Texas GOP Senate primary heads to runoff
(CNN) – A boiling primary battle in Texas headed to a runoff early Wednesday as two Republicans running for U.S. Senate failed to reach the 50% threshold to clinch the GOP nomination.
Though Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst led the crowded field of candidates, he narrowly failed to cross the 50% mark required to secure the nomination and avoid a July 31 runoff.
Dewhurst’s challenger in the runoff will be tea party favorite Ted Cruz, a former solicitor general with strong support from national groups and high-profile conservative leaders.
HERE IS A LETTER FROM A VERY PERSPICACIOUS E-PAL AND FRIEND WHO SHARES MY LOVE AND CONCERN AND PRIORITIES WITH RESPECT TO ISRAEL. PLEASE READ. MAY THE BEST MAN WIN
I was struck by your support of Ted Cruz over David Dewhurst
in the Texas primary.Although it is unfortunately the case that we can never be sure of the
reliability of politicians, I want to point out to you that David Dewhurst has been a Vice President of Jinsa for about 20 years, and I
have known him for about 17 of those years. His commitment to Israel related issues has been informed and steadfast and he made a point of remaining on Jinsa’s board even after being elected Lt. Governor of
Texas. He is also a significant financial contributor to Jinsa and has been for many years.
I know that Cruz is very appealing, and I like what I know about him, and I also am aware that he has been endorsed by a long list of
conservative figures including Sarah Palin and Sen. DeMint. Dewhurst has been supported by Tom Neumann, emeritus Exec. Dir of JInsa, and a
long list of Israel activists. The only “negative” I know is that Dewhurst will be 67 in August and Cruz is in his early forties so he
has many more years of service ahead of him. However, to the extent that Israel is a major issue – and it is for you and me – Dewhurst is
about as good as it gets based on commitment and performance over the past twenty years.
I just wanted to call this to your attention. I’m rooting for Dewhurst – Cruz will have plenty of opportunities later; he may or may
not be as good as Dewhurst on Israel, but for me Dewhurst is a known quantity and excellent on the subjects of both Israel and U.S. Defense