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Republican Texas Senate Race (Who to vote for?)
FreeRepublic Vanity of Vanities | 04/25/2012 | MeanWestTexan

Posted on 04/25/2012 2:29:43 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan

I have been out of the country for some time, so I am confused as to who to vote for to take the place of Kay Barely Texan who is (thank G-d) finally leaving the Senate.

So far it looks like Ted Cruz is my choice, but I don't know.

I can tell David Dewhurst is the establishment choice, and he's been running sleazy ads like a typical RINO. I also am pretty underwhelmed by his record in the state government, in that he pushed a stealth corporate income tax.

That said, I can be persuaded.

What say you?


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: senate; texas

1 posted on 04/25/2012 2:29:52 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan
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To: MeanWestTexan

Your gut is right. Ted Cruz, hands down.


2 posted on 04/25/2012 2:35:21 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: MeanWestTexan
Ted Cruz: A great Reaganite
3 posted on 04/25/2012 2:36:17 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross; fieldmarshaldj

VERY helpful.

Something about Dewhurst makes my skin crawl.


4 posted on 04/25/2012 2:39:38 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Dewhurst is Perry without the twang. Big establishment RINO who could only find fault with Cruz for being a lawyer who defends somebody who is probably guilty. Last I checked, that comes with the territory.

Cruz is the real deal, at least on the issues/positions he has taken. Let’s hope he does what he says.

Craig James is a self Important jock. Lord help us if he gets elected.

Tom Leppert is wearing the emperors’ new clothes (I am from Dallas and have watched his lack of convictions and stances on the nightly news) If Dallas gets worse under your watch, why should we put you into the senate?

There are a few others talking, but these 4 are the top contenders.


5 posted on 04/25/2012 2:41:16 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: MeanWestTexan

Dewhurst is creepy looking, every time I see a photo I get the same feeling as you.

Now he’s running these ads against Cruz that have a real horror movie feel to them. Echo-reverb on attack statements, pretty sleazy if you ask me.

I’m a Cruz guy fo sho.


6 posted on 04/25/2012 2:45:08 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

I’m going with Ted Cruz all the way.


7 posted on 04/25/2012 2:45:42 PM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: San Jacinto

This West Texan also supports Ted Cruz. He’s a man of principle who is unafraid to stand up for what he believes.


8 posted on 04/25/2012 2:48:16 PM PDT by T Baden (Tenth Amendment Texan)
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To: MeanWestTexan

TED CRUZ!


9 posted on 04/25/2012 2:48:35 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: MeanWestTexan
I'm going with Cruz.

I know about Dewhurst, and 'do not want' applies.

/johnny

10 posted on 04/25/2012 2:48:55 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: West Texas Chuck
Agree...the Dewhurst attack ads against Cruz have a certain "sleaziness" to them.

I'm for Cruz.

11 posted on 04/25/2012 2:49:38 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: BereanBrain

ALL OF you are very helpful, as well.

Funny my “gut” told me Cruz and my mind told me Dewhurst is a scum bag.


12 posted on 04/25/2012 2:53:42 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

I won’t be voting for Ted. Dewhurst has my vote even though I’ll be holding my nose.

Anyone here on Freerepublic representing a chinese company that steals patented ideas from an American company??? I wouldn’t want my name anywhere on that legal notice yet Ted Cruz allowed it. If Ted’s a conservative then I’m on the wrong planet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhDAc22ioCk

Here’s a note from the Ted Cruz web site. Sure he’s just doing his job...
http://www.tedcruz.org/thefacts/

Dewhurst Smear:
•Ted Cruz is “representing a Chinese company against an American company.”

The Facts:
•Ted works in the private sector as an appellate lawyer at a major law firm that represents clients on different sides of litigation. One of the clients of the firm is a tire company based in China. That private company was sued in a trademark dispute and hit with a judgment, and the firm was hired to handle the appeal. Contrary to Dewhurst’s claim, Ted did not represent the company at trial, and was not the company’s “trial lawyer.” And the appeal concerns technical issues like the court’s jurisdiction and the appropriate statute of limitations.


13 posted on 04/25/2012 2:56:08 PM PDT by e_castillo (Drill here drill now...)
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To: MeanWestTexan

while your openness to persuasion is commendable (and rare)....your instincts are right. Vote Cruz!


14 posted on 04/25/2012 2:56:46 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: MeanWestTexan

Most DEFINITELY, vote for TED CRUZ—and get your friends to vote for him also.


15 posted on 04/25/2012 3:01:28 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: MeanWestTexan

Jeez, “he looks sleazy” isn’t much different than “If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon”. Cruz is a lawyer, so his job is to represent his client. Why is that a problem? We need to be a bit more discerning. Cruz is a good guy. So is Dewhurst There’s a third good candidate, Ben Bius. They’re all good men and they are all conservatives. They are all self-made success stories. Any of them would be an asset in the Senate.


16 posted on 04/25/2012 3:07:14 PM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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To: e_castillo

The facts you list seem to show Dewhurst is a liar.

I know more than a bit about civil litigation, and there are two sides to every story.


17 posted on 04/25/2012 3:09:06 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: Repulican Donkey

What are you talking about?


18 posted on 04/25/2012 3:09:42 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Ted Cruz without a second’s hesitation!


19 posted on 04/25/2012 3:11:23 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Repulican Donkey

Ben Bius is running for the state senate NOT the federal senate and will get my vote in that race!

You couldn’t hold a gun on me and make me vote for David Dewhurst for anything after the crap he has pulled as Lt. Governor!


20 posted on 04/25/2012 3:14:33 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: MeanWestTexan
It will be between Cruz or Dewhurst. Almost no polling but I guess that will change as the primary gets closer.

Texas Senate - Republican Primary

Polling Data

Poll Date Sample Dewhurst Cruz Leppert James Spread
PPP (D) 4/19 - 4/22 400 RV 38 26 8 7 Dewhurst +12
PPP (D) 1/12 - 1/15 559 RV 36 18 7 4 Dewhurst +18
PPP (D) 9/15 - 9/18 400 RV 41 12 6 -- Dewhurst +29
PPP (D) 6/25 - 6/27 400 RV 40 11 5 -- Dewhurst +29
PPP (D) 1/14 - 1/16 400 RV 23 3 3 -- Dewhurst +20

21 posted on 04/25/2012 3:19:15 PM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Not sure how you got that from the web sites or youtube video. I really don’t think I would help a chinese company to this extent. Sure we all buy the crap from china but it’s not like we have much of a choice htese days.

Here’s the story from the horses mouth:
http://meetjordanfishman.com/

Here’s a copy of the appeal with Ted Cruz’s name all over it.
http://meetjordanfishman.com/20101123_ECF_8_Appearance_of_Counsel_Ted_Cruz_for_Shandong_Linglong_Rubber.pdf

Sorry the messy links. Maybe someone can get more details from the appeals court website and post them here.


22 posted on 04/25/2012 3:24:16 PM PDT by e_castillo (Drill here drill now...)
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To: MeanWestTexan

If you like how Texas has been run since 2003, then you can blame Dewhurst. He has been the one running Texas since then.

Other than appointing people to state official positions, the Governor doesn’t do much else(except forget stuff).

Most of the lifting is done by the Lt. Governor. The budget = Lt. Governor. The economic decisions = Lt. Governor.

Texas has had one of the best, if not the best economies, during Dewhurst’s term.

As far as negative ads, us Conservatives need to get over, or on board with, mudslinging. You don’t have to like it you just need to know mudslinging works and you need to do it to win.

You know who doesn’t sling mud? John “cry baby” Boener. John “insane” Mccain. I am personally sick of apparently spineless men running our party.

Ted needs to start slinging some mud if he wants to win.

We need a fighter in there, so step it up Ted if you want to play at the top.


23 posted on 04/25/2012 3:25:57 PM PDT by BookaT
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To: MeanWestTexan

Ted Cruz would represent freedom I believe. Dewhurst would represent political correctness and self promotion.


24 posted on 04/25/2012 3:26:28 PM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: MeanWestTexan

Cruz.


25 posted on 04/25/2012 3:35:41 PM PDT by bgill
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To: BookaT

Well said.


26 posted on 04/25/2012 3:36:12 PM PDT by e_castillo (Drill here drill now...)
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To: MeanWestTexan

My house is voting Cruz.


27 posted on 04/25/2012 3:38:53 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: MeanWestTexan

Ted Cruz


28 posted on 04/25/2012 4:08:45 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Romney's judicial appointments were more radical than Obama's)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Cruz is not an establishment politician ... reason enough to vote for him.


29 posted on 04/25/2012 4:19:43 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: BereanBrain

IMO Dewhurst wields way more power behind the scenes in his current position than Perry ever has and has the core money and political machine from Austin totally behind him. Dewhurst is also the reason we have Strauss running the Senate. He would be even more devious and left leaning than Kay Bailey - if that is possible. We finally have a chance to get at least one Conservative Senator representing us - I hope the electorate doesn’t mess it up by voting for Dewhurst instead of Cruz.


30 posted on 04/25/2012 4:21:19 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

David Dewhurst is a really nice guy. He’s sort of a fraternity brother of mine. I first met him when Falcon Seaboard was doing business with a my bank customer and I wanted to check out my prospect. But.. He’s like the school board member that gets in the weeds about spending either 40 or 60 million for a new high school sports stadium or the fellows in the Rotary Club who don’t want to make waves.

I’m for Cruz. We need people that are prepared to make transformational changes.


31 posted on 04/25/2012 4:23:57 PM PDT by calico_thompson
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To: MeanWestTexan

TED CRUZ. End of issue.


32 posted on 04/25/2012 4:59:56 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Anyone who thinks we can sit home, then survive four more years of Obama, is a damned fool.)
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To: Repulican Donkey

Ben Bius is running for STATE senate, not US senate.


33 posted on 04/25/2012 5:03:58 PM PDT by Marcella (God will decide the future - trust Him and no other.)
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To: BookaT
If you like how Texas has been run since 2003, then you can blame Dewhurst.

That's why I'll vote for Cruz.

34 posted on 04/25/2012 5:18:16 PM PDT by Sarajevo ( Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then again, neither does milk.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Ted Cruz...if you haven’t figured it out yet.


35 posted on 04/25/2012 7:46:11 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (Santorum...the only Conservative in the race.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Hucabee endorses Dewhurst, DeMint endorses Cruz. ‘nuf said?
Ted Cruz all the way if you want someone with a back bone that doesn’t have a wet finger in the air, checking the direction of the political breeze.


36 posted on 04/25/2012 9:05:20 PM PDT by HMBillson (It don't take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Bump for Cruz.


37 posted on 04/25/2012 9:27:15 PM PDT by 38special (Only fools believe the liberal media)
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