I know, it’s politics.
The favor has been repaid.
David Dewhurst has the support of the man he backed for president, Rick Perry. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
this morning endorsed David Dewhurst for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Dewhurst, the state’s lieutenant governor, was a strong supporter of Perry’s ill-starred presidential campaign and stumped for Perry before the Iowa caucuses.
Dewhurst is leading in Republican primary polls over a field of rivals that includes former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz, former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and former football player and ESPN commentator Craig James.
By the way, Rick Perry didn’t get much more enthusiastic support in his presidential bid than he did from Ted Cruz -