Hugh Hewitt

Ted Cruz is very close.

The Texas GOP is very close.

The entire Lone Star State is very close and the country is very close to a very big win on Tuesday, July 31.

Early voting is underway in Texas right now and goes on through Friday. If you are a Texas GOP voter, go to and find out where you can go and cast your vote for Ted Cruz.

If you know anyone living in Texas, call him or her up and urge them to go to and find out where they can vote and to go vote for Ted Cruz, right now.

If you have $5 or $50 or $500 to spare to help the country back on to the right road, contribute via or via the ActRight button at my own website if you want to contribute to Cruz and to other conservatives running for the United States Senate.

Winning the early vote in a big way will be important for Cruz’s insurgent campaign. Getting up and going –right now—to the early voting station is key to winning Tuesday.

Email your friends in Texas this column. The email it a second time. Then call them. That is what GOTV –get out the vote—is all about.

This is why a Ted Cruz win is so important on Tuesday.

It isn’t because his opponent, Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, is a moderate or a RINO. Dewhurst isn’t a RINO. He is a good solid conservative.

But Ted Cruz is 42. David Dewhurst is 66. If they vote the same way –and they will—which is the better choice for Texas and the United States?

If you are the coach of an NFL expansion franchise, and you are offered Andrew Luck or Peyton Manning, which will you build your team around? Relative youth and energy matter too the rebuilding of the U.S. right now, and Cruz has the advantage on both counts.

Ted Cruz has been endorsed by Senators Jim DeMint, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Pat Toomey and a host of other elected officials. Conservative luminaries from Sarah Palin to my radio brethren Sean Hannity and Mark Levin and yours truly have endorsed Ted Cruz. The wonderful Ed Meese –selfless and ever-serving—has endorsed Ted Cruz, and it is the Meese endorsement that ought to make you think about one more factor.

Ted Cruz is a very, very good lawyer, a superb originalist, a Paul Clement-like legal talent. We need more of those in the United States Senate, and not only for their votes cast there, but also for the near-complete immunity from filibuster service in the Senate bestows on them should they ever be nominated for the United States Supreme Court.

Hugh Hewitt

Hugh Hewitt is host of a nationally syndicated radio talk show. Hugh Hewitt's new book is The War On The West.