Ron Paul Wins When Ted Cruz Wins

Texas Runoff Results Ron Paul Wins When Ted Cruz Wins

The vote tally is coming in for the Texas GOP Senate runoff between Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst, and all indications point to a surprise Cruz victory in the contest.

Just 18 months ago, Cruz was a long-shot to win the Texas Senate seat, but now he looks poised to pull off the biggest upset until now in the 2012 election by taking down the well-known lieutenant governor David Dewhurst.

In a poll released Monday, ahead of the runoff, Cruz held a 10-point lead over Dewhurst.

For live results of the election, see here.

A Cruz victory represents a major rebuke to Texas governor and former Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, who has supported Dewhurst, and a major victory for Sarah Palin, who has supported Cruz. According to the Public Policy Polling survey, 31% of voters say they would vote for a candidate endorsed by Palin, compared to only 24% who say they’re more likely to vote for Perry’s choice.

But there’s also one other Republican candidate presidential candidate who is likely to see a boost as a result of the Cruz victory: Ron Paul.

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Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for R3publicans