Undecided, Dewhurst Lead Senate Race
The Republican presidential primary has been getting a lot of attention, but that’s not the only national race on the ballot in March. The UT/Texas Tribune opinion poll also tested the race to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison in the U.S. Senate. So far, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is clearly in the lead, but half of GOP voters haven’t made up their mind.
KUT’s Ian Crawford spoke with Ross Ramsey, executive editor of the Tribune, about the race, how big an opening there is for one of the other Republican candidates to challenge Dewhurst, and whether the next U.S. Senator from Texas, for all intents and purposes, could be chosen in March.
The Republican primary right now looks like this could be the race. The Democrats only have one candidate; it’s Ricardo Sanchez; a former lieutenant general, and he only has 11 percent in the Democratic primary. So you look at the Democratic primary, most of those voters haven’t chosen – 55 percent undecided over there.