Tea Party Republicans continued to influence primaries Tuesdayin Texas, as former state Solicitor General and Tea Partycandidate TedCruz won enough votes – 34% – to force a July 31 run-off forthe party's Senate nomination with Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, whoreceived 45% of the vote.

Dewhurst was backed by CUNA and endorsed by the Texas CreditUnion League.

Winter Prosapio, assistant vice president of public affairs,said the league does not regularly endorse candidate, but “giventhe lieutenant governor's strong record of supporting credit unions and unwavering stance on keyissues, we made an exception.”

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