Ted Cruz Gets $1.5 Million Club for Growth Donation In Texas Republican Senate Primary

07/12/2012 06:04 pm ET | Updated Jul 12, 2012

Just three weeks before his primary showdown with David Dewhurst, Republican Senate hopeful Ted Cruz is getting a major boost from a conservative super PAC.

The Dallas Morning News reports the Club for Growth Action Fund will spend $1.5 million in television and radio ads to try to and lift the Tea Party favorite to victory. The ads will criticize his opponent, the state's current lieutenant governor, as "big-spending, tax-raising David Dewhurst," a Cruz campaign spokesperson told the paper.

The outcome of the race remains unclear, with polls showing conflicting results. On Thursday, a poll commissioned by the pro-Cruz Citizens United Political Victory Fund showed Cruz leading Dewhurst 47 percent to 38 percent, Politico reports. But the latest poll by the Dewhurst camp, released Wednesday, has the lieutenant governor up 50 percent to 42 percent.

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