"We are seeing a high turnout which I think is terrific because everything we're seeing is that conservatives are energized and excited and showing up to vote," Cruz said on the Joe Pags Show on WOAI radio in San Antonio. "This race will come down 100 percent to turnout."
Voting totals in Harris County — which includes Houston, where both Dewhurst and Cruz live — were solid, with more than 70,000 GOP ballots cast early, while nearly 34,000 Republicans voted early in Dallas County.
That could be good news for Dewhurst, who won Dallas County with about 24,500 votes during the primary. But also receiving strong support there in May was Leppert, who took 23,000 primary votes. If Leppert voters now go for Dewhurst, higher turnout could be good news for the lieutenant governor in Dallas County.
Cruz, meanwhile, won Tarrant County, which includes Fort Worth, during the primary. Nearly 35,000 people voted early there in runoff balloting.
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