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A Democrat for Dewhurst
DailyTexan ^ | 29 Jul 2012 | Troy M. Enriquez

Posted on 07/30/2012 1:05:22 AM PDT by South40

Come November, I hope Democrat Paul Sadler will be the new junior U.S. Senator of Texas. Sadler is a self-proclaimed Progressive with a proven track record behind his liberal Democrat label. But, despite my hopes, recent Texas electoral history and the state’s political climate suggest the November election will not send Sadler to Washington, D.C. So, Progressive Democrats should participate in tomorrow’s Republican Primary Runoff between former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst. For Progressive Democrats, David Dewhurst is the best option.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; 2012votefraud; democratscandals; dewhurst; howtostealanelection; nothingtoseehere; ratsfordewhurst; rino; runoff; shenangians; tedcruz; tx2012

1 posted on 07/30/2012 1:05:31 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40

John Cornyn is the most damaging of any Senator in that body.


2 posted on 07/30/2012 1:12:11 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: South40

Oh, goody. /s


3 posted on 07/30/2012 1:12:22 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: South40

Rat Bastard Democrat at the Houston Comical and Houston Repressed swear to me THIS never happens:

“So, Progressive Democrats should participate in tomorrow’s Republican Primary Runoff between former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst. “


4 posted on 07/30/2012 1:53:39 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Re: Rat Bastard Democrat at the Houston Comical and Houston Repressed swear to me THIS never happens:“So, Progressive Democrats should participate in tomorrow’s Republican Primary Runoff between former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst. “

In order to vote in the Republican Run-off... you had to have voted in the earlier Republican Primary.

5 posted on 07/30/2012 2:02:29 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: South40

commie


6 posted on 07/30/2012 2:05:28 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: South40; Cincinatus' Wife

Can anyone in Texas explain to me the rationale as to why y’all have open primaries and if so, what are y’all dong to fix that problem?

BTW, I am a native Texan (El Paso) living in Florida where we don’t have that silliness.


7 posted on 07/30/2012 4:21:41 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: mazda77
Correction: . . . doing to fix that problem?
8 posted on 07/30/2012 4:23:46 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Bender2

Bender!

How the hell have you been, buddy?


9 posted on 07/30/2012 4:39:57 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: mazda77

“Correction: . . . doing to fix that problem?”

We’re working as hard as we can to clear out the RINO infestation in Austin!

As long as we have them, we’re in deep kimchee.


10 posted on 07/30/2012 4:46:37 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Rat Bastard Democrat at the Houston Comical and Houston Repressed swear to me THIS never happens:

“So, Progressive Democrats should participate in tomorrow’s Republican Primary Runoff between former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst. “”

People need to keep in mind that we have OPEN PRIMARIES here in Texas. If we don’t like the results of those primaries, perhaps we need to change that system.

...of course that would take getting Dewhurst out of the State Senate first.


11 posted on 07/30/2012 4:50:54 AM PDT by BobL ( It's easy to be a saint when you have nothing on the line)
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To: Howie66

If that latest poll is any indication (52/42) y’all are starting to get it. Does your legislature meet this year or next? (I never got that either) Two years between sessions is like eternity in today’s political climate.


12 posted on 07/30/2012 4:51:57 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: mazda77

“Can anyone in Texas explain to me the rationale as to why y’all have open primaries and if so, what are y’all dong to fix that problem? BTW, I am a native Texan (El Paso) living in Florida where we don’t have that silliness.”

Yea, because we have people like DEWHURST and PERRY running this state. They derive much of their power from Democrats - and the last thing they’ll do is let the Republican Party become conservative.

This OPEN PRIMARY stuff is pure crap - it usually shows up in presidential primaries, where the Dems step in and “help up” choose our candidate, in states all over the country. It sure would be nice to put an end to it.


13 posted on 07/30/2012 4:53:16 AM PDT by BobL ( It's easy to be a saint when you have nothing on the line)
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To: Howie66
Well, Howie, I'm having to use extra oil in my arthritic joints and extra beer... injected into my rusty innards--
14 posted on 07/30/2012 4:54:23 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

Until I went to Votetexas.gov, I thought the same, no vote in Primary = no vote in Runoff.

Regretably, any registered voter can vote in either GOP or DEM runoff, just.


15 posted on 07/30/2012 5:39:38 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Bender2
In order to vote in the Republican Run-off... you had to have voted in the earlier Republican Primary.

Regretably, any registered voter can vote in either GOP or DEM runoff, just.

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The facts:
http://www.votetexas.gov/faq/

Q: Does a voter have to vote in the primary election in order to vote in a runoff-election or on November 6, 2012?

A: A voter does not have to vote in the May 29, 2012 primary election in order to qualify to vote in a primary run-off election on July 31, 2012, OR in the general election on November 6, 2012. If you voted in one party’s primary on May 29, 2012, then you may not vote in the other party’s runoff on July 31, 2012. Remember if you signed a petition in lieu of filing fee for a candidate for one party, you many not vote in another party’s primary or primary runoff that voting year (2012). Whether you voted or not in the primary, you may vote for whomever you choose in November. Party affiliations expire on December 31.

16 posted on 07/30/2012 5:58:00 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: mazda77

If my memory serves me, the reprobates will meet next year.

Now, if we could only get the US Congress to meet on a limited basis, we would all be better off.


17 posted on 07/30/2012 6:35:34 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Bender2

Well...get ready! The NFL season is about to get underway!

GO!! PACK!! GO!!


18 posted on 07/30/2012 6:39:23 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: thackney; X-spurt; Howie66
Re: Regretably, any registered voter can vote in either GOP or DEM runoff, just.

Gadzooks! Since this is 3012 here in New New York, that means I have not make a mistake... since July 29, 2012!

Not a bad record... eh?

How's 'bout... them Cowboys!

19 posted on 07/30/2012 9:31:38 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

ROTFLMAO


20 posted on 07/30/2012 10:08:07 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: BobL

Dewhurst has been running banner ads on HuffingtonPost.com.

I keep waiting to see him do a global warming ad with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.


21 posted on 07/30/2012 12:15:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Dewhurst has been running banner ads on HuffingtonPost.com.”

Actually, we link to it quite a bit, and they do run good articles once in a while. Don’t really blame him.

As it is, I don’t there’s enough Dems in this state to take control of our primaries.


22 posted on 07/30/2012 3:12:43 PM PDT by BobL ( It's easy to be a saint when you have nothing on the line)
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To: South40
Dewhurst Holds Late, Modest Lead in Internal Poll
With less than two days until the runoff for the GOP nomination in the Texas Senate race, Lt. Gov David Dewhurst has a narrow lead over rival Ted Cruz, according to a Dewhurst campaign internal poll obtained by Hotline on Call.

The survey, which was conducted this past Tuesday through Thursday, shows Dewhurst leading Cruz, 48 percent to 43 percent.

The poll was taken in the middle of the early voting period, which ended on Friday. Among voters who said they had already cast an early vote, Dewhurst holds a 49 percent to 42 percent advantage. He leads 50 percent to 41 percent among voters who said they planned to vote on Election Day.

The news isn't all bad for Cruz, the state's former solicitor general. Among the 79 percent of voters who said they will definitely vote, Dewhurst's overall advantage dropped by three points, with Dewhurst ahead 47 percent to 45 percent in that group.

The polling memo from Baselice & Associates, the well-known Texas GOP polling firm working for the Dewhurst campaign, notes that their sampling for the poll was not restricted only to Republicans who voted in the primary, which occurred May 29, the Tuesday after Memorial Day weekend. With higher turnout likely favoring Dewhurst, his campaign is optimistic that many voters who sat out the primary will cast ballots in the runoff.

The poll comes amid a growing sense that the momentum is on Cruz's side in the final days of the race. Dewhurst outpaced Cruz by 11 points in the May primary, but he failed to receive a majority of votes, triggering the runoff.

The Dewhurst internal poll surveyed 1,106 likely runoff voters. It carries a margin of error of plus-or-minus 2.9 percentage points.


23 posted on 07/30/2012 3:22:07 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: South40
Progressive Democrats should participate in tomorrow’s Republican Primary Runoff

I would think most progressive Dem's in TX did participate in the democratic primary, and got their voter registration card stamped with the word Democrat stamped in the "voted in the __________Party Primary" section on the front of their yellow voter ID.

If they go to the polling place tomorrow, they will not be allowed to vote in the Republican Primary Run Off.

24 posted on 07/31/2012 1:20:02 AM PDT by sockmonkey (She could never be a saint, but she thought she could be a martyr if they killed her quick)
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