Cruz wins Senate runoff with Dewhurst
His win will go down as one of the Tea Party’s biggest win of the year, alongside Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock’s (R) primary win over Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) in May. It also will add another hard-line conservative to the Senate, whose voting record is likely to dovetail with those endorsed him: Sens. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.).
Cruz is considered a lock in the general election: The state leans heavily to the GOP and Democrats failed to recruit a serious candidate for the seat.
...It is a remarkable performance by Cruz who ran a very active campaign. He created buzz early in the race and managed to make Tea Party events all over the state. Dewhurst generally shunned those events and it eventually cost him. Cruz should be a strong advocate for conservatism. He may have to take some of his sharp edges off to persuade fellow senators but I think he is up to the job.