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Bush 41 to endorse Roger Williams
Austin American-Statesman ^ | 17 January 2011 | Jason Embry

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 doesn’t 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.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bds; bdsforever; bush41; daviddewhurst; elizabethamesjones; frsbdsclubstrikes; georgehwbush; hutchinson; kaybaileyhutchison; michaelwilliams; rogerwilliams; senate; sickofthebds; texas; weatherford; who
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1 posted on 01/17/2011 10:22:38 AM PST by Racehorse
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To: Racehorse

2 posted on 01/17/2011 10:24:06 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
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To: Racehorse

He’s not tea party?


3 posted on 01/17/2011 10:24:45 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Memo to Mitt Romney: Just go away.............)
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To: Racehorse

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.


4 posted on 01/17/2011 10:24:47 AM PST by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization.)
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To: Sybeck1

who was a major Republican donor before he was a candidate.

Sez it all - Establishment Flunky.


5 posted on 01/17/2011 10:25:56 AM PST by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization.)
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To: Racehorse

What has he done since he founded Rhode Island?


6 posted on 01/17/2011 10:26:57 AM PST by thesharkboy (<-- who minored in psych)
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To: Racehorse
If that pos endorses anyone... he or she is a one world order, leftist puke with a love of open borders and a dream of the destruction of America.

LLS

7 posted on 01/17/2011 10:27:43 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: Racehorse; esarlls3
Not Roger. MICHAEL Williams
8 posted on 01/17/2011 10:27:43 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: Racehorse

http://www.williamsfortexas.com/

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.


9 posted on 01/17/2011 10:27:59 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Racehorse
Uh oh. Is he another "compassionate conservative"?

Compassionate conservative n: One who takes others' money in order to show compassion toward them.

10 posted on 01/17/2011 10:29:58 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Racehorse

That didn’t take long. So, Texans, what can you tell us about this person GHWB just couldn’t wait to endorse?


11 posted on 01/17/2011 10:30:46 AM PST by Will88
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To: Racehorse

I have personally met and talked with Elizabeth Ames Jones and was very impressed. I will support her candidacy.


12 posted on 01/17/2011 10:30:52 AM PST by agondonter
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To: Sybeck1
“He’s not tea party?”

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.

13 posted on 01/17/2011 10:31:07 AM PST by No Truce With Kings (I *saw* November from my house.)
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To: Racehorse

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?


14 posted on 01/17/2011 10:31:11 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Racehorse

Texas has the most left-leaning Republican Senators in the country (Yes, including Maine) Will this be more of the same?


15 posted on 01/17/2011 10:31:14 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Racehorse

I thought he was dead..................


16 posted on 01/17/2011 10:31:25 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ha! You beat me to it!


17 posted on 01/17/2011 10:31:30 AM PST by DemforBush (I got three passports, a couple of visas. You don't even know my real name..)
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To: Racehorse

Old man Bush supports this guy......who does Sarah Palin and the T-Party support?


18 posted on 01/17/2011 10:32:28 AM PST by kenmcg
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To: Racehorse

OK then: I’m all for Michael Williams if Bush is for Roger.


19 posted on 01/17/2011 10:33:29 AM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Republican Wildcat

He sounds great—except for his Bushian stand on immigration.


20 posted on 01/17/2011 10:33:29 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Racehorse

Bush 41 is a disgrace.


21 posted on 01/17/2011 10:34:29 AM PST by USSR Didnt Fall
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To: No Truce With Kings
>>>I heard him speak at a local Republican do in 2010, and was profoundly unimpressed.<<<

Me too, I really like him. Although, the Bush endorsement might make me have to reconsider. Just kidding

22 posted on 01/17/2011 10:35:32 AM PST by kara37
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To: nickcarraway
Texas has the most left-leaning Republican Senators in the country (Yes, including Maine)

ACU ratings:
Snowe (R-ME) 48%
Collins (R-ME) 48%

Hutchison (R-TX) 96%
Cornyn (R-TX) 100%

23 posted on 01/17/2011 10:35:32 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Racehorse
Michael Williams all the way!
24 posted on 01/17/2011 10:37:16 AM PST by Falcon28
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To: Racehorse

MICHAEL WILLIAMS is my candidate of choice.


25 posted on 01/17/2011 10:37:39 AM PST by Texas56
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To: Republican Wildcat

cornyn sounded like about 10% on Rush today.

LLS


26 posted on 01/17/2011 10:38:42 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: agondonter

Elizabeth Ames Jones

http://www.rrc.state.tx.us/commissioners/jones/bio.php

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/08/AR2007100801325.html


27 posted on 01/17/2011 10:40:01 AM PST by agondonter
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To: thesharkboy
What has he done since he founded Rhode Island?

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.

28 posted on 01/17/2011 10:40:18 AM PST by Will88
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To: nickcarraway
Texas has the most left-leaning Republican Senators in the country (Yes, including Maine)

Those ones from before were the ratings just from 2009 - let's go with lifetime average for a better picture:

ACU ratings:
Snowe (R-ME) 47.88%
Collins (R-ME) 49.43%

Hutchison (R-TX) 89.77%
Cornyn (R-TX) 93.14%

29 posted on 01/17/2011 10:40:36 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Racehorse

On first read I thought it was Walter Williams.


30 posted on 01/17/2011 10:41:03 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Sybeck1

41 and Babs need to stay at home and talk to the TV. Roger is the WRONG Williams.


31 posted on 01/17/2011 10:41:46 AM PST by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: nickcarraway
Texas has the most left-leaning Republican Senators in the country (Yes, including Maine)

How about comparing their votes with those of the Maine hags during the lame-duck session and getting back to us on that one?

32 posted on 01/17/2011 10:41:53 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Racehorse

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.”


33 posted on 01/17/2011 10:42:21 AM PST by tumblindice (Save us, O Lord, from CA, TX and Massachusetts politicians)
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To: USSR Didnt Fall

What part of “Read my Lips” don’t people understand?


34 posted on 01/17/2011 10:42:44 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Memo to Mitt Romney: Just go away.............)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Now THIS is the RIGHT Williams!


35 posted on 01/17/2011 10:43:11 AM PST by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: kara37

“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.


36 posted on 01/17/2011 10:45:17 AM PST by No Truce With Kings (I *saw* November from my house.)
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To: nickcarraway
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>Texas has the most left-leaning Republican Senators in the country
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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.

37 posted on 01/17/2011 10:45:22 AM PST by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: Racehorse

Never heard of him but I’m guessing RINO. RINOs and Bushes just go together.


38 posted on 01/17/2011 10:47:34 AM PST by fish hawk (reporter to old Indian: you lived here on the reservation all your life? Old Indian, "not yet".)
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To: Republican Wildcat; humblegunner; Allegra

Great facts always beat opinions. Don’t mess with Texas!


39 posted on 01/17/2011 10:48:27 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: Racehorse

Is Williams more of a Clarence Thomas Republican or a David Souter Republican?


40 posted on 01/17/2011 10:48:55 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: nickcarraway
Texas has the most left-leaning Republican Senators in the country (Yes, including Maine) Will this be more of the same?

Do you just make stuff like that up?

41 posted on 01/17/2011 10:50:19 AM PST by freedomwarrior998
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To: Racehorse

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.


42 posted on 01/17/2011 10:50:41 AM PST by greene66
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To: Racehorse

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...


43 posted on 01/17/2011 10:52:25 AM PST by GlockLady
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To: Sybeck1

Yes and sending billions to preserve communism around the world.


44 posted on 01/17/2011 10:53:42 AM PST by USSR Didnt Fall
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To: No Truce With Kings

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.


45 posted on 01/17/2011 10:55:02 AM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: GlockLady
DeMint considering Michael Williams or Ted Cruz for TX Senate

DeMint Endorsed Michael Williams in 2009 (if KBH had resigned)

46 posted on 01/17/2011 10:59:54 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: GlockLady
Demint endorsed Michael Williams in December of '09

Exclusive interview: Jim DeMint endorses Michael Williams

- JP

47 posted on 01/17/2011 11:01:46 AM PST by Josh Painter ("May we always be happy, and may our enemies know it." - Sarah Palin)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Sen. Jim DeMint, the conservative king-maker who initally backed Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams to fill Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s Senate seat, is now openly testing the reception for other candidates.

Huh?

48 posted on 01/17/2011 11:05:29 AM PST by McGruff (We must reject the idea that every time a laws broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker)
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To: McGruff
It's politico; 'nuff said.

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.

49 posted on 01/17/2011 11:15:40 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: Racehorse

Thanks much for the DeMint links. I appreciate the references.


50 posted on 01/17/2011 11:20:26 AM PST by GlockLady
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