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Dewhurst, Cruz headed to runoff for Senate race

One of the most contentious races in Tuesday's GOP primary will very likely get a two month encore.

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former state solicitor general Ted Cruz will face off against each other in a runoff election to be held on July 31. In unofficial results Tuesday night, Dewhurst led all challengers with 44.59% of the vote, but needed a majority-plus-one share to avoid the runoff. Cruz came in second with 34.23% of the vote.

The two candidates, along with former Dallas mayor Tom Leppert and ESPN college football analyst Craig James, were vying for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchinson, who chose to not seek re-election.

The battle between Dewhurst and Cruz has gathered national attention in recent weeks, with the GOP establishment and Dewhurst facing off against Tea Party interests supporting Cruz.

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Topics : Politics
Locations : Dallas
People : Craig JamesDavid DewhurstKay Bailey HutchinsonTed CruzTom Leppert

05/29/2012 11:13PM
Dewhurst, Cruz headed to runoff for Senate race
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