In Texas, the Tea Party Hobbits Rehearse their November March (updated)

Someone wake up James "The Raging Cajun" Carville, who recently declared the Tea Party as being "over," and give him the FOX News from Texas. "Tea party darling Ted Cruz convincingly defeated the Republican establishment favorite, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, in Texas' runoff election Tuesday, capturing the GOP nomination to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison as fiercely conservative voters shook one of America's reddest states to its political core." Cruz was supported by Tea Party organizations all across Texas. Update: Cruz's margin of victory was 14 points - which qualifies as a landslide. Dewhurst received the support of the Texas GOP establishment, including campaign appearances by Governor Rick Perry.  Dewhurst considerably out-spent Cruz, and reportedly contributed millions of dollars out of his substantial resources to his own campaign. Cruz is the son of a Cuban refugee who escaped from Cuba in 1957.  He was the first Hispanic to clerk for a SCOTUS Chief...(Read Full Post)