CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header

Local

Santorum Backs Cruz In Texas Senate Race

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

179483733 10 Santorum Backs Cruz In Texas Senate RaceRemembering Joan Rivers

181572784 8 Santorum Backs Cruz In Texas Senate RaceFunny Faced Cheerleaders

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

452359772 10 Santorum Backs Cruz In Texas Senate RaceBikini Model Pictures

 alt=New Survivor Cast Photos

cowb thumb Santorum Backs Cruz In Texas Senate RaceCowboys Cheerleaders

AUSTIN (AP) - Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum has endorsed tea party favorite Ted Cruz in the race for a U.S. Senate seat in Texas.

The ex-Pennsylvania senator made the announcement Thursday on conservative host Glenn Beck’s radio show.

Cruz is an attorney and former state solicitor general. He’s in a tight race for the Republican nomination to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison ahead of Tuesday’s Texas primary.

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is the race’s perceived front-runner, but some polls have Cruz making up ground. Also running are ex-Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and Craig James, a former football star and ESPN commentator.

Opinion polls showed Santorum with strong support in Texas before he abandoned his presidential bid.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Also Check Out: