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Money Pouring In to U.S. Senate Race

Could what happened to longtime Republican Senator Richard Lugar happen in Texas?

In the aftermath of Lugar’s defeat by Tea Party-backed Richard Mourdock last night, the Associated Press reports that a group that backed Mourdock, the Club for Growth, has announced a $1 million ad buy in Texas.

The target? Long serving Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, currently running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison.

The ad, which you can see above, targets Dewhurst as a “moderate” Republican, an assertion Dewhurst – who has presided over a Republican dominated Texas Senate since 2003 – would likely disagree with.

The Texas Tribune reports that the Club for Growth PAC, which backs Dewhurst opponent Ted Cruz but is more focused on attacking his opponent, has already spent nearly $470,000 in attack ads. 

Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.
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