The Texas Tribune reports:
Matthew Dowd, the chief strategist for George W. Bush’s presidential reelection campaign who later split with the former president publicly, is running for lieutenant governor as a Democrat.
Dowd also has worked for Bob Bullock, who in 1994 was the last Democrat elected as Texas lieutenant governor, and faces an uphill battle to unseat Republican Dan Patrick, the state’s second-highest-ranking official who has steered Texas politics into the far-right fringes of the GOP.
In a two-and-a-half minute campaign announcement video, Dowd said GOP politicians have failed the state, zeroing in on Patrick, who he called “cruel and craven” and denounced as a divisive figure who puts his political ambitions over the needs of everyday Texans.
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Sisters/brothers, I am running for Lt. Gov of Texas. We must remove the cruel and craven GOP incumbent. I can’t do this alone. I need your help. We are up against large sums of money. I hope you will contribute. https://t.co/O0FiIe1HlQ pic.twitter.com/jfCj3fW8bN
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) September 29, 2021