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Desperate Move By Dewhurst; China ~ VS ~ Ted Cruz

By Donna Garner

Texas solicitor general Ted Cruz, left, responds to Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, during a debate, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 in Austin, Texas. Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz repeatedly challenged Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's conservative credentials Thursday night in the first formal debate of the five Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate. Photo: AP / SA

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In what appears to me to be a desperation move, David Dewhurst has gone negative. I heard his “China vs. Ted Cruz” ad on the radio today, and you may have heard it also.  Below are the actual facts provided by Ted Cruz. Please feel free to share this with your Texas friends and family members so that they do not fall for the untruths that Dewhurst has carefully contrived to put in his ad.

To read about the part that David Dewhurst played in helping to stifle the conservative agenda during the 82nd Legislative Session, please go to “Dilemma for Texas Voters” written on 8.8.11 and republished on 4.27.12:

These are some of the respected individuals (and organizations) who have endorsed Ted Cruz:

Cathie Adams (President of TX Eagle Forum) is very much against the Communist agenda, the U.N. and Agenda 2), and she has personally endorsed Ted Cruz.  Other notable endorsements are David Barton (founder of WallBuilders), Dr. James Dobson (founder of Focus on the Family), Tim Lambert (founder Texas Home School Coalition), Kelly Shackelford (founder Liberty Institute), Michael Farris (Chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Assn.), Senator Rand Paul, Judge Paul Pressler III, Young Conservatives of TX, Family Research Council, Concerned Women of America PAC & many more.  http://www.tedcruz.org/endorsements/


The following is provided by the Ted Cruz campaign to correct the record. 


David Dewhurst’s China Lies – The Facts

David Dewhurst is spending millions of dollars lying about Ted Cruz in a desperate attempt to distract voters from Dewhurst’s record of pushing a “wage tax” on Texans and increasing spending $72 billion.

Dewhurst Lie #1:

Ted is a “trial lawyer.”


Ted is not a trial lawyer, a term that typically applies to plaintiffs’ lawyers who try cases to juries. Ted is an appellate lawyer-a lawyer who argues to courts of appeals and helps ensure that U.S. law is properly applied-and Morgan Lewis is representing the defendant, not the plaintiff, in this lawsuit.

Dewhurst Lie #2:

The defendants “hired Ted.”


Ted works for a large law firm, with over 1,200 lawyers all over the world. The firm represents thousands of clients in tens of thousands of matters. One of those cases is a private civil lawsuit among several commercial tire companies, one of which is based in China. After that company was hit with a $26 million judgment, it hired the firm where Ted works to handle the appeal.

Dewhurst Lie #3:

Ted is “the lead lawyer” in the case.


Ted had nothing whatsoever to do with the trial. Neither Ted nor Morgan Lewis represented anyone at trial. Ted was one of many lawyers working for multiple parties on both sides of the appeal. Ted helped edit the appellate briefs. Ted did not even argue the appeal-three other lawyers argued the appeal before the 4th Circuit.

Dewhurst Lie #4:

The plaintiff prevailed on “every single count.”


The district court threw out several of the plaintiff’s claims, both before and after trial. Specifically, the district court dismissed the registered-trademark claim, nine of the eleven unregistered-trademarks claims, and Plaintiff’s claim under the Virginia Business Conspiracy Act. Together, those dismissed claims represented nearly half of the substantive counts submitted to the jury.

Dewhurst Lie #5:

The defendants were found “guilty.”


Nobody was found “guilty” of anything; a guilty verdict occurs in a criminal proceeding, and this was a civil lawsuit. Furthermore, Ted did not represent anyone in any capacity at trial.

Dewhurst Lie #6:

“What does Cruz do? Delay the case.”


An appeal is an ordinary part of civil litigation, and all three tire companies (including the Plaintiff) appealed the decision-so Morgan Lewis’ work on the appeal has not delayed the litigation even a single day.

Dewhurst Lie #7:

The defendants are simply “waiting for the plaintiff to die.”


Plaintiff is quoting a statement made by another company-one that Morgan Lewis does not represent. Morgan Lewis has done nothing to delay the proceedings, and, in the course of litigation, Plaintiff himself has filed three motions for extension of time to delay the proceedings.

Dewhurst Lie #8:

Ted supports and profits from “Chinese counterfeiting.”


Again, Ted did not argue this appeal. He did however, argue, before the U.S. Supreme Court, a major case involving a stolen U.S. patent. Global Tech v. SEB. Ted represented a large manufacturer before the U.S. Supreme Court against a Chinese company that had stolen a U.S. patent. At Ted’s urging, the Court, 8-1, upheld a $5 million verdict against the Chinese counterfeiter and adopted a strict legal standard against those who misappropriate U.S. intellectual property.


Jon McClellan

Political Director

Ted Cruz for Senate

 “Know the truth and the truth shall set you free”

Voters are sick and tired of the political circus. 


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