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Tea party-backed Ted Cruz R beats Rhino Texas Lt. Gov. Dewhurst in runoff, wins GOP Senate nomination

Herb 2012/08/01 02:37:23

In the hottest race in the Primary run-off this year, the Associated Press is reporting that Tea party-backed Ted Cruz beat Texas Lt. Gov. Dewhurst and has won the GOP Senate nomination.

SAN ANTONIO -- Tea Party darling Ted Cruz holds an early lead over longtime Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the heated Republican runoff for the U.S. Senate seat.
Cruz leading Dewhurst 54 percent to 46 percent.

The winner will face Former Texas state lawmaker Paul Sadler who easily defeated Grady Yarbrough in the Democratic runoff. The Republican will win the seat.

The two were battling for retiring Kay Bailey Hutchison's U.S. Senate seat. Cruz had lost the May 29 primary by a large margin but forced the runoff because Dewhurst fell short of a majority.

Cruz now will face off in November against former Texas state lawmaker Paul Sadler, the winner of the Democratic primary run-off.

Voters on Tuesday also chose a new Republican nominee for Ron Paul's 14th Congressional District in Texas. The Associated Press reported Randy Weber beat opponent Felicia Harris. Now, the Pearland resident will face the Democratic nominee in the general election on Nov. 6.

Paul, who's been a U.S. representative for 16 years, announced he was stepping down before his latest attempt for the presidential bid.

With 1 percent of the precincts reporting, Weber so far has garnered 62 percent of the vote.

Locally, the most race is the democratic one for Harris County School Trustee Position 6.

Earlier this month, the county clerk's office discovered that the wrong district lines were used for the primary in May. It's possible that if the correct lines were used, this run off would have been unnecessary.

Early voting numbers in that race show Lee is leading is 74 percent of the votes. Johnson has garnered only 26 percent.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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  • SoCalEx-Dem 2012/08/01 16:12:05
  • WannaBeRSC the Contrarian SOB 2012/08/01 07:50:39
    WannaBeRSC the Contrarian SOB
    Good to see the lucifarian Dewhurst handed his head in a basket. What do we know about Randy Weber?
  • Herb WannaBe... 2012/08/01 22:33:20
    Herb
    bad to 10-14 point spread
  • thefatguy 2012/08/01 07:02:15
    thefatguy
    +1
    One by one, we will pick them off like pigeons on a wire. The RINO hunt continues. One by one. We will purge the Party of the vermin and filth. One by one. You hear me, McCain? Your day is coming too, RINO!
    One
    by
    One
  • Herb thefatguy 2012/08/01 22:38:17
    Herb
    amen lets hope it goes to nov if does damn baby
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/08/01 05:05:14
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +2
    I watched coverage of the election results on 2 different local stations tonight, both leftist in their reporting. Crap like, "what an upset!" and "no one saw this coming!" HELLO? Of course you saw it coming, you saw it months ago and just didn't like it! Texas and America ain't seen nothing yet! People are fired up and moving towards the TEA Party. Cruz had donations for his campaign from ALL 50 STATES! Viva Cruz!
  • Herb Aqua Su... 2012/08/01 22:39:14
    Herb
    +1
    amen lets carry it into nov
  • Commander Pyle 2012/08/01 04:25:25
    Commander Pyle
    +1
    This is great news for Texas, removing Dewhurst from any more power. Now all Texas needs is removing Governor Goodhair.

    Governor Goodhair
  • Aqua Su... Command... 2012/08/01 05:07:00
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    Rick Perry is a nice guy but way too moderate. He's gone in 2014.
  • Dee 2012/08/01 04:17:42
    Dee
    +2
    The Tea Party strikes again. RINO's beware!
  • Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel 2012/08/01 03:41:03
    Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel
    +1
    Thank you Herb, the best man won!
  • Herb Annie~P... 2012/08/01 22:40:04
    Herb
    +1
    your welcome amen
  • TruBluTopaz 2012/08/01 02:51:42
    TruBluTopaz
    Now we've got us a ball game.
  • flaca BN-0 2012/08/01 02:38:57
    flaca BN-0
    Texas. What can you say. Flat, boring, lacking in architecture.
    Who cares about Texas?
  • Herb flaca BN-0 2012/08/01 02:42:16 (edited)
    Herb
    +1
    more to go to the senate, to take control dear there will be more. your in texas so why dis it.
  • flaca BN-0 Herb 2012/08/01 02:43:25
    flaca BN-0
    +1
    ain't gonna help th fact that Obama is gonna win. Most Americans aren't Texan... and I'm sure they are all so thankful of it.
  • Herb flaca BN-0 2012/08/01 02:46:31
    Herb
    +1
    see if you control the senate and congress obama will do nothing today romeny is up 14 in independents lol wont get the military and is losing the white vote and the senior vote went to mccain last time will be romeny. jew will fall off and catholics good luck lol.
  • flaca BN-0 Herb 2012/08/01 02:53:07
    flaca BN-0
    +1
    we'll see. Obama doesn't flipflop and Romney does. Do you know what Romney believes? Nobody else does. Let's face it Romney is a wimp.
  • Herb flaca BN-0 2012/08/01 02:55:42
    Herb
    +1
    not like obama see new news federal juges slapes obama admin for corruption and obstruction in the doj the back panther blocking voters. hes in trouble lucy.
  • beachbum flaca BN-0 2012/08/01 02:57:40
    beachbum
    +2
    Obama doesn't flip-flop? Wow.

    Oh,well.
  • Herb flaca BN-0 2012/08/01 03:01:01 (edited)
    Herb
    +1
    obama doesnt flip flop 2008 iseral our friend now they cant tll you the capitol lol neither the state dept ot carney. what about if i cant get the economy done in 3yrs ill be a one trm president lol. the gop needs to run those adds lke crazy lol.
  • Shelly Sue flaca BN-0 2012/08/01 04:38:02
    Shelly Sue
    +1
    Obama doesn't flipflop? ? Seriously, I wonder where some get their ideas. I will be here to rub it in because the voters are not going to have Obama in office again. He has done a rotten job all the way around. That Bush blaming only goes so far. He is the worse president America has ever seen.
  • Annie~P... flaca BN-0 2012/08/02 10:08:15
    Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel
    Obama doesn't flip flop? Since when?
  • Aqua Su... flaca BN-0 2012/08/01 05:09:11
  • The Bla... flaca BN-0 2012/08/01 06:09:50 (edited)
    The Black Dagger
    Obvious troll is obvious...oblivious...retarded
  • Annie~P... flaca BN-0 2012/08/02 10:07:16
    Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel
    flaca, you live in Texas, what gives?

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