US Senate

Sadler makes final plea in first TV ad

In his first TV ad, Paul Sadler touts his newspaper endorsements and his work in the Texas Legislature, and calls his opponent Ted Cruz extreme.

"I’ve been endorsed by newspapers in Dallas, Fort Worth, El Paso, San Antonio, partly because of my work for you, and partly because Ted Cruz is the most extreme Senate candidate in Texas history," Sadler says in the ad.

He also lists his accolades and awards, including winning Top Legislator, and his ability to work with Republicans.

You can see the ad for yourself here:

Mr. Sadler will be a guest on "Capital Tonight" this Thursday at 7 p.m.

Friday Senate race update

Dewhurst launches new online ad

Lt. Governor David Dewhurst is launching a fresh round of attack ads. The online released today entitled ‘What is Ted Cruz Hiding’ spot takes aim at Cruz’s missed deadline to disclose his personal finance statement and his work for a Pennsylvania developer at the center of the so-called ‘Kids for Cash’ scandal.

Cruz banking on ‘donation surge’

Ted Cruz, meanwhile, is trying to capitalize on yesterday’s poll numbers that showed him running ahead of Dewhurst. His campaign launched a ‘donation surge’ yesterday. The campaign and its supporters took to Twitter, urging voters to keep the momentum going. This evening, the campaign touted its 450+ donations.