Sen. Dan Patrick was quick with a response to a new negative campaign ad released by Republican opponent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. Patrick posted clarification online and in a media email blast, just hours after the ad hit airwaves. Patrick’s campaign refutes claims that he pocketed money by filing for bankruptcy and that he changed his name to hide from his debts.

Last week, PolitiFact Texas declared a claim made in a previous Dewhurst ad that Patrick changed his name from Danny Goeb in an effort to cover up bankruptcy, “Pants on Fire.” 

To be fair, the latest ad doesn’t claim that Patrick changed his name to hide his debts, only that he changed his name to run for public office.

Sen. Dan Patrick is also highly critical of unflattering photos that appear in the Dewhurst ad. One picture shows Patrick in an unbuttoned shirt and tie. In a statement, his campaign said:

“Seeking to portray Dan Patrick in an unflattering light, Dewhurst uses photos of Patrick taken while raising money for children with multiple disabilities, literally giving them the shirt off his back as a charity auction item. Patrick has helped raise over $16,000,000 to benefit the Be An Angel Foundation since 1988.”