Cruz Accuses Dewhurst of "Deliberate Falsehood"

Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz has accused Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst of making a "deliberate falsehood" during Friday’s televised debate for the Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate. Dewhurst’s campaign says that Cruz is distorting Dewhurst’s record.

In a segment where the candidates posed questions to each other, Cruz said Dewhurst had once proposed “a statewide wage tax, a payroll tax.”

“I have a very simple question: Did you support a payroll tax? Yes or no, and is that a good idea?” Cruz said.

“No and no,” Dewhurst replied.

“You did not support a payroll ...

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