That doesn’t sound like a man who is being “expedient.” He isn’t just praising Texas’ success in general. No, Governor Perry is giving credit to Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst for his conservative leadership.
And yet, Ted Cruz, “fighter,” believes he knows the Governor’s real motive.
From the press conference after the debate:
DALLAS — U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz is questioning Gov. Rick Perry‘s support for opponent David Dewhurst, saying Perry only supports Dewhurst to “get him out of Austin.”
Cruz saved his sharpest comments for reporters after he and Dewhurst exchanged words in an hour-long KERA/Channel 13 debate, dominated by Cruz’s criticism of Dewhurst for “negotiating” and “cutting deals” with Democrats in 10 years as the presiding officer in the Texas Senate.
First, Cruz told reporters the “Texas political establishment” is opposing him because “there are a lot of folks in Texas who would very much like to get him out of the state legislature and send him to Washington.”
Later in the press conference, Cruz named Perry, saying Perry and Dewhurst “have fought tooth-and-nail” over state budgets but “It is in [Perry's] political interest to get rid of David Dewhurst and get him out of Austin and send him somewhere else.”