Runoff set in Texas Senate race
Both campaigns viciously attacked the other.
The Dewhurst campaign accused Mr. Cruz of being the lead attorney for a Chinese manufacturer charged with stealing the intellectual property of an American businessman. Mr. Cruz disputes that he is the primary counsel in the case.
Mr. Dewhurst in recent days stirred up another controversy, accusing Mr. Cruz of supporting amnesty for illegal immigrants because of affiliations with two groups the Dewhurst campaign says back amnesty. Mr. Cruz has denied the charge and pushed back, accusing his rival of not doing enough to secure Texas’ border with Mexico while serving as lieutenant governor.
The contest has already become one of the most expensive primaries in history, attracting more than $6 million from outside groups, according to OpenSecrets.org, a nonpartisan website that tracks money in politics.
Mitt Romney was declared the winner in the Texas GOP presidential primary, securing the additional delegates he needed to clinch his party’s nomination in Tampa, Fla., in late August.
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