In formally announcing Wednesday what he’s been saying for months — that he will run for re-election — Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has unveiled a campaign team straight from the conservative grassroots that helped deep-six his U.S. Senate campaign a year ago.
His campaign manager: Ryan Hecker, former director of FreedomWorks for America, an organization that supports tea party congressional candidates across the country, including Ted Cruz. Cruz defeated Dewhurst last summer in a run for the U.S. Senate seat.
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