Cruz, Dewhurst Find Ammunition in Lobbyists' Donations

Lobbyists are serving as both sources of campaign funding and ammunition for the two Republican candidates in a runoff for U.S. Senate.

Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz says Texas lobbyists are giving generously to Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst because their livelihoods depend on it.

“Everyone who has business in front of the state Legislature — 100 percent of them — are with David Dewhurst, and they have to be,” Cruz said. “I have heard from dozens of people who have been told in no uncertain terms, if they ever want a bill to pass the Texas Legislature, they will support ...

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