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Boom: Cruz Wins Texas Run-off

guntotingtxn Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 11:51 AM
I am so happy Cruz won. I was amazed at the people that voted for dewhurst. My barber, who wears a 45 on his hip as he cuts hair, says he voted for Dewhurst. We talked about it on Saturday (we both voted early). He was worring if he had voted incorrectly. I told him he had. And this is a real right wing guy.....and he got hoodwinked by Dewhurst.
tuttletacoma Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 11:58 AM
there is no accounting for the thinking of establishment repubs

sounds more like your barber wasn't clued in on the election

A massive upset, and a major triumph for both the conservative and Tea Party movements:
 

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. The Associated Press has called the race for Cruz over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. Cruz will be a heavy favorite over Democratic nominee Paul Sadler, who also won a runoff on Tuesday.  Cruz, an emerging conservative star whose father emigrated to the...