Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz and state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, had a volatile exchange Thursday on Patrick’s Houston-based radio show in which Patrick accused Cruz of lying and running an overly negative campaign.
Cruz, in turn, accused Patrick of actively working for Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s election in the U.S. Senate race but refusing to be upfront with Texans about it.
Near the start of the tense half-hour interview, Patrick accused Cruz of distorting the facts by blaming Dewhurst for the failure of some conservative bills in the Legislature.
Regarding a bill that would have ...