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FreedomWorks endorses Pete Sessions's primary opponent in Texas
The Hill ^ | 09/12/2013 | Cameron Joseph

Posted on 09/20/2013 7:03:13 AM PDT by TexGrill

The Tea Party group FreedomWorks is endorsing Rep. Pete Sessions's (R-Texas) primary opponent, the first sign Sessions might face a competitive race in 2014.

Sessions, the chairman of the House Rules Committee and former head of the National Republican Congressional Committee, is being challenged by Tea Party candidate Katrina Pierson (R).

"Katrina Pierson has led the fight to elect principled conservatives across the state of Texas for years. While incumbent Rep. Pete Sessions seems more concerned with keeping his seat at the leadership table, Katrina understands the importance of connecting to the grassroots at home and sticking to your guns in Washington," said FreedomWorks PAC President Matt Kibbe in a statement. "She is the clear choice for voters who want a strong leader who will fight both the Republicans and Democrats in Washington who continue to spend money we don't have."

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: petesessions
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1 posted on 09/20/2013 7:03:13 AM PDT by TexGrill
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To: TexGrill
Are you Tom Pauken II?

/johnny

2 posted on 09/20/2013 7:05:31 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: TexGrill

Sessions is still a good guy. Have met and talked with him a few times. He’s a family man with conservative values. Has he gone RINO or something for them to want to oust him (haven’t been following him the past few years)?


3 posted on 09/20/2013 7:06:51 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Windflier
We need a Texas ping here, please.

/johnny

4 posted on 09/20/2013 7:07:00 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: jsanders2001

Yes, he’s gone native. At the end of his current term, he will have been in Congress for 18 years. Time for some new blood.


5 posted on 09/20/2013 7:10:45 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: jsanders2001

Sessions when he first came to Congress was a decent guy, but after spending a few years in Washington he changed, and it wasn’t for the better.


6 posted on 09/20/2013 7:12:25 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

All of our politicians need to have term limits. Obviously their tenure has helped to foster cronyism and set ogliarchial structures that are hard to remove which have been a factor in causing great harm to our nation the past 5 years.


7 posted on 09/20/2013 7:15:34 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

Do not confuse Pete Sessions with Jeff Sessions the conservative.


8 posted on 09/20/2013 7:18:11 AM PDT by Lynda
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To: TexGrill

Need new conservative blood. RINO blood is bad.


9 posted on 09/20/2013 7:20:23 AM PDT by mulligan
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To: jsanders2001

Removing the politicians via term limits only takes care of part of the problem. It’s the nameless, faceless staffers & aides, assistants working for the members and the armies of bureaucrats in DC (protected by Civil Service) that are the biggest problem of all. We should stop the pretense that these people are anything but purveyors of big government and serve the single purpose for its expansion (why do you think DC & environs never suffer a recession/depression ?). We need to go back to patronage. 2 years, 4 years, 8 years, your people come in with an administration and then they’re out. No lifetime sinecures with benefits that could never be tolerated or sustained in the private sector.


10 posted on 09/20/2013 7:24:52 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: TexGrill

Pete Sessions has been a John Boehner/Cantor bootlicker all year (at least)


11 posted on 09/20/2013 7:25:36 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Lynda

> Do not confuse Pete Sessions with Jeff Sessions the conservative.

I’m not. Never met Jeff Sessions. Have met Sessions face to face several times.


12 posted on 09/20/2013 7:25:46 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

From a RedState article just a few days ago:

“Multiple people confirm to me that just a few hours ago Pete Sessions blew up about Ted Cruz and made sure everyone in the room knew he held Cruz in absolute contempt.”

Article here: http://www.redstate.com/2013/09/10/ted-cruz-opposes-eric-cantor-and-pete-sessions-hug-it-out-plan-to-fund-obamacare/

Apparently, Sessions was playing along with Boehner and Cantor to keep a straight, defund-only vote off the House floor.


13 posted on 09/20/2013 7:26:13 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: jsanders2001

Ever since he supported Bonehead for Speaker he has been one of the insiders working with Bonehead to suppress conservatism.

He is the one who went off on Ted Cruz for exposing their plan to offer the fake defunding plan to fool conservatives.


14 posted on 09/20/2013 7:26:54 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Pete Sessions has been an insider GOPer for a long time. Talks the talk, but will do what the Speaker wants, defending his position in the Leadership. Time for new blood there.


15 posted on 09/20/2013 7:46:12 AM PDT by rstrahan
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To: SharpRightTurn

> “Multiple people confirm to me that just a few hours ago Pete Sessions blew up about Ted Cruz and made sure everyone in the room knew he held Cruz in absolute contempt.”

Article here: http://www.redstate.com/2013/09/10/ted-cruz-opposes-eric-cantor-and-pete-sessions-hug-it-out-plan-to-fund-obamacare/

Apparently, Sessions was playing along with Boehner and Cantor to keep a straight, defund-only vote off the House floor.

Thats good emough for me. I support Cruz and am going to attend a meetingwhere ewill be present in February next year. The guys isextremely busy...


16 posted on 09/20/2013 7:48:33 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: rstrahan

The problem is the GOPe has a bad case of “it’s their turn” syndrome. If Bonehead steps down, Cantor takes over and Pete Sessions very likely becomes Majority/Minority leader.


17 posted on 09/20/2013 7:49:09 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: jsanders2001

> “Multiple people confirm to me that just a few hours ago Pete Sessions blew up about Ted Cruz and made sure everyone in the room knew he held Cruz in absolute contempt.”

Article here: http://www.redstate.com/2013/09/10/ted-cruz-opposes-eric-cantor-and-pete-sessions-hug-it-out-plan-to-fund-obamacare/

Apparently, Sessions was playing along with Boehner and Cantor to keep a straight, defund-only vote off the House floor.

Thats good emough for me. I support Cruz and am going to attend a meeting where he will be present in February next year. The guys is extremely busy...


18 posted on 09/20/2013 7:49:33 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: GeronL

Kevin McCarthy is next in line to take over as Majority Leader from Cantor.


19 posted on 09/20/2013 7:58:40 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: TexGrill

Katrina is the real TEA party deal. I’ve met her. Smart, conservative and beautiful. I’m in.


20 posted on 09/20/2013 8:37:03 AM PDT by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: jsanders2001

This Sessions guy sounds like an enemy, a John Boozman type. I’m for Pierson.


21 posted on 09/29/2013 3:49:06 PM PDT by Viennacon
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