TPPF/Empower Texans Debate Wrap Up

If you missed the Empower Texans/TPPF debate last night TPPF has it archived online here.  The hands down winner of the debate was…..Attorney General Greg Abbott live tweeting the event.  To my knowledge he was the only statewide official there who was not on the debate stage and he provided some pretty good commentary and even stayed around after the event to meet and greet with folks longer than some of the Senate candidates.

Below is a round up of some of the news coverage of the debate.

  • “Cruz, however, cast himself as the strongest leader of the group… Cruz jabbed Dewhurst by suggesting that lobbyists feel obligated to contribute to his campaign, and heaccused Dewhurst of supporting in-state tuition for illegal immigrants and for helping defeat a ‘sanctuaries cities’ bill last year aimed at illegal immigrants. ”  (Gary Scharrer, GOP Senate hopefuls battle in first debate, San Antonio Express-News)
  • “Dewhurst, the front-runner for the party’s nomination, spent the night defending himself from attacks — which came mostly from Cruz…Cruz went after Dewhurst immediately, using his opening remarks to criticize the lieutenant governor for failing to attend previous candidate forums”
    (David Muto, The Brief: Top Texas News for Jan. 13, 2012, Texas Tribune)
  • “Ted Cruz had the most enthusiastic following. He staked out a position on the far right…Cruz got in the best shot when he asked, “Who do you trust?” — the point being, if you are a conservative, it shouldn’t be Dewhurst.”
    (Paul Burka, BurkaBlog)
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One response to “TPPF/Empower Texans Debate Wrap Up

  1. Pingback: TPPF Texas Senate Debate Roundup and Video, Plus A Few Other Race Tidbits « Lawrence Person's BattleSwarm Blog

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