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What’s at stake in the Cruz v. Dewhurst runoff election July 31st?

Ted Cruz at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Lousiana
Ted Cruz at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Lousiana
Gage Skidmore

What’s at stake in the runoff election between former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz and Lt. Governor David Dewhurst on July 31st? Plenty.

A U.S. Senator has the responsibility to ratify treaties, provide military leadership promotion oversight, the advise and consent to key judicial and executive appointments including the US Supreme Court Justices and the President’s cabinet, the sole power to try impeachments, as well as the other important function, legislation. A Senator potentially has the power to influence the quality of the military leadership and the direction of the Supreme Court depending where his loyalties lie. The voters of Texas have a choice in this primary runoff to determine who they believe will solemnly swear to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America” and mean it.

So, when Texas Republicans decide who they will pit against their democratic challenger this November, it should be based on the belief that every vote matters.

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” ~ Samuel Adams, in the Boston Gazette, 1781

God Bless America!

Early Voting: July 23-27, 2012

Runoff Election: July 31, 2012

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