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Ted Cruz forces runoff against David Dewhurst in Texas Senate race
The Hill ^ | May 29, 2012 | Cameron Joseph

Posted on 05/29/2012 9:31:42 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz (R) has forced a runoff election with Texas Lieutenant Gov. David Dewhurst (R), a victory for the Tea Party candidate against a better-known and much better-funded foe.

Dewhurst led Cruz by 46 to 32 percent with 44 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press. Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert (R) was in third place with 13 percent of the vote.

Cruz entered the race with almost no name identification but a bevy of conservative star-makers rallied to his side to help him into a runoff against Dewhurst, the longtime front-runner. Among Cruz's endorsers include the deep-pocketed, fiscally conservative Club for Growth, which spent $2.5 million on his behalf and helped him raise $750,000 more, according to the group.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: runoff; tedcruz; tx2012
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1 posted on 05/29/2012 9:31:52 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued

Sweet! My wife and I did our part. Cruz to victory in the runoff!


2 posted on 05/29/2012 9:40:46 PM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (I'm a constitutionalist, not a libertarian. Huge difference.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; All

I know Cruz is a good guy and a conservative, but I confess to not knowing jack squat about Dewhurst.
Is he bad? Is he a squish? Or, could conservatives live with him if he ends up the candidate?

Thanks in advance for any reasoned input on the above questions.

FRegards,
LH


3 posted on 05/29/2012 9:40:54 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Dewhurst has just been a politician for too long in my opinion. These career politicians need to move on. They are part of the problems of today. I voted for Cruz but liked Leppert too.


4 posted on 05/29/2012 9:43:18 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Lancey Howard

Dewhurst is conservative in some ways, but he’s first and foremost a politician (one who lied relentlessly about Cruz). As far as I can tell, he’s not a constitutionalist at all; Cruz is, so the choice was easy.


5 posted on 05/29/2012 9:44:43 PM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (I'm a constitutionalist, not a libertarian. Huge difference.)
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To: SwinneySwitch; GeronL; no dems; DallasBiff; Grams A; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; ...

Texas conservatives did good work, but the nation needs them even more now. The runoff is in July and a lot can happen from now to then.

Some Congressional outcomes:

District 4: Ralph Hall won the primary with approximately 60% of the vote.

District 14: Ron Paul leaving Congress. The top two finishers are state Representative Randy Weber and Pearland Councilwoman Felicia Harris. Weber’s strong finish was expected, while Harris’s was something of a surprise. The winner of the runoff will face ex-Congressman Nick Lampson, who once represented part of this area during the 1990’s.

District 16: Big surprise- El Paso Councilman Beto O’Rourke is leading longtime incumbent Silverstre Reyes in the ‘Rat primary with 1/4 of the precincts still out. A runoff is very possible.

District 23: Freshman Congressman Fransisco Canseco (R) isn’t sure who his opponet will be. Ex-Congerssman Ciro Rodriguez, whom Cansico defeated in 2010, is well ahead and may be able to avoid a runoff.

District 25: Bad news, Michael Williams won’t be elected to Congress. He did not run a highly visible campaign, too bad, as he was my favorite. Ex-SOS Roger Williams will be in the runoff, though second place is undecided.

District 33: A new, heavily ‘Rat district features a runoff between state Representative Marc Veasy and former state Representative Domingo Garcia, with voting heavily on ethnic lines. Republicans are a non-factor in this area.

District 36: A new, heavily Republican district was supposed to elect state Senator Mike Jackson, but he finished third place. The runoff will be between long-ago Congressman Steve Stockton and businessman Stephen Takach.


6 posted on 05/29/2012 9:48:08 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Lancey Howard

David Dewhurst is an establishment type. If elected, he’d be similar to Kay Bailey Hutchison.


7 posted on 05/29/2012 9:49:25 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Well said, and I’ll be there to vote for Cruz again in the run-off.


8 posted on 05/29/2012 9:50:19 PM PDT by csivils
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To: Clintonfatigued

Getting nervous yet, David?


9 posted on 05/29/2012 9:53:44 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Lancey Howard
You aren't in Texas, so stay out of it, and stay safe.

Dewhurst is a career politician that has scammed Texas over and over again.

David Dewhurst=DO NOT WANT!

For me, anyway.

/johnny

10 posted on 05/29/2012 9:54:11 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Cruz is still rising!

I think Dewey is rattled.


11 posted on 05/29/2012 9:55:00 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Clintonfatigued

With only 4 points to pick up in the runoff, most of the money will go to Dewbag, I mean Dewworst.


12 posted on 05/29/2012 9:56:56 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; GeronL

Hall was challenged? We probably would have been well served with some fresh blood.

Lampson is at it again? When will he get the message?

Also of note I believe Hispanic rats hoped to beat Lloyd Dogget but he won easily.


13 posted on 05/29/2012 9:56:56 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Ralph Hall needs to retire.
He’s gonna be 91 when he is voted in.


14 posted on 05/29/2012 9:57:15 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; GeronL

I didn’t know Steve Stockman was trying to win a new seat. That’s funny, he’s the freshman that Lampson beat in 1996.


15 posted on 05/29/2012 10:00:19 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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I voted for Lou

http://www.louforcongress.com/


16 posted on 05/29/2012 10:02:21 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Steve Stockton

Steve is still alive? Who knew?

/johnny

17 posted on 05/29/2012 10:11:27 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper; Lancey Howard

“You aren’t in Texas, so stay out of it,”

That’s rude. This isn’t a local election, it is the US House of Representatives. We ALL care what caliber of conservative will vote in the Republican caucus. We don’t need any more RINOs in Congress.


18 posted on 05/29/2012 10:20:13 PM PDT by Kellis91789 (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.)
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To: Kellis91789
My apologies if it seemed rude.

I only meant for the best for all involved. And getting in a scrap that doesn't involve you might result in damages.

And if that seemed rude.... no ... I'll stop there. The whiney gritches have taken over.

/johnny

19 posted on 05/29/2012 10:27:09 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Thanks for the reply, but I won’t stay out of anything that effects me and my family, and that’s what the US senate does. Anyway, I’ve had family in Texas (Dallas, Houston, Plano, Waco, for starters) for 30+ years and I’ve spent a lot of time there. Might even retire there. I haven’t had a chance to talk with my relatives for a little while but I will get their opinion on this race when I see most of them next month. They are very conservative.

Several years ago my nephews were visiting and we went downtown (Philly) to see my singer/songwriter daughter perform at World Cafe Live. The place is real close to Drexel and Penn Universities and the liberals are always out in full force. One of my nephews strolled into the club wearing his ‘Bush/Cheney’ shirt and the other wore his ‘Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms - Who’s Bringing the Chips?’ shirt. I thought some liberal heads were going to explode but they took a second look at our crowd and decided to just keep their stinking mouths shut.

FRegards,
LH


21 posted on 05/29/2012 10:32:34 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
Head on back. I'll fire up the grill.

But if you aren't here, it's not your fight. No Dewhurst. No more, anyway...I've had quite enough.

/johnny

22 posted on 05/29/2012 10:39:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kellis91789
There was no intent to insult. But to conflate a Senate election with a HOR election is just flitterheaded enough to be silly.

/johnny

24 posted on 05/29/2012 11:44:32 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kellis91789
This isn’t a local election, it is the US House of Representatives.

No, technically, it's a SENATE race.

Which would be the other house of congress.

I quote you. I don't abuse you, I'm not rude. I speak truth to .... something.

/johnny

25 posted on 05/29/2012 11:55:11 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper; Lancey Howard; dixiechick2000; Squantos

Im betting u aint from Texas....that was damn rude

A native Texan has better manners

Lanceys question was quite polite....i was wondering myself


26 posted on 05/29/2012 11:55:20 PM PDT by wardaddy (the GOP are cowards)
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To: wardaddy
Bet again. Born in Texas. Raised in Texas. Here in Texas.

/johnny

27 posted on 05/29/2012 11:57:55 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Lancey Howard

DewCrist sucks. Another RINO Establishment phony & weasel.


29 posted on 05/30/2012 12:07:29 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: JRandomFreeper; Admin Moderator; wardaddy; Kellis91789

Maybe you should back off with your postings.

The post in #23 wasn’t from wardaddy.


30 posted on 05/30/2012 12:16:33 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: dixiechick2000

Thanks for posting that, this thread is an embarrassment for those of us from Texas.


32 posted on 05/30/2012 12:21:13 AM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: wardaddy; JRandomFreeper

JRandomFreeper is right, though. Cruz is the best candidate.

However, he didn’t need to be so rude.

But, just so you know, wardaddy...my Texas family can be rude, as well.

They aren’t “us”...in the deep South. ;o)


33 posted on 05/30/2012 12:21:19 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: JRandomFreeper; wardaddy

I’m saying you should have posted your grievance to the one who you feel abused you, and not to wardaddy.


34 posted on 05/30/2012 12:22:39 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: ansel12

I love Texans!

Though I’m not from there, I’m married to one. ;o)


35 posted on 05/30/2012 12:23:45 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
*woot*
36 posted on 05/30/2012 12:24:20 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: dixiechick2000
Where, in the name of decency, was I rude?

What part of what I said?

On this thread?

I called no names, I tried to be polite and hurt no feelings. And yet, the post #23, where I get called an @$$hole remains.

Rules are no personal attacks.

Even if it's true. ;)

/johnny

37 posted on 05/30/2012 12:25:47 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Clintonfatigued; mylife; Squantos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjZVaMsGB_M
Buddy Miller - Water when the well is dry


38 posted on 05/30/2012 12:26:22 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: JRandomFreeper; Kellis91789; wardaddy

Kellis91789 is the one who called you an offensive name...not wardaddy.

Yet, you went after wardaddy.

That was your offense.

BTW, post #23 has been removed, and I have asked that the mods remove your post to wardaddy.


39 posted on 05/30/2012 12:30:33 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: dixiechick2000; wardaddy
your grievance to the one who you feel abused you, and not to wardaddy.

I did. I'm from Texas. I'm a Texan. Wardaddy accused me of not being a Texan. That's a lot worse than being called an @$$hole.

/johnny

40 posted on 05/30/2012 12:31:16 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper; wardaddy

Then you have a problem bigger than I can imagine.

My inlaws are from Texas, and I’ve lived in Texas several times. I love that state, and you aren’t a very good representative of it.

In fact, you are an embarrassment of the great state of Texas.

I don’t remember anyone from Texas being a bigger a**hole than you.

So...there.

Have it removed if you want, but it’s the truth, and has been for many years.


41 posted on 05/30/2012 12:37:33 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: dixiechick2000
Huh? You want post #27 removed that says

"Bet again. Born in Texas. Raised in Texas. Here in Texas.

That's the lamest attack I ever was involved with, if it was an attack, and I'm Air Force.

/johnny

42 posted on 05/30/2012 12:37:41 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: dixiechick2000
Do what you like. Stay out of our bidness.

And per doctrine, I'll neither confirm nor deny that I'm what you claim. But I'll bet it will get read out at my funeral as part of the honors list.

/johnny

43 posted on 05/30/2012 12:42:16 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper; wardaddy

I asked that your post # 28 to wardaddy be removed.

Reread my post.


44 posted on 05/30/2012 12:42:31 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I just bet that word, and many other expletives, will be read at your funeral, and you will be proud of each and every one of them.


45 posted on 05/30/2012 12:45:14 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: dixiechick2000
LOL!

I don't even think evil thoughts anymore. And the fine details of declining verbs that might involve dangling are far from my mind.

/johnny

46 posted on 05/30/2012 12:45:44 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

If that’s the case, then..........please.........figure out why you post such nasty things to people who didn’t harm you.


47 posted on 05/30/2012 12:51:04 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: dixiechick2000
I expect so. My daughter has already arranged for loud patriotic music. Very loud music.

/johnny

48 posted on 05/30/2012 12:51:41 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: dixiechick2000
Quote me something nasty that I posted to someone.

/johnny

49 posted on 05/30/2012 12:53:19 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
"Nasty" Wait a minute ...
isn't that what Pop told his players tonight before the game?
50 posted on 05/30/2012 12:55:48 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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