Texas voters head to polls for Super Tuesday primary choices

Mar 2, 2016
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With so many delegates to be won or lost during the voting process, Super Tuesday can reveal which candidates have the best chance at winning their party’s nomination for president.

Texas primary voters stuck with familiar faces over stadium-packing and angry outsiders Tuesday, thwarting a wave of anti-establishment resentment that has upended the 2016 presidential race and already sent packing three previous White House contenders with Texas ties.

Ted Cruz’s favorite right-wing radio buddy, Michael Berry, has proudly claimed his role as the host for the Texas Senator’s soiree on Election Night, according to Media Matters.

Texas joined Super Tuesday after years of being an afterthought on the primary calendar, frustrating state leaders who craved an early say in the presidential race before the nominees were effectively settled.

Though he did not mention Marco Rubio or John Kasich by name, he made it clear that he felt they should drop out so Republicans could consolidate around him as a viable alternative to Trump.

Republicans will vote in 11 states, with 595 delegates at stake. A runoff appears likely for the district that runs from San Antonio to the border.

Lagging far behind the two frontrunners are Republican U.S. Sen.

But not Cruz. His campaign now rolls Wednesday to Kansas, which caucuses Saturday, after victories in Texas and Oklahoma delivered a crucial momentum swing and amplified his insistence that he is the GOP’s last hope of stopping Donald Trump.

Megadonors including Alice Walton, heiress to the Wal-Mart fortune, have written big checks to businessman Jeff Judson in a brash campaign against Straus. The even-tempered Straus has seldom fired back but has been forced to spend money to defend his record and his San Antonio district.

Election monitors in Houston reported repeated cases of confusion Tuesday over where voters are supposed to cast a ballot.

Radio host Michael Berry

 

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