16 July 2013
The road not taken
Back in February 2011, I said that "smarter play is for Dewhurst" to skip the senate race and run for governor. He'd be the frontrunner for governor right now instead of Abbott if he had never run for Senate. Unlike the Senate primary, he would have been unlikely to lose.
Dewhurst and Abbott did actually run against each other for Lt Gov for a brief bit back in 2002, until Abbott backed down and ran for AG.
Instead Dewhurst ran for Senate, and now faces a tough battle to hang on to his seat.
05 July 2013
#TXLtGov: Something tells me the field ain't set
Right now, four candidates are running for Lieutenant Governor: David Dewhurst, Todd Staples, Dan Patrick, and Jerry Patterson.
Notice something about that? They all endorsed Dewhurst in 2012 #TXsen.
Even moreso than Rick v Kay, the Cruz vs Dewhurst race was the seminal primary. There is a huge opening here for someone else: Staples, Patrick and Patterson have already endorsed Dewhurst's record.