Texas Senate Primary: Cruz 49, Dewhurst 40
2:36 PM, Jul 6, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Ted Cruz is leading David Dewhurst in the Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate in Texas, according to a new internal poll released by the Cruz campaign. Forty-nine percent of respondents said they support Cruz, with 40 percent supporting Dewhurst.
Cruz and Dewhurst are running to replace retiring Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison, and the seat is considered a safe hold for the GOP. Cruz, the former state solicitor general, came in second to Dewhurst, the lieutenant governor, in the May primary, forcing Dewhurst to a runoff election on July 31. Both candidates have charged that the other is not conservative enough.