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Texans vote in primaries shaken by Tea Party influence
Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | March 4, 2014 | Jon Herskovitz

Posted on 03/04/2014 5:22:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texans went to the polls on Tuesday in primary elections where the top candidates for governor were expected to post easy wins and favorites of the conservative Tea Party movement are trying to topple established Republicans in several races.

U.S. Senator John Cornyn, a Republican, will win his race easily, opinion polls show. Attorney General Greg Abbott, the leading Republican candidate for governor, and state Senator Wendy Davis, the top Democratic Party candidate, were also expected to win by wide margins.

Voting closes at 7 p.m. U.S. Central Time. Run-off elections will be held on May 27 between the top two vote-getters in races where a single candidate did not win an outright majority.

The election marks a changing of the guard for the Republicans with long-serving Governor Rick Perry not seeking re-election, perhaps to pursue a presidential run in 2016. Republicans dominate the statehouse and have not lost a statewide race since 1994....

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Texas; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: abortionbarbie; cornyn; democrats; gop; gregabbott; johncornyn; rickperry; teaparty; texas; wendydavis

1 posted on 03/04/2014 5:22:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like to see this “U.S. Senator John Cornyn, a Republican, will win his race easily, opinion polls show.” make the “DEWEY WINS!!” list.


2 posted on 03/04/2014 5:25:22 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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"Perry has been criticized for not doing enough to improve schools, provide health insurance for the poor, while pushing a socially conservative agenda with increased abortion restrictions and a ban on same-sex marriage."

The language war. Socially conservative values are presented as though it is a given that they are fringy, unpopular and downright impolite.

The total control of the media is the left's greatest coupe ever.

3 posted on 03/04/2014 5:31:01 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is this the same “tea party” that has been declared dead in dozens of MSM stories in the last six months?


4 posted on 03/04/2014 5:32:02 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Texans vote in primaries shaken by Tea Party interest

wonder how many times the msm has run a headline of the form:

"[insert state]ians vote in primaries shaken by [insert marxist group] influence"

5 posted on 03/04/2014 5:33:38 PM PST by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Patrick over Dewhurst....lookin good....


6 posted on 03/04/2014 7:12:17 PM PST by sternup
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