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Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson Says David Dewhurst Has Reached His “Shelf Life” As Lieutenant Governor [AUDIO]


On the Wednesday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson talked with Chad Hasty about his campaign for Texas Lieutenant Governor.

Patterson said he decided to jump into the crowded field of Lieutenant Governor candidates because he has some issues with current Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. He said that politicians have a “shelf life,” and that Dewhurst has reached his. He went on to criticize Dewhurst for his poor leadership and his wanting to please everyone instead of standing up for his own views.

“The worst kind of public servant or elected official in the world is one who wishes to please everybody. He’ll give you sincerely a “yes” on a particular issue…and then the other viewpoint comes across his desk or comes before him, and he says “yes” to them. You have to be able to make decisions, you have be able to tell somebody respectfully, “I disagree and I’m not with you on this,” and avoid trying to please everyone. And I think one of the current Lieutenant Governor’s weaknesses is that he’s interested in pleasing everyone…”

Patterson said that if he had been Lieutenant Governor during the last legislative session, the chaos with the abortion bill and the filibuster would never had happened, because he would not have allowed that bill to go to the floor without the 20 week rule. He also expressed his support for both campus carry and open carry, and shared his thoughts on excessive spending and water planning. Patterson also talked about immigration, but added that nothing can be done about the current immigration legislation until Republicans regain control of the Senate.

For more information on Jerry Patterson and his campaign for Lieutenant Governor, visit his website at

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