Ted Cruz Gets Smeared: Dewhurst makes stuff up.

The US Senate campaign of Texas Lt Gov David Dewhurst doubled down Saturday on lies about his more conservative Republican opponent Ted Cruz.

Dewhurst is running a dishonest smear campaign, exploiting racial division and accusing Ted Cruz of supporting amnesty for illegal aliens, when Cruz is clearly more conservative on immigration than is Dewhurst.

In the ad, called “Amnesty,” Dewhurst’s campaign implies that former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz supports granting amnesty to illegal immigrants due to Cruz having served as a board member for two Hispanic groups, the Hispanic Leadership Fund and the Hispanic Alliance for Prosperity Institute.

But according to The Texas Tribune, Cruz was never on the board of HLF. Neither group even supports amnesty. Dewhurst’s campaign doubled down on the ad’s clearly false claims, and accused Cruz of playing the victim.

A mistake is one thing, but to be confronted with the actual facts and then to continue insisting on your version of them indicates a profound disdain for the truth. We have enough deceitful scumbags in the Senate already. Don’t add another with David Dewhurst.

From the Tribune:

Hispanic Leadership Fund President Mario Lopez said Ted Cruz has never held any leadership position with his group. Also, the group does not support amnesty, he said.

“If David Dewhurst wants to deceitfully lump us in with leftist organizations that actually do promote amnesty, then all he is accomplishing is demonstrating to Texas voters how intellectually shallow he is,” Perez said.

The Hispanic Alliance for Progress Institute also does not support amnesty. From the group’s web site:

“The Hispanic Alliance for Prosperity Institute (HAP Institute) is a proven conservative Hispanic organization that has been in the trenches pushing for conservative solutions to economic issues since 2004.  An attack on the HAP Institute for political gain by any candidate — or outside group supporting a candidate — is deplorable.

The HAP Institute does not support amnesty nor have we in the past.  We seek a productive dialogue from our leaders that will promote free market principles.”

Here is the relevant portion of Ted Cruz’ LinkdIn page.  Notice that Cruz lists himself as on the Advisory Board of the Hispanic Alliance for Prosperiy Institute, but clearly as an ordinary member of the Hispanic Leadership Fund. It’s possible that Lt Gov Dewhurst became confused because both groups have the word “Hispanic” in their names, and that word has more than two syllables:

Currently serve on the Board of Advisors of the Texas Review of Law & Politics and the Hispanic Alliance for Progress. Previously served as as a Director and Vice President of the Texas Lyceum, as a Pioneer for Bush-Cheney 2004, as National Co-Chair of Lawyers for McCain, and as Chairman of the School Choice and Education Reform Committee for the Federalist Society. Federalist Society, Bush-Cheney 2000, Maverick PAC, FTC Internet Task Force, Free Enterprise Education Center, APDA, Texas Lyceum.

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One Response to Ted Cruz Gets Smeared: Dewhurst makes stuff up.

  1. thhank to everyone together stand up for the reelection of president OBAMA

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