- Donna Campbell extends SD-25 race into runoff -- This is probably, besides Ted Cruz's race, the biggest Tea Party victory from last night. Getting Dr. Donna Campbell into the run-off means that we have a SPECTACULAR Conservative (who, full disclosure, I've met several times) going head to head with the most liberal Republican in the Texas Senate. This race, by itself, has the potential to shift the Texas Senate DRAMATICALLY to the right. If you were frustrated last session with the Senate's abdication on the Sanctuary Cities Bill and the TSA anti-groping bill, then donate to Dr. Donna Campbell. District 25 covers the area between Austin and San Antonio; if you live in either city, it's easy to help Dr. Donna Campbell.
- The Utter Collapse of Texas Democrats -- In 2008, 168,669 people voted in the Democrat Party primary in Travis County. In 2012, it was down to 42,399. Last night, the local Fox station had the numbers for the top 15 counties in Texas. I can't find the stats online, but it's even worse than in Travis County. Now, obviously, the Dems had a big Presidential Primary in 2008, but lack of a Presidential Primary doesn't explain this. Ouch, just ouch.
- Joe Straus has been Neutered -- Unfortunately, Joe Straus won his primary. Fortunately, his Lieutenants were annihilated. He's already facing a challenge for the speaker's gavel. Straus is done; he'll retire at the end of next session
- Ron Paul only won 12% -- Pathetic. More on this shortly. Stay tuned
- Mitt Romney won 69% -- Considering that the primary is over, I'm surprised there weren't more protest votes. Republicans are unified behind Mitt.
- Ken Mercer's Big Win -- Ken Mercer, of the Texas Board of Education, has been a champion for those of us who sought to Restore God, Teach Accurate History, and offer alternatives to Darwinism in Texas Schools. For that, he's come under unceasing attacks from the left. Last night, he won his primary with 70%.
- South Texas Voter Fraud Continues -- The more things change....
While the national media is, naturally, focusing on the Ted Cruz race; last night was a step in the right direction, albeit a modest one. It's not the knockout blow against the establishment I'd hoped it would be; but it's good enough. We've proven our ability to impact Texas House races. When Donna Campbell wins, we'll re-shape the Texas senate. In 2014, we need to start winning U.S. House races. That being said, we've got a good crop of people heading to Austin next year and, assuming Ted wins the run-off, we're sending an awesome new Senator to Washington.
In 2013, we'll be watching....