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The two Democrats competing in a runoff for their party’s nomination to replace U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison disagreed on how the federal government should address the faltering economy, on immigration and on the war on drugs during a debate Tuesday afternoon.
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.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst did not win enough votes Tuesday to secure the GOP nomination for the vacant U.S. Senate seat without a runoff. Nor did Democratic leader Paul Sadler, who will face Grady Yarbrough, a San Antonio challenger who doesn’t have a campaign website.
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.
Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum has endorsed tea party favorite Ted Cruz in the race for a U.S. Senate seat in Texas.
If Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst wins his bid to replace Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, he will leave a job he has had for nearly 10 years — longer than all but two other lieutenant governors in Texas history.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott may be considering a campaign to land him in the governor’s seat in 2014.
It’s a question more are asking in the Republican primary for Texas’ U.S. Senate seat – Where is Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst — and why isn’t he showing up at candidate forums and debates?
Democrats have three top candidates to choose from in the primary race for the U.S. Senate, but their ultimate choice will probably say more about the party’s future in Texas than who goes to Washington next year.
The Republican candidates battling to replace retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison appear to be on a race to see who can strike the right conservative tone: not too moderate, not too Libertarian, but someplace uniquely Texan between the two.
Already a big name in Texas, Gov. and GOP primary candidate Rick Perry now faces the challenge of making an impression in the other 49 states.
Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has formally launched his expected campaign for the U.S. Senate.