Cruz was born in Alberta while his parents worked there in the oil business.
Rick Perry repeatedly bashed Washington and said Texas was a model for the nation in his last speech as governor to a Republican state convention Thursday, sounding more like a presidential candidate than someone looking back on his legacy.
Republican voters appeared ready to push Texas even further to the right Tuesday, backing Tea Party favorites and casting out longtime Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst for a state senator and firebrand radio talk show host who criticized the incumbent as too moderate for one of the state’s most powerful political jobs.
Tea party favorite Ken Paxton has won the Republican nomination for Texas attorney general after a bruising runoff against fellow lawmaker Dan Branch.
Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has been one of the most powerful figures in Texas since 2002, but he could be ousted Tuesday by GOP voters who appear ready to steer the state even further to the right by backing Tea Party favorites over establishment candidates.
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.
Senator Cornyn holds off Tea Party challenge from Rep. Steve Stockman.
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The latest scion of one of America’s most powerful political dynasties is trying to convince voters he’s something other than what his famous surname suggests.
He’s known for coloring outside the lines in the staid Senate. Now children of all ages can color in U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.