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  • Former Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst endorses onetime rival Ted Cruz for president

    03/25/2016 7:02:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Dallas Morning News Trailblazers Blog ^ | March 25, 2016 | Tom Steele
    Former Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is backing Sen. Ted Cruz for president, KXAS-TV (NBC5) reports. The two ran against each other in 2012 in a bitter race for the Senate seat held by retiring Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. But Dewhurst says that was then, this is now. On Friday in Austin he called Cruz the best person in the field to unite Republicans and win the White House....
  • Dan Patrick to hold presser with Ted Cruz at presidential campaign HQ

    10/23/2015 2:02:58 PM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | October 23, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    WASHINGTON–Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick will hold a press conference with Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday, Oct. 26, according to the campaign. The two will speak to reporters at Cruz’s presidential campaign headquarters in Houston. The announcement didn’t specify the conference’s purpose, but Patrick could become the highest-ranking Texas state politician to endorse Cruz’s presidential campaign.Patrick told The Texas Tribune in August 2013 that he’d support Cruz if he ran for president. The compliment was as a surprise given Patrick’s rancorous relationship with Cruz during the latter’s 2012 Senate run against then-Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. Cruz beat Dewhurst for the...
  • Report: David Dewhurst will pay campaign debts from senate race (Texas)

    10/06/2015 7:10:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/5/15 | Bobby Blanchard
    Former Lt. Governor David Dewhurst has agreed to pay off $800,000 of debt from his failed bid for the U.S. Senate in 2012, according to a report in The Texas Tribune. According to a September letter obtained by the Tribune, Dewhurst has agreed to pay the debt over the next year but he said that he was not legally obligated to pay the money to his vendors. While there is obviously no legal obligation that I personally pay the vendors invoices, and while a few of you let me down with messaging and media that was counter-productive, plus there were...
  • 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. Heres a look at the race from KUHF, Houstons 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 hes 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 Dewhursts 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 Observers 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 hes disregarded such as immigration. Hes 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 didnt pay for, along with $42 of items she did buy... Sergeant, you dont 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 Im a supporter of you. You dont know it, but Im 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 ^ | 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