Runoff expected in Texas race for U.S. Senate

Runoff expected in Texas race for U.S. Senate

POSTED: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 11:14am

U.S. Senate rivalsDavid Dewhurst and Ted Cruz are only 9 percentage points apart in the Republican primary race, and the chances of a runoff are high. Democrats are likely to see a runoff in their primary as well.

The two crowded primary races for the Texas Railroad Commission could be headed for runoffs, as candidates try to win attention from voters who haven't tuned in to those contests.

Only 36 percent of Texans think candidates for office should make anti-tax pledges before the fiscal situation is clear, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll. Forty-seven percent oppose such pledges.

Read more from the Texas Tribune here.

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