Cruz' victory in Texas is being hailed as a victory for the Tea Party conservatives over business-as-usual mainline GOP candidate David Dewhurst. Heavy hitters came to Cruz' side in the last few weeks including former Alaska Governor and VP candidate Sarah Palin.
Presaging tonight's victory for Cruz was Richard Mourdock's victory over longtime Indiana Senator Richard Lugar. In Nebraska, rancher Deb Fischer beat Jon Bruning, a GOP old hand in that state.
Seeing a trend here?
Gabriela Saucedo Mercer (Facebook), in a little-noticed race in southern Arizona. Saucedo Mercer is a living American success story. She immigrated here from Mexico, learned English, learned American history and about the constitution, took and passed the test, then took the oath and became an American citizen the right way.
AZ Congressional District 3 is a district that runs along part of the Mexican border. Immigration is a huge issue here, as is the economy. The city of Yuma, which is no longer part of this district as of this election, has, under the incumbent, a 28% unemployment rate.
Oh, did I mention the incumbent is Raul "boycott Arizona" Grijalva? Grijalva has major national influence. He is the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which most recently pushed hard to get the UN to take on international gun control regulation. Grijalva was one of the contingent of Democrats who walked out of the Contempt of Congress vote on Eric Holder.
But Grijalva's most memorable moment has to be when he urged a national boycott of his own state on national television after the passage of SB 1070. In case you missed it:
Conservatives in America, we need your help!!! Now is the time to support Gabriela Saucedo Mercer and get rid of Grijalva!!!!
Crossposted at Blogs For Borders
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