The campaign ad war is intensifying in the Republican lieutenant governor’s race in the form of another 30-second statewide ad. This time, Sen. Dan Patrick is on the offensive, pointing out that his opponent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst worked with Democrats in the legislature to pass the budget.

“The only thing you have to know about the current budget is every Democrat praised, and voted for it,” Patrick said. “As a conservative Republican, I didn’t.”

Lt. Gov. Dewhurst released his own scathing statewide ad last week, criticizing Patrick’s troubled financial past.