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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ted Cruz Advances to Run-Off in Texas
Posted By: U.S. Senator Jim DeMint, SCF Chairman
The votes are in and Texas conservative Ted Cruz has prevented his establishment-backed opponent, David Dewhurst, from winning the primary election for U.S. Senate. Dewhurst failed to get 50% of the vote so he will now face Cruz in a run-off election on July 31.This is the outcome we have been working so hard to achieve and it's a major victory for the conservative movement.
Ted Cruz was virtually unknown when this race began and he was drastically outspent by his multimillionaire opponent.
David Dewhurst launched some of the most dishonest and desperate attacks we've seen. In a last-minute radio ad, Dewhurst accused Cruz of supporting amnesty for illegal immigrants because he served on the boards of two Hispanic leadership groups. Of course, Ted Cruz has never supported amnesty. This was nothing more than a race-baiting smear that showed exactly how far Dewhurst would go to buy this Senate seat. Thankfully, it backfired.
I want to thank each of you for supporting Ted Cruz and for donating to the Senate Conservatives Fund so we could promote him. SCF has invested over $1 million in this race and your generous support made the difference.
Now we must redouble our efforts and fight to help Ted Cruz win the July 31 primary run-off. We've seen how much money David Dewhurst will spend and we've seen how low he will go to malign Ted Cruz. We must keep fighting so he doesn't get away with it.That is why the Senate Conservatives Fund is setting a new goal today for this race. With your support, we're going to invest $1 million more to help Ted Cruz over the next nine weeks.
This is now the most important Senate race in the country. It pits the establishment against one of the most exciting conservative candidates in the country. The outcome will have national implications that stretch far beyond Texas. We must fight. We must win.Please make a contribution to the Senate Conservatives Fund today
so we can keep supporting this principled leader. You can also donate directly to Ted Cruz's campaign using our website. We'll pay for the processing so he gets 100% of your donation.
Winning this race won't be easy. It's still a long, uphill climb in a very large and expensive state. But we can do it if we all work together. And if we win, we'll have another courageous conservative in the Senate who isn't afraid to stand up to the Washington establishment.