Texas Senate Race Update for May 11, 2012
Sarah Palin endorsing Ted Cruz was the big senate race news of the week (compared to the tiny news of my own endorsement of Cruz), but there’s still a bunch of other Senate race tidbits: Both Ron Paul and Rand Paul have endorsed Ted Cruz. Rand Paul, of course, has been in Cruz’s corner a while. Not as big as the Sarah Palin endorsement, but not chopped liver either.
In the wake of Richard Mourdock’s defeat of Dick Luger, The Weekly Standard wonders if Ted Cruz is next.
A look at The Club for Growth’s record of backing winners, and how they’re backing Ted Cruz.
Dewhurst skips another debate.
Dewhurst puts out a new ad featuring Mike Huckabee:
TV Ad: Values from David Dewhurst on Vimeo. Pro-Dewhurst SuperPAC put up another attack ad against Cruz:
VIDEO Dewhurst announces the endorsement of Texas RNC member Bill Crocker. Might help a bit more than John Gordon.
I still don’t see how highlighting his father’s World War II service is supposed to convince me to vote for Dewhurst. (Cruz’s story of his father (who was at Sunday’s rally) at least dovetails nicely with his campaign themes.)
Actual headline from Tom Leppert’s website “Dykes Urges Support For Leppert For Senate”. Were they actually trying for a Fark link? (That’s Pastor David Dykes, by the way.)
Leppert’s pastor also goes to bat for him:
VIDEO A look at last Friday’s Senate candidate forum. I didn’t liveblog it, but i did put up some random tweets.
Kate Alexander on the state of play in the race.
Any new information in the Texas Tribune round-up of the race? (scans it) Nope.
Even by the previous lame standards of Team Dewhurst leaks, this “internal poll leak” that shows Leppert about to overtake Cruz is lame.
Heh. Team Dewhurst has that “Ted Cruz on Chinese currency ad” appearing on the sidebar of National Review Online. You know, the magazine that just endorsed Cruz. I don’t think that ad will be winning Dewhurst any new supporters…
Big Jolly endorses Dewhurst. This is hardly a shock.
Glenn Addison endorses Ron Paul. As you can see further up this blog post, you can’t switch the subject and predicate in the preceding sentence…
Craig James gets profile in the . It’s a nice profile.
Dallas Morning News DMN talks about their Republican endorsement interviews. For the dozen or so conservatives their endorsement might actually sway.
James also put up an anti-Cruz radio spot:
VIDEO Naturally, Democrats Sean Hubbard and Paul Sadler both back gay marriage.
As the anointed Democratic establishment candidate, it’s no surprise that Sadler picked up the endorsements of both and The Dallas Morning News .
The San Antonio Express News Addie D. Allen
finally turned in a campaign finance report (some 15 days after deadline), and raised $9,889, of which $5,000 is a loan to herself.
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