Ted Cruz, Tea Party darling, wins Texas Republican Senate primary
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Ted Cruz, a political newcomer in Texas backed by Sarah Palin, defeated Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst in the Republican primary runoff to replace U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, who is retiring.
Cruz got 56 percent to Dewhurst's 44 percent, with 85 percent of the vote counted Tuesday, according to results on the Secretary of State's website. Cruz, a former Texas solicitor general,...