Poor Dave, poor Dave, he has all the money and none of the power.
Worth an estimated $200 million, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst drastically outspent his opponent, Ted Cruz, in the GOP primary for US Senator. He still lost, though, and by large margins.
While this is certainly one of the few exceptions to the golden rule (He with the gold makes the rules), it causes one to wonder about the integrity of any campaign in the future by Dewhurst. A lot people pontificated that Dewhurst would eventually challenge Perry in the primary, but most have moved away from that view.
Just after the July 31st defeat, mum was the word on Dewhurst’s political future. However, it is now being widely reported that David Dewhurst will run for re-election in 2014. This seems all good, but for one small problem. Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples told the Texas Tribune that he is in “no matter who’s running”. Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is already all in, website and all. Further, some are speculating Comptroller Susan Combs will run for the number two post. Dewhurst losing re-election would be simply humiliating, but perhaps humiliation on the other side is what the Democrats need.