August 02, 2012

Ted Cruz Bound for Texas Senate Seat

Ted Cruz defeated Gov. Rick Perry's favored candidate, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, on Tuesday in a runoff election for the Republican Senate nomination in Texas. Now that Cruz has defeated Dewhurst, he is favored to win the senate seat that will soon be vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison. The New York Times has more on the story:
“Mr. Cruz, who is Cuban-American, has drawn comparisons to Mr. Rubio, another youthful Cuban-American who quickly became an icon of fiscal and religious conservatives around the country… 
“A Harvard-trained lawyer, a former Washington official under President George W. Bush and the former solicitor general of Texas, Mr. Cruz had argued cases before the Supreme Court but never before run for office. He turned out to be a natural campaigner, and with his implacable opposition to big government, he won the enthusiastic support of Tea Party activists in Texas and around the country.”