Senate Runoff Race Spending Topped $45 Million

Ahead of Tuesday's Republican U.S. Senate primary runoff between Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz, a full picture of the amount of money that has been spent on the race is coming into focus.

Between the rivals' campaigns and a cadre of outside groups, more than $45 million has been spent trying to convince Texas Republicans which candidate is the best choice for the open U.S. Senate Seat, campaign finance records show.

Both Dewhurst and Cruz raised nearly $8 million each. Factoring in loan repayments, Dewhurst supplemented his war chest with $19 ...

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