Washington might interpret Cruz' win as another victory for Tea Party conservatism, but pollster Chris Perkins points to a question that shows this race had less to do with ideology than with insiders and outsiders.
There is, however, no question that Perry has been punched in the nose by his own party. His endorsed candidate was soundly rejected by a ten percent margin with more than a million voters turning out in July Texas heat.
If polling trends are accurate, Tea Party crush Ted Cruz, who thinks there is a conspiracy to rid America of its golf courses, is about to toss over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in a GOP U.S. Senate runoff election.