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U.S. Senate Candidates Ted Cruz, left, and Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst shake hands before their televised debate in Dallas, Texas,  Friday, June 22, 2012.  Cruz and Dewhurst are locked in a runnoff fight for the Republican nomination to fill Texas' open U.S. Senate seat. ( AP Photo/Pool/LM Otero)

Cruz Win Celebrated As Big Victory For Tea Party

Tea Party darling Ted Cruz is making national headlines, one day after he defeated Lt. Governor David Dewhurst for the GOP Senate nomination.

08/01/2012

Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert backs U.S. Senate candidate David Dewhurst after debating Ted Cruz on July 17, 2012. (Credit: Jack Fink/KTVT)

Leppert Backs Dewhurst Over Cruz After Debate

An hourlong debate between the remaining Republican candidates for U.S. Senate was overshadowed Tuesday night by the announcement that came afterward.

07/17/2012

U.S. Senate Candidates Ted Cruz, left, and Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst shake hands before their televised debate in Dallas, Texas,  Friday, June 22, 2012.  Cruz and Dewhurst are locked in a runnoff fight for the Republican nomination to fill Texas' open U.S. Senate seat. ( AP Photo/Pool/LM Otero)

Major Turn In Texas Senate Race Has Cruz Over Dewhurst

For the first time, an independent poll shows tea party favorite Ted Cruz has taken the lead over Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst in the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate seat in Texas.

07/12/2012

U.S. Senate Candidates Ted Cruz, left, and Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst shake hands before their televised debate in Dallas, Texas,  Friday, June 22, 2012.  Cruz and Dewhurst are locked in a runnoff fight for the Republican nomination to fill Texas' open U.S. Senate seat. ( AP Photo/Pool/LM Otero)

Tribune Liveblog: Cruz, Dewhurst Face Off in KERA Senate Debate

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz faced off tonight in the first debate of the hotly contested Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate.

06/22/2012

David Dewhurst. (Credit: Getty Images)

Dewhurst, Cruz Continue Campaigning Ahead Of Runoff

It’s been less than a day since former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz forced a runoff against Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst for the vacant U.S. Senate seat. But that doesn’t mean the campaigning has taken a break.

05/30/2012

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst testifies on Capitol Hill. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Ongoing Blog: Conservative Counties Make For Tight GOP Senate Race

It’s very early, but this is shaping up to be a very close race for the Republican Senate primary in one of the most conservative counties in North Texas.

05/29/2012

Ted Cruz (credit: Ted Cruz Campaign)

As Clock Winds Down, Senate Race Heating Up

The final hours before the Republican primary has establishment conservative Lt. Governor David Dewhurst battling it out against Tea Party conservative and former State Solicitor General Ted Cruz for the right to run on the GOP’s November ticket for U.S. Senate.

05/28/2012

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Cruz Brings Tea Party Flavor To Texas Senate Race

Many Republicans view Ted Cruz as the Texas version of Marco Rubio, the Hispanic U.S. senator from Florida whose conservative philosophy and strong oratory skills helped make him a national tea party force seemingly overnight.

04/15/2012

New Federal Health Care Law Will Bust Texas' Budget

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst warned this morning that the new federal health care legislation will bust Texas’ budget from dallasnews.com

07/29/2010

Changes in Senate lead to Statewide Energy Plan Mandate

It’s musical chairs for Senate Committees. 

07/15/2010

No Response Cuts

As Alex churns away in the Gulf a state official makes a commitment to fully fund disaster response. 

06/29/2010