“Ted is not going to D.C. to make nice with the foo-foo, chi-chi cocktail crowd. He’s going to do the heavy lifting to rein in our out-of-control government.” – Palin wows The Woodlands
RICK PERRY’S MAN lost in Texas on Tuesday to a rising Tea Party star Ted Cruz. I’m no expert on Texas, but whatever I read crafts this as a big upset.
Former state solicitor general Ted Cruz, a tea party-aligned conservative once regarded as a long-shot candidate, has won the Republican runoff in Texas, where he will be the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate in the November election. …
[...] Cruz’s win is a remarkable political feat and arguably the Senate upset of the cycle. In early 2011, when Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison announced her intention to retire, observers regarded Dewhurst as a virtual shoo-in to take her place in the upper chamber. Dewhurst is very well-known in Texas, enjoys immense personal wealth, and enlisted the help of Gov. Rick Perry’s top political hands. Perry endorsed Dewhurst during the campaign.
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