Skip to comments.Ted Cruz forces runoff against David Dewhurst in Texas Senate race
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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Sweet! My wife and I did our part. Cruz to victory in the runoff!
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.
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.
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.
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.
David Dewhurst is an establishment type. If elected, he’d be similar to Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Well said, and I’ll be there to vote for Cruz again in the run-off.
Getting nervous yet, David?
Dewhurst is a career politician that has scammed Texas over and over again.
David Dewhurst=DO NOT WANT!
For me, anyway.
Cruz is still rising!
I think Dewey is rattled.
With only 4 points to pick up in the runoff, most of the money will go to Dewbag, I mean Dewworst.
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.
Ralph Hall needs to retire.
He’s gonna be 91 when he is voted in.
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.
I voted for Lou
Steve is still alive? Who knew?
“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.
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.
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.
But if you aren't here, it's not your fight. No Dewhurst. No more, anyway...I've had quite enough.
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.
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
DewCrist sucks. Another RINO Establishment phony & weasel.
Maybe you should back off with your postings.
The post in #23 wasn’t from wardaddy.
Thanks for posting that, this thread is an embarrassment for those of us from Texas.
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)
I’m saying you should have posted your grievance to the one who you feel abused you, and not to wardaddy.
I love Texans!
Though I’m not from there, I’m married to one. ;o)
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 @$$hole remains.
Rules are no personal attacks.
Even if it's true. ;)
Buddy Miller - Water when the well is dry
Kellis91789 is the one who called you an offensive name...not wardaddy.
Yet, you went after wardaddy.
That was your offense.
BTW, post #23 has been removed, and I have asked that the mods remove your post to wardaddy.
I did. I'm from Texas. I'm a Texan. Wardaddy accused me of not being a Texan. That's a lot worse than being called an @$$hole.
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.
Have it removed if you want, but it’s the truth, and has been for many years.
"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.
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.
I asked that your post # 28 to wardaddy be removed.
Reread my post.
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.
I don't even think evil thoughts anymore. And the fine details of declining verbs that might involve dangling are far from my mind.
If that’s the case, then..........please.........figure out why you post such nasty things to people who didn’t harm you.