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Boom: Cruz Wins Texas Run-off

icecream Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 3:04 AM
We need a new speaker.

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...