If re-elected, Dewhurst aims to keep spending low

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.

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