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Polls show Cruz has momentum (Cruz surging...pulled ahead of Dewhurst!)
El Paso, Inc. ^ | 7/15/12 | Joe Holley

Posted on 07/15/2012 11:20:10 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball

"For the first time in their long campaign slog, independent polls are showing the so-called movement candidate, tea party favorite Ted Cruz, leading the GOP establishment favorite, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.

They are trying to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison in the U.S. Senate and face off once again in the July 31 runoff election.

“If less than a million people vote and Cruz wins, he’s likely to have coattails,” said Mustafa Tameez, a Houston political consultant. “He’ll pull in a lot of the movement candidates.”

Cruz has insisted all along that his supporters have the enthusiasm, and a new survey suggests that he may be right. The survey, by Wenzel Strategies, shows Cruz leading Dewhurst 47 percent to 38 percent with two weeks to go. Dewhurst won the first round of voting by 10 points but did not get the 50 percent required to avoid a runoff..."

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cruz; dewhurst; gopprimary; larazarick; perryfail; runoffelection; senate; teaparty; tedcruz; texas; tx2012; txrunoff
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Note the snotty use of the term "so-called movement candidate." Well, the guy IS from the NYT "news" service.

At any rate...this is FANTASTIC news. All Texas Freepers need to put the pedal to the metal for the next 2 weeks to get another constitutional conservative in the Senate! Dewhurst is Richard Lugar with a Texas accent!

Somewhere Karl Rove is weeping.

Hank

1 posted on 07/15/2012 11:20:26 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball
Excellent news!

Go Cruz!

2 posted on 07/15/2012 11:23:53 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Another freeper from Texas said that Dewhurst, though he is the establishment’s choice (thanks mainly to his long-time connections to Perry and the legislature), is a conservative and wouldn’t make a bad senator at all. But you compared him to Lugar (ie., horrible) and I’m wondering how two Texas freepers can have such divergent opinions?

I’m just trying to learn here... I don’t know jack about either of these two guys.

FRegards,
LH


3 posted on 07/15/2012 11:27:32 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

In two weeks I dot in Cruz
IM not hating Dewhirst but Cruz promises to be a reglar guy and fight in the senate for reglar guys

We could do with invading captol hill with guys like Louie Gohmert


4 posted on 07/15/2012 11:28:16 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lancey Howard

It’s a matter of degrees


5 posted on 07/15/2012 11:30:33 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lancey Howard

Its all about Ted promising not to be a career politition and to project the local power on capitol hill to the best of his ability and stop capitol hill from projecting power on us at the local level

Kay, Perry, and Dewhurst are all decent people


6 posted on 07/15/2012 11:41:08 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lancey Howard

Dewhurst has been a major ally of our uber RINO House Speaker Joe Strauss. Strauss owes his speakership to Dems and was originally elected with just a handful of GOP votes and big Dem support. He has since consistently packed committee chairmanships with lefties. He opposed voter ID laws until the last election booted enough RINOs out that we finally got it passed,

Dewhurst and his buddy Strauss are CLASSIC cases guys who talk conservative but when push comes to shove do everything they can to block a conservative agenda.

On top of which his campaign has been appallingly dishonest. He borrowed a page from his buddy Myth, actually shamelessly attacking a true conservative from the right after spending a lifetime opposing conservatism.

He’s truly vile. Want to learn more? Just google Joe Strauss RINO and know that Dewhurst is tied at the hip to the guy.

Hank


7 posted on 07/15/2012 11:45:39 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away.)
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To: mylife

Gohmert is my congressman,

I’m quite fortunate in that for almost almost all of my adult life I have been represented in the House by Phil Crane (IL) and Gohmert: two genuine giants of conservatism.

Hank


8 posted on 07/15/2012 11:50:23 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Thanks!
Go, Ted!


9 posted on 07/15/2012 11:51:27 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Because there are at least two DewCrist pimps putting out false information about Cruz and misrepresenting DewCrist as a Conservative, for which he is anything but. He and House Speaker Joe Straus, a leftist big gubmint RINO, has worked hand in hand with DewCrist to stymie Conservative initiatives despite the GOP having 2/3rds of the legislature.


10 posted on 07/15/2012 11:52:09 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

You put it better than I. Dumping Straus as Speaker ought to be of paramount importance.


11 posted on 07/15/2012 11:54:10 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Louie Rocks


12 posted on 07/15/2012 11:55:38 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Sadly I am stuck with Ralph Hall, a career politician

I voted for Lou Gigliotti


13 posted on 07/16/2012 12:01:13 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
In two weeks I dot in Cruz

???

14 posted on 07/16/2012 1:42:33 AM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: Isabel C.

I think the meaning is “vote for.”


15 posted on 07/16/2012 2:02:13 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

This is great news for the nomination, but how does Cruz stack up vs. prospective dem opponents?


16 posted on 07/16/2012 2:04:02 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: ScottinVA

The two Democrats running are nobodies. Democrats don’t win statewide in TX at the current time. The seat Cruz is running for hasn’t elected a Democrat since 1988, and that was Lloyd Bentsen, an 18-year incumbent.


17 posted on 07/16/2012 2:12:27 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball
Wait:
Hawy Reed said the Tea Party was dead. . . .
Could dear Hawy be wrong?
18 posted on 07/16/2012 2:53:01 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Dewhurst’s relentless negative campaigning can’t be helping him any. When the “Chinese lawyer” ads started back up, I didn’t know whether to laugh or shake my head.


19 posted on 07/16/2012 3:00:10 AM PDT by Rastus
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To: ScottinVA

This is great news for the nomination, but how does Cruz stack up vs. prospective dem opponents?
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LOL.... This is Texas Scott. We don’t elect Democrats down here Bro. Well, maybe except for Constable and a couple of County Commissioners.


20 posted on 07/16/2012 4:29:55 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: mylife

So did I.


21 posted on 07/16/2012 4:30:04 AM PDT by ol' hoghead (He is not here; for he is risen.)
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To: mylife

Kay is a bit liberal for my tastes, but she has done a few good deeds in over the years, and you are right, they are all decent people, but I believe I’ll go for Ted as well.


22 posted on 07/16/2012 4:30:20 AM PDT by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

https://www.tedcruz.org/contributesearch/ send Ted Cruz our TEA party candidate whatever you can.


23 posted on 07/16/2012 4:46:39 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Dewhurst is running non-stop negative ads that are poorly done, with a bad edit. He airs Cruz’s voice with a a quote that is obviously cut in the middle of a sentence. Since it is obvious, it leaves people wondering what Cruz actually said. It makes Dewhurst look bad, imo. All that money he has spent on that ad has had the opposite effect it seems.


24 posted on 07/16/2012 4:49:28 AM PDT by formerlyfree
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To: ScottinVA

“This is great news for the nomination, but how does Cruz stack up vs. prospective dem opponents?”

This is Texas, where we vote Republican. Whoever wins this runoff will be our next Senator.


25 posted on 07/16/2012 4:52:53 AM PDT by formerlyfree
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To: South40

Ted Cruz may end up on the Supreme Court one day.

I would put him on the Court if I were elected president.


26 posted on 07/16/2012 5:22:34 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: pistolpackinpapa

“LOL.... This is Texas Scott. We don’t elect Democrats down here Bro. Well, maybe except for Constable and a couple of County Commissioners.”

You need to suffer through living in Austin awhile. This place crawls with insufferable, condescending, libtard Obamabots.

And it seems only a matter of time until the whole state is another California, unless Republicans can demonstrate to Latinos that conservative politics is in the best interests of Latinos and their children. It is in their best interests; but when you are at the bottom of the economic ladder, it can be really hard to see that.


27 posted on 07/16/2012 5:57:07 AM PDT by olrtex
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Every day we Texans must endure more of the steady stream of vile mud-slinging emanating from David Dewhurst, attempting to vilify this fine young conservative, Cruz.

Never any positive message about what Dewhurst stands for or will accomplish if elected.

He shouldn’t wonder why he is sinking so fast in the polls.


28 posted on 07/16/2012 5:58:21 AM PDT by Elpasser
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Karl Rove and Dewpiss have used every dirty trick against
Cruz. It ain’t working Karl.


29 posted on 07/16/2012 6:04:05 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball
I'm so sick of Dewhurst. He's had one ad that he's run at nauseum in which he's done nothing but tell one lie after another. EVERYBODY knows it's a load of bs and now... what's he doing? Using that ad as his source for a couple of new ads that are again, nothing but friggin lies, all about Cruz.
I've gotten to the point now where I either mute the tv or change the channel when his ads begin. We can't keep romney from buying the White House but we can keep his minion Dewhurst from buying a Senate seat.
Cruz is, in my opinion, right for me, the state of Texas and the United States.
I'm definitely going to be voting for Cruz and I haven't been polled.
30 posted on 07/16/2012 6:12:32 AM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball
Dewhurst has been a major ally of our uber RINO House Speaker Joe Strauss.

Indeed. He also seems to have similar connections in DC. This is from The Examiner:

Late last year, Dewhurst held a reception at the townhouse of powerful lobbying firm Podesta Group."

Yes, that's those Podestas.

31 posted on 07/16/2012 6:12:32 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

SARAH PALIN!


32 posted on 07/16/2012 6:21:04 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Just asking... with the increase the mexican population and the fact a fake “moderate” like Ron Kirk gave John Cornyn a contest for awhile in 2002.

But, I’ll take yer word for it!


33 posted on 07/16/2012 6:24:33 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

There are Cruz signs all over our neighborhood. I love it.


34 posted on 07/16/2012 7:38:58 AM PDT by txmissy
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To: pistolpackinpapa

We don’t elect Democrats down here Bro.”

You need to add Mayors of major sanctuary cities to your list of Constables and County Commissioners. Been a while since Houston had anyone as Mayor who wasn’t a liberal. At least there is a limit on the number of terms they can serve but seems like each time there is an election, the new one is further left than the old.

One of the problems I see that we have is that many of the Republicans elected to the State Legislature really should have a D after their name.


35 posted on 07/16/2012 7:40:56 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Two facts make my vote for Cruz a sure thing: 1) Dewhurst being tied at the hip to Strauss; and 2) Dewhurst’s relentlessly negative campaign against Cruz, with nothing about what Dewhurst stands for or plans to try to do (other than “I’m a life-long conservative....”).

Dewhurst’s negative ads make him sound a lot like Obama - “pay attention to the other guy and what I say about him, nevermind about me or what my record says I’ll do in office.”

Screw the establishment Republicans - I want someone who unabashedly stands up for the Constitution and the people of this country, not someone who has been training to be an inside-the-Beltway, RINO, non-entity since birth.


36 posted on 07/16/2012 7:42:26 AM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball
See also this thread:

37 posted on 07/16/2012 11:19:15 AM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball
Congressman Gohmert was a guest on an early-morning radio show here in Atlanta last week. I was very impressed. I wish he were my Congressman instead of Tom Price.

btw, I'm also a Neugebauer fan.

38 posted on 07/16/2012 11:26:27 AM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Ancesthntr
>>I want someone who unabashedly stands up for the Constitution and the people of this country<<

Honestly, I can only go by what the candidates profess to be their stand on the issues. Hard to know what is truly in a man's heart.

That being said, Dewhurst has been in office for quite sometime here in Texas, he has a record to look back on.

Not a bad record, but a few issues that concerned me the most is, sanctuary cities, border/immigration issues, In state tuition's for kids of illegals.

Dewhurst being the Lt. Gov. could have led the charge to make real changes here...and didn't.

Time for a new face. Cruz seems to be the most conservative.

39 posted on 07/16/2012 11:43:46 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

LoL, “establishment” candidate is translated around this neck of the woods as “politician with a history of winning”.


40 posted on 07/16/2012 12:02:12 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: olrtex
And it seems only a matter of time until the whole state is another California, unless Republicans can demonstrate to Latinos that conservative politics is in the best interests of Latinos and their children.

100% absolutely TRUE. Head-in-the-sand "conservatives" refuse to acknowledge demographics really ARE destiny in this country.

It changes the culture, it changes the politics and that changes the government.

And these changes become fixed. Look at the decayed cities. No matter how awful things have been or for how long, they keep electing Democrats and won't hear of an alternative if that alternative carries the Republican brand.

41 posted on 07/16/2012 1:20:52 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: newzjunkey

“And it seems only a matter of time until the whole state is another California, unless....”

When the east coast liberals invaded conservative California in the 50s and 60’s they brought their pet dog republicans with them......just a look at one of those guys and they roll over on their backs waiting for a belly rub.....right now, as California is gerrymandered, only lap dog republicans have a chance of being elected with a few exceptions in the California interior and San Deigo......

As long as Texas Republicans stay strong/Conservative turning into California is not in Texas’ future.....


42 posted on 07/16/2012 1:53:37 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Money, baby, MONEY, and Cruz can win this thing.


43 posted on 07/16/2012 5:31:38 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: mylife
Sadly I am stuck with Ralph Hall, a career politician

You whine about being 'stuck' with an honest conservative representing you in Congress? Geeez....

I know he's old, and he's been in office a long, long time, but as far as I know, Ralph Hall has voted conservative every step of the way since he's been there.

He was my rep before we moved out of Collin County.

44 posted on 07/16/2012 5:47:02 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Quickgun
Kay is a bit liberal for my tastes, but she has done a few good deeds in over the years...

You'll have to refresh my memory on Kay's 'good deeds'. All I can remember is her single handedly killing the funding for the border fence.

45 posted on 07/16/2012 5:55:23 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Lancey Howard

You’re likely talking to Austin FReepers.

If you you like Kay Bailey Hutchinson, you’ll like Dewhurst. Cruz is no KBH, but more the DeMint style and I believe DeMint is backing Cruz! Cruz speaks our language. Dewhurst will put you to sleep compromising.


46 posted on 07/16/2012 6:01:50 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: Windflier

He’s 89 for God’s sake.


47 posted on 07/16/2012 7:08:45 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
He’s 89 for God’s sake.

Yes, I know, which is why I searched my heart and gave my vote to an up and coming young conservative, the last time Ralph Hall ran. I still respect his service, and very much appreciate it.

48 posted on 07/16/2012 10:27:47 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Then we are on the same page.


49 posted on 07/17/2012 3:35:55 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball
Note the snotty use of the term "so-called movement candidate." Well, the guy IS from the NYT "news" service.

Don't you mean the "so-called news" service?

;^)


50 posted on 07/17/2012 3:52:15 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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