Dems avoid embarrassment in runoff

Wealthy dentist David Alameel (D) has won Texas's Democratic Senate runoff, defeating fringe candidate Kesha Rogers (D).

The Associated Press called the race for Alameel, who was leading Rogers by 72 percent to 28 percent with 11 percent of precincts reporting.

Alameel was forced into a surprising runoff two months ago by Rogers an acolyte of gadfly perennial candidate and conspiracy theorist Lyndon LaRouche.

In the general election he'll face Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), the heavy favorite in the race.

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