Green: I Never Pledged My Supporters to Lehrmann

Rick Green and Judge Debra Lehrmann at a Young Republicans debate in San Antonio.
Rick Green and Judge Debra Lehrmann at a Young Republicans debate in San Antonio.

Late last night, Rick Green took to his Facebook page to dispute comments attributed to Debra Lehrmann claiming he had pledged to have his supporters back her in the general election campaign. Lehrmann recently defeated Green in their GOP runoff for Place 3 on the Supreme Court.

Heads up team: TexasLawyer quoted Lehrmann today as saying "Green called her last night to concede & pledged to have his supporters back her." I did call to congratulate her, but said NOTHING about backing her. I just want you to know I would never presume to be able to control who you support, so I posted a comment on the article stating that our supporters are independent thinkers who will make up their own minds.

He adds: "I've been misquoted by the press enough to give someone the benefit of the doubt, but this is a pattern of dishonesty she displayed throughout the campaign."

Green’s quibble is with this post at TexParte, the blog operated by Texas Lawyer, where the author paraphrases his former opponent as saying “Green called her last night to concede and pledged to have his supporters back her.”

When I spoke to Lehrmann, she denied that she had said Green's supporters would take up her cause: "What I said was that he very graciously called me the other night and I appreciate the very strong campaign that he ran and I appreciate the strong support the campaigners leant to the campaign and I hope to get to know them all because I think we have a lot in common and I hope to earn their support."

 

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