David Dewhurst Articles


Cruz Wins Runoff for U.S. Senate in Texas

9:09 PM, Jul 31, 2012

Senate candidate Ted Cruz is projected to win the Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate in Texas. With 37 percent of precincts reporting, Cruz has won nearly 53 percent of the vote over Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, who has won just under 46 percent. Dewhurst won the four-way GOP primary in May, but did not win the necessary 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff with Cruz.

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Final Poll: Cruz Ahead by 10

10:29 AM, Jul 30, 2012

A final poll of Texas Republican voters from PPP shows Ted Cruz leading David Dewhurst by 10 points in Tuesday's runoff election for U.S. Senate. Cruz, the former state solicitor general and favorite of conservative activists, has 52 percent support compared to 42 percent for Dewhurst, the lieutenant governor. Here's more from PPP's Tom Jensen, who says a Cruz victory is "likely":

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Leppert Endorses Dewhurst for TX Senate

10:43 AM, Jul 18, 2012

Republican Senate candidate David Dewhurst received the endorsement Tuesday of former Dallas mayor Tom Leppert. Leppert, who came in third in the May 29 GOP primary behind Dewhurst and Ted Cruz, did not qualify to run in this month's runoff election.

Leppert's endorsement came shortly after a heated televised debate between Dewhurst and Cruz:

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PPP: Cruz Leads Dewhurst by 4

7:11 AM, Jul 13, 2012

Former Texas solicitor general Ted Cruz has taken a four-point lead over Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst in the Republican Senate primary runoff race, according to a PPP poll released Thursday. PPP found that 49 percent of likely Texas GOP runoff voters support Cruz, while 44 percent support Dewhurst.

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Texas Senate Primary: Dewhurst 50, Cruz 42

10:02 AM, Jul 12, 2012

A new poll released by the David Dewhurst campaign shows the lieutenant governor of Texas 8 points ahead of his Senate primary opponent Ted Cruz.

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Texas Senate Primary: Cruz 49, Dewhurst 40

1:36 PM, Jul 06, 2012

Ted Cruz is leading David Dewhurst in the Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate in Texas, according to a new internal poll released by the Cruz campaign. Forty-nine percent of respondents said they support Cruz, with 40 percent supporting Dewhurst.

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Cruz Narrowed Gap with Dewhurst in Final Days

Enthusiasm is on Cruz's side.
7:51 AM, May 30, 2012

In yesterday’s U.S. Senate Republican primary in Texas, lieutenant governor David Dewhurst won 45 percent of the vote to Ted Cruz’s 34 percent and Tom Leppert’s 13 percent. Dewhurst fell just a few points shy of the 50 percent, resulting in a runoff with Cruz. Yet Dewhurt's 11 percentage point victory would suggest he has the advantage of winning that runoff for the GOP nomination on July 31.

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Dewhurst, Cruz Head for Runoff

10:11 PM, May 29, 2012

Texas lieutenant governor David Dewhurst will face former state solicitor general Ted Cruz in a runoff election for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate on July 31. The Associated Press reports:

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Dewhurst Ad: The Liberal Tom Leppert

2:26 PM, May 25, 2012

The Republican Senate primary in Texas has long been a battle between establishment favorite and lieutenant governor, David Dewhurst, and the conservative challenger, former solicitor general Ted Cruz. But Dewhurst, who has lead in the most recent polls ahead of the May 29 primary, has launched a last-minute ad campaign against former Dallas mayor Tom Leppert, who himself is running at a distant third.

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In Texas, Cruz Fights for Runoff

But is Dewhurst surging?
5:05 PM, May 24, 2012

With just days until the May 29 Texas Republican primary for U.S. Senate, former state solicitor general Ted Cruz is focused on one thing: denying his opponent, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, the 50 percent share of the vote needed to win the GOP nomination outright. "Politically, the only thing that matters is, does this race go to a runoff?," Cruz says in an interview with THE WEEKLY STANDARD.

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Cruz Ad: 'A Proven Fighter for Liberty'

2:14 PM, May 22, 2012

Ted Cruz, the Republican candidate for Senate in Texas, has a new ad out highlighting the former state solicitor general as a "fighter." The ad focuses on Cruz's Cuban immigrant family. "Tortured and imprisoned by a Cuban dictator, Ted Cruz's father fought back, escaping to America," the voiceover says. "Ted Cruz: A proven fighter for liberty because his family knows what it means to lose it."

The ad closes with a snippet from a recent robocall made by Sarah Palin on behalf of Cruz. Watch the ad below:

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Texas Poll: Dewhurst 40, Cruz 31

9:22 AM, May 21, 2012

The Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Texas is now within nine points, according to a new poll. A University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll shows Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst with 40 percent, while his challenger, former state solicitor general Ted Cruz, is at 31 percent. Former Dallas mayor Tom Leppert is in third at 17 percent.

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In Texas Senate Race, Only Cruz Has Signed Repeal Obamacare Pledge (Updated)

9:51 AM, May 16, 2012

Former state solicitor general Ted Cruz is the only one of four Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Texas to have signed the Repeal Obamacare pledge.

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Pro-Dewhurst Ad: Cruz Isn't a Conservative

But the claims don't deliver.
10:38 AM, May 15, 2012

Texas Senate candidate David Dewhurst and his allies seem to be getting worried. Dewhurst, the Texas lieutenant governor who was once ahead by 30 points, now leads his toughest challenger, former state solicitor general Ted Cruz, by closer to 10 points just two weeks away from the May 29 primary.

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Palin for Cruz

1:31 PM, May 10, 2012

Former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has endorsed Ted Cruz in the Texas GOP Senate primary. Cruz, the former solicitor general, is facing lieutenant governor David Dewhurst in the May 29 election. From the Cruz campaign's press release:

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Is Texas Next?

9:28 AM, May 09, 2012

Richard Mourdock’s big primary victory over incumbent senator Dick Lugar in Indiana suggests that the insurgent Tea Party conservatism of 2009-2010 is alive and well in the 2012 Republican party.

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Dewhurst Ad: Cruz Helping Chinese Company Steal From Americans

Cruz and state conservatives fight back.
10:31 AM, May 04, 2012

Texas Senate candidate David Dewhurst has a harsh new radio ad criticizing his Republican primary opponent Ted Cruz for "helping a Chinese company get away with stealing blueprints from an American company." Listen to the ad below:

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Perry Endorses Dewhurst

10:12 AM, Apr 19, 2012

Texas governor Rick Perry has endorsed his lieutenant governor, David Dewhurst, in the latter's Republican primary for U.S. Senate.

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Senate Races Heat Up With TV Ads

The favored candidates strike back.
11:38 AM, Apr 17, 2012

Republican Senate candidates in Texas, Indiana, and Connecticut are fighting back against primary opponents with new ads.

Incumbent senator Dick Lugar of Indiana, campaigning against Republican Richard Mourdock, has a new ad knocking his challenger as untrustworthy, and claiming the Indiana state treasurer received thousands in illegal tax deductions "for years." Watch the ad below:

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Opponent Claims Ted Cruz Is Trying to Rig Texas Senate Race

1:04 PM, Apr 12, 2012

Did U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz try to "rig" the next Texas Republican primary debate? That's what opponent Craig James is claiming.

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Races to Watch: Texas Senate Primary

David Dewhurst faces Ted Cruz in the Lone Star State.
11:12 AM, Apr 02, 2012

Texas Republican David Dewhurst has been the leading candidate to replace retiring senator Kay Bailey Hutchison for the last year.

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