Skip to comments.Texas GOP chooses tea party-backed Cruz for Senate
Posted on 07/31/2012 6:35:50 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot
Tea party-backed Ted Cruz has defeated Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.
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The Tea Party Express was there for days helping Cruz win this:
Tea Party Celebrates Cruz's Historic Victory!
We did it, we did it, we did it!
Tea Party Express, the nations largest tea party political action committee, congratulates Ted Cruz on his upset victory tonight and thanks all of its supporters!
Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz pulls off a historic victory!Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer said, We could not be more proud of this historic tea party victory tonight against the Texas establishment. This is probably the most significant upset Texas has seen since Perry defeated Hightower in 1990, and it comes at the hands of the tea party.What we saw in Ted Cruz and this Senate race was threefold: we saw an unquestionably strong and bold tea party conservative in Cruz; we saw Dewhurst as the anointed Austin politician that was exactly what we have been working to rid Washington of; and finally we saw the passion in the Texas tea party activists that could set the stage for this historic victory...The excitement is palpable tonight inside the Cruz victory partyThe false narrative continues to be written that the tea party is dead, and 2012 will not be like 2010. However, every month we see a strong example to the contrary. In May, Tea Party Express-endorsed Richard Mourdock beat 36-year incumbent Senator Dick Lugar. In June, Tea Party Express-supported Governor Scott Walker defeated a national union-led campaign to recall him. Now, in July, we have witnessed a monumental accomplishment with Ted Cruz securing the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Texas.Tonight we sent a message that should shake Obamas Chicago headquarters: Texas not only is going to be staying a red state, but the tea party is alive and ready to own 2012, Kremer concluded.
Local hispanic race hustler Domingo Garcia is losing in the Democrat runoff as well. Voted for Cruz this morning. Poll site was pretty steady and I actually had to wait in line.
Tea Party Express had a phone bank bus in Texas several days:
Our efforts are making difference
Great news. BTTT.
Is he keeping his Lt Governor job? I just had a flash why Dan Patrick thought it politic to get in a little ruckus with Ted Cruz - political theater. He knew Dewhurst was going down, and that he was going to have to deal with him in the Senate next session, and reckoned that it might be a good idea not to get too close to Ted right at this moment in political time.
We’re going to own the party after November.
He was elected in 2010 and, unless he resigns, will be Lt. Gov until 2014.
Congrats Texans from the crazy northern end of 35W! Tea Party rules the day! Wish I was there...
Woo hoo!! Tea for Texas!! Congratulations, Ted Cruz!! Congratulations, Texas!! Well done, Tea Party conservatives!!
The April primary in Pennsylvania was especially interesting as TEA Party factions were backing different candidates in the crowded GOP field. Still, the TEA Party candidates finished #1 and #2. The GOP establishment candidate finished third.
They were unmistakably in force at the Texas GOP Convention in Ft. Worth.
Yes, very true.
And the Tea Party Express endorsed many of them
At this link, you can click on the states to see who they endorsed
The Tea Party is Dead!
Long live the Tea Party!
Hoping that this will send a few shock waves out to other areas of the country as well!
Ted Cruz WINS! Drink Hearty, Tea Party!!
CRUZ... .. 55.91%
The margin grows!
Thank you Jim
It’s a great win for Texas.
It looks like a 12 point blow out, about 56% to 44%.