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I don't know if there has been any diaries on the Texas primary runoffs, but here's a start.
I realize it's early, but it looks pretty good that we'll have a teanut as the GOP U.S. Senate nominee as Ted Cruz is winning with two percent of the vote in, 54 percent to 46 percent.
In the Democraticrace, Paul Sadler is leading, 63 percent to 37 percent, again with two percent of the vote in.
I realize this diary is short, but if these results hold up, I hope the prophecy of a Republican I heard about holds up-- that Cruz's nomination could turn Texas from red to purple.

5:53 PM PT: Now with three percent in, Cruz still leads, 53-47, while Sadler is up, 62-38.

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  •  Tip Jar (6+ / 0-)

    "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." --Gandhi

    by alaprst on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 05:47:39 PM PDT

  •  Are You Saying You Think Sadler Could Beat Cruz? (1+ / 0-)
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    Cruz has big tea bag money behind him.  They want the Senate.  This will not be a cakewalk.

    Texas may stay red.  

  •  There's Not A Lick Of Difference Between Them. (0+ / 0-)

    Certainly not how they'll vote in the Senate. The Rs will work to pass off Cruz as a representative of Hispanics, but even that won't make a difference in Texas. Not when Hispanic Texans are overwhelmingly Mexican, and resent the favored treatment of Cuban immigrants, as Mexican immigrants are cast as criminals by the white-right.

    "Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates.” Simone Weil

    by chuco35 on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 06:03:55 PM PDT

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