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Profile: David Dewhurst

David Dewhurst

Age: 66

Residence:  Houston

Professional/Political Experience:  University of Arizona; US Air Force; CIA; State Department; Founder of Falcon Seaboard energy and investment company; Texas Land Commissioner 1999-2003; Texas Lt. Governor since 2003.

Texas Connection:  Born in Houston; Cattle rancher and champion horse rider inducted into Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame 2009

Why I am the best choice: "I believe that my unique experience – as a businessman creating jobs and as an elected official restraining government – makes me the best candidate to represent Texas during these difficult times.  As lieutenant governor, I helped make the Texas economy one of the best in the nation by repeatedly cutting taxes and spending, and balancing every budget without raising taxes."

Top Priorities:  Repeal the federal health care plan; Reduce the deficit through cuts to government spending; Pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. 

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