UPDATED: Friday, June 1, 2012 - 10:39pm
Dallas — U.S. Senate candidate Craig James released the following statement regarding the Texas primary election results this evening:
"Tonight, Texans have spoken and they have said they want a second round between David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz. I accept the judgment of the people, and I congratulate both candidates for making it into the runoff. It is now critically important that our conservative values be spoken to and boldly represented by each candidate.
"We, the people of Texas, will be watching carefully to determine how we will vote on the second Primary day. I, for one, will support the candidate who is the conservative alternative between the two. It will be a decision that we will all have to make, and we should listen carefully to what the candidates have to say before we cast our votes.
"I want to thank all of those who have supported and encouraged me: my family, particularly my wife Marilyn and my daughter Jessica, for all the help they provided both spiritually and emotionally. Thank you to my incredible campaign team, led by campaign manager Corbett Howard, for doing a great job and never losing heart.
"And of course, I want to thank the people of Texas for participating in one of freedom’s greatest exercises: the right to vote. It is my intention to stay actively involved in the conservative movement, and to have my voice heard in the months and years to come. Again, thank you and may God bless Texas and the United States."