Skip to comments.Ted Cruz forces runoff against David Dewhurst in Texas Senate race
Posted on 05/29/2012 9:31:42 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz (R) has forced a runoff election with Texas Lieutenant Gov. David Dewhurst (R), a victory for the Tea Party candidate against a better-known and much better-funded foe.
Dewhurst led Cruz by 46 to 32 percent with 44 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press. Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert (R) was in third place with 13 percent of the vote.
Cruz entered the race with almost no name identification but a bevy of conservative star-makers rallied to his side to help him into a runoff against Dewhurst, the longtime front-runner. Among Cruz's endorsers include the deep-pocketed, fiscally conservative Club for Growth, which spent $2.5 million on his behalf and helped him raise $750,000 more, according to the group.
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Sweet! My wife and I did our part. Cruz to victory in the runoff!
I know Cruz is a good guy and a conservative, but I confess to not knowing jack squat about Dewhurst.
Is he bad? Is he a squish? Or, could conservatives live with him if he ends up the candidate?
Thanks in advance for any reasoned input on the above questions.
Dewhurst has just been a politician for too long in my opinion. These career politicians need to move on. They are part of the problems of today. I voted for Cruz but liked Leppert too.
Dewhurst is conservative in some ways, but he’s first and foremost a politician (one who lied relentlessly about Cruz). As far as I can tell, he’s not a constitutionalist at all; Cruz is, so the choice was easy.
Texas conservatives did good work, but the nation needs them even more now. The runoff is in July and a lot can happen from now to then.
Some Congressional outcomes:
District 4: Ralph Hall won the primary with approximately 60% of the vote.
District 14: Ron Paul leaving Congress. The top two finishers are state Representative Randy Weber and Pearland Councilwoman Felicia Harris. Weber’s strong finish was expected, while Harris’s was something of a surprise. The winner of the runoff will face ex-Congressman Nick Lampson, who once represented part of this area during the 1990’s.
District 16: Big surprise- El Paso Councilman Beto O’Rourke is leading longtime incumbent Silverstre Reyes in the ‘Rat primary with 1/4 of the precincts still out. A runoff is very possible.
District 23: Freshman Congressman Fransisco Canseco (R) isn’t sure who his opponet will be. Ex-Congerssman Ciro Rodriguez, whom Cansico defeated in 2010, is well ahead and may be able to avoid a runoff.
District 25: Bad news, Michael Williams won’t be elected to Congress. He did not run a highly visible campaign, too bad, as he was my favorite. Ex-SOS Roger Williams will be in the runoff, though second place is undecided.
District 33: A new, heavily ‘Rat district features a runoff between state Representative Marc Veasy and former state Representative Domingo Garcia, with voting heavily on ethnic lines. Republicans are a non-factor in this area.
District 36: A new, heavily Republican district was supposed to elect state Senator Mike Jackson, but he finished third place. The runoff will be between long-ago Congressman Steve Stockton and businessman Stephen Takach.
David Dewhurst is an establishment type. If elected, he’d be similar to Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Well said, and I’ll be there to vote for Cruz again in the run-off.
Getting nervous yet, David?
Dewhurst is a career politician that has scammed Texas over and over again.
David Dewhurst=DO NOT WANT!
For me, anyway.
Cruz is still rising!
I think Dewey is rattled.
With only 4 points to pick up in the runoff, most of the money will go to Dewbag, I mean Dewworst.
Hall was challenged? We probably would have been well served with some fresh blood.
Lampson is at it again? When will he get the message?
Also of note I believe Hispanic rats hoped to beat Lloyd Dogget but he won easily.
Ralph Hall needs to retire.
He’s gonna be 91 when he is voted in.
I didn’t know Steve Stockman was trying to win a new seat. That’s funny, he’s the freshman that Lampson beat in 1996.
I voted for Lou
Steve is still alive? Who knew?
“You aren’t in Texas, so stay out of it,”
That’s rude. This isn’t a local election, it is the US House of Representatives. We ALL care what caliber of conservative will vote in the Republican caucus. We don’t need any more RINOs in Congress.
I only meant for the best for all involved. And getting in a scrap that doesn't involve you might result in damages.
And if that seemed rude.... no ... I'll stop there. The whiney gritches have taken over.