The Con$ultant Cla$$
A few weeks ago I wrote this about the GOP’s consultant class: can I just say what a bunch of charlatans and grifters most GOP consultants are. We have all these GOP Super PACs sucking up millions and millions of dollars to help Mitt Romney and now in the summer lull? Nothing. But I bet some consultants are getting rich. It’s like the GOP consultant | Read More »
The Establishment’s Near Sexual Advances on Ted Cruz Are About to Begin
“[T]he Perry-Dewhurst shared campaign team spent $50 million in the past year to ruin the reputations of Rick Perry and Ted Cruz. That’s just sad.” It turned into an atrociously nasty runoff. The same crew who failed Governor Rick Perry’s Presidential bid has now also sunk David Dewhurst’s bid for the Senate and spent tens of millions of dollars in the process. Along the way | Read More »
Counting Chickens in Texas
Some friends in Texas are privately worried about Ted Cruz. The polls are very close. David Dewhurst has vastly outspent him. There is a huge turnout happening in random places in Texas — lots of people showing up in the runoff who do not normally vote in runoffs, let alone in Republican primaries. That could be a sign that people are really fired up for | Read More »
Dewhurst in B Minor
Our own Ben Howe put this together for the Ted Cruz campaign in Texas. It is must see TV. By the way, Ben won’t brag on himself, but he’s available for hire.
Is David Dewhurst a Conservative? Of Course Not.
But don’t tell that to DC’s chattering class who would have you believe there isn’t any difference between Dewhurst and Ted Cruz. They claim this campaign is just about which kind of “conservative” we will get in Washington — a “veteran conservative legislator” (read: guy who make nice with leadership), or a new member of the “doesn’t-play-well-with-others” caucus. It is “nonsense,” according to George Will | Read More »
The Establishment Hates Ted Cruz, You and Me
The most difficult thing to explain to your average Republican voter is how people like David Dewhurst, Charlie Crist and all the establishment, ladder-climbing, butt-kissing, near permanent political staff flacks who grow up to be lobbyists they put around them literally hate you, me, and conservative fighters like Ted Cruz. And newsflash — it’s not just Washington, but in state capitols throughout America, just like | Read More »
Ted Cruz Outraises David Dewhurst. Dewhurst Reponds By Accusing Cruz of Supporting Pedophiles.
“It’s akin to saying David Dewhurst is a kid toucher because kissed a baby on the campaign trail. ” I have always had a lot of respect for the guys who are running David Dewhurst’s campaign, but I’m starting to see now why Rick Perry had no chance of getting elected President. The same team running Dewhurst’s campaign ran Perry’s Presidential campaign and has stooped | Read More »
New Poll Has Ted Cruz Up. Conservatives Need to Pony Up Fast. [UPDATED]
A brand new poll has Ted Cruz ahead of David Dewhurst. The poll was conducted by Fred Wenzel. He also got the Indiana and Nebraska primaries right. Here’s the problem. The primary is three weeks away. Dewhurst has millions of dollars in advantage over Cruz. Conservatives need to pony up. Club For Growth stepped up with a new ad you can see below. It is | Read More »
David Dewhurst’s Media Consultants Attack Ted Cruz and RedState *at* RedState
This is amazingly pathetic. David Dewhurst’s campaign gets his state government website altered to cover up his lying about his amnesty position. What happens? His media consultants invade RedState to accuse Ted Cruz of supporting Chicoms and attack RedState for supporting Cruz. In fact, this is not the first time Dewhurst’s media consultants have done this. Using the user name “Liberty Patriot,” Dewhurst’s consultants have | Read More »
David Dewhurst Campaign Alters Taxpayer Funded Website to Cover Up Past Support for Amnesty.
Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst’s Senate campaign might have just crossed a line it should not have crossed. Who else would be behind the Lt. Governor’s taxpayer funded website for his Lieutenant Governor’s Office suddenly deleting the transcript of a speech proving David Dewhurst has been lying about his position on illegal aliens? The speech is . . . well . . . it is | Read More »
Newsflash – Texas State Senators “Decide” to Support Dewhurst over Cruz
For a guy who says he will go to Washington as a “conservative” and fight against the establishment, it sure is curious to see Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst lining up the Texas establishment to defend him in his race for U.S. Senate against the actual conservative, Ted Cruz. Dewhurst has the support of very few people outside of Austin. Think about it. His most | Read More »
The Repeal Pledge: Another Reason to Support Ted Cruz
Today the United States Supreme Court left Obamacare in tact. That means every Republican Primary left now matters even more significantly. In Texas, Ted Cruz is in a runoff with David Dewhurst. Only Ted Cruz has sided the repeal pledge pledging to repeal Obamacare. David Dewhurst has not. These differences matter. Go support Ted Cruz right now. We’ll need every vote we can muster in | Read More »
The Extraordinary Nature of the Texas Runoff
It is hard to overstate just how extraordinary Ted Cruz’s underdog entry into the Texas runoff is and just how the odds are still stacked against him unless conservatives rally quickly with lots of money. David Dewhurst has been Lt. Governor of Texas for more than a decade. He has massive name ID throughout the state. Ted Cruz started this race with a three or | Read More »
Attacked for Being a Conservative: Ted Cruz Needs Our Help
I never thought I’d see the day when a Republican attacks another Republican for being a free market conservative, but that’s what David Dewhurst is doing in his attempt to buy the Texas Senate Election. New polling out shows that Dewhurst is close to, but not at, 50% — the threshold he needs to reach to avoid a runoff with Ted Cruz. So now Dewhurst | Read More »
Cleaning Up the GOP Moves to Texas
Late last evening came word that House Republicans intend to keep parts of Obamacare. Even if the United States Supreme Court throws the whole law out, House Republicans intend to resurrect portions of Obamacare. House Republicans publicly say the story is wrong. I’ve talked to several House Republicans who tell me the story is actually on the money and the Republicans now denying it are | Read More »
Texas Senate Debate: Will Dewhurst Defend His Moderate Record?
Friday evening is the big live-televised Texas Senate debate — with a twist. After skipping over 30 grassroots candidate debates, the man in the race with the money and name ID, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, is actually scheduled to show up. It’s logical to ask why DewCrist would debate his opponents when he would just be giving them more attention and free air time. This | Read More »
By Even Academic Standards, David Dewhurst is “centrist”
In the race for U.S. Senate in Texas, the conservative candidate clearly is Ted Cruz. His record of fighting for conservative ideals is clear, as I have noted before. Senator DeMint has endorsed him, as has Senator Mike Lee, the Club for Growth and a number of other important conservative voices. But the establishment and conventional wisdom remains behind Lt. Gov Dewhurst as the favorite | Read More »
David DewCrist’s Health Care Problem
David DewCrist . . . er . . . Dewhurst is Texas’s Lieutenant Governor and is running for the United States Senate against RedState endorsed Ted Cruz. Lt. Gov. DewCrist has been making sure local news outlets in Texas understand he understands healthcare. He has studied healthcare. In fact, Dewhurst has joined up with a top expert to figure out how to save costs in | Read More »
David Dewhurst Embraces The DewCrist Label And Openly Declares War on Conservatives
Next year’s U.S. Senate primary in Texas offers a wide range of choices. RedState has previously noted our strong preference for either former Texas solicitor general Ted Cruz or former railroad commissioner Michael Williams – both of whom have proven themselves as articulate and reliable champions of conservative principles. On the next tier are former Texas secretary of state Roger Williams and current railroad commissioner | Read More »