If there was one refrain I heard from the Dewhurst camp, it was that they wanted to win without a runoff. But they didn’t make it. From the start of the evening, it was pretty clear that Dewhurst was going to fall short. The closest he got was 47.3%. Hours earlier, Cruz had said that if there is a runoff in the Senate race, he would win. Why? Because the voters who would return to the polls after a two-month layoff would be those who are the most engaged in the ideological causes Cruz cares about.
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