Left-wing media pundit Matthew Dowd’s marketing campaign for Texas lieutenant governor bought off to a tough begin on Wednesday after he misspelled a Texas city in his marketing campaign announcement video. 

 In his announcement video, the Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat, mentioned he can be a public servant who “tells the truth” and bashed present Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. 

“We need more officials who tell the truth, who believe in public services, in common sense with common decency for the common good,” Dowd mentioned. “Dan Patrick believes in none of those and that is why I am running for the powerful office of lieutenant governor of this great state.”

Dowd additionally criticized Patrick’s dealing with of current mass capturing tragedies within the state. He cited the Sutherland Springs capturing the place 26 Texas had been murdered. However, in his video, Sutherland Springs is misspelled as “Sunderland Springs.” 


A brand new video was uploaded with the proper spelling, however the outdated video with the spelling error remains to be on YouTube however it’s unlisted. Although the marketing campaign did not repair the error in time because it was seen by Texans. 

Former state senator and The Texan News founder Konni Burton tweeted, “In @matthewjdowd’s announcement video running as a Dem for Texas Lt Gov, he uses the horrific church shooting within the video, but labels the town name as “Sunderland Springs”. The town is Sutherland Springs. Not a good start.”

“Uhmm… *Sutherland Springs,” The Texan News reporter Brad Johnson wrote. 

Texan communications strategist Ryan Gavett additionally identified the irony of former communications specialist Matthew Dowd making such a blatant mistake. 

“Out of the gate,@DowdforTexas, y’all. Campaign launch video… The kinda thing a former comms guy like Dowd might review and approve…‘Sunderland Springs, TX’ should be correctly spelled as ‘Sutherland Springs, TX,’” he tweeted.

The former ABC News analyst introduced his candidacy to a spherical of mockery from his critics and reward from his fellow liberal media pundits. 

Dowd began out his profession in politics as a Democrat, then grew to become a Republican in 1999 and was chief strategist for President George W. Bush’s re-election in 2004. He later left the GOP and have become an “independent.” He introduced this yr that he was rejoining the Democratic Party.