U.S. Senate Race

Ted Cruz (credit: Ted Cruz Campaign)

Cruz Victory Shows Tea Party Staying Power

Ted Cruz’s victory in the Texas runoff election on Tuesday will provide an important boost for Tea Party backed, no compromise conservatives in Congress.

08/02/2012

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Political Analyst Looks At Texas Runoff Results

Runoff elections across Texas on Tuesday resulted in at least one important upset. Political analyst John Weekley offers his insight on the major race results.

08/01/2012

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

Dewhurst: Despite Loss, ‘Will Never Stop Fighting’

Dewhurst told supporters Tuesday in Houston that his campaign “got beat up a little bit, but we never gave up.”

07/31/2012

The shadow of a man wearing a cowboy hat falls on a pillar as he enters a polling place. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Voters Set To Decide Heated U.S. Senate Race

Tuesday is Election Day across Texas. Voters will head to the polls to decide several runoff races, and at least one major upset could be brewing.

07/31/2012

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)

Republican Senate Run-Off: A Fight To The Finish

The Republican run-off for the soon to be vacated U.S. Senate seat in Texas has become a fight between the state’s Republican political establishment and the Republican grassroots.

07/30/2012

Governor Rick Perry and Lt. Governor David Dewhurst making calls on behalf of Dewhurst's senate campaign the day before his runoff election with rival Ted Cruz. (Jack Fink/CBSDFW)

Dewhurst and Cruz Campaigns Bring Out Political Heavyweights In Final Day Before Run-Off

Late Monday afternoon, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and Governor Rick Perry called potential supporters to vote in Tuesday’s Republican run-off for U-S Senate seat.

07/30/2012

A voter cast her ballot. (credit: Marc Serota/Getty Images)

5 Things To Watch For In The Texas Runoffs

Texas voters will select party nominees in 37 runoff elections on Tuesday, and political junkies will be watching the polls closely for clues to the state’s future.

07/30/2012

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

Perry Campaigns With Dewhurst Before Runoff

Gov. Rick Perry is campaigning with Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on the eve of Tuesday’s much-watched Texas runoff election for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination.

07/30/2012

Ted Cruz (credit: Ted Cruz Campaign)

Cruz Appears With Tea Party’s Firepower

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz spoke Friday morning in Dallas, flanked by local tea party leaders and three U.S. senators known for their tea party support.

07/27/2012

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

Dewhurst Leans On ‘Old Guard’ Republicans

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is leaning on his party’s ‘old guard’ as he tries to secure a U.S. Senate nomination, hoping to regain the air of inevitability he once enjoyed in the race.

07/27/2012

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

Dewhurst “Focused On Texans,” Not Tea Party

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said Wednesday that he never felt the need to woo key tea party leaders nationwide. In his words, “I’ve been focused on Texans.”

07/26/2012

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)

Dewhurst & Cruz Trade Barbs In 3rd Debate

The two Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate repeatedly ripped into each other during a third debate as early voting began across Texas.

07/24/2012

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