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Dewhurst Picks Up Endorsement from Susan Combs

Comptroller Susan Combs has endorsed Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in his bid for re-election, citing his work on increasing transparency of government spending.

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst during TribLive event on Jan. 16, 2014

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has endorsed Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in his bid for re-election, citing his work on increasing transparency of government spending.

"As an elected official, I have worked with David Dewhurst for a long time," Combs said in a statement released Tuesday by the Dewhurst campaign. "Over the years, he has worked hard to ensure transparency in the budgeting process, while cutting taxes and trimming state spending." 

Combs, who has championed increased transparency of how taxpayer dollars are being spent, said Dewhurst helped pass transparency legislation through the Senate in 2013. The bill ultimately failed in the House. 

"And finally, as a wife and mother, I know David Dewhurst on a personal level and I know he cares about all Texans — every man, woman and child in this state — and I trust him," added Combs, who is not running for re-election.

Dewhurst is in a pitched primary battle with state Sen. Dan Patrick, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples.

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