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Tue April 17, 2012
Texas Senate Race Gets Nasty
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Republican campaign for the next U.S. senator from Texas is taking a new negative turn with Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst releasing a statewide television ad attacking one of his opponents, attorney Ted Cruz.
The 60-second ad criticizes Cruz for representing a Chinese company in a $26 million fraud case against an American businessman. A Dewhurst spokesman won't say Tuesday how much the campaign spent or how long it will run.
The ad marks the first time Dewhurst has attacked Cruz's record in a television ad.
Cruz also released a statewide TV ad about his experience defending a cross honoring World War I veterans as constitutional.
Also running in the Republican primary are former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and former college and NFL football player and television analyst Craig James.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.