Ron Paul endorsed Cruz wins by 13 pointsSubmitted by MindlessPaulBot on Wed, 08/01/2012 - 14:31
Cruz beats Dewhurst
By Mike Tolson
Updated 11:10 a.m., Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Texas' drift toward the Tea Party brand of GOP conservatism continued Tuesday when lawyer Ted Cruz scored a surprisingly easy win over David Dewhurst in the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Cruz once was considered a long shot to take down well-heeled Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst – the favorite of the party establishment and Hutchison's heir apparent. But he steadily gained in the polls during their bare-knuckles campaign brawl, and his lead opened up as soon as the earliest returns were posted. By 8:30 p.m. the Associated Press had named Cruz the winner, and within an hour Dewhurst called Cruz to concede.
"Wow! We did it!," Ted Cruz told a jam-packed crowd of supporters at the J.W. Marriott Hotel near the Galleria. He reminded them that when he started his campaign, he was largely unknown. "This is a victory for the grassroots, We should take it as...