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    Texas Runoff Results (Update – AP and others call race for Cruz!)

    Texas Runoff Results (Update – AP and others call race for Cruz!)

    % Reporting – 95.4
    Ted Cruz – 56.6
    David Dewhurst – 43.4

    Texas Sec. of State Election Results page is here.  Twitter hashtag #TXRunoff.  Politico has a map of results by county.  AP Results website is here.

    Related post Ted Cruz serves Chick-fil-A at victory party

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    Sarah Palin issued the following statement on Facebook:

    Congratulations to Ted Cruz! This is a victory both for Ted and for the grassroots Tea Party movement. This primary race has always been about the kind of leadership we need in D.C. Our goal is not just about changing the majority in the Senate. It is about the kind of leadership we want. Ted Cruz represents the kind of strong conservative leadership we want in D.C. Go-along to get-along career politicians who hew the path of least resistance are no longer acceptable at a time when our country is drowning in debt and our children’s futures are at stake. The message of this race couldn’t be clearer for the political establishment: the Tea Party is alive and well and we will not settle for business as usual. Now, it’s on to November!

    Reports on Cruz victory from NY Times, Wash Post, Wall Street Journal

    Texas Tribune calls race for Cruz

    9:25 p.m. Eastern — looks like AP has called it for Cruz — still trying to confirm. — Confirmed

    Results percentages have not changed much all night, so unless there are some big Dewhurst areas yet to report, it’s looking good for Cruz.

    Cruz serves Chick-fil-A at victory party

    For early voting, Cruz beat Dewhurst 52.3-47.7

    Polls close at 7 p.m. Central Time.

    Will update as results come in, but if you hear anything first, post in the comments.

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    Sorry, my last comment was for Juba Doobai! I’m not used to this “Reply” feature.


     
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    2hearts4life | August 1, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Congrats Mr Cruz and Texas! Lovin’ the ‘Chic-Fil-A Bouquet!’ Way to begin the celebration. Kudos!


     
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    Beldar | August 1, 2012 at 8:05 am

    My friend DRJ has again been proven a prophet. From my take> on the runoff:

    [T]he total GOP turnout was quite high for a primary runoff, but still represented only 8.6% of the state’s total population of 13 million registered voters.

    But for perspective on that: The Dem run-off for this U.S. Senate seat drew a truly pathetic 1.8% of the registered voter total, a mere 235,708 voters compared to 1,106,224 voters in the GOP runoff. The Dems’ run-off winner, in other words, should simply be listed as “Who Cares?”

    And here’s the genuinely amazing statistic: Ted Cruz drew only 480,558 votes out of 1,406,648 total voters (34.16%) in the May 29th initial GOP primary. In this run-off, he drew 628,336 votes out of 1,106,224 total voters (56.8%). Almost as many Texas Republicans voted in the run-off as in the primary, but Cruz’ relative performance among them simply skyrocketed. Cruz’ net improvement (147,778 votes) was nearly two-thirds of the total Democratic runoff turnout!

    Cruz’ big win foreshadows watershed election in November

    Ted Cruz enjoyed a whopping 21% margin on runoff election day itself.

    http://rodericdeane.com/2012-election/inside-cruz-day/

    Major backfire for Dewhurst’s negative ads.


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