Skip to comments.Tea Party challengers are no threat to Texas GOP incumbents, Rep. Pete Sessions insists
Posted on 05/11/2012 6:04:41 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
The morning after the senior Republican U.S. senator was defeated by a Tea Party-backed challenger in Indiana, National Republican Congressional Committee chairman Pete Sessions said he was confident that every GOP House member from Texas would survive Tea Party challenges in the May 29 primary.
Speaking at a press breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, the Dallas Republican predicted that each of our people (will) get out of it without a runoff.
Acknowledging that a number of my (Texas) colleagues do have these challenges within our party, he praised the Tea Party for actively pushing each and every one of us to be aware of grassroots concerns. He called the anti-government activists the most influential force this election year.
I think its good for our party, he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at blog.chron.com ...
Heh! This is what is known as “whistling past the graveyard.”
tHe TaE PaRTEI Is NOE ThREAt, 2 the GOP Establishment@!!!1!
That is right
Here in CD 24. Grant Stitchfield is going to give Kenny Marchant a run for his money
Thanks for the lists. Randy Weber is running in District 14 for Ron Paul’s old seat. Would suspect he is going to have a difficult time, particularly against Bill Sargent whom I believe is Tea Party favorite. Randy was State Rep in our District for the last two terms and was the smartest, most Conservative and hardest working one I have had in all my 50+ years of voting. Randy is positively the best and so sorry to lose him in the State House.
Barbara Carlson is a newbie running against Pete Olson in #22. Many of us have had quite enough of Pete’s talking points and compromise and have been actively campaigning for Barbara.
Good. I’m in that district and will not vote for the incumbent. I want Sessions and Barton out as well, and I actually know both (and like them personally). But they are part of the problem.
Maybe they should look at how Grant Stinchfield is doing against Ken Marchant the sitting congressman from carrollton and midcities. He has TEa Party support and is attending all the republican “county” events while the congressman is in hiding. Town halls give the insiders bad publicity, so now this one is avoiding all of them. Vote out the congress and start with new people.
We have the same problem here in Texas 19 with Mike Connaway. We all thought he would be a conservative, but he’s turned out to be nothing but a RINO.
I actually know both (and like them personally). But they are part of the problem.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.