KERRVILLE, Texas (TEXAS TRIBUNE) - The two Republicans still running for U.S. Senate entered a crowded hotel ballroom de ep in the heart of the Hill Country on Friday and politely shook hands.
The niceties ended there as Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz took turns advertising themselves as the only “fighter” in the race, a label both campaigns are furiously working to claim as their own.
The two men delivered back-to-back speeches to more than 150 people at a meeting of the Republican Women of Kerr County. Dewhurst spoke first.
“What I learned from my dad was service to country and the heart of a fighter,” Dewhurst said. “I’m a real fighter.”
He urged the roomful of Republicans to support the candidate “who has a record of doing the right thing, not just saying the right thing.”
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