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 ...