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DeMint Drops Names In Texas
National Journal ^ | January 14, 2011 | Jeremy P. Jacobs

Posted on 01/14/2011 8:52:19 AM PST by Agrippa

South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint (R), whose Senate Conservatives Fund is a major Tea Party fundraising force, chimed in Friday morning on which candidates he may endorse in the open seat Texas Senate race.

In an e-mail to supporters less than 24 hours after Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) announced she won't seek re-election, DeMint poured cold water on the potential candidacy of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) and touted potential contenders Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams (R) and former solicitor general Ted Cruz (R).

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cruz; demint; dewhurst; williams

1 posted on 01/14/2011 8:52:24 AM PST by Agrippa
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To: Agrippa

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Patrick_(politics)

Dan Patrick.


2 posted on 01/14/2011 8:57:51 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Agrippa
I am not a Dewhurst fan and thought of him as a RINO.
3 posted on 01/14/2011 8:58:04 AM PST by 2001convSVT (That Beck guy was right about gold, too.)
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To: Agrippa

Michael Williams for senate...he’s the real deal.


4 posted on 01/14/2011 9:04:25 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Agrippa

Dewhearst has struck me as very experienced in BAU (business as usual)having never stuck his neck out for grassroots concerns outside of what RINO politics would tolerate.

Don’t know where DeMint gets his background on state politics but he is undoubtedly and superbly in the know, as usual. DeMint needs to be rewarded for his leadership and ability to thread the needle between all the conservative aspirants to the presidency without wounding the various supporters for these candidates or distancing the candidates themselves from himself or his conservative goals.


5 posted on 01/14/2011 9:05:39 AM PST by RitaOK
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To: Le Chien Rouge

I think I just heard on WBAP Williams has thrown his hat in. He was just waiting to see what Kay was doing. Mark Davis was thinking Williams, Medina on the other side of aisle Mr. Bill White.


6 posted on 01/14/2011 9:08:10 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: Agrippa

Railroad commissioner. No Willie greens, not ever.


7 posted on 01/14/2011 9:09:25 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: Snickering Hound

I like Dan Patrick...he’s the real deal.


8 posted on 01/14/2011 9:13:29 AM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: lormand; Agrippa

Dan Patrick or Michael Williams. I like both.


9 posted on 01/14/2011 9:17:39 AM PST by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: Jane Long
Yes, I like both too.

Let's hope that the future debates between Texas Freepers regarding their picks for Senatoer will be civil, rational and contain FACTS instead of the derangement I often see here, e.g., "Gov Good Hair is a RINO!"

10 posted on 01/14/2011 9:24:51 AM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: org.whodat
Railroad commissioner. No Willie greens, not ever.

The Railroad Commission no longer regulates or promotes railroads; they are now regulated by TXDOT. The TX RRC regulates and maintains information on the oil and gas industry.

11 posted on 01/14/2011 9:25:21 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

I know but they have been aiding the toll road bs.


12 posted on 01/14/2011 9:29:58 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat

LOL!
“Willie Green. Where did he go my friend.”

Sounds like a 60’s hippie song. I need to write more words. Make it a Bob Dylan/mega commie Pete Seeger like hobo tune about riding the rails for TARP money.


13 posted on 01/14/2011 9:36:26 AM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: Agrippa

I very much agree with DeMint’s choices!

Michael Williams or Ted Cruz would both make a GREAT U.S. Senator for Texas!


14 posted on 01/14/2011 9:40:11 AM PST by Bigun ("It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." Voltaire)
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To: Bigun

Michael Williams WAY too much in oil industry pocket. I’m all for drilling, but he ignored the people in the push for drilling (compressor stations with no soundproofing, no noise reduction on drilling or operations, etc). More of a corporate conservative than a Texas conservative.

Dan Patrick, good person. Look for Atty General Greg Abbott to throw his hat in the ring. Would support him as well.


15 posted on 01/14/2011 9:46:56 AM PST by rstrahan
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To: GoCards; All
Questions:

What about the other TRC commissioner..Elizabeth Ames Jones..she's also running for the Senate..has a website, and seems very conservative.

Also..Texas is gonna get FOUR new congressional districts...it depends on the district lines, but have potential GOP candidates started to indicate interest.

Will White run for the Dem senate nomination?

16 posted on 01/14/2011 9:52:32 AM PST by ken5050 (Palin/Bachman 2012 - FOUR boobs are better than the two we have now!)
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To: lormand
Let's hope that the future debates between Texas Freepers regarding their picks for Senatoer will be civil, rational and contain FACTS....

LOL! (not gonna happen)

Michael Williams has said from the beginning he would run for the job as soon as Kay resigns.

Dewhurst likely Senate candidate

17 posted on 01/14/2011 9:56:48 AM PST by smokingfrog (Do all the talking you want, but do what I tell you.)
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To: smokingfrog

I sure like Mike Williams. It would be awesome to send a black conservative to the Senate.


18 posted on 01/14/2011 10:07:55 AM PST by micmac
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To: smokingfrog

I sure like Mike Williams. It would be awesome to send a black conservative to the Senate.


19 posted on 01/14/2011 10:08:01 AM PST by micmac
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To: micmac

I really like Michael Williams. I have met him a few times and had a chance to chat with him. He is the real deal. I will support him.


20 posted on 01/14/2011 10:38:34 AM PST by lone star annie
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To: RitaOK

DeMint really is one of the top people in conservative movement, by every standard that matters.

I wish he were interested in the presidency.


21 posted on 01/14/2011 10:44:19 AM PST by samtheman
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To: lormand
Let's hope that the future debates between Texas Freepers regarding their picks for Senatoer will be civil, rational and contain FACTS instead of the derangement I often see here, e.g., "Gov Good Hair is a RINO!"

Good luck with that. Hopefully we Texans can be civil with each other. But the Texas haters from other states and jerks from other counties will always want to pop off their mouths.
22 posted on 01/14/2011 11:42:52 AM PST by TexanByBirth
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To: Agrippa

Michael Williams, and that’s all she wrote.


23 posted on 01/14/2011 12:42:38 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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