Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst is taking his attack on opponent Ted Cruz to television. A new ad released today criticizes the former solicitor general for representing a Chinese company in a fraud case against an American businessman. The ad (seen below) says with Cruz’s help, "the Chinese keep stalling in court, they keep counterfeiting, and Ted Cruz keeps getting paid."

This is Dewhurst’s first T.V. attack in the U.S. Senate race. A super pac supporting the Lieutenant Governor is also running a negative ad about Cruz.

A Cruz Spokesman told the Dallas Morning News "David Dewhurst is so desperate to cling to political power that he is spending over $600,000 of his personal money to convince Texans that a $26 million jury verdict on appeal between two private parties is more relevant than his public record of increasing spending $72 billion, balancing the budget with Enron-style accounting tricks, and proposing a job-killing wage tax."

Meanwhile, Cruz’s new ad "Mojave" (seen below) will also be seen statewide. The :30 second spot touts Cruz’s work defending the Mojave Desert Veterans Memorial. Cruz campaign spokesman James Bernsen says the ad highlights "Ted Cruz’s fight to represent three million veterans and defend the constitutionality of a cross erected to honor fallen WWI heroes."