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On November 6, 2012, [[Ted Cruz]] won election to the [[United States Senate]].
On November 6, 2012, [[Ted Cruz]] won election to the [[United States Senate]]. He defeated [[Paul Sadler]], [[John Jay Myers]] and [[David Collins]] in the general election.
Revision as of 10:50, 26 August 2013
November 4, 2014
March 4, 2014
Cook Political Report: Solid R
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R
Texas is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party. At the primary, they may choose which party primary ballot to vote on, but in order to vote they must sign a pledge declaring they will not vote in another party's primary or convention that year.
The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by John Cornyn (R). Cornyn was first elected in 2002.
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- John Cornyn Incumbent
Cornyn has yet to draw any Republican primary challengers to the race but is taking the threat of a strong primary challenge seriously. Fellow Texas senator Ted Cruz refused to endorse his colleague, John Cornyn, or any other incumbent. He stated, "I think every elected official, including me, owes it to the people, owes it the grass roots, to go and make the case to the grass roots why he or she is representing their interests."
|U.S. Senate, Texas General Election, 2012|
|Libertarian||John Jay Myers||2.1%||162,354|
|Green||David B. Collins||0.9%||67,404|
|Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. Senate General Election, Texas, 2008|
|Republican||John Cornyn Incumbent||54.8%||4,337,469|
|Democratic||Richard J. "Rick" Noriega||42.8%||3,389,365|
|Libertarian||Yvonne Adams Schick||2.3%||185,241|
- United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2014
- United States Senate elections, 2014
- Cook Political Report, "2014 SENATE RACE RATINGS FOR JULY 18, 2014," accessed July 28, 2014
- Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 Senate Races," accessed July 28, 2014
- Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 2, 2014
- Texas Statutes, "Section 172.086," accessed January 3, 2014
- The Washington Post, "Cruz speaks volumes with his silence on Senate GOP colleagues’ primary races," August 24, 2013
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008"