For Release: July 30, 2012
Contact: Dave Nalle (firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-656-8011)
Dewhurst-Cruz Race is a Test of the Character of Texas Republicans and the Future Direction of the Party
AUSTIN, TX – Tomorrow Texas Republicans will vote on more than just two candidates in the Senate runoff. We will be voting on the character of Texas politics. Our choice between Dewhurst and Cruz has become a choice between the failed practices of the party establishment and the principled conservatism of the grassroots.
“This is a referendum on whether a candidate can buy an election by spending millions of dollars on negative advertising or whether the people will see through the lies and hype and pick the candidate running on ideas and principles.” said Republican Liberty Caucus National Chairman Dave Nalle of Austin. “David Dewhurst has decided to test Goebbels’ theory that if your lies are big and blatant and backed by a lot of money, people can be bullied into submission. We say not in today’s Republican Party and not when those people are Texans!”
Members of the Republican Liberty Caucus from all over Texas have been campaigning for Ted Cruz, joining thousands of other grassroots activists who hope that their dedication and hard work can outweigh millions from the party elite and their special interest PAC allies. The fight may be bigger in Texas, but this is the same fight which is going on nationwide as Liberty Republicans and the party grassroots work together to end the culture of perpetual incumbency and return the party to its fundamental principles of limited government and protecting personal liberty.
RLC of Texas board Director Jeffrey A. Larson reminds us of one of Dewhurst’s moments of failed leadership, pointing out that “David Dewhurst used a parliamentary trick to first kill the TSA bill and then ‘pass’ a version that would automatically fail in the Texas House. He did that just so he could kowtow to Washington while at the same time telling Texans that he stood up to the TSA. That isn’t the kind of person we need representing us in Washington.”
DFW area RLC Coordinator Tracy Raymond Daniels observed “When you can’t run on your record, sometimes it’s easier to just sell the message that the other guy is unfit. That is what David Dewhurst has resorted to. It’s the final battle cry of a timid career politician who knows his time is up.” San Antonio area Coordinator Hector X. Medina echoed him, saying “David Dewhurst is so desperate that he is spending unprecedented millions to promote transparently false negative attacks that have become so outlandish they no longer even make much sense. They’ve turned into desperate and meaningless ranting.”
Defeating David Dewhurst in this election is just the beginning. It should send a message to party leaders in Texas and around the country that the “go along to get along” political opportunism which has dominated the party has got to end. If the GOP has a future it has to be a future built on principle and and it will be a party where the leadership listens to the rank and file and speaks up for the values which all Republicans hold in common – reducing the power of government bureaucracies and unaccountable special interests and looking out for the interests of small businesses, entrepreneurs and the taxpayers.
As for Dirty David Dewhurst, now he has shown us his lack of character we hope that this election is the beginning of the end of his political career and we look forward to a strong challenge from within the party to end his reign and Lt. Governor in 2014.
The Republican Liberty Caucus is a grassroots membership organization with chapters in almost every state which promotes the traditional Republican Party valies of limited government and individual liberty.
For more information see our website at http://www.rlc.org