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Heavyweight Showdown in Texas GOP Primary for Governor
Pajamas Media ^ | Jan 31 | G. M. Roper

Posted on 01/31/2010 1:20:58 PM PST by AJKauf

A popular U.S. senator and an incumbent governor headline a close race, but a feisty conservative activist is gaining ground.

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Last but by no means least is the most conservative of the bunch, Debra Medina. A Republican Party activist and the former Wharton County Republican Party chair, as well as the former state coordinator for the Campaign for Liberty, Medina is an admitted long shot, but she has seemingly pushed an awful lot of the right buttons with her share of likely voters:

A new Rasmussen Reports poll revealed a significant shift to Medina among likely Texas primary voters. She now stands at 12%, up considerably from November:

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: debramedina; hutchinson; kbh; libertarian; medina; perry; rickperry; rino; ronpaulian; texas; tx2010; txgov; txgov2010

1 posted on 01/31/2010 1:21:00 PM PST by AJKauf
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To: AJKauf

Under 20% equals a spoiler.


2 posted on 01/31/2010 1:24:35 PM PST by Hugin (Sarah Palin,: accept no substitutes!)
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To: AJKauf

Perry has been Governor for 10 years. Please explain why he needs to run for yet another term. He’s also more of a big-gov’t socon.


3 posted on 01/31/2010 1:24:53 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: AJKauf; GulfBreeze

“Last but by no means least is the most conservative of the bunch, Debra Medina.”


...most conservative???

;-)


4 posted on 01/31/2010 1:26:15 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus sayin')
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To: AJKauf

The demographics of Texas are shifting rapidly and the GOP will not be able to could on Texas as a win on the presidential level for too much longer.

With that Texas will be a Battleground State in 2020 and by 2024 be Leaning if not Strong Democrat.

But for today, Texas Conservatives need to support Debra Medina for Governor.


5 posted on 01/31/2010 1:27:05 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: stevie_d_64

She’s going to do away with gun registration in Texas!

I guess she would have to BEGIN gun registration first, but hey...


6 posted on 01/31/2010 1:28:14 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

I agree, kinda oxymoronic??? right???


7 posted on 01/31/2010 1:32:18 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus sayin')
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To: humblegunner

The excerpt makes it sound like someone is pushing a Paul protege. Also the writer doesn’t even know the spelling of Hutchison’s last name. Yet he becomes a specialist on Texas politics and elections. Go figure.


8 posted on 01/31/2010 1:39:50 PM PST by deport (30 DAYS UNTIL THE TEXAS PRIMARY....... MARCH 2, 2010)
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To: AJKauf

If conservatives in Medinas court would do their homework on her they wouldn’t be supporting her at all. Dimwits do that, they get caught up in the hipe or get spoon fed and go along rather than finding out the truth about a candidate. Sheesh!


9 posted on 01/31/2010 1:41:31 PM PST by caww
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To: Hugin

Exactly. We don’t need Bill White as Gov.


10 posted on 01/31/2010 2:13:01 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Pantera; TWfromTEXAS; BoringGuy; Richard Kimball; girlscout; omegabea; Warrior_Queen; erkyl; ...
Ping

Freepmail me or ping me from the original thread to get on/off the 2010 Texas Governor's Race ping list.

11 posted on 01/31/2010 2:13:17 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: caww
If conservatives in Medinas court would do their homework on her they wouldn’t be supporting her at all.

OK, why should I NOT support Medina?
12 posted on 01/31/2010 2:14:51 PM PST by RushingWater
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To: AJKauf

Medina shares the Libertarian position on legalizing drugs. She got elected chairwoman when Ronulans dominated the process and took over the the election in Wharton County. Like a typical Ronulan, she called everyone in the Wharton County organization who didn’t agree with her “country club Republicans.”

Sound familiar?

She’s Ron Paul in a pantsuit.

- Jp


13 posted on 01/31/2010 2:17:06 PM PST by Josh Painter ("We cannot spare this woman. She fights" - David Karki re: Sarah Palin)
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To: stevie_d_64
...most conservative???

LOL!

14 posted on 01/31/2010 2:23:53 PM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: caww

Well, call me a dimwit. Medina’s record looks pretty conservative to me. But then again, I’m a Texas conservative. She wants to do away with property tax and is in favor of sales taxes instead. Real border security. She homeschooled her children. She runs her own small business. Maybe Pennsylvania voters are more conservative than Texans? By the way, I watched both of the Republican Governor debates. What did you think of the debate?


15 posted on 01/31/2010 2:24:40 PM PST by encm(ss)
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To: stevie_d_64

Medina is a fake and would be a disaster.


16 posted on 01/31/2010 2:32:10 PM PST by mulligan
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To: Eaker

Yeah, kinda made me giggle as well...

Like I’ve said, the only reason she is even on the map is the Libertarians that have latched onto her coat-tails...

You should see all the “Republicans” in Harris County she has sucked into the fold...


17 posted on 01/31/2010 2:35:11 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus sayin')
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To: encm(ss)
Medina’s record looks pretty conservative to me.

Is it s 33, 45 or 78?

She has no record and her history in politics include too much Ron Paul.

18 posted on 01/31/2010 2:37:49 PM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Please explain why he needs to run for yet another term.

Kinda like the Bill of Needs?

Oh wait, that is the Bill of Rights.

See he has a right to run if he wants to and owes you no explanation.

19 posted on 01/31/2010 2:42:09 PM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: stevie_d_64
All you have to do is look at one of the online polls after the debate Friday night to see the Paul influence. This is from the WFAA website I pickup Sat. evening.

	
	               Votes    %			
Kay Bailey Hutchison     60     2			
Debra Medina           2625    91		
Rick Perry              121     4

20 posted on 01/31/2010 2:42:30 PM PST by deport (30 DAYS UNTIL THE TEXAS PRIMARY....... MARCH 2, 2010)
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To: Allegra

Ping


21 posted on 01/31/2010 3:29:45 PM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: encm(ss)

Ok Dimwit, well you did say to call you that...since when has homeschooling kids qualify one to serve as a state Governor? The fact you even mention this as something to toot about reveals where you are at in your understanding of politics.

You do know she quotes Bill Clinton in her speeches I assume? You know too she is a Ron Paul lacky...look at what he supports.

I cannot do your homework for you but maybe if you look further than her website and listen to why people are opposing her you would better understand why we’re saying her running is not a good and she will do terrible as a Gov.

She claims the support of the Teaparty...they say not so.


22 posted on 01/31/2010 3:47:07 PM PST by caww
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To: Eaker
She has no record

You LIE!

Do you have any idea how many bedpans this fine woman has emptied?

You are an obvious troll.

23 posted on 01/31/2010 4:35:22 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: AJKauf

The trend I notice is that voters are particularly going against women, espcially liberal ones.

You can say what you like about Kay Bailey’s conservative credentials. They make her the most conservative women in the Senate, but not in the top third of conservatives ther, and she certainly is not as conservative as Perry.

She will go down.


24 posted on 01/31/2010 4:52:12 PM PST by bestintxas
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To: humblegunner
Do you have any idea how many bedpans this fine woman has emptied?

Is the number posted on her website?

25 posted on 01/31/2010 5:14:19 PM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: Eaker

2625


26 posted on 01/31/2010 5:39:45 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus sayin')
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To: caww

Homeschooling doesn’t qualify one for Governor. But homeschooling does indicate that one is conservative and views public education lacking. I did not know that she quotes Bill Clinton in her speeches, but is that disqualifying? Sure she has some connections to Ron Paul, but is that disqualifying? Ron Paul does have some good ideas too. Does that make her a “lacky?” I have not heard her say one thing about “support” of the tea party. I didn’t even know that the Tea Party was a real political party.

For someone who does not live in Texas, you sure do have a lot of knowledge about the politics of Texas. Do you use shortwave radio or just a tin foil hat?
Dimwit.


27 posted on 01/31/2010 5:56:42 PM PST by encm(ss)
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To: Hugin

I just switched TO Medina. I will never waste my vote on some baby killer like “hatched her son” or a liberal who blasted new taxes into the ionosphere with the the business INCOME TAX predicated on a lie that our property taxes would go down!!!DEBRA MEDINA IS A TEA BAgger and here she comes!!!!


28 posted on 01/31/2010 6:30:31 PM PST by ReyTurner
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Exactly! 10 years is enough


29 posted on 01/31/2010 7:45:01 PM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: CPT Clay
Exactly! 10 years is enough

Brilliant!

31 posted on 01/31/2010 7:56:11 PM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: ReyTurner

Weren’t you banned under the name “catarac” or something like that?


32 posted on 01/31/2010 8:13:09 PM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: Eaker
See he has a right to run if he wants to and owes you no explanation.

Thanks for sounding like an establishment hack.
I'm sure in this era of Tea-Parties and anti-incumbency climate, you're on the side of the condescending jokers on MSNBC and Dems.

33 posted on 01/31/2010 8:13:17 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Eaker; ReyTurner
Weren’t you banned under the name “catarac” or something like that?

The syntax and typing style with the CAPS for emphasis certainly makes it look that way. The worship, as opposed to support, for Medina just about cinches it.

34 posted on 01/31/2010 9:15:27 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; Eaker
I'm sure in this era of Tea-Parties and anti-incumbency climate, you're on the side of the condescending jokers on MSNBC and Dems.

I can't see MSNBC or the DNC remotely supporting Rick Perry on anything.

They'll save their support for Bill White in the general this November.

35 posted on 01/31/2010 9:20:15 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: ReyTurner

Welcome to Free Republic. :)

Unless something major occurs between now and the primary, I’m casting my vote for Medina.

Perry to me, is a slick-talking scam artist. I don’t trust him after what he’s been trying to do with the TTC, and his fondness for land grabbing. I’ve seen him waffle too many times on our border. I don’t like how most Texans knew nothing of his plans to add on to the Governor’s mansion, either. And he reminds me too much of Mitt Romney.

Then there’s Kay Bailey, who was once a fine senator - but that was prior to about 15 years ago. In recent years, she’s more concerned with her political alliances and moving up the ladder.

I do think this slugfest between Perry & KB is quite amusing to watch. Exposing themselves as they needle one another is only hurting them both, and it’s ultimately going to allow Medina to win once Texans vote.


36 posted on 01/31/2010 9:54:45 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: AJKauf

Medina won the last debate hands down.


37 posted on 01/31/2010 10:01:57 PM PST by FTJM
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To: trumandogz

I can’t/won’t support Paul-bots or liberterians.


38 posted on 02/01/2010 5:30:44 AM PST by mathluv ( Conservative first and foremost, republican second - GO SARAHCUDA!!!!)
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To: ReyTurner
DEBRA MEDINA IS A TEA BAgger(sic) and here she comes!!!!

Isn't that a derogatory term and double entendre?

Is this what you really meant to post?

39 posted on 02/01/2010 5:49:08 AM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: freekitty

I notice that the focus in this 2010 race seems to be on the GOP nominee. White has a number of challengers but he seems to be staying clear of media (over)exposure while Kay and Rick bloody each other up.


40 posted on 02/01/2010 7:01:47 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Keep on truckin', Senator Brown.)
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To: a fool in paradise

White has a number of challengers but he seems to be staying clear of media (over)exposure while Kay and Rick bloody each other up.


I think that is partially because most of the democrats have little or no statewide recognition and basically won’t be a player in their nomination, imo. Farouk Shami has money and will get some play just because he’s spending a large amount on ads. They do have a debate upcoming Feb. 8 which will exclude the other five and include only White and Shami.


41 posted on 02/01/2010 7:20:12 AM PST by deport (30 DAYS UNTIL THE TEXAS PRIMARY....... MARCH 2, 2010)
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To: deport

The GOP should still be running ads against White to get the negatives out there before the middle of the year.


42 posted on 02/01/2010 7:21:30 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Keep on truckin', Senator Brown.)
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To: bestintxas

Most Conservative Woman in the Senate

Sounds much better than the:

Tied for 24th most Conservative Senator.


43 posted on 02/01/2010 10:26:47 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: ReyTurner

Where were you before you switched to FR?


44 posted on 02/01/2010 12:30:51 PM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: Allegra; ReyTurner

Remember the name “ReyTurner” because we will see this “teabagger” again on either Ron Paul or Medina threads not answering any questions especially if they require thought.


45 posted on 02/01/2010 4:29:55 PM PST by Eaker (Where I'm from, "Gang Colors" is Realtree and Mossy Oak. You know what I'm saying hoss. Rule.308.)
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To: All
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What choice do we have?

Medina ad:

“Who is going to think more about Latino families? Rick Perry, Kay Bailey Hutchison or me, who has a Latino family?” (Medina’s cultural heritage is German and Bohemian.)

She told a colleague last month in an e-mail. “Being married, however, to someone with a Mexican American heritage, I certainly embrace the culture.” But before she explained that, she told my colleage, who had asked her whether she considers herself Latina: “I’d not consider myself anything other than a wife and mother, a nurse and a patriot. I believe we too often get into race when it’s immaterial.”

No, Thanks, Mrs Medina.

She is also running Spanish ads. Hello Mrs.Medina! If they cannot speak English then they have no business voting IMO. When they learn English then let them vote. Assimilate. Learn English. Appreciate all America gives you.

So I’m sure she is blowing a lot of hot air just like Obama did just to get elected. Running those ads and saying what she has, tells me the border issue is just a try to get votes for herself.

No, thanks, I’ll stick with ‘ol RINO Perry. Texas has remained in better shape than almost any if not all of the states in the union under Perry's watch. As someone said, 'he's the devil we know'.

The motly crew running for governor is laughable; a MUSLIM, a trecherous RINO woman* (Hutchison) and a woman with questionable loyalties

*Feds Have Built Only 32 Miles of 700 Mile Double-Border Fence Originally Mandated by Congress “One reason DHS has been able to do this is an amendment that Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R.-Texas) slipped into an omnibus appropriations bill that Congress passed on December 18, 2007. Hutchison’s amendment put a loophole in the fence law that allowed the secretary of Homeland Security not to build the fence Congress had mandated the year before.”

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/43422

46 posted on 02/02/2010 6:41:54 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

What choice????!!!!

Holy crap, so you want to support the TTC? For all you non-Texans praising Perry, I hope he takes over your states, steals your land and puts a big highway on it to allow Mexican drivers to use it at our expense, the proceeds of which are going to SPAIN.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOWKs-wC2ek

Perry acts like he’s the Putin of Texas.

So Medina has an ad in Spanish. At least she didn’t *sell* the toll roads to freaking Spain. Wake up, man. Perry is selling our infrastructure to foreign companies, and you’re worried about an *ad* in Spanish?

I’ll vote for Mickey Mouse before that Jack Hat. Medina is better than Perry, Hutchison or Mickey. Not perfect, but much better.


47 posted on 02/03/2010 9:59:52 AM PST by cizinec
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