Two Republican candidates are fighting for conservative voters in the Texas Senate primary Tuesday.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz are vying for the seat being vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Dewhurst stepped into the Chick-fil-A marriage controversy to show his conservative credentials.
"We're doing this because this is timely. There have been attacks over the last few weeks against Chick-fil-A," he said. "And keep in mind, in the 2003 session I led the passing of the Defense of Marriage [Act], which is under law a constitutional amendment that marriage is between one man and one woman."
"So again, in Texas, we don't try and be politically correct. We want people to have freedom of their beliefs, freedom of religion," Dewhurst added.
Meanwhile, Cruz spent the weekend campaigning with Tea Party stars like Sarah Palin.
At one stop he hammered away at the over spending in Washington.
"You know we're at the edge of a cliff. We are going broke," Cruz told supporters. "Our national debt is larger than our gross domestic product. And it's been career politicians in both parties that have gotten us into this mess."
Cruz said the Tea Party and other grassroots activists support him because he wants to end the spending spree and "get back to the Constitution."