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Why Texas Matters

Ted Cruz speaks at CPAC. I was there, and I was impressed. (Bill Clark/Getty Images)

The Texas U.S. Senate primary is the latest in a long line of important benchmarks for the Tea Party movement.  Like Indiana and Nebraska before it, Texas is an opportunity for a Tea Party-backed conservative (Ted Cruz) to defeat the establishment choice (Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst).

According to recent polling, Dewhurst is hovering just under the 50% mark.  If Tuesday’s results mirror the polls, there will be a run-off, giving Cruz the chance to challenge the establishment candidate mano-a-mano.

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