Sitting Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst has released the wacky campaign ad we've all been waiting for: the vicious "Let it Go" parody. Please just watch this now. We don't know:
Dan Patrick, a conservative state senator seen singing here, is challenging Dewhurst for his seat in the Republican primary run-off. Patrick's name used to be Daniel Scott Goeb, and he is a radio talk show host, and apparently he once let some ladies paint him. Dewhurst has also alleged that Patrick changed his name to "avoid his creditors," a charge that Patrick denies (Politifact rated Dewhurst's claim "pants on fire.") The animosity dripping from this ad is a big turnaround between the public relationship between these two guys. Just two years ago, Patrick enthusiastically supported Dewhurst's unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate (the nomination, and eventually the Senate seat, went to Ted Cruz).
But it, we guess, could be in part because he was hoping that a Senator Dewhurst would leave an opening in the powerful lieutenant governorship that Patrick could take. If the first round of the Texas primaries earlier this year is any indication, Patrick could end up with that job after all: he soundly beat the incumbent in March with just over 41 percent of the vote. Dewhurst, who is only slightly less conservative than the far-right Patrick, ended up with just 28 percent of the vote. The next run-off elections are May 27th, meaning that Dewhurst has a lot of catching up to do, quickly.