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Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst blames campaign team, election calendar for Senate loss to Ted Cruz
The Dallas Morning News ^ | June 14, 2013 | Gromer Jeffers Jr.

Posted on 06/14/2013 12:32:39 PM PDT by Texican72

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst blames his stunning loss to Ted Cruz in last year’s Senate race on his campaign team and delays in staging the Republican primary.

“We had a hard time finding our voters,” Dewhurst said during a recording of Inside Texas Politics, which airs Sunday at 9:05 a.m. on WFAA (Channel 8).

Dewhurst said he had a new campaign team that didn’t understand how to use him.

“They didn’t get me,” Dewhurst said.

Dewhurst had strong name recognition entering the 2012 campaign season and was expected by most analysts to easily beat Cruz and other contenders for the Senate seat held by Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison.

But court fights over congressional redistricting pushed the primary from March to late May. When Dewhurst missed winning in the first round, Cruz seized the momentum and crushed him in the July 31 runoff.

(Excerpt) Read more at trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com ...


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The Lt. Gov seems a little whiny. I don't like his chances of winning re-election in 2014.
1 posted on 06/14/2013 12:32:39 PM PDT by Texican72
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To: Texican72
“They didn’t get me,” Dewhurst said.

No, we did get you, that's why we didn't vote for ya.

2 posted on 06/14/2013 12:33:54 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Texican72

Blames his underlings. I’m sure being on his staff is just a WONDERFUL experience.


3 posted on 06/14/2013 12:34:03 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Texican72

Dewey ol boy, you got the boot because you got to power hungry and greedy.

Pure and simple.


4 posted on 06/14/2013 12:34:49 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

You sure he isn’t a Democrat?


5 posted on 06/14/2013 12:36:38 PM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: Texican72

I believe Perry, Greg Abbott and Ted Cruz have hearts paved with souls.

Dewhurst was gettin himself rich.


6 posted on 06/14/2013 12:36:45 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Texican72

Could it be that Dewhurst sux? Just askin.


7 posted on 06/14/2013 12:37:54 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Texican72
I will never forget Dirty David Dewhurst vile campaign against Ted Cruz!

F'n pig!!

8 posted on 06/14/2013 12:38:48 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Texican72

I’ll never forget that little minion of Dewhurst that kept posting on here during the campaign telling everyone how Dewhurst was the real conservative and Ted Cruz had no experience...I just wish I could remember his name


9 posted on 06/14/2013 12:39:33 PM PDT by thestob (Marco Rubio is a liar, and he thinks that you're a fool)
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To: Texican72

Campaign delays?

This guy was like a pitbull attacking Cruz right out of the gate.
He was shocked when Cruz systematically broke all the dogs legs.


10 posted on 06/14/2013 12:39:55 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Texican72
Sarah Palin and the Tea Party put Cruz into the Senate

GO SARAH!

11 posted on 06/14/2013 12:40:06 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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Dawgs still yelpin...


12 posted on 06/14/2013 12:41:45 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Slyfox
“They didn’t get me,” Dewhurst said.

No, we did get you, that's why we didn't vote for ya.

---------------

:) Big ditto and bump for that.

13 posted on 06/14/2013 12:42:31 PM PDT by boxlunch (Psalm 2)
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To: Texican72

Whiny rino alert.


14 posted on 06/14/2013 12:44:07 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Texican72

I pray Greg Abbott takes this guys place but don’t know who can fill Abbott’s shoes as AG.


15 posted on 06/14/2013 12:47:02 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Texican72

Cruz’s win was one of the few good an bright spots in that horrible year in American history.


16 posted on 06/14/2013 12:51:17 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
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To: Texican72
“We had a hard time finding our voters,” Dewhurst said

LOL! I'll say you did.

17 posted on 06/14/2013 12:55:39 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Texican72

Well Dewy, if you have legit reasons, would you like to try again?


18 posted on 06/14/2013 1:01:00 PM PDT by inpajamas (http://outskirtspress.com/ONE)
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To: Texican72
LOL! What a classy little loser. Hope no one applies for his future campaign teams.


19 posted on 06/14/2013 1:04:57 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Texican72

Moving the primary from March to late May did hurt Dewhurst’s chances; there is no doubting that.

I am a big Cruz fan.


20 posted on 06/14/2013 1:06:38 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: boxlunch
“They didn’t get me,” Dewhurst said. No, we did get you, that's why we didn't vote for ya. --------------- :) Big ditto and bump for that. --------------------------------

^^ This ^^

21 posted on 06/14/2013 1:06:53 PM PDT by 1riot1ranger (OMG!!! ObamaMustGo!)
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To: Texican72

Sarah Palin


22 posted on 06/14/2013 1:09:05 PM PDT by notaliberal (Never lose heart. The most high will strengthen and protect you....Fr. Francis Jordan)
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To: thestob

I’ll never forget that little minion of Dewhurst that kept posting on here


Can’t think of her name either... what a pain in the ass.


23 posted on 06/14/2013 1:09:08 PM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: Texican72
Yeah, right...


24 posted on 06/14/2013 1:11:53 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Texican72

Love me some Ted Cruz, give me a Cruz/West ticket and lets get down to SAVING AMERICA!


25 posted on 06/14/2013 1:22:16 PM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: Timber Rattler
Yep, Cruz had some help.

From the article--Dewhurst had strong name recognition entering the 2012 campaign season and was expected by most analysts to easily beat Cruz and other contenders for the Senate seat held by Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Who's name, which reason, is nowhere in the article?

"I would not be in the U.S. Senate today if it were not for Governor Palin," Cruz said in gratitude.

26 posted on 06/14/2013 1:30:50 PM PDT by ansel12 (Social liberalism/libertarianism, empowers, creates and imports, and breeds, economic liberals.)
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To: thestob
I’ll never forget that little minion of Dewhurst that kept posting on here during the campaign telling everyone how Dewhurst was the real conservative and Ted Cruz had no experience...I just wish I could remember his name

Traded a few posts with that guy during the campaign. He was way over the top and one of those posters you just had to walk away from every now and then. You wrestle with pigs and all you get is mud all over yourself. Cruz had the ability to shake off the mud.

27 posted on 06/14/2013 1:33:03 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: mylife

You couldn’t find your voters because they were still in Mexico.


28 posted on 06/14/2013 1:39:14 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Texican72

Dewhurst thought he had the seat in the bag with Perry’s glowing endorsement. Team Perry got all upset when Palin showed up in support of Cruz and commenced to shred their anointed GOPe prince in the polls. Dewhurst should look inward for answers, but whiny losers never do.


29 posted on 06/14/2013 1:53:04 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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No, we did get you, that's why we didn't vote for ya.

Ditto, again.

30 posted on 06/14/2013 2:12:13 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: mylife

I believe Patterson has thrown his hat in the ring for Lt. Gov. Have listened to him speak and he’s great right up until he talks about wanting to add a HUGE guest worker program for illegals in Texas. Wouldn’t vote for Patterson or Dewhurst as dog catcher. Sure hope we have another option but it is early yet.

Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be anyone to take Abbott’s place as AG. Keep hearing Jeb Bush’s son’s name pop up. We don’t need any more Bush’s in government anywhere.


31 posted on 06/14/2013 2:45:39 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: notaliberal

I remember when Cruz polled at 3%. It was Sarah and the Tea Party. Moving the dates didn’t hurt Cruz either.


32 posted on 06/14/2013 2:53:20 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: spawn44

Ummm

No. Dewhurst is lot of things,but he is not responsible for illegal aliens.

Look to DC for that.


33 posted on 06/14/2013 2:55:45 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Grams A

Sigh.

We need Greg Abbott


34 posted on 06/14/2013 2:57:09 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: TADSLOS

Perry had to endorse him.
How could he not endorse his own Lt Gov?


35 posted on 06/14/2013 2:59:34 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Like he “had” to support LaRaza, subsidize wind farms and push TTC? Let me guess, God told him to do it all on one of his jogs. LOL..


36 posted on 06/14/2013 3:12:06 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Texican72

Funny, I thought he lost because he was a liberal.


37 posted on 06/14/2013 4:45:32 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Texican72
“We had a hard time finding our voters,” Dewhurst said

Actually, Dewhurst found them all. There just weren't very many. Cruz came out of nowhere and won, because his message resounded with the voters.

38 posted on 06/15/2013 5:06:36 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Texican72
Dewhurt thought he was part of the royal Texas GOP bloodline, and was entitled to any office he wanted.

He didn't realize that KBH and Coryn had screwed the pooch, and the landscape changed. Texas a'int RINOville, and hopefully that was a cold slap in the face.

39 posted on 06/15/2013 5:19:38 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey NSA Goon watching FR... Suck this - > |=====>)
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To: Texican72

Just call him Colleen.


40 posted on 06/15/2013 5:36:46 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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