- Cruz defeats Dewhurst to win GOP nomination for Senate in Texas
- Rep. Canseco is top target in fall, race now set following runoff
- Turnover in Texas Legislature and Gov. Perry’s next move
- All incumbents survive in Georgia Primary
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Cruz has an eye-popping resume – a father who is Cuban born, graduated from Princeton and Harvard Law School, national debate champion, and law clerk for Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist. He will be heavily favored to defeat Democrat nominee Paul Sadler in the General Election and would become the first Hispanic U.S. Senator from Texas.
Texas U.S. Senate Runoff Election Results:
At the state legislative level, over one-third of the next Texas Legislature will be in their first or second term with the state senate led by Dewhurst and Governor Rick Perry (R) who is already rumored to be laying the groundwork for another presidential bid.
Rep. John Barrow (D-GA12) is one of the most vulnerable incumbents facing re-election. In a four-way GOP primary, state representative Lee Anderson (R) led businessman Rick Allen (R) with 34.2% to 25.7%. Both will advance to a Runoff Election to decide who faces Barrow.
Georgia gained one seat in reapportionment and will now send 14 members to the U.S. House. District 9 becomes the “new” district and is a heavily Republican district but the likely winner will have to wait until a Runoff Election is held. In a tight primary, state representative Doug Collins received 41.8% of the vote where businesswoman Martha Zoller received 41.1% (a 729 vote difference out of nearly 110,000 ballots cast).