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CRUZ STORMS GOP ESTABLISHMENT STRONGHOLD IN SUNSHINE STATE WITH RECORD-SETTING CROWD
Breitbart ^ | 20 Feb 2014 | MATTHEW BOYLE

Posted on 02/20/2014 4:08:42 PM PST by mandaladon

SARASOTA, Florida—The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) just held its winter meeting here, and the wealthy beachfront communities that dot the coast are typically considered one of the beating hearts of the Establishment GOP's donor community. Tonight, though, it's Cruz country. An event originally scheduled as a small rally for potential 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) mushroomed into a major political event after nearly 2,000 people RSVP'd online. “We are shocked at the level of interest that we’ve received for doing this rally,” Sarasota GOP chairman Joe Gruters told Breitbart News. “It’s obvious that the state is aware that he is listening, and they’re excited about what Ted Cruz is saying and it certainly cuts across the bow of the establishment in D.C., which is maybe not trying to ‘stifle’ what Sen. Cruz is saying but certainly that Cruz is getting so much attention at the local level in a county like Sarasota shows you that he’s a major player and that people should watch out for and everything that the guy is doing,” he added. Cruz opened his remarks here with one his signature phrases. “I spent all of last week in Washington, D.C.," he said. "It is great to be back in America.” Following what will now be a sizable rally at the Sarasota Hyatt – participants are already lining up “like Black Friday campers at Best Buy,” one organizer emailed – Cruz will attend a $500 per person VIP fundraiser and, to wrap up the evening, a $5,000 per couple private donor dinner. The fundraising proceeds are going to the Sarasota County GOP party. Organizers say 1,800 people signed up for the rally and at least 200 for the dinner.

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Cruz keeps on going strong
1 posted on 02/20/2014 4:08:42 PM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon
“We are a center right community,” he said. “If you look at all of our individuals and officials on a local level, they’re all pretty much just barely center right. The interest and the energy that’s being created as a result of this event is that Cruz—to me, it’s just amazing. From my standpoint, Ted Cruz is a serious political player—and it’s amazing he’s able to attract these large crowds.”...........It will get better and better.
2 posted on 02/20/2014 4:10:27 PM PST by mandaladon (The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
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To: mandaladon

Paragraphs?


3 posted on 02/20/2014 4:11:52 PM PST by deport
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To: deport

There are paragraphs at the site. The original post isn’t so much that it cannot be read without the paragraphs.


4 posted on 02/20/2014 4:13:04 PM PST by madison10
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To: mandaladon; TWhiteBear; painter; tbw2; Ricebug; parthian shot; mrsmel; infool7; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!


5 posted on 02/20/2014 4:14:43 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: mandaladon

Sweet!! Ted Cruz is getting more and more traction. And that TERRIFIES the GOPe, RINOs, DemonRats and other progressives of all stripes.


6 posted on 02/20/2014 4:15:09 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: deport
SARASOTA, Florida—The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) just held its winter meeting here, and the wealthy beachfront communities that dot the coast are typically considered one of the beating hearts of the Establishment GOP's donor community. Tonight, though, it's Cruz country.

An event originally scheduled as a small rally for potential 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) mushroomed into a major political event after nearly 2,000 people RSVP'd online. “We are shocked at the level of interest that we’ve received for doing this rally,” Sarasota GOP chairman Joe Gruters told Breitbart News.

“It’s obvious that the state is aware that he is listening, and they’re excited about what Ted Cruz is saying and it certainly cuts across the bow of the establishment in D.C., which is maybe not trying to ‘stifle’ what Sen. Cruz is saying but certainly that Cruz is getting so much attention at the local level in a county like Sarasota shows you that he’s a major player and that people should watch out for and everything that the guy is doing,” he added.

Cruz opened his remarks here with one his signature phrases. “I spent all of last week in Washington, D.C.," he said. "It is great to be back in America.” Following what will now be a sizable rally at the Sarasota Hyatt – participants are already lining up “like Black Friday campers at Best Buy,” one organizer emailed – Cruz will attend a $500 per person VIP fundraiser and, to wrap up the evening, a $5,000 per couple private donor dinner.

The fundraising proceeds are going to the Sarasota County GOP party. Organizers say 1,800 people signed up for the rally and at least 200 for the dinner....

(actually,the way the sentences were structured it was difficult to FIND paragraphs)

7 posted on 02/20/2014 4:16:19 PM PST by madison10
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To: mandaladon

Sowell and Coulter will be saddened...


8 posted on 02/20/2014 4:17:48 PM PST by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: mandaladon; P-Marlowe

A shot across the bow of the GOP Establishment, Ann Coulter, and, surprisingly, Thomas Sowell


9 posted on 02/20/2014 4:18:55 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: mandaladon

Go Ted Cruz! This could well the start of snowballing support.


10 posted on 02/20/2014 4:21:35 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: mandaladon
Mitch McConnell VERY angry.


11 posted on 02/20/2014 4:24:53 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: mandaladon
This is great. Doesn't Ted Cruz having immense popularity in FL make it harder for the RINOs to promote Jeb Bush as a "lesser of two evils" candidate?

Cruz can win the presidency, if he can get past the powerbrokers who want a candidate they control. We shouldn't accept anyone less.

12 posted on 02/20/2014 4:25:56 PM PST by grania
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To: mandaladon

The rhinos tremble


13 posted on 02/20/2014 4:28:10 PM PST by Viennacon (M)
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To: SoConPubbie
Perfect thread for this photo of Cruz....(smile)


14 posted on 02/20/2014 4:28:28 PM PST by caww
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To: mandaladon

“Cruz keeps on going strong “

Cruz is done for. Dead like the Tea Party. Only the tired old eunuchs in the GOPe can save us by inducing narcolepsy in the base.


15 posted on 02/20/2014 4:29:53 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: madison10

There are paragraphs at the site.

**************

I’m sure there are. Thus if you’re going to take the time
to post a thread why not use the paragraphs.


16 posted on 02/20/2014 4:34:36 PM PST by deport
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To: House Atreides

Good.


17 posted on 02/20/2014 4:39:10 PM PST by MagnoliaB
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To: MuttTheHoople

DITCH MITCH.


18 posted on 02/20/2014 4:41:01 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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19 posted on 02/20/2014 4:41:56 PM PST by RedMDer
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To: deport
'Cause it takes alot of extra work to make six of those little "p's" with the carats < >.

;)

20 posted on 02/20/2014 4:48:14 PM PST by madison10
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