Seeing Red: The 5 Most Extreme Candidates for Senate 2012July 31st, 2012 7:42 am Jason Sattler
1. Ted Cruz
All of the Republican candidates for Senate oppose the Voting Rights Act, but only Ted Cruz won the Sarah Palin seal of approval. Palin told a rally of Cruz supporters, “Ted is not going to D.C. to make nice with the frou-frou, chichi cocktail crowd.” Instead, Cruz is going to take on imaginary conspiracies that involve the World Bank and the UN. Being a Republican Senator from Texas is generally a lifetime appointment. But is Cruz pulls off an upset over establishment favorite Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, the implications could be even bigger. A nationally known Republican consultant said, “If Ted Cruz wins the Senate race, Texas will be a purple state in four years.” Apparently he’s so far to the right that even Rick Perry’s state will be forced to do a little soul searching.