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4:14 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Republican Primary Overshadows Texas Senate Race

Once a long-shot candidate, former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz looks likely to defeat Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst in Tuesday's Republican U.S. Senate primary runoff election. Cruz benefited from millions of dollars raised and spent by outside groups like Club for Growth, changes to the primary calendar, and a national following among conservative activists and bloggers.

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