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The Evening Brief: June 22, 2012

Your evening reading: Cruz and Dewhurst set to debate tonight; new Dewhurst ad attacks Cruz again over China; new Dewhurst Super PAC video features Perry

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz, who are competing in a run-off for U.S. Senate, speak to reporters before talking at the Republican Women of Kerr County luncheon at Inn of the Hills in Kerrville, June 15, 2012.

New in The Texas Tribune:

  • In New Ad, Dewhurst Attacks Cruz on China Again: "Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is doubling down on his attacks on Ted Cruz in the sizzling hot U.S. Senate race. In a new 30-second TV ad, Dewhurst is once again trying to use Cruz’s legal representation of a Chinese company against him."

  • Perry: Cruz Backers Don't Know "How Texas Works": "A Super PAC backing Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's bid for the U.S. Senate released a new web video Friday in which Gov. Rick Perry praises Dewhurst's conservative record and criticizes some backers of former Solicitor General Ted Cruz as uninformed."

  • Ted Cruz and China: What are the Facts?: "In the U.S. Senate race, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has suggested that his rival Ted Cruz puts the interests of China above the United States. The Tribune reviewed the allegations, ads and position papers to get to the bottom of the controversy."


  • Judge’s bribe invalidates libel ruling, Texas Supreme Court rules (Austin American-Statesman): "A libel lawsuit against two Brownsville newspapers took an interesting turn today at the Texas Supreme Court, which acknowledged that it could not rule on the case because the trial court judge had accepted a bribe to rule against the publications."
  • Canseco blasts Obama for Romney, as Dems try again to smoke out his immigration views (The Dallas Morning News): "Mitt Romney got a testimonial today from freshman San Antonio Rep. Francisco 'Quico' Canseco, even as Texas Democrats kept up the pressure against Canseco over immigration policy, accusing him of 'running and hiding' from weighing in on a White House decision to halt deportation of 800,000 young illegal immigrants."

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