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Analysts Give Cruz The Edge For Tonight's Debate
88.7 KUHF-FM ^ | July 17, 2012 | Laurie Johnson

Posted on 07/17/2012 1:37:13 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

The run-off election between Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst is July 31st.

Conventional wisdom says whoever wins that race will also win in November and be the state's next U.S. Senator.

Joe Householder, with Purple Strategies, is quick to point out he's a Democrat. But as a political strategist he says this run-off is working in Cruz's favor.

"Run-offs, especially on the Republican side, are the elections that usually draw people, the kind of folks who I like to say drive by the school every Saturday to make sure there's not an election. And those are the folks that Ted Cruz is counting on."

Householder says Cruz has been effective at turning this race into a cause for tea party voters, while Dewhurst hasn't been able to tap into that same enthusiasm.

Bill Miller is a long time political analyst in Austin. He agrees that Cruz has more momentum going into tonight's debate and calls the race remarkable and surprising.

"I think that Dewhurst...if the primaries had been held in March with a normal turnout, he would have run without a run-off. But that's not what happened. So you know right now Ted Cruz looks like he might be our next senator and no one saw it coming, least of all David Dewhurst."

Both analysts say they expect tonight's debate to be aggressive and heated, with Dewhurst on the attack against Cruz.

The candidates will debate in Dallas tonight at 7pm. You can hear that debate live here on KUHF.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: conservatism; cruz; dewhurst; ussenate
KHOU

Dewhurst, Cruz square off tonight at 7 p.m. on KHOU 11 - by Brad Watson / WFAA - khou.com

DALLAS -- Tuesday night is your last chance to see Republican U.S. Senate candidates David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz square off.

They will be in the WFAA studios in Dallas Tuesday night at 7 p.m. for the Belo Debate, which will be broadcast statewide. You can watch it live on KHOU 11 or on www.khou.com.

The Cruz-Dewhurst face-off comes less than a week before early voters make their choices — offering little time for either candidate to recover from any misstep.

This is a a close race. Dewhurst got the most votes in the May 29 primary, beating Cruz by double digits, 45 to 34 percent.

But the runoff turnout will likely be smaller, and surveys of likely voters last week showed more of them favor Cruz, and he now appears to be the front-runner."....

1 posted on 07/17/2012 1:37:23 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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.....”This fierce, multi-million race for Texas’ first open U.S. Senate seat in a decade has become increasingly nasty, touching on everything from honesty to hypocrisy. Political observers expect the winner of the Republican primary to win the November race, since Democrats haven’t won a statewide office in Texas in nearly 20 years.

In the midst of a slew of negative advertising on both sides, two recent telephone polls show Cruz leading Dewhurst - one by Public Policy Polling that shows Cruz with 49 percent to Dewhurst’s 44 percent and one by Citizens United Political Victory Fund that puts Cruz at 48 percent to Dewhurst’s 38 percent.”.....

http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/07/17/4105962/final-cruz-dewhurst-debate-showdown.html


2 posted on 07/17/2012 1:41:54 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think that Dew-worst is running a winning campaign for TED CRUZ.

Keep up the great work, Lt. Governor!


3 posted on 07/17/2012 1:45:22 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So exciting. GO TED!


4 posted on 07/17/2012 1:46:42 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: Mountain Mary

bump 4 laytah


5 posted on 07/17/2012 1:49:20 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Howie66
I think that Dew-worst is running a winning campaign for TED CRUZ.

I will be voting for Cruz in the run-off. I agree that the negative ads have probably helped Cruz; particularly the one where they cut Cruz off in mid-sentence. Dewhurst's original ad was quite good-the one that went "some people say it takes courage to cut spending. I disagree. Courage is what my dad (WW2 bomber crewman) had. We just need to do what's right".

He stopped running that one and went with the "Cruz is a tool of the Chi-coms" strategy. I hope Cruz cleans his clock.

6 posted on 07/17/2012 1:53:13 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

bfl


7 posted on 07/17/2012 2:13:58 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Can’t wait to vote for Ted. We are sick of Dewhurst calls here. Husband already voted by mail since he can’t walk very far. Rest of us vote July 31.


8 posted on 07/17/2012 2:36:29 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Cincinatus’ Wife.


9 posted on 07/17/2012 3:22:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
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10 posted on 07/17/2012 3:43:49 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I think that Dewhurst...if the primaries had been held in March with a normal turnout, he would have run without a run-off. But that's not what happened. So you know right now Ted Cruz looks like he might be our next senator and no one saw it coming, least of all David Dewhurst.

Looks like the RINOs think they have the means to assure this never happens again: Early primaries, open primaries if necessary.

11 posted on 07/17/2012 3:49:33 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Sidebar Moderator

Can you move this Texas Senate Debate(Cruz vs. Dewhurst) to Breaking News for the Live Thread?


12 posted on 07/17/2012 4:56:18 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I think this link will work for the

LIVE FEED

13 posted on 07/17/2012 5:04:24 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: DrewsDad; Cincinatus' Wife

Thanks. Should be a good debate.


14 posted on 07/17/2012 5:12:46 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: DrewsDad

I think Ted’s doing a good job.


15 posted on 07/17/2012 5:14:04 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Liberty Valance

I think this format with the in your face interrupting moderators helps Dewhurst more than the previous debate.


16 posted on 07/17/2012 5:14:57 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: DrewsDad

Cruz is going to the Constitution for the illegal immigration fight. Bravo!


17 posted on 07/17/2012 5:19:16 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

Ted needs to take the cost of securing the border to the Fed.


18 posted on 07/17/2012 5:20:54 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Desperate Dave must not prevail! Rhino Alert!


19 posted on 07/17/2012 5:24:16 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

I wish both of them would beat up on the Fed for our immigration woes.
Dewhurst is very weaselly.


20 posted on 07/17/2012 5:27:29 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: NYTexan
Dewhurst's Guest Worker for Illegals Coverup
21 posted on 07/17/2012 5:31:45 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: mylife

22 posted on 07/17/2012 5:32:27 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: DrewsDad
Ted is all guns blazing!
23 posted on 07/17/2012 5:35:33 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Ted has Nerves of Steel.
I disagree with him on the fence, though it doesn’t matter as it will never happen.


24 posted on 07/17/2012 5:39:47 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: DrewsDad
Dewhurst praising the passage of HB3

which include the following:

Texas businesses will have a choice of paying either a low-rate revised franchise tax or a payroll tax.

25 posted on 07/17/2012 5:42:09 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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Dewy’s assuming!


26 posted on 07/17/2012 5:43:00 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

This may be a bit provacative...but instead of a fence, just use the border as a nuclear fuel waste dump...solves a couple problems.


27 posted on 07/17/2012 5:43:20 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: mylife

Dewhurst would make a good Senator-—as is! A squish Pubbie-— Ted’s a fighter which we need in the Senate to shake it up some.


28 posted on 07/17/2012 5:46:45 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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Dewhurst sure acts smarmy, but I wish Conservatives would stop attacking people on making money.


29 posted on 07/17/2012 5:46:45 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: NYTexan

Make the Feds enforce the Border!
And stop forcing Texans to bear the weight of their lack of will to do THEIR job!


30 posted on 07/17/2012 5:48:56 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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Click the link. The Republic you save may be your own.

31 posted on 07/17/2012 5:52:46 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: mylife

Idealist! What does the Fed do well? (other than the Military)

When your problem is in your back yard...you take the bull on by the horns!


32 posted on 07/17/2012 5:55:48 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: tflabo

He is a backroom dealer and he doesn’t look real comfortable when you ask him specific in public.

Now Ted doesn’t understand military budget cuts.
When they make 500 billions in cuts it will go this way:

The House will start out in earnest to cut waste.
Someone will say. “hey, why do we have these tank columns in the EU? WWII is over”

The the giy whi runs that wil say “Hey! don’t cit my budget! look at the airforce waste!”

The wing commander will blame the Navy for waste and the Senators will cut everybody equally across the board without regard to national Security.

That’s the dance.


33 posted on 07/17/2012 5:56:18 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

That was a pretty good debate.

Go Cruz!


34 posted on 07/17/2012 5:59:01 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: NYTexan
When your problem is in your back yard...you take the bull on by the horns!

We can't. The Fed has us roped and tied, as they have the power and they have the responsibility for the border.

We have our troubles because they won't allow us to do the job.

35 posted on 07/17/2012 5:59:35 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ted did great. David looked a bit on the evasive side.

I voting Ted, no question.

BTW, Ted’s response to David’s “China” attack adds was perfect.

.


36 posted on 07/17/2012 6:01:25 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: TLI

Well, there is supposed to be an “am” in that thar second line...

.


37 posted on 07/17/2012 6:03:12 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Liberty Valance

Ted seems pretty unflappable, and has a solid constitutional understanding.


38 posted on 07/17/2012 6:03:12 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thanks for letting us use your thread for the debate.


39 posted on 07/17/2012 6:07:54 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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Cyall next week in the early polls.


40 posted on 07/17/2012 6:11:12 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: NYTexan

Love this image, NYT.

I say Dewie just got his lunch chewed up by Ted and spit back in his Rino face. YAY TED!


41 posted on 07/17/2012 6:12:32 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: NYTexan

Personally I’d prefer to keep nuclear waste well away from the Rio Grande.


42 posted on 07/17/2012 6:38:45 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Cruz winning? Works for me!


43 posted on 07/17/2012 6:39:00 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: JCBreckenridge
(we just only have to say it's there)
44 posted on 07/17/2012 6:43:34 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Go Big Money!


45 posted on 07/18/2012 11:29:56 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Spriiingtime for islam, and tyranny. Winter for US and frieeends. . .)
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To: Sans-Culotte
Courage is what my dad (WW2 bomber crewman) had

That's true. That line choked me up the first time I heard him say it. I heard David talk at a school event one year, and I really liked him. I think he would be an honorable senator, but worse than Cornyn-beans for moving any of our agenda forward. And these negative attacks have cost him my respect. I'm all in for the Cruz Missile!

46 posted on 07/18/2012 11:35:02 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Spriiingtime for islam, and tyranny. Winter for US and frieeends. . .)
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To: Carry_Okie

Naw, we’d LIKE early primaries. What happened was a feral judge struck down our duly appointed cogressional districk maps and they delayed our primary by three months getting it straightened out, guaranteeing we had no say in the presidential nominee, but it screwed them when it came to the senate race.


47 posted on 07/18/2012 11:42:35 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Spriiingtime for islam, and tyranny. Winter for US and frieeends. . .)
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DEBATE REPLY
48 posted on 07/18/2012 11:47:30 AM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Is there a thread on tonight's debate.

Cruz kicked 'Dirty' Dewhurst's ass!

49 posted on 07/23/2012 6:45:47 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

I watched it.

Cruz can take our message effectively to the Senate.


50 posted on 07/24/2012 3:53:12 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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