If re-elected, Dewhurst aims to keep spending low

State of Texas - In-Depth

On this edition of our political program “State of Texas: In-depth,” KXAN looks ahead to the March primaries and breaks down the biggest races with the most competitive candidates statewide.

This week, we profile Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who is running for re-election against three GOP primary opponents.

“Keep our spending low, fund our essential priorities but keep our spending low, make Texas irresistible from an investor point of view,” Dewhurst said in our one-on-one interview. “That’s why I’ve cut taxes some 54 times and have a light regulatory hand, because we’ve seen from Washington that a heavy regulatory hand kills jobs.

Last week, we featured his fellow candidate, Ag Commissioner Todd Staples. In the coming weeks we will highlight the other two Republicans running for this office, as well as the only democratic candidate – Sen. Leticia Van De Putte, D-San Antonio.

You can check out “State Of Texas: In-Depth” every Sunday morning during KXAN News Today at 8:30, right before NBC’s Meet The Press.

KXAN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s