hard. Cruz was in Dallas on Thursday for a major tea party rally featuring U.S. Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah, as well as radio host Glenn Beck and former U.S. Rep. from Texas, Dick Armey — chairman of the grassroots group FreedomWorks.

Meanwhile, the Tea Party Express parked a bus doubling as a “mobile phone bank” in the Dallas suburb of Irving to get out the vote for Cruz.

Another major Cruz bash Friday in Houston was expected to feature former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. She had previously recorded a phone message to voters for Cruz but had not traveled to Texas on his behalf.”......

http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/courier/news/senate-hopeful-leans-on-old-guard-gop/article_09a0e87c-49ce-5585-b28d-ebb3e670939a.html


4 posted on 07/27/2012 2:25:41 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
 
 
I'm sick of this Dewhurst turd - I'm telling you, EVERY 2-3 days I get some mail shrieking about Cruz being a Chinese lawyer or some such - I quit taking them home and went to tearing them up right there and throwing them into the post office trash can. And the damn phone calls, TV ads, banner ads on websites I click on and campaign signs - no escape, anywhere. Am sick of that bastard violating my space. I hope he loses his ass and BIG.
 
 

5 posted on 07/27/2012 4:29:19 AM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You focused on progreesive party power and nothing more dewrag.

LLS


6 posted on 07/27/2012 4:41:30 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Exactly...Texas needs Kay Bailey Dewhurst like this Country needs another McCain...useless party guy who will spend us over the cliff for Republican lite things. On a side note notice the lack of coverage on Faux news of free pac in Dallas last night?


7 posted on 07/27/2012 4:46:57 AM PDT by JohnD9207 (Mitt better grow a pair or this thing will be over soon.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

One thing that drives me crazy is the inconsistent spelling of “Tea Party” and “Tea Partiers.” I think the left does this to irritate, but spelling the name in lower case is improper.


8 posted on 07/27/2012 5:26:39 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: Lou L

Here’s another example but you can’t miss “U.S. Senate firepower.”

“Cruz appears with tea party’s US Senate firepower”

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/27/4665495/cruz-appears-with-tea-partys-us.html


9 posted on 07/27/2012 5:36:38 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
WOW, wifey you really do your homework, congrats.

Even when we were butting heads, I respected your work ethic, now go do the dishes {just kidding}.

I'm from PA and since I'm not a demonRAT I can't vote in the Texas primary but I sent Cruz my $20.12 donation.

Hopefully he will win and we the people, will continue to send the message to both the rinos as well as the msm, that the TEA Party is not going away.

10 posted on 07/27/2012 5:38:32 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: lapsus calami
Amen. I too am so sick of Dewhurst's commercials/ads of any kind. They are all geared toward slandering Cruz instead of his 'go along to get along' record. I watched the debate the other night and he was caught lying so many times it was laughable. From telling people that there really was no difference between he and Cruz to claiming his flyer that tells Texans that Cruz fights for China and not America to claiming he had the endorsement of the NRA (LOL) dewhurst is just one lie after another. It's bad enough we're sending romney to Washington. We don't need to send his little brother.

My opinion.

Cruz for US Senate

11 posted on 07/27/2012 5:38:36 AM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
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To: USS Alaska
:)

"..... [Mitch] McConnell hand-picked [Rand] Paul’s rival in the GOP primary of 2010, Trey Grayson, who offered himself as a more standard champion for Kentucky interests.

Their famously tense relationship has settled into a smoother working routine than many Kentuckians expected. Paul has supported McConnell’s leadership. McConnell has let him use the floor to push his agenda, even when it’s going nowhere.

McConnell … can sense what’s going on out there and he’s been very adaptable,” said his biographer John David Dyche, a Louisville lawyer and political commentator.

Paul’s anti-spending agenda has put big pressure on McConnell, who built a career on bacon-delivery and devoted his last re-election to reminding voters about all the funds he’d secured for riverfront improvements and military operations in Kentucky. Even with Kentucky’s high poverty, Paul has changed the job description for a senator.

“I don’t think he’s brought home a crumb,” said Al Cross, director of the University of Kentucky’s Institute for Rural Journalism & Community Issues.

Grayson, now director of Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, noted that Paul has already forced Congress to debate his agenda, if not actually enact it. If Cruz wins, pressure would mount on McConnell and others.

“Texas is a huge player in national politics,” he said. “He would have a loud voice and a megaphone to shake things up.”

Supporters of Ted Cruz’s tea party role models Rand Paul, Mike Lee see influence but not results

12 posted on 07/27/2012 5:46:01 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: lapsus calami

Exactly.

I’m tired and appalled at the dirty campaign of Dewhurst.

The latest is beyond any reasonable measure and is an outright chicago-style smear: Using some crying mother to blame Cruz for her son’s suicide! My gawd, Dewhurst has no shame.

I see the ads and all Dewhurst is doing is telling me Cruz is a lawyer and then follows up with some sort of smear. Dewhurst never tells me WHY I should vote for him. Yeah, occasionally he will say “secure the border” but that is it. Nothing.

This dirty campaign on the part of Dewhurst is a sign of desperation and is playing into the democrats hands—he might BE a democrat the way he is assassinating Cruz’s reputation.

We are supposed to be on the same side but not according to Dewhurst. He not only violates President Reagan’s 11th commandment. . . .he revels in trashing it.

Dewhurst is no conservative or republican.


13 posted on 07/27/2012 5:52:51 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When I heard doo doo hurst make a statement that “I am just as conservative as Kay Bailey Hutchison”, I just had to laugh. He should know KBH is a RINO.


14 posted on 07/27/2012 5:58:59 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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I think Dehurst meant to say, “I focused on NEW TAXES ON TEXANS, like my STEALTH INCOME TAX I called a “gross receipts tax,” and my WAGE EARNER INCOME TAX I called a “payroll tax,” and all the other taxes I wanted to impose so I can re-distribute earned money to my cronies, like my hero OBAMA.”


15 posted on 07/27/2012 6:17:00 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
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.”

Translation, Dewhurst is ready to sell out the American people if he can get a sweetheart deal for Texas (a la Louisiana Purchase, by Mary landrieu). Who cares about the rest of the country when I can get mine for mine.

16 posted on 07/27/2012 6:23:26 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Hulka

I agree, that latest ad with the “crying mother” is just so over the top. Levin endorses Cruz big time, good enough for me.


17 posted on 07/27/2012 6:30:22 AM PDT by Ironfocus (O Must Go)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Double D mistake was keying on Texas instead of the base which are conservatives. Dewhurst doesn’t understand, like most RINO’s, that the TEA Party is a grassroots group of patriotic conservative voters. Most Republicans are conservatives and comprise the base in Texas. Big mistake by not getting The TEA Party support


18 posted on 07/27/2012 7:15:57 AM PDT by WilliamRobert
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Double D mistake was keying on Texas instead of the base which are conservatives. Dewhurst doesn’t understand, like most RINO’s, that the TEA Party is a grassroots group of patriotic conservative voters. Most Republicans are conservatives and comprise the base in Texas. Big mistake by not getting The TEA Party support


19 posted on 07/27/2012 7:16:21 AM PDT by WilliamRobert
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Dewpiss has all the Astroturffers Behind him

Cruz has Palin’s REAL conservative ARMY behind him.

My Prediction: Real Armies beat Astroturfers Everytime.
Go Cruz.............


20 posted on 07/27/2012 7:49:07 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman

The RINO establishment behind DewCrist is counting on all his big $$ to mislead and misinform voters on his record (that he’s a Conservative when he fights tooth and nail to halt the Conservative agenda) and to lie about Cruz’s. That’s the biggest danger.


21 posted on 07/27/2012 8:55:05 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I agree that in the past, a rich candidate like Dewpiss
might have a great advantage.

However, with the help of Conservative Superpacs, the money
advantage has been narrowed quite dramatically.

It is very close to being a level playing field. Something
most conservative candidates never had in the past.

I believe a level playing field or close to it gives Cruz
the advantage. I guess we shall see very soon.


22 posted on 07/27/2012 10:06:26 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman

Hopefully something good will come out of Texas. The runoff is this coming Tuesday.


23 posted on 07/27/2012 10:33:49 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Like Indiana, you have a great candidate in Cruz.
I wish we had two great, credible candidates to run against
Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker.

No credible candidate has emerged. I am surprised at that.
Until we get a credible candidate, we are stuck.
If we do, Alexander might be the easier pick-up, as Corker
is quite wealthy. Alexander is not.

Your next Texas senator will affect all of us.
We wish you success in sending Cruz to the senate.


24 posted on 07/27/2012 10:59:27 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman

I think you may wish to direct your comments to the Texas FReepers. Like you, I am also in Tennessee and am saddened at what passes for our two Senators (with Lamar! being the worst of the two). Corker scared off all viable opposition this year because of his $$ (from both parties — Bredesen might’ve chosen to have a go, but even he didn’t bother). Lamar! is up again in ‘14, and hopefully he will choose to retire, but he badly needs to go.


25 posted on 07/27/2012 11:17:24 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

My apologies. I thought you were from Texas.

If Cruz beats Dewpiss, it will show that money alone won’t
insure a RINO keeps their senate seat.

A Cruz win in Texas will show that money alone won’t win it.
Maybe then we will get some credible candidates to run here in Tn


26 posted on 07/27/2012 11:41:13 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth; Hulka
 
 
GAAAAK!!! This is an example of what I am talking about
 
 
 
 
Matter of fact this wasn't the only banner-ad - there were three total on ONE page I was viewing - one on the top, another on the bottom and the above one off to the right side. I counted four calls to my residence from the Dewhurst gang yesterday - FOUR IN ONE DAY from 512 and 713 area codes. A pox on that annoying, arrogant SOB.
 
 

27 posted on 07/27/2012 2:37:41 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: lapsus calami

Got in the mail today a flyer calling Cruz two-faced. . .Dewhurst is losing voters by going all-out nuclear evil on Cruz. That alone tells me all I need to know about Dewhurst-—a slimy politician that luvs character assassination and would fit in well with The Messiah and his Chicago crew.


28 posted on 07/28/2012 3:07:42 PM PDT by Hulka
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Today (Monday) three calls from Dewhurst, two for Cruz and a flyer from Dewhurst that never even mentioned Cruz. Saturday I got two mailers from Dewhurst -
 
 
Conservative Renewal PAC?? What the hey - they gotta be kidding me. Dewey is a male KayBay, and like her, all tangled up with the D/FW country club mafia. Um uh, NO thanks.
 
 

29 posted on 07/30/2012 8:23:39 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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