05/27/2014 09:09 pm ET Updated May 27, 2014

David Alameel Wins Runoff To Challenge John Cornyn


Dallas-based dentist David Alameel has won the Democratic primary for Texas' Senate seat, the Associated Press reports.

Alameel and rival Kesha Rogers were forced into a runoff after neither candidate gained a clear majority during the March primary election. The Texas Democratic Party has since sought to distance itself from Rogers, a follower of the controversial Lyndon LaRouche.

Alameel will challenge Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) in the upcoming general election.

The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel reported earlier 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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