For Immediate Release
Democrat confounds establishment with success at U.S. Senate debate.
Sean Hubbard wins online poll of public broadcasting viewers
Sean Hubbard, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, won the KUHF News live blog poll following a televised debate on Thursday night hosted by Houston Public Media in conjunction with the University of Houston.
Hubbard, at the top of the poll with 38%, bested Republican Ted Cruz and wildly outpaced the other four candidates in attendance. Cruz finished 2nd in polling with 34%. Paul Sadler, Hubbard’s primary opponent, finished with 7%.
The prospect of a Hubbard-Cruz matchup is an intriguing contest for the general election in November. The Hubbard campaign expressed that a debate between his “Texas 1st” message and Cruz’s extreme right-wing message would make the election a referendum on the direction of Texas’ future.
Sean Hubbard says, “While Paul Sadler insists his record of working with Republican politicians makes him the preferred choice of Democrats, we are campaigning to people on the other side of the party divide with a ‘Texas 1st’ message. Campaigning to them as well as independents is where the real conversation begins.”
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst fell short of expectations, finishing tied for last place with 6%.
To view Sean’s performance, watch portions 1 and 4 of the debate on Youtube.
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