Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has spent millions of his own dollars over the years running for political office. He spent more than $20 million on this year’s loss to Ted Cruz in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate alone.
Now, Dewhurst is accusing the man who served as his campaign manager since 2008 of stealing a pretty hefty amount of cash from the campaign for lieutenant governor. So far, campaign aides say at least $600,000 is missing, and they’re still counting. Here’s our report.
Nick Martin is an associate editor at TPM in New York City. He came to the site in 2011 as a reporter for TPMMuckraker. Previously, he worked in Arizona, first as a staff reporter for a local newspaper and later as a freelance journalist. He also ran the news blog Heat City. Contact him: nick [at] talkingpointsmemo.com