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The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
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Topic - Texas Republican Senate
Some new senators make a point of keeping their heads down and their media profiles low as they get the lay of the land on Capitol Hill.
Ted Cruz, one of tea party's latest and brightest stars, said Sunday the movement that helped propel him to victory in last week's runoff for the Texas Republican Senate nomination is here to stay as a major political force.
Ted Cruz's stunning 14-percentage-point victory over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in Tuesday's runoff for the Texas Republican Senate nomination gives the tea party explosive momentum heading into the remaining primaries nationwide and the November general elections.
Tea party favorite Ted Cruz, once considered a long shot to win the Texas Republican Senate nomination, beat Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in a bitterly contested and expensive two-man runoff election Tuesday.