Ted Cruz Forces a Runoff for the Texas GOP Senate Nomination

Several of us VC bloggers have endorsed and/or supported Ted Cruz in his Texas Senate campaign. The news tonight from Texas is that Ted forced a runoff with David Dewhurst in the GOP primary: With 95% of precincts reporting, Dewhurst has 45% of the vote, Cruz 34%, and Tom Leppert 15%. Forcing the runoff is itself a huge accomplishment given that Dewhurst is such a well-known and wealthy candidate. Looking ahead, there will be a Dewhurst/Cruz runoff nine weeks from now to determine who gets the GOP nomination. As you might expect in Texas, whoever wins the GOP nomination is almost certain to become the next junior Senator.