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Palin Among Major Names Coming to Texas for Cruz

Several nationally known conservatives, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, are coming to Texas in the last days of the U.S. Senate campaign runoff to help former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz.

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In the final days of the Republican primary runoff between Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz, major conservative leaders are coming to Texas to rally support for Cruz.

FreedomWorks, a Washington, D.C.-based conservative group chaired by former Texas Congressman Dick Armey, will hold a rally in Dallas on Thursday evening featuring Cruz, Armey, radio pundit Glenn Beck, and U.S. Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah.

The next day, the Cruz campaign has scheduled a get-out-the-vote rally in The Woodlands featuring former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-South Carolina.

Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania is also planning to campaign with Cruz over the weekend ahead of Tuesday's runoff, according to ABC News

The Dewhurst campaign was quick to point to Cruz's out-of-state supporters as proof that Washington, D.C., insiders are trying to decide the race for Texans. 

"Contrast clear. @DavidHDewhurst campaigns with @GovernorPerry. @teDCruz campaigns with non Texans," Dewhurst spokesman Mark Miner tweeted. Miner was previously the spokesman for Gov. Rick Perry, who welcomed Palin's support in his 2010 re-election bid.

Speaking to reporters after an event in Fort Worth on Wednesday, Dewhurst said the senators supporting Cruz are “all from states that are not as conservative as Texas, all from states that have not done as well as Texas is doing," according to the Houston Chronicle.

A Dewhurst campaign spokesman declined to discuss Dewhurst's campaign schedule.

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