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Texas' Republican Senate Run-off: Cruz-ing to Victory?

Songdog Wrote: Jul 31, 2012 4:00 PM
Not stupid, one of my own reasons. Dewhurst is 66 already, Cruz is 41, I believe. Cruz can serve four terms before he is as old as David Dewhurst.
CardSenseJimmyBond Wrote: Jul 31, 2012 4:03 PM
Glad to hear I didn't use a stupid reason. Next would have been flip of a coin...

Today, Texas Republicans will choose their party's nominee to compete for the United States Senate seat being vacated by reitiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.  The contest has attracted a great deal of media attention because of the intriguing dynamics of the two-way dog fight, which pits an establishment-backed moderate (Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst), against an insurgent movement conservative (former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz).  Neither candidate managed to win a majority in the state's May primary, forcing today's runoff.  Dewhurst has run an extremely well-financed campaign and has enjoyed the backing of the formidable state Republican machine, including high-profile...