The Senate Race That Is Turning The GOP Upside Down
The final chapter of the Texas Senate primary, long delayed due to court antics, will take place on July 31. If the polls are to be believed, former Solicitor General Ted Cruz will trounce Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst.
This outcome would have been nearly unthinkable a year ago. The Lieutenant Governor’s post has immense power in the Texas scheme of things, and one does not lightly cross its occupant.
But times have changed. Cruz, a young (42), dynamic super-lawyer with an impeccable resume and, more importantly, a habit of listening to the Tea Party, is about to carry off the prize. In addition to generational change (Dewhurst is 67), the prospect of another Hispanic star is not to be underestimated in the ever-fascinating landscape of Texas politics.
Tune in to the podcast of Italian Tomatoes on Blog Talk Radio for a lively discussion of the dynamics of the race!