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Dewhurst loans for re-election bid total $5 million (Texas)
Houston Chronicle ^ | 5/19/14 | David Saleh Rauf

Posted on 05/20/2014 7:08:29 AM PDT by jimbo123

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s re-election campaign reported Monday that it has outstanding loans totaling more than $5.3 million, indicating that the incumbent lieutenant governor ponied up around $3 million out of pocket since the final week of February to try and beat Dan Patrick.

That comes on top of $2 million that Dewhurst lent his campaign earlier in the cycle.

Candidates in the May 27 runoff are facing a midnight deadline to file campaign finance reports with the Texas Ethics Commission. The full filings won’t be publicly available online until Tuesday morning — and that’s when we’ll know details about who contributed and exactly how much Dewhurst loaned his campaign.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.chron.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: danpatrick; daviddewhurst; texas
Dewhurst has already stiffed his Senate campaign vendors to the tune of $1 million that he still refuses to pay. Now he has to pay cash in advance and he's racking up debt like it's going out of style.
1 posted on 05/20/2014 7:08:29 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

May this be money down the hole as he goes down. Establishment to the core.


2 posted on 05/20/2014 7:17:00 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: jimbo123

Dewhurst is a sleazeball that only knows how to run a negative campaign, just like he did when he ran against Ted Cruz.


3 posted on 05/20/2014 7:17:48 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: jimbo123

Is Texas in that bad of shape under Dewhurst? Just want input on him.

Will be early voting today or tomorrow. I was going for Patrick, but ...

Please, honest opinions, no rudeness. Thx


4 posted on 05/20/2014 7:25:57 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: jimbo123
Falcon Seaboard

Falcon Seaboard was founded in 1935 by Ted Law and several innovative Texans. In 1981, after the company was sold, the name was reacquired by Ted Law. Both Mr. Law and David Dewhurst reestablished the company and by the mid-1980's all the stock was purchased by David Dewhurst. Falcon Seaboard became one of the earliest independent electric power companies (cogeneration) in Texas. When the power plants were sold in 1996, it owned plants in three states, demand side management companies and had gas production in both onshore and offshore in the United States and Canada.

Wiki:

Focus: privately-owned diversified energy and investment company with global operations. Falcon Seaboard in Houston, TX is a private company categorized under Oil Well Drilling. Our records show it was established in 1990 and incorporated in Texas. Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of less than $500, 000 and employs a staff of approximately 1 to 4.

5 posted on 05/20/2014 7:37:14 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: smokingfrog

I want to strangle that smarmy *&%(%$ he’s running in his attack ads.


6 posted on 05/20/2014 7:39:38 AM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Yes. Dewhurst, a few liberal republicans, and the democrats run the legislature in Texas. Dewhurst regularly kills conservative bills. He also has a power sharing arrangement with the dems, and lets them have chairmanships of 1/3 of the committees in the Texas Senate.

Conservatives should hold 100% of the chairmanships.

Dewhurst is a liberal republican that is the favorite of the GOP-E.

Dewhurst must get the boot.

Lt. Governor in Texas is the most powerful elected position in the State government. He controls all legislation.

/johnny

7 posted on 05/20/2014 7:47:12 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Neither one is ideal but Patrick will be okay for a while. Goal is to get rid of Dewhurst so please vote for Patrick.

Lt. Governor and Senate Majority Leader are two most powerful people in Texas government. Lots of reasons to get rid of Dewhurst while we have an opportunity to do so. We’ll deal with Patrick later if we need to.


8 posted on 05/20/2014 7:49:14 AM 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: JRandomFreeper

bttt


9 posted on 05/20/2014 7:52:03 AM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: Grams A
Patrick has talked about getting rid of the 2/3rds rule that lets Dems have 1/3 of the chairmanships in the Senate. That alone makes him worth voting for.

/johnny

10 posted on 05/20/2014 7:56:45 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: txhurl

I hear you..


11 posted on 05/20/2014 8:05:00 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

I’ve listened to Dan Patrick on his radio show and I find him untrustworthy. He’s essentially a radio station owner who won a seat in the TX Legislature. He was very down on Ted Cruz during his senate run, yet now he’s all tea party for him. Insiders who have sat in on Texas legislation sessions saw him work for the opposite side, then when the bill didn’t pass he took credit for blocking it, etc. The term “bait and switch” has been used to describe him. I could go on but you get the drift. No No No to Dan Patrick. I’ll be voting for Dewhurst.


12 posted on 05/20/2014 12:01:02 PM PDT by Shugee
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To: Shugee

Thank you.


13 posted on 05/20/2014 4:10:40 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Shugee

Thank You


14 posted on 05/20/2014 4:10:59 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Shugee

Thank You


15 posted on 05/20/2014 4:11:18 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Thank You


16 posted on 05/20/2014 4:11:46 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Grams A

Thank you


17 posted on 05/20/2014 4:13:43 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
You are welcome. I hope the information I provided helps you to make a truly conservative decision.

It's not often that I'm plain and factual without the snark. ;)

/johnny

18 posted on 05/20/2014 4:19:00 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Shugee
No more Dewhurst. He's stalled too much conservative legislation over the years. He's no conservative.

/johnny

19 posted on 05/20/2014 4:20:30 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

You’re welcome. I’ve been down here since 1985 and I don’t remember that it has ever been quite so nasty. Maybe I’m just paying more attention this year. Be glad when it’s over.


20 posted on 05/20/2014 4:26:35 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: JRandomFreeper

“Patrick has talked about getting rid of the 2/3rds rule that lets Dems have 1/3 of the chairmanships in the Senate”

Actually, what Patrick calls the 2/3’s rule is a rule in the Senate that requires 2/3 of all the Senators to agree to bring legislation to a vote on the floor of the State Senate...meaning that 1/3 of the Senators can block anything. It originated when Democrats were something like 90% of the legislature...not sure exactly why.

Just as in the US Senate, the MAJORITY of Senators can scrap that rule any time they please...but Dewhurst has led the fight to keep it, and was successful at it...until November, that is. An EVEN BETTER reason for getting rid of Dewhurst.

What you say is also true, he has continued to allow Democrats, that barely get one third of the seats, and sometimes only that much, to also keep chairmanships - that is nuts - if the Dems want power again, they need to figure out a way to make their case to TEXANS, and that begins by jettisoning the national party and not nominating their type, as in Wendy Davis for governor...but the Dems would rather lose than do that.


21 posted on 05/20/2014 7:20:56 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Shugee

“I’ve listened to Dan Patrick on his radio show and I find him untrustworthy...He was very down on Ted Cruz during his senate run...”

That is true...but he also knew that he would have to deal with Dewhurst in the State Senate if Dewhurst lost - as far as I’m concerned he was playing it safe there.

He will win next week - the idea of leaking Patrick’s medical records did not work well for Dewhurst, so now that Patrick will have the power, we will all get to find out whether he’s a deal-maker, or, as he claims, a Tea Party person. We do know one thing for sure, Dewhurst has NEVER been on the side of conservatives.


22 posted on 05/20/2014 7:25:52 PM PDT by BobL
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To: BobL
Yeah, I was in the middle of moving some plants to the big garden and I didn't articulate any of that very well.

Dewhurst must go, and if he does, Texas will really take off.

Even if Patrick is a loser, he doesn't have Dewhurst's years of entrenched good-ole-boy system, and the conservatives have a chance to keep him from building one.

/johnny

23 posted on 05/20/2014 7:42:05 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Agree...Patrick just might do what he says, once he has the power. We know that Dewhurst never has and never will.


24 posted on 05/20/2014 7:44:39 PM PDT by BobL
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