Dewhurst stops in Lubbock before run-off election

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Updated: 7/28/2012 10:34 pm

The runoff between GOP senate candidates is just days away. Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst stopped in Lubbock for support. The Lieutenant Governor spoke to voters at the Red Zone Cafe.  Dewhurst and Ted Cruz are vying for the Republican nomination to replace Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.

"I am out here campaigning by myself with friends like Senator Duncan talking to Texas voters like as you seen over the last few minutes," he said. "My opponent has these people coming in from Washington and from around the country trying to tell Texans how to vote. I don't think Texans like that, Texans want to make up their own mind."

Some analysts give the front runner nod to Cruz, thanks to millions in PAC money from conservative groups such as the Club for Growth.

According to Public Policy Polling, Cruz has a 5 percent lead on Dewhurst. A citizen's United Poll also has Cruz in the lead by 9 percent. Dewhurst's internal poll has him in the lead by 9 percent while Cruz's internal poll puts himself up by 8 percent. The primary run-off is Tuesday July 31st.

Locally on the Democratic ballot, Commissioner Gilbert Flores trying to fend off challenger Lorenzo Bubba Sedeno. Incumbent GOP State Rep Jim Landtroop trying to keep a seat in the legislature in the newly revamped District 88.  He faces Ken King.

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