By Gary P Jackson
It was a resounding victory in Texas last night. Ted Cruz, who was polling around 3% early on in the primary, worked hard and earned the endorsements of top Conservative leaders like Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint, and Mark Levin, who, as it turns out, knew and worked with him from years ago.
That hard work forced a run-off between he and Lt Governor David Dewhurst.
Though he spent a great deal of time answering false accusations, in what turned out to be one of the nastiest, most vulgar campaigns ever, Cruz ran a positive campaign, where he talked about solutions. Sounding like a young Ronald Reagan, Cruz was all bold colors, with no pale pastels. He laid out his vision of America that represents Liberty and Freedom, and hope.
Meanwhile David Dewhurst spent tens of millions of dollars, a great amount of it his own, running a despicable slime fest. Instead of offering vision and leadership, he spent most of his time trying to destroy Ted Cruz with lie after lie, and some of the most despicable advertisements in Texas history. It was a desperate attempt by a failed politician and Establishment hack. In the end Dewhurst turned off many Texans, even those that voted for him in the primary.
Cruz garnered 631,316 votes [56.79%] to 480,165 [43.20%] for Dewhurst.
We are extremely pleased to congratulate Ted Cruz and all of the hard working Texas patriots who worked tirelessly to make all of this happen. Cruz is already a star here in Texas, and will no doubt go to Washington and take on the entrenched Establishment in both parties.
In his victory speech Cruz talked of unity, thanked all of his many supporters, and talked of Liberty and Freedom, from the American Revolution, to the first battle of the Texas Revolution at Gonzales, to our Greatest Generation that fought the Nazis and Imperial Japan.
This was an inspiring speech in every single way. The Right Scoop has it all here.
In Texas, the winner of the Republican primary will be the next Senator, as Texans don’t vote for democrats in statewide races, haven’t for a couple of decades. So Ted Cruz has said that while he’ll work to ensure victory in Texas, he will also travel the country supporting other solid Conservatives in their races.
Texas made the right choice last night, for the state, for the nation, and for the future of Liberty and Freedom.