At Tea Party Forum, Cruz and Dewhurst Lay Off Attacks

SUGAR LAND – Though their race that has turned increasingly negative in recent weeks, the two Republicans in a primary runoff for Texas' open U.S. Senate seat kept things fairly friendly at a candidate forum on Saturday night.

The more than 200 attendees of the Fort Bend County Tea Party event appeared to appreciate the change in tone, as both Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz repeatedly drew loud applause.

The two candidates took turns answering the same set of questions. Dewhurst went first and Cruz waited outside so he couldn’t hear the questions ...

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