Oh, Texas. Don’t you know the tea party is so 2010? Apparently not, because you just delivered an upset victory to tea party darling Ted Cruz in the Senate primary race against Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst. Dewhurst led in the initial primary voting 44.6 percent to 34.2 percent, but Cruz has now managed to win the runoff by a margin of 55 percent to 45 percent with most precincts reporting.
To be fair, unlike many tea party candidates, Cruz’s resume is actually pretty bad-ass. The 41 year-old Cruz served as Texas’s Solicitor General and previously worked as an advisor to President George W.Bush. He received his B.A. from Princeton, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, and then went on to clerk for William Rehnquist. (
Don’t get any ideas about the presidency, though, Republicans. He was born in Canada.) [Edit: Actually, Republicans, feel free to piss your pants in excitement about the presidency. Cruz’s parents were both U.S. citizens at the time of his birth. We don’t call ourselves the Dolt for nothing.]
While Cruz has not had the opportunity to flaunt his conservative cred in any legislative position yet, he appears to be seriously GOP4Evah. Cruz took to Twitter early Wednesday morning to thank Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum, and Jim DeMint for their support. Oh, and he served Chick-Fil-A at his election party.
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