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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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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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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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“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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