Senate candidate Ted Cruz is projected to win the Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate in Texas. With 37 percent of precincts reporting, Cruz has won nearly 53 percent of the vote over Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, who has won just under 46 percent. Dewhurst won the four-way GOP primary in May, but did not win the necessary 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff with Cruz.Read more
A final poll of Texas Republican voters from PPP shows Ted Cruz leading David Dewhurst by 10 points in Tuesday's runoff election for U.S. Senate. Cruz, the former state solicitor general and favorite of conservative activists, has 52 percent support compared to 42 percent for Dewhurst, the lieutenant governor. Here's more from PPP's Tom Jensen, who says a Cruz victory is "likely":Read more
Republican Senate candidate David Dewhurst received the endorsement Tuesday of former Dallas mayor Tom Leppert. Leppert, who came in third in the May 29 GOP primary behind Dewhurst and Ted Cruz, did not qualify to run in this month's runoff election.
Leppert's endorsement came shortly after a heated televised debate between Dewhurst and Cruz:Read more
Former Texas solicitor general Ted Cruz has taken a four-point lead over Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst in the Republican Senate primary runoff race, according to a PPP poll released Thursday. PPP found that 49 percent of likely Texas GOP runoff voters support Cruz, while 44 percent support Dewhurst.Read more
A new poll released by the David Dewhurst campaign shows the lieutenant governor of Texas 8 points ahead of his Senate primary opponent Ted Cruz.Read more
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.Read more
In yesterday’s U.S. Senate Republican primary in Texas, lieutenant governor David Dewhurst won 45 percent of the vote to Ted Cruz’s 34 percent and Tom Leppert’s 13 percent. Dewhurst fell just a few points shy of the 50 percent, resulting in a runoff with Cruz. Yet Dewhurt's 11 percentage point victory would suggest he has the advantage of winning that runoff for the GOP nomination on July 31.Read more
The Republican Senate primary in Texas has long been a battle between establishment favorite and lieutenant governor, David Dewhurst, and the conservative challenger, former solicitor general Ted Cruz. But Dewhurst, who has lead in the most recent polls ahead of the May 29 primary, has launched a last-minute ad campaign against former Dallas mayor Tom Leppert, who himself is running at a distant third.Read more
With just days until the May 29 Texas Republican primary for U.S. Senate, former state solicitor general Ted Cruz is focused on one thing: denying his opponent, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, the 50 percent share of the vote needed to win the GOP nomination outright. "Politically, the only thing that matters is, does this race go to a runoff?," Cruz says in an interview with THE WEEKLY STANDARD.Read more
Ted Cruz, the Republican candidate for Senate in Texas, has a new ad out highlighting the former state solicitor general as a "fighter." The ad focuses on Cruz's Cuban immigrant family. "Tortured and imprisoned by a Cuban dictator, Ted Cruz's father fought back, escaping to America," the voiceover says. "Ted Cruz: A proven fighter for liberty because his family knows what it means to lose it."
The ad closes with a snippet from a recent robocall made by Sarah Palin on behalf of Cruz. Watch the ad below:Read more
The Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Texas is now within nine points, according to a new poll. A University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll shows Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst with 40 percent, while his challenger, former state solicitor general Ted Cruz, is at 31 percent. Former Dallas mayor Tom Leppert is in third at 17 percent.Read more
Texas Senate candidate David Dewhurst and his allies seem to be getting worried. Dewhurst, the Texas lieutenant governor who was once ahead by 30 points, now leads his toughest challenger, former state solicitor general Ted Cruz, by closer to 10 points just two weeks away from the May 29 primary.Read more
Texas Senate candidate David Dewhurst has a harsh new radio ad criticizing his Republican primary opponent Ted Cruz for "helping a Chinese company get away with stealing blueprints from an American company." Listen to the ad below:Read more
Republican Senate candidates in Texas, Indiana, and Connecticut are fighting back against primary opponents with new ads.
Incumbent senator Dick Lugar of Indiana, campaigning against Republican Richard Mourdock, has a new ad knocking his challenger as untrustworthy, and claiming the Indiana state treasurer received thousands in illegal tax deductions "for years." Watch the ad below:Read more
Did U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz try to "rig" the next Texas Republican primary debate? That's what opponent Craig James is claiming.Read more
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