David Dewhurst Fails In Bid For US Senate

Lt. Governor David Dewhurst told an election night crowd in Houston his campaign "got beaten up a little bit" but they never gave up. Dewhurst appealed to supporters to now focus their attention on November.

 Governor Perry’s endorsement did little to help Dewhurst.

“Let me start off by saying that this is not quite the way I envisioned the evening to start.”

But Dewhurst thanked Perry for his support, and congratulated Ted Cruz on his victory in a race that often centered on who had the strongest conservative credentials. 

“I’ve had the opportunity to travel countless times, back and forth, back and forth, across the state of Texas. And every time I do, I see first-hand the independence, the integrity, and the power of the men and women of Texas. I am left extremely humbled.”

And Dewhurst told supporters the focus is now on the race for president.

“We will never stop fighting for our beloved Texas and we will never stop fighting for our conservative principles.”

Dewhurst has another two years left on his term as lieutentant governor.




Gail Delaughter

Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

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