Sarah Palin rolled into the Lone Star State to rally for Ted Cruz, while Gov. Rick Perry has saddled up for David Dewhurst.
The final days of the Texas GOP Senate primary are proving to be brutal ones, as the two Republican candidates bring on big-name surrogates and ground-game volunteers to tip the vote for Tuesday’s outcome.
Polls have been mixed, but Cruz, the conservative tea party favorite, appears to be gaining momentum over Dewhurst, the establishment-favored Texas lieutenant general.
Nationwide, the race is on for control of the Senate, as the GOP tries to wrest the majority from Democrats. The Texas Senate seat is widely expected to remain in the GOP column, likely making the primary winner the state’s next U.S. senator.