Washington Examiner: Conservatives can build an un-bossable Senate
By David Freddoso
In Texas, the Democrats’ best candidate dropped out of the open-seat U.S. Senate race before the filing deadline, so the action will be in the primary. Ted Cruz, the state’s former solicitor general and a rising conservative star, is challenging the GOP establishment favorite, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.
Cruz has climbed from nowhere to 18 percent support in the most recent poll. That leaves him another 18 points behind Dewhurst, who had led by 29 in September.
The trend for now favors Cruz, who can force a runoff by keeping Dewhurst under 50 percent. He could also have extra time to make his case to voters, thanks to a lawsuit delaying the state’s primary elections.