The paths of the two Texas candidates embroiled in a white-hot battle for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination will cross Friday.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz both plan to be in Kerrville to address the Kerr County Republican Women's Club.
The pair is vying for the GOP nomination to replace retiring Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. They face a runoff election July 31 after neither won a majority of the votes cast in last month's primary.
In fiercely conservative Texas, the winner seems likely to prevail in November's general election.
Dewhurst has been lieutenant governor since 2003 and is the establishment party favorite. But Cruz, a Cuban-American and former state solicitor general, is backed by tea party groups both across Texas and nationally.