Reaction to Ted Cruz's win in Senate primary runoff

August 1, 2012 7:57:34 AM PDT
Below are statements that came in following Ted Cruz's win over David Dewhurst in the runoff primary elections

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

"I congratulate Ted Cruz on a hard-fought victory and a well-executed campaign. Ted is a force to be reckoned with: an excellent candidate and a great conservative communicator. I call on all conservative Texans to rally behind Ted Cruz in November so we can remake the U.S. Senate in the image of Texas for the good of all Americans."

"Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst fought a valiant fight. I'm proud to call David my friend. He and I will stand shoulder to shoulder once again in the spring, fighting for Texas -- the most conservative state in America.

"Texas is as rock-hard conservative as ever. Texans in true Texas fashion decided what is right for Texas. It is my expectation and prayer that their choice will be right for America."

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson

"I'd like to congratulate both Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst on a hard fought primary. In the coming months, I will do everything I can to support the election of Ted Cruz to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate and be available to him for any questions that will prepare him for the issues he will face.

"It is more important than ever that we have leaders who are committed to get our country back on track ? focused on cutting spending and creating jobs to grow our economy."

Sarah Palin

"Congratulations to Ted Cruz! This is a victory both for Ted and for the grassroots Tea Party movement. This primary race has always been about the kind of leadership we need in D.C. Our goal is not just about changing the majority in the Senate. It is about the kind of leadership we want. Ted Cruz represents the kind of strong conservative leadership we want in D.C."

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