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+John Cornyn (R) i
2,861,531
61.56%
David Alameel (D)
1,597,387
34.36%
Rebecca Paddock (L)
133,751
2.88%
Emily "Spicybrown" Sanchez (G)
54,701
1.18%
Mohammed Tahiro (w/in)
988


4,648,358

Plurality: 1,264,144 votes (27.20 percentage points).
 TX Secretary of State



Notes: 
Sen. John Cornyn (R), seeking a third term, easily defeated Dr. David Alameel (D), Rebecca Paddock (L) and Emily "Spicybrown" Sanchez (G).

Eight candidates competed in the Mar. 4 Republican primary.  Cornyn avoided a runoff, finishing with 59.43% to 19.14% for Steve Stockman and 10.71% for Dwayne Stovall.  Five candidates competed in the Mar. 4 Democratic primary.  Alameel (47.04%) and Kesha Rogers (21.60%) advanced to the May 27 runoff, where Alameel defeated Rogers by 72.15% to 27.85%.

Before his election to the Senate in 2002, Cornyn served a term as Texas Attorney General and earlier served a term as an associate justice of the Texas Supreme Court and was a district judge in San Antonio.  He chaired the NRSC in the 2012 cycle. 
Alameel, from Dallas, owns a chain of 26 dental clinics; he was sometimes referred to in the media as a "dental mogul" or "dental center mogul."  In 2012 he ran for Congress in the 33rd CD, finishing fourth in the Democratic primary despite spending more than $2.6 million (>).

Cornyn and Alameel debated at Mountain View College in Dallas hosted by KUVN Univision 23 on Oct. 24 (>).  According to the FEC, Alameel loaned his campaign, $5,810,000 (>).  The Center for Responsive Politics (>) shows the Cornyn campaign spent $14.7 million and the Alameel campaign $5.7 million; that $5.7 million is operating expenditures; total disbursements per the FEC was $10.3 million.


Campaign Managers:
John Cornyn  Brendan Steinhauser
(June 2013)  Communications director for the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Dec. 2012-July 2013.  Director of federal and state campaigns (Aug. 2007-Dec. 2012) and grassroots manager (May 2005-Aug. 2007) at FreedomWorks.  Reporter for GalleryWatch in Austin, May 2002-June 2003.  M.A. in statecraft and international affairs from the Institute of World Politics, 2011; B.A. in government from The University of TExas at Austin, 2004.

David Alameel
Highest paid staffer was Cuauhtemoc "Temo" Figueroa, who was principal at Andres Gonzalez & Associates in San Antonio from Jan. 2009.  Deputy campaign manager was Sergio Cantu, who was VP of project management for EOS Consulting Group in Dallas from Feb. 2010.





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