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Kay Bailey Hutchison is not seeking re-election in 2012. Who should replace her?
Email from Senator DeMint | 01/14/2011 | Seanator DeMint

Posted on 01/15/2011 1:08:17 AM PST by Iam1ru1-2

Senate Conservatives Fund

Dear Fellow Conservative:

I have some very important news to share. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) announced yesterday that she will not seek a fourth term in 2012.

This is a major development because it opens up a Senate seat in a strong Republican state, giving us another opportunity to elect a principled conservative.

The Republican primary election for this seat won't take place until March 6, 2012 but I expect several candidates to enter the race very soon.

The Senate Conservatives Fund will thoroughly evaluate each of these candidates to see if a clear standout emerges.

As you know, we don't endorse liberal or wishy-washy Republicans. Our mission is to elect strong conservative leaders who have the courage to stand up and defend the principles of freedom that make America great.

In order to win the SCF endorsement, candidates have to demonstrate a deep commitment to conservative principles as well as a willingness to stand up to their own party when it's wrong.

They also have to show they can build and run an effective campaign. Texas is a very large state and a winning candidate will need a strong statewide grassroots organization and the ability to raise money to get their message out.

Based on media reports following Senator Hutchison's announcement, the Washington establishment appears to be lining up behind Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R). However, the two candidates we hear about most from conservatives are Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams (R) and former Solicitor General Ted Cruz (R).

As you may remember, SCF encouraged Texas Governor Rick Perry to appoint Michael Williams to Senator Hutchison's seat when she was expected to resign in the middle of her term. Michael is an outstanding conservative leader and he will be at the very top of our list as we consider candidates for an endorsement in the 2012 election.

We will keep you updated as this race develops. If you have information about the candidates or if you want to make a recommendation, please email us.

You can also help us identify and elect the strongest candidate in the field by making a contribution to the Senate Conservatives Fund. The more support we can raise now, the more we will be able to do for conservative candidates next year.

Thank you for being a member of this community. SCF was able to elect strong conservatives to the Senate in 2010. With your help, we can do it again in 2012!

Respectfully,

Jim DeMint
United States Senator
Chairman, Senate Conservatives Fund

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TOPICS: Announcements; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: chainemail; chat; michaelwilliams

1 posted on 01/15/2011 1:08:20 AM PST by Iam1ru1-2
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To: Iam1ru1-2
Definitely should be Michael Williams as our next Senator. Link is to his website.

2 posted on 01/15/2011 1:14:26 AM PST by peyton randolph (There is no such thing as moderate Islam)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Michael Williams.


3 posted on 01/15/2011 1:20:12 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

I’d vote for Tom Delay.


4 posted on 01/15/2011 1:20:36 AM PST by John Valentine
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To: Iam1ru1-2

“Texans For Safe Reliable Transportation (TSRT) was created by Joe Krier of San Antonio in late 2005. TSRT calls itself a coalition of individuals, employers, associations, and public safety organizations dedicated to improving transportation in Texas. At the time of its creation TSRT had three board members. In addition to Krier the other two board members were Lawrence Olsen the executive vice president of the Texas Good Roads/Transportation Association in Austin, and Donna N. Williams a vice president of Parsons Infrastructure & Technology in Dallas.

*snip*

Donna Williams is the wife of Texas Railroad Commission member Michael Williams.

*snip*

Press Releases were regularly issued by TSRT from July 2006 through September 2006. Guest editorials were also submitted to various Texas newspapers with a by line of Donna Williams, TSRT.

TSRT has placed numerous billboards throughout Texas promoting the Trans Texas Corridor in 2006 and 2007.”


5 posted on 01/15/2011 2:00:24 AM PST by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote! ~ DeMint, 2012)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

“Kay Bailey Hutchison is not seeking re-election in 2012. Who should replace her?”

I dunno...how about a NON-AMNESTY loving conservative?


6 posted on 01/15/2011 2:02:21 AM PST by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote! ~ DeMint, 2012)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

I volunteered for Kay
and George Bush in 1994.

big mistake

I wish I had that vote back


7 posted on 01/15/2011 3:23:14 AM PST by Talf
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To: Iam1ru1-2

A real conservative??? KBH has been a real disappointment.


8 posted on 01/15/2011 3:51:21 AM PST by Wonder Warthog
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Probably another Texas RINO.


9 posted on 01/15/2011 3:59:21 AM PST by hadaclueonce ("Endeavor to persevere.")
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Lazmataz


10 posted on 01/15/2011 4:40:40 AM PST by frithguild (The Democrat Party Brand - Big Government protecting Entrenched Interests from Competition)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Dewhurst to the U.S.Senate and Michael Williams to Lt. Governor, then Williams on to be Perry’s replacement in the next term.


11 posted on 01/15/2011 4:45:52 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Iam1ru1-2

I would run except it seems that Senators from Texas have some sort of mind altering experience when they get to Washington.

Is there an inoculation against stupidity available?


12 posted on 01/15/2011 4:52:23 AM PST by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: Iam1ru1-2

As long as it is not a Pro-Illegal/Anti-American Open Borders type. A strong National Security/Secure Borders candidate would be needed in a state like Texas....someone to stand up to the Illegal Alien Lobby, North American Union anti-Americans, and the La Raza/MEChA/MALDEF crowd


13 posted on 01/15/2011 4:52:31 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Whenever something is "Global"...it means its bad for America)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

http://gohmert.house.gov/Biography/


14 posted on 01/15/2011 4:53:17 AM PST by pookie18 (Palin/Cheney '12)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
Kay Bailey Hutchison is not seeking re-election in 2012.

Thank goodness and good riddance.

Who should replace her?

Michael Williams or John Culberson. Maybe Ted Poe.

15 posted on 01/15/2011 4:53:50 AM PST by Allegra (You're a towel.)
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To: Allegra

I’m sure my recommendation means little. But....I’ve met David Dewhurst and heard him speak to a small group. I believe him to be a principled conservative. You never know when they get to Washington but I think he would leave here a conservative!


16 posted on 01/15/2011 4:57:22 AM PST by cb
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To: John Valentine

Unlike Rangel. he be gonna be in tthe Pokey.


17 posted on 01/15/2011 5:13:28 AM PST by barb-tex (What else did you expect from the likes of 0? BTW, What ever happened to Rhodesia?, Oh, yes, Zimbabw)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

I hear the Lt. Gov. has mega bucks and can self finance his campaign if he decides to run.


18 posted on 01/15/2011 5:20:09 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: peyton randolph; All
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Williams

Oh yeah. Some just never get it, do they?

19 posted on 01/15/2011 5:25:23 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Check out Elizabeth Ames Jones. She would be a great candidate.


20 posted on 01/15/2011 5:36:32 AM PST by agondonter
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To: Allegra

I wish Dr. Suzanna Hupp would run to replace KBH, but I think she has a couple of young kids.


21 posted on 01/15/2011 5:56:43 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (America has two cancers - democrats and RINOS.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Dan Patrick . . . or anyone who can slap John Cornyn when he gets stupid (which is all the time).


22 posted on 01/15/2011 6:11:01 AM PST by Juan Medén
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To: Iam1ru1-2

There will be a plenty lined up I expect. It remains to see who will be viable in the presidential year........

From the DMN is a note of some potential candidates on both sides of the aisle.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/politics/national/stories/011411dntexhutchison.ae8333f3.html

Likely Republican contenders to succeed her include Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert , state Sen. Florence Shapiro of Plano , Railroad Commissioners Elizabeth Ames Jones and Michael Williams, Weatherford car dealer Roger Williams, and Ted Cruz, a former Texas solicitor general and candidate for state attorney general.

Possible Democratic contenders include former Texas Comptroller John Sharp and former Houston mayor Bill White.

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23 posted on 01/15/2011 6:18:07 AM PST by deport
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To: Kimberly GG

“TSRT has placed numerous billboards throughout Texas promoting the Trans Texas Corridor in 2006 and 2007.””

Thanks for that info - there is no way in hell I’ll vote for ANYONE tied up in that fiasco - even if he is black. Just no way. I had to vote against Perry twice - the last thing this country needs is someone pushing this type of scheme at the federal level.


24 posted on 01/15/2011 6:18:13 AM PST by BobL
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To: harpu

see #5

I suggest Jerry Patterson for senator.


25 posted on 01/15/2011 7:46:20 AM PST by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Greg Abbott or Ted Poe


26 posted on 01/15/2011 7:46:44 AM PST by rhinohunter (I think Jeb's very happy in Florida, and I hope he'll stay there.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Who should replace her?
Who should believe her!

But to answer you question: Michael WIlliams


27 posted on 01/15/2011 8:49:46 AM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Iam1ru1-2
Since we live in Bizzaro World, my bet is Sheila Jackson-Lee.
28 posted on 01/15/2011 9:13:19 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Dan Patrick.


29 posted on 01/15/2011 10:30:02 AM PST by texmexis best (`)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

As a rule I do not contribute to PACs. But I might to DeMint’s PAC. At least I know none of my money will be spent promoting RINOs.


30 posted on 01/15/2011 1:59:16 PM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
Jim DeMint: serving platefulls of awesomesauce.

  
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Ping!

Want on or off this ping list? Just FReepmail me.

Follow Sen. DeMint on Twitter.

31 posted on 01/15/2011 2:00:32 PM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

There is a long list of highly qualified candidates vying for this seat, because they had originally been lead to believe the seat would be vacated by Senator Hutchison in 2010. There are 3 on my Facebook friend list: Michael Williams, Elizabeth Ames Jones, and Ted Cruz.


32 posted on 01/15/2011 2:29:58 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Michael Williams.


33 posted on 01/15/2011 2:58:48 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Palin 2012: Renew, Revive, and Restore)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Hasn’t Leppert already been chosen by the country club crowd? If so, the rest of the process is just for show.


34 posted on 01/15/2011 3:24:21 PM PST by PAR35
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To: pookie18

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Michael_McCaul


35 posted on 01/16/2011 11:27:30 AM PST by matthew fuller (My picks: Bachman, Barbour, BOLTON, Liz Cheney, Daniels, DeMint, Inhofe, Palin, Pawlenty and Pence.)
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To: antisocial

Agree.....I like the guy as well but need to do more research before I promise my vote. All I know about him are his efforts on concealed carry etc ...

Whats his stand on border and illegals etc ??


36 posted on 01/16/2011 5:11:53 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: antisocial
I suggest Jerry Patterson for senator.

I concur.

37 posted on 01/16/2011 8:53:53 PM PST by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: rhinohunter
Greg Abbott or Ted Poe

Texas has a lot of good Republican contenders like these two for the Senate spot.

Our bench strength is strong. Probably stronger than the current starters. ;)

38 posted on 01/16/2011 8:57:01 PM PST by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

In before the Paulbots suggest Ron Paul for U.S. Senate. ;)


39 posted on 01/16/2011 8:58:30 PM PST by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: harpu

Not possible, as Dewhurst’s 2013 successor as lt. gov. must be a sitting state senator.


40 posted on 01/17/2011 12:36:38 PM PST by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: upchuck

Well, upchuck, in 2008 DeMint support the RINO-in-chief, Myth Romney.


41 posted on 01/17/2011 12:38:35 PM PST by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: peyton randolph

Another vote for amnesty—as long as illegal aliens make a trip home to visit their family, etc., etc.. No wonder he’s already got a Bush endorsement.


42 posted on 01/17/2011 12:40:47 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Theodore R.
Well, upchuck, in 2008 DeMint support the RINO-in-chief, Myth Romney.

And?

43 posted on 01/17/2011 1:12:11 PM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: 9YearLurker

Bush is endorsing ROGER Williams...not MICHAEL Williams.


44 posted on 01/17/2011 5:26:30 PM PST by peyton randolph (There is no such thing as moderate Islam)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Michael Williams is the clear choice, with Greg Abbott or Ted Cruz a close second.


45 posted on 01/19/2011 3:35:23 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

My choice would be Michael Williams.


46 posted on 01/20/2011 9:33:36 AM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: harpu
Dewhurst to the U.S.Senate and Michael Williams to Lt. Governor, then Williams on to be Perry’s replacement in the next term.

If Dewhurst wants out of lite gov, he'll be hard to stop with all that $$$ behind him.

If Williams moved to lite gov, he would/should stay there and do RiNO/spendthrift abatement in the Texas senate. He'd have a lot more practical impact as lite gov than as governor.

I still like Ted Poe for the U.S. Senate. Ted Cruz or John Culberson would also be acceptable.

John Sharp would probably be the strongest Democratic contender, Bill White having just been beaten pretty badly for governor by a weak incumbent.

47 posted on 01/27/2011 12:07:12 AM PST by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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