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Texas Senate Runoff: David Alameel Wins Democratic Nomination

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David Alameel has won the Democratic primary runoff in Texas' Senate race, the Associated Press reports.

Alameel, a Dallas-based dentist, defeated Kesha Rodgers, a political activist and follower of the fringe Lyndon LaRouche movement. The runoff was mandated when neither candidate secured a majority of the vote during the March 4 primary.

Alameel will face Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) in November's general election.

The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel reported earlier Tuesday on the race:

The results were somewhat embarrassing for the Texas Democratic Party. Rogers is a follower of Lyndon LaRouche, who heads a fringe political movement that has been compared to a cult. His supporters are often seen carrying signs depicting Obama with a Hitler mustache. One of Rogers' own campaign posters features that image, and reads, "Down with the Traitor! Impeach!"

Rogers has compared Obamacare to the policies of the Nazi regime.

The Texas Democratic Party has been working hard to get the word out that it is fully behind Alameel.

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