Matthew Dowd, the former chief strategist for George W. Bush’s presidential reelection campaign, has announced he’s running for lieutenant governor as a Democrat.
Dowd release a campaign announcement video this morning, where he condemned GOP politicians for failing the people in the state, and called the current Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick both cruel and craven, denouncing him as a divisive figure who always puts the “me before the we”
“Right now, Dan Patrick is a tyranny of the minority,” Dowd said.
Dowd’s career goes beyond politics, as he served as ABC News’ chief political analyst for thirteen years, and has been very vocal about his views of the republican party, saying that democracy is in peril and “the only fix to this is Republicans have to lose, and lose badly, in a series of elections, and I’m willing to do whatever I can, on any day I can, to make sure that happens.”
The race for the Lt. Governor seat it’s starting to look interesting, especially since a June poll made by the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune showed that Patrick’s numbers are going down, with only 36% of Texans approving the Lt. Governor’s performance in office.