With nearly all the votes in, Ted Cruz has prevailed in a run-off primary race in Texas, defeating David Dewhurst, the current lieutenant governor of the state. Once considered a longshot, Cruz won quite handily. How much do you think the media will report his victory?
Deb Fischer beat Jon Bruning and Don Stenberg in Nebraska. Richard Mourdock beat Dick Lugar in Indiana. Ted Cruz beat David Dewhurst in Texas. And soon: Eric Hovde will beat Tommy Thompson and Mark Neumann in Wisconsin. Clark Durant will beat Pete Hoekstra in Michigan. We might be looking at quite a strong Tea Party contingent in the 2013 Senate.
Ted Cruz, has never run for office before. The 41-year-old beat Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in a Senate runoff last night not only thanks to some powerful friends but on the strength of his impressive biography. Read full article ...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry ate a little crow and congratulated Ted Cruz for his victory in the Senate GOP runoff. Perry backed David Dewhurst.
He wasn't what the party insiders wanted. (He crushed their guy, David Dewhurst, 55% to 45%.) [Matt Kibbe, president of FreedomWorks, a Washington-based group that helps finance conservative anti-establishment candidates] said Cruz’s win is the biggest this year for tea party activists, calling it “an 11 and Indiana a 10” on the scale of importance. Show More Summary
Tea Party-backed Republican Ted Cruz knocked off party-establishment choice Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in Texas' Senate runoff election Tuesday that was widely watched nationally,” USA Today writes. “By winning the GOP nomination, Cruz becomes a heavy favorite to win the …
Tea Party–backed former Texas solicitor general Ted Cruz easily beat Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in Texas' Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas). His big upset over the once-heavily-favored...Show More Summary
Public Policy Polling notes that Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) was a big loser in last night's GOP Senate runoff since he had enthusiastically backed David Dewhurst (R) over the ultimate winner, Ted Cruz (R). "Our final pre-election poll...Show More Summary
When Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) launched his U.S. Senate campaign, he immediately became the man to beat. Indeed, it really wasn't supposed to be close. As Lou Dubose told Rachel on the show last night, "How do you defeat a former CIA officer, Air Force pilot, 14 years el …
(AUSTIN, Texas) — Ted Cruz is fond of saying that when he began his run for U.S. Senate, he was at 2 percent in the polls against Texas Republican juggernaut David Dewhurst, the state’s lieutenant governor for nearly a decade. Actually, the 41-year-old former state solicitor general seemed an even longer shot than that. Gov. [...]
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst conceded defeat on Tuesday to Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz in the Texas Republican U.S. Senate runoff election.
In another upset election, Tea Party back Ted Cruz clinched the Texas Republican Senate nomination. With forty-eight percent of the precincts reporting, Cruz was ahead of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst 55%-45%. A Ted Cruz victory was seen as a long shot against the establishment backed Dewhurst who also received support of Gov. Show More Summary
Ted Cruz, the Ron Paul-endorsed former state soliciter general of Texas identified as the "Tea Party" guy in a year where the Tea Party hasn't done much, wins his run-off against Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst to become the GOP candidate for...Show More Summary
Ladies and gentlemen, meet your next Senator from Texas and budding conservative superstar – Ted Cruz. Cruz beat Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination where he will now crush his Democrat opponent in the general election. I voted for him twice. Once back in the Presidential primary and once again today. [...]
And they told us the tea party was dead… Ted Cruz campaigned in Houston on Tuesday as Texas voters went to the polls to determine the Republican nominee for the United States Senate seat being vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison. … Continue reading ?
(Paul Mirengoff) With more than one-quarter of the vote in, Ted Cruz is leading David Dewhurst in the Texas Republican Senate run-off. His margin is 54-46 which translates into 50,000 votes. Politico has declared Cruz the winner. This...Show More Summary
Ted Cruz (R) defeated Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) in the Republican U.S. Senate runoff, the AP reports."The Texas contest has become a national emblem of the GOP's internal ug-of-war between the establishment and the tea party and already is he most expensive non-presidential race in the country, according to he Center for Responsive Politics. Show More Summary
Not only is Tea Party / Club for Growth / Ron Paul candidate Ted Cruz beating establishment RINO David Dewhurst in the Senate primary, but RINO incumbents are getting thumped in early results all over the state legislature races. State Senate District 25: Donna Wentworth over incumbent Jeff Campbell. Show More Summary
If polling trends are accurate, Tea Party crush Ted Cruz, who thinks there is a conspiracy to rid America of its golf courses, is about to toss over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in a GOP U.S. Senate runoff election.
Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst have been collecting Republican endorsements like so many gold coins, but the real gold was the independent spending in the race by 17 different organizations. All told, $7.7 million was spent by outside groups supporting Cruz, while $6.2 million favored Dewhurst, helping make the race the costliest non-presidential race so far this election cycle.