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    “Dewhurst’s Allies Are Throwing The Kitchen Sink At Cruz”

    “Dewhurst’s Allies Are Throwing The Kitchen Sink At Cruz”

    I understand, from a far distance, that the anti-Ted Cruz ads have been pretty brutal.  This report by National Journal, Four Signs of Cruz-mentum, indicates the last few days will be the worst yet:

    Dewhurst’s Allies Are Throwing The Kitchen Sink At Cruz: The main super PAC supporting Dewhurst, the Texas Conservatives Fund, released a harsh new TV ad on Tuesday which can be best described as a political Hail Mary Pass.

    The spot ties Cruz to the suicide of a teenager (the boy’s mother is featured in the ad) who served time in a juvenile detention center. But to say the connection is a stretch would be an understatement. Cruz defended a Pennsylvania developer in a judicial corruption scandal, but not on a criminal matter.

    The super PAC’s decision to double down on the weak connection the last couple of weeks — and to release an ad with a lot of shock value one week from Election Day — looks like one based on a desire to shake up the race, not to solidify a lead for a sturdy frontrunner.

    This does smack of desperation.  To run this ad right as people are voting could be counter-productive; is it really going to change any minds, or just motivate Cruz supporters even more?

    For what it’s worth, here’s the ad.


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    smfoushee | July 25, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Where Dewhurst’s ads have been nothing but attacks on Cruz, the Cruz campaign has been hitting back with ads that both expose Dewhurst and send a positive message about Cruz’s positions. In this type of mudslinging contest the campaign that can dish it out while extolling the virtues of their candidate usually wins out. I expect these ads are doing more harm than good for Dewhurst.

    Leonard | July 25, 2012 at 10:33 am

    This the first time to comment on your blog. Enjoy your blog and try to visit everyday. I live in Texas and these ads don’t surprise me. Dewhurst is alright if that was the only choice that we had in the election. To me, Dewhurst is a career employee working for the State of Texas. He does a good job for Texas in the current position he has now. But, I tired of sending career employees to represent me to Washington D.C. I want a individual who has been in the real world of business. Meeting payroll, durming up clients and keeping them happy and dealing with government reg. every day. Dewhurst is not my choice, Cruz is.

    Have a Nice Day!

    texasron | July 25, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Dewhurst has convinced me that Cruz needs to be elected for the job. With apologies, “We don’t need another stinkin’ politician”.

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