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Club for Growth Super PAC Slams Dewhurst

The Club for Growth Super PAC, which helped U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz get into the July 31 runoff with Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, is giving the candidate another boost with new radio and TV ads.

U.S. Senate candidates Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst

U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz is getting another boost from the Club for Growth Super PAC, which helped him get into the July 31 runoff with Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.

The conservative, Tea Party-aligned group unveiled two new ads, one for TV and one for radio, and said it would spend $1.5 million to air them. The 30-second TV ad accuses Dewhurst of pushing for more spending and higher taxes in the Texas Legislature and says the lieutenant governor is throwing mud at Cruz to “hide his own record.”

The 60-second radio is also an attack ad against Dewhurst. It calls him a “longtime insider and establishment politician.”

The Club for Growth has been Cruz’s most generous independent supporter in the Senate race.

The Dewhurst campaign, meanwhile, released a web ad that presents a Facebook-style timeline of Cruz’s life, portraying him as a Washington insider and tying him to a Chinese company he represented.

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