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Ted Cruz wins presidential straw poll at Republican Leadership Conference
CNN's Political Ticker ^ | May 31, 2014 | Conor Finnegan

Posted on 05/31/2014 5:31:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has won another straw poll, boosting his national profile and elevating his name among potential 2016 presidential contenders.

The firebrand freshman senator and tea party favorite was among a handful of 2016 hopefuls speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans this week.

Cruz finished in first place in the annual conference's presidential straw poll at 30.33%. Dr. Ben Carson, a Fox News commentator and conservative activist, finished in second with 29.38% while Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, was third with 10.43%.

Fox News host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Texas Governor Rick Perry rounded out the top five, at 5.06% and 4.90%, respectively....

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Arkansas; Texas; Issues; Parties; Polls; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2016; 2016gopprimary; 2016strawpolls; arkansas; bencarson; cruz; cruz2016; gop; mikehuckabee; neworleans; polls; randpaul; rickperry; tedcruz; texas
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1 posted on 05/31/2014 5:31:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You guys may bash me over the head, but I’m going to say it anyway... When Obama got elected, I said we would never have another White president again, and the next president would likely be President Gonzalez— and I was almost right!!! Just got the name wrong. Commence the flogging.


2 posted on 05/31/2014 5:52:19 PM PDT by equalator
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To: equalator

Read his bio and see if you still think he’s popular for his ethnicity.


3 posted on 05/31/2014 5:53:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go Ted Cruz Go. If you run you have my vote. IMHO you are the best man for the job, Bar none!!!

Now if he will run and pick some gal from Alaska, that would be the icing on the cake.


4 posted on 05/31/2014 5:54:47 PM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I know— he could be a great guy, probably a much better president. But my thesis clearly states, we will never have another White president again. That would be racist.


5 posted on 05/31/2014 5:57:09 PM PDT by equalator
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To: equalator

Conservatives don’t care about color.

We judge the content of character, and Cruz has plenty of good content.


6 posted on 05/31/2014 5:58:15 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

I point again to my opening statement, which is true.


7 posted on 05/31/2014 5:59:57 PM PDT by equalator
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8 posted on 05/31/2014 6:05:28 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: equalator

Smells like a troll, talks like a troll. It’s a troll.

Only Democrats care about race.


9 posted on 05/31/2014 6:05:42 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: EXCH54FE
Now if he will run and pick some gal from Alaska, that would be the icing on the cake.
Unless she's at the top of the ticket, I'd prefer to see Governor Palin remain outside the Beltway, holding our elected officials feet to the fire.

She's one of the few that will call out both sides if they neglect the best interests of the public.

10 posted on 05/31/2014 6:05:44 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: TheThirdRuffian

First black president, first woman president, first Hispanic president, first transgen, or whatever. It’s like we’re taking bar bets. People are going for novelty.


11 posted on 05/31/2014 6:06:57 PM PDT by equalator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bravo!

Thank you Texas for Sen. Ted Cruz!


12 posted on 05/31/2014 6:07:12 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: equalator

Are you suggesting that because he has a Spanish surname, he is not white? Many people who are in Spain and much of Latin America might take issue with that.


13 posted on 05/31/2014 6:12:04 PM PDT by navyblue (<u> Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Cruz finished in first place in the annual conference's presidential straw poll at 30.33%. Dr. Ben Carson, a Fox News commentator and conservative activist, finished in second with 29.38%

Can't wait for the MSM and supposedly conservative pundits to try and stifle this, ignore this or tell us how unimportant it is.

14 posted on 05/31/2014 6:12:56 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: navyblue
His dad, Rafael Bienvenido Cruz, is actually Cuban. What I'm saying guys, is that, for over 200 years things have gone in a certain direction, and now they're going in another direction.

This is no small thing. Besides, the Republicans are going to save us? Are they going to deport the millions and millions of illegals so we can take their jobs? Are they going to end welfare? Can we drill for oil anywhere we choose? Seal the border? Audit the Fed and put those scoundrels in jail or worse for stealing trillions?

No, they are the same guys who are bussing in illegals by the trainload and working on comprehensive paths to coming out of the shadows for the dreaming undocumented or whatever. You know who could save us? Freaking Genghis Khan. If he were running for office, I'd vote for him.

15 posted on 05/31/2014 6:19:00 PM PDT by equalator
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To: onyx

LOVE IT!!


16 posted on 05/31/2014 6:27:20 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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In the straw poll, 633 ballots were cast, which was attended by more than 1,500 people.

1. Ted Cruz — 30.33 percent
2. Ben Carson — 29.38 percent
3. Rand Paul — 10.43 percent
4. Mike Huckabee — 5.06 percent
5. Rick Perry — 4.90 percent
6. Curt Clawson (write-in) 4.58 percent
7. Jeb Bush — 4.42 percent
8. Marco Rubio — 3.32 percent
9. Rick Santorum — 2.37 percent
10. Paul Ryan — 2.05 percent
11. Allen West (write-in) — 2.05 percent
12. Chris Christie — 1.11%

http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2014/05/ted-cruz-favorite-among-grassroots-republicans-wins-rlc-straw-poll-2859238.html


17 posted on 05/31/2014 6:33:40 PM PDT by deport
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

O yeah baby! Go Cruz!


18 posted on 05/31/2014 6:37:59 PM PDT by billys kid (For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and on the whole world...)
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To: equalator

Hispanic is a broad term. My family is from Spain (we even have the forehead and nose that Cruz has). I am white, and most people, before hearing my name, think I am something other than Hispanic. My half-brother is part indian and is darker skinned. We both, however, are considered Hispanic. Either way, ethnicity doesn’t actually matter. It is the character that actually counts.


19 posted on 05/31/2014 6:40:50 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: deport

Incredible that there was a straw poll in this world that the Paulistas couldn’t hijack. Paul wasn’t even anywhere close!


20 posted on 05/31/2014 6:42:36 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: deport
In many respects, the most heartening aspect of this poll is the sad finish of the nominal GOP-e contingent.

7. Jeb Bush — 4.42 percent
8. Marco Rubio — 3.32 percent
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10. Paul Ryan — 2.05 percent
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12. Chris Christie — 1.11%

21 posted on 05/31/2014 6:43:45 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

His best picture...

22 posted on 05/31/2014 6:44:31 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Bratch

Sarah! Sarah! Sarah! She’s the worlds greatest “cahone* buster! O yeah!


23 posted on 05/31/2014 6:45:59 PM PDT by billys kid (For the sake of His Sorrowful Passion have mercy on us and on the whole world...)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Paulistas ,,,,,,,,

May not have been a lot of free tickets passed out.
That seems to be their main attraction to attending. JMO.


24 posted on 05/31/2014 6:47:49 PM PDT by deport
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Tomorrow is June!

IT'S GO TIME!
Less than $4.9k to go!!

25 posted on 05/31/2014 6:49:39 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

And that character will never be found again in a president who has white skin. I’m sticking to my thesis.


26 posted on 05/31/2014 6:53:59 PM PDT by equalator
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To: equalator

I get what you’re saying. On a technicality you are right. Cruz is Hispanic, his name is Hispanic and he is the best conservative thinker of the lot and enjoys the most support.

He is not Anglo, so your thesis is intact.


27 posted on 05/31/2014 7:07:13 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: deport; Greetings_Puny_Humans

I’ve been to RLCs many moons ago, they’re the opposite of the GOProud/Log Cabin CPAC-type meetings.


28 posted on 05/31/2014 7:11:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: okie01; deport

Only about 11% COMBINED!!


29 posted on 05/31/2014 7:13:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

only THIRD!


30 posted on 05/31/2014 7:16:05 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fox News host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Texas Governor Rick Perry rounded out the top five, at 5.06% and 4.90%, respectively....
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Geesh! Are those two losers still hanging around? Get off the freakin’ stage guys.


31 posted on 05/31/2014 7:17:02 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; deport
Only about 11% COMBINED!!

We...Are...Winning.

32 posted on 05/31/2014 7:17:46 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Din Maker

There are some SoCons who only care that Huckleberry is a Baptist pastor.


33 posted on 05/31/2014 7:18:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: equalator

What’s your name on Stormfront ?


34 posted on 05/31/2014 7:19:40 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans; equalator
Hispanic is a broad term.

The terms "Hispanic" and "latino/a" are based on the words "Spain" and "Latin."

Latin as in the language of European Caucasians. Spain, as in the Caucasian European country.

In reality, "Hispanic" and "latino/a" refer to dark-skinned indigenous natives of nations in the Western hemisphere colonized hundreds of years ago by Spanish-speaking conquerors.

It is a term used to determine a race based on a linguistic foundation, as if language determined race.

It's actually a pretty interesting evolution of language being an impediment to communication, as Hobbes might remark to Calvin (Calvin & Hobbes)!

35 posted on 05/31/2014 7:20:04 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: equalator

No flogging here. We are going to have to have a minority candidate in order to win. I love my Senator Ted Cruz and I’d be extremely happy if he is the GOP Nominee in 2016. But, there is one person whom I think can beat Hillary more easily than anyone. See my tagline.


36 posted on 05/31/2014 7:20:26 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016. Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Only Democrats care about race.
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Maybe that’s why they have the White House and the Senate.


37 posted on 05/31/2014 7:22:20 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016. Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: equalator; All

People are going for novelty.
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Go for whatever freakin’ works or stay in the “Lost Column”. If you can find a “novel” candidate who is viable and Conservative.... why the hell not? I’d vote for a one-eyed crack whore if that would, somehow, rid us of B. Hussein Obama, Hillary Clinton and Harry Reid.


38 posted on 05/31/2014 7:26:19 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016. Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: Din Maker
"We are going to have to have a minority candidate in order to win."

Exactly. Putting a White candidate out there would be a death sentence.

39 posted on 05/31/2014 7:30:08 PM PDT by equalator
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To: equalator

Are they going to deport the millions and millions of illegals so we can take their jobs?
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I am NOT a proponent of Amnesty or Illegal Immigrants. But, as far as your argument, that ol’ dog won’t hunt. I lived in the Hill Country of Texas for sometime before returning to my native home of Southeast Texas. In the Hill Country, you cannot hire White guys to chop Cedar for $20 an hour. Mexicans do it for $5.00 an hour. So, go on over and replace any one of them you choose; take their job for $5 and hour. Good luck!


40 posted on 05/31/2014 7:32:02 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016. Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is great news.


41 posted on 05/31/2014 7:34:02 PM PDT by lonestar67 (I remember when unemployment was 4.7 percent / Cruz 2016)
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To: Din Maker

You’re right. We’d better import a few more million. What could it hurt?


42 posted on 05/31/2014 7:35:48 PM PDT by equalator
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To: RedMDer
B T T T ! ! ! ©


Looks like we're going into June.

:(


43 posted on 05/31/2014 7:42:31 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Yep we are. Dag it.


44 posted on 05/31/2014 7:49:12 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s OK — the RINOs will just have to trash him harder so when he’s nominated, he’s in a weakened position.


45 posted on 05/31/2014 8:37:05 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good I stand with Ted


46 posted on 05/31/2014 9:15:03 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: equalator

you are a complete dolt


47 posted on 05/31/2014 9:15:46 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: faucetman
only THIRD!

Carson is a contender.

48 posted on 05/31/2014 10:32:17 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: equalator

Your view is distorted.


49 posted on 05/31/2014 10:45:47 PM PDT by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: Mike Darancette

Carson has stated his idea for health care reform includes having everyone carry their medical record around in the form of a microchip implanted in their skin.


50 posted on 05/31/2014 10:48:30 PM PDT by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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