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Boom: Cruz Wins Texas Run-off

LawrencePaul Wrote: Aug 01, 2012 4:58 AM
Of course it's alive and well. The only people who claim otherwise are those that wish it were not but wishfull thinking didn't help them in 2010 and neither will it it 2012. Poor liberal saps are off into the political wilderness and they don't even see it. Roll on november.

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...