Part of that money will go toward a new television ad featuring Gov. Rick Perry (R).
Cruz, meanwhile, is deploying the national star power backing his bid in a last ditch effort to turn out voters. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) are scheduled to appear at a get-out-the-vote rally in The Woodlands, Texas, in the Houston exurbs this evening. Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) and Texas Rep. Michael Burgess (R) are set to campaign for Cruz tomorrow in Southlake, Texas, which is a suburb in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Dewhurst came in first place in the primary, but sources on the ground — even some backing Dewhurst — are concluding that the late momentum is with Cruz. That said, Dewhurst’s money is a significant factor in the lead up to Tuesday.
Roll Call rates this race as Safe Republican. Whichever candidate wins the runoff is a safe bet to succeed retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R).