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Republican candidates for Texas governor attack each other over toll roads

Republican candidates for Texas governor attack each other over toll roads


Star-Telegram.com

Posted Saturday, Jan. 09, 2010

By GORDON DICKSON

gdickson@star-telegram.com

Usually the huge electronic signs along highways warn drivers of traffic jams and missing children.

But these days, the signs — or at least simulated ones — are featuring political barbs. The signs are centerpieces of campaign advertisements in the Republican gubernatorial primary, in which candidates are debating whether Texas should build toll roads and allow foreign investment in roads.

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s campaign began running ads last week showing a highway sign flashing messages critical of the defunct Trans-Texas Corridor, a favorite toll road project of Gov. Rick Perry. The governor’s camp fired back with a similar ad on YouTube using highway sign images to criticize Hutchison for not explaining how she would pay for new roads.

Debra Medina, another GOP candidate, is not running toll-road-specific ads. But in campaign swings she has poked at Perry for pursuing foreign investment in toll roads and wondered why needed roads can’t be built with current funding... FULL ARTICLE

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