UPDATE: I heard from Team Dewhurst this morning and wanted to post their response in its entirety: "Team TM: Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst actually made the comment about winning the primary outright during the press gaggle after his formal remarks in response to a direct question from a reporter, who quoted him as saying, 'We’ve got a real good shot at winning this in the primary without a runoff.' It was not as Paul suggests, 'as he did in a speech to the Texas Taxpayers and Research Association yesterday.' I think the proper context relative to this issue is important."
If I were advising David Dewhurst, and he had suffered a grievous defeat in his previous bid for office, I would not allow him to brag that he has a good chance to win the primary for lieutenant governor without a runoff, as he did in a speech to the Texas Taxpayers and Research Association yesterday. Instead, I would tell him to speak to his audience about how humbled he is by the support he has gotten and how he is going to work even harder to carry out his agenda to cut taxes and improve the business climate.Read More