The Big Conversation:
A stunner of an end to a months-long electoral slog has turned Ted Cruz into Texas' newest political celebrity.
On Tuesday, Cruz, the former state solicitor general, defeated Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the runoff for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate by more than 10 points, 57 to 43 percent.
“Millions of Texans," Cruz told supporters during his victory speech in Houston, "millions of Americans are rising up to reclaim our country, defend liberty and restore the Constitution.”
As recently as a month ago, the race looked like Dewhurst's to lose, but a delayed ...