United States Senate Election in Texas, 2012

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The United States Senate Election, 2012 in Texas will be held on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison decided to retire after three terms.


Republican Primary

  • Elizabeth Ames Jones, Texas railroad commissioner
  • Glenn Addison, funeral home owner
  • Andrew Castanuela, licensed professional counselor
  • Ted Cruz, former state solicitor general
  • David Dewhurst, Texas lieutenant governor
  • Nick Latham, Religious Rights Activist
  • Tom Leppert, former Dallas mayor
  • Lela Pittenger, Mediator
  • David Smith, Software Developer

Elizabeth Ames Jones received endorsements from:

  • Rita Clements, former First Lady of Texas
  • Robert Mosbacher, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce
  • Elvira Reyna, former state representative.

Ted Cruz received endorsements from:

  • Jim DeMint, United States Senator from South Carolina
  • Mike Lee, United States Senator from Utah
  • Club for Growth, a fiscally conservative PAC
  • FreedomWorks, a conservative Tea Party group
  • Mark Levin, a conservative political commentator
  • Erick Erickson, an American conservative blogger and managing editor of the prominent blog site RedState.com
  • George P. Bush, co-founder "Hispanic Republicans of Texas" and nephew of President George W. Bush

Democratic Primary

  • Stanley Garza, Shipping Company Manager
  • Sean Hubbard, strategy director of Many Molera's 2002 congressional campaign
  • Ricardo Sanchez, former Lieutenant General

Libertarian Party

  • Jon Roland, computer professional


  • Chris Tina Bruce, personal trainer



July 20: Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst formally launches his campaign for the Texas US Senate vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison. Jim Bognet, his campaign manager said that the formal paperwork has been filed the Federal Election Commission. A short video was sent to about 500 supporters of Dewhurst.

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