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New Cruz Radio Ad Details Dewhurst's Deceptive Diversions

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Location: Austin, TX

The Ted Cruz for Senate campaign released its first radio ad of the runoff today highlighting Lt. Governor David Dewhurst's repeated distortions and deceptions and Cruz's straightforward commitment to cut Federal spending and defend the Constitution. The ad continues the Cruz campaign's focus on issues that matter to Texans, in contrast to Dewhurst's increasing desperate reliance on negative personal character attacks.

"After failing to buy the election in May by launching false personal attacks against Ted and being caught covering up his past support of amnesty, Dewhurst has doubled down on deception and personal attacks. Simply put, David Dewhurst has lost all credibility," said Cruz Communications Director James Bernsen. "Mr. Dewhurst's record of growing government, proposing new taxes and supporting amnesty have finally caught up with him, and his only out is to lie about Ted and hope Texans will look the other way."

Bernsen added: "Like most Texans, Ted Cruz understands that career politicians from both parties have let us down. Ted is committed to getting the Federal government out of homes and businesses, restoring the freedoms the Obama agenda has robbed, and returning government to the limited role outlined by our Constitution."

Cruz has earned endorsements from most of the top conservative leaders in Texas and nationally, including Governor Sarah Palin, Tea Party Express, Sean Hannity, Rick Santorum, Kelly Shackelford, David Barton, Cathie Adams, George P. Bush and George Strake. The campaign has also been endorsed by over 200 Texas Republican women leaders and over 200 Texas Tea Party leaders.

SCRIPT -- "Flip Flop"

(Announcer)

The flip flop--great for pancakes. The backtrack--not a bad idea if you're trying to throw someone off your trail. Politicians are experts at both.
Today, David Dewhurst says he's against amnesty, but in 2007 Dewhurst said quote "I support a guest worker program for those here today illegally." Then tried deleting evidence from his government website that proves he supports amnesty.

Today, Dewhurst claims he's quote "Never supported a payroll tax." But in 2005 Dewhurst bragged about his payroll tax plan in his own official press release. Which is why PolitiFact rated Dewhurst's payroll tax denial flat-out false.

(Ted Cruz)

This is Ted Cruz and I'm running for Senate because politicians from both parties have let us down. No flip flops, no backtracks. Just stop the spending. Restore the Constitution.

Join me, vote July 31st to take our country back.

I'm Ted Cruz, the conservative candidate for U.S. Senate, and I approve this message.


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