The first primary in what Republicans hope is a triumphant election year sent a message that U.S. Sen Ted Cruz and the Tea Party still wield considerable influence in one of the nation’s most conservative states.
Will he or won’t he? Gov. Rick Perry has invited friends and supporters to San Antonio and the country’s largest Caterpillar equipment dealership Monday afternoon to announce “exciting future plans.”
Mitt Romney is set to clinch the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night with a win in the Texas primary, a triumph of endurance for a candidate who came up short four years ago and had to fight hard this year as voters flirted with a carousel of GOP rivals.