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Posted on 01/17/2011 10:22:31 AM PST by Racehorse
Former President George H.W. Bush will endorse Republican Roger Williams this afternoon for the U.S. Senate seat that Kay Bailey Hutchison now holds.
The race to succeed Hutchison, who is not seeking re-election, has drawn interest from a number of Republicans, including railroad commissioners Elizabeth Ames Jones and Michael Williams. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is also considering a run.
Roger Williams is a Weatherford car dealer and former Texas secretary of state who was a major Republican donor before he was a candidate.
The Bush endorsement could give his campaign a nice boost, particularly since the field is crowded and Williams doesnt have the statewide name recognition of someone like Dewhurst, who has held statewide office since 1999. A high-profile endorsement can be particularly helpful early in a campaign as a candidate tries to build momentum and attract donors.
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He’s not tea party?
Don’t know a thing about this race.
But if the globalist, Mexican pandering Bush Klan is backing this guy, its not in his favor in my book.
who was a major Republican donor before he was a candidate.
Sez it all - Establishment Flunky.
What has he done since he founded Rhode Island?
If I were in Texas I’d go with that guy myself - different Williams, however, which could complicate trying to get name ID for the right candidate.
Compassionate conservative n: One who takes others' money in order to show compassion toward them.
That didn’t take long. So, Texans, what can you tell us about this person GHWB just couldn’t wait to endorse?
I have personally met and talked with Elizabeth Ames Jones and was very impressed. I will support her candidacy.
Not really. I heard him speak at a local Republican do in 2010, and was profoundly unimpressed. He did not really make me think he was in favor of smaller government — just a different set of nannies. As far as I am concerned he is the wrong Williams. Michael Williams is my first choice at this point.
Mind that Roger Williams is better than Bill White (the likely Democrat candidate), but that's like saying a head cold is better than cholera. I'd vote for Roger Williams in the general election, but it would not glad choice, and I would rather see him tagged out in the primary.
Michael Williams? Him I would vote for gladly.
Does anyone in Texas still care what the Compassionate Conservative Clan thinks about politics? Does anyone in Texas really think that the GOP needs another squishy big spender as their representative?
Texas has the most left-leaning Republican Senators in the country (Yes, including Maine) Will this be more of the same?
I thought he was dead..................
Ha! You beat me to it!
Old man Bush supports this guy......who does Sarah Palin and the T-Party support?
OK then: I’m all for Michael Williams if Bush is for Roger.
He sounds great—except for his Bushian stand on immigration.
Bush 41 is a disgrace.
Me too, I really like him. Although, the Bush endorsement might make me have to reconsider. Just kidding
Snowe (R-ME) 48%
Collins (R-ME) 48%
Hutchison (R-TX) 96%
Cornyn (R-TX) 100%
MICHAEL WILLIAMS is my candidate of choice.
cornyn sounded like about 10% on Rush today.
Elizabeth Ames Jones
Well, he was a pretty good piano player in his day, show tunes and semi-classical. And I understand he offered his very expensive Steinway Grand to the Reagan library.
Those ones from before were the ratings just from 2009 - let's go with lifetime average for a better picture:
Snowe (R-ME) 47.88%
Collins (R-ME) 49.43%
Hutchison (R-TX) 89.77%
Cornyn (R-TX) 93.14%
On first read I thought it was Walter Williams.
41 and Babs need to stay at home and talk to the TV. Roger is the WRONG Williams.
How about comparing their votes with those of the Maine hags during the lame-duck session and getting back to us on that one?
A campaign worker for a California primary candidate visited an Iowa farmer and hailed a small boy.
He told the boy why he was there, asked if his parents were home, and the boy ran to his father who was elbow deep in grease working on corn head gears.
The father said, “Tell him I’m too busy. Then go put your mother’s good silverware in my gun safe.”
Later that day a Massachusetts candidate showed up, same drill. The father told his boy to tell him he was busy, and, “Make sure my liquor cabinet is locked.”
A Texas candidate came by at dusk, and so forth and so on, and the father orders his son,
“Go sit in your mother’s lap. Right now.”
What part of “Read my Lips” don’t people understand?
Now THIS is the RIGHT Williams!
“Although, the Bush endorsement might make me have to reconsider.”
I know you are kidding, but Pappa Bush’s endorsement serves a valuable function. It lets you know which candidate not to vote for. Although it is generally more valuable when there are only two or three candidates in a primary race.
Kind of like the last governor’s primary. Bush endorsement — nope. Truther — nope. That leaves — aw fudge! Well, the lesser of evils is *still* better than the greater.
Name all of the right-leaning Republican Sentators. I don't think this problem is exclusive to Texas, it's the nature of the Senate.
Never heard of him but I’m guessing RINO. RINOs and Bushes just go together.
Great facts always beat opinions. Don’t mess with Texas!
Is Williams more of a Clarence Thomas Republican or a David Souter Republican?
Do you just make stuff like that up?
To be perfectly honest, thanks to the Bush history of pro-amnesty and pro-big spending, a Bush endorsement is much, much more of an “anti-endorsement” to me.
I remember reading an article yesterday that Jim DeMint was supporting someone in that Texas race. Can’t remember who it is, but I don’t imagine it is this Bush favorite...
Yes and sending billions to preserve communism around the world.
Michael Williams has always had my support and will continue to have my support. I love ya GW, but I ain’t too sure about voting for anyone you endorse. Sorry.
DeMint's backing of Michael Williams was in '09 if KBH had resigned her seat to run for Gov. She didn't. This '11 Senate race is a new race and DeMint is assessing whether Michael Williams, whom he still loves, is the best candidate. We'll know soon.
Thanks much for the DeMint links. I appreciate the references.