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Texas GOP chooses tea party-backed Cruz for Senate
Associated Press ^ | July 31, 2012 | WILL WEISSERT

Posted on 07/31/2012 6:35:50 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot

Tea party-backed Ted Cruz has defeated Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cruz; dewhurst; elections; teaparty; teapartyrebellion; texas; tx2012
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1 posted on 07/31/2012 6:35:55 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot
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To: Palmetto Patriot
My congratulations to the Texas Tea Partiers!

REPRESENT!

2 posted on 07/31/2012 6:37:43 PM PDT by Lysandru
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To: Palmetto Patriot

"Look at the bright side, David...
You still have a job!"


3 posted on 07/31/2012 6:40:45 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

So all those obituaries for the TEA Party that we’ve been hearing from the commie libs in the state run “media” were premature? LOL! Chrissy and Special Ed are probably feeling something wet running down their leg. Sorry boys!


4 posted on 07/31/2012 6:40:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.............Tea Party Rocks and Rolls.


5 posted on 07/31/2012 6:45:46 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

The Tea Party is dead.....Oh wait.


6 posted on 07/31/2012 6:47:11 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Excellent ....


7 posted on 07/31/2012 6:47:39 PM PDT by Squantos
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To: Palmetto Patriot

It must be killing the obama ass-kissers from the AP just to write the headline.


8 posted on 07/31/2012 6:50:24 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Folks, those aren’t boos you’re hearing, they’re shouting..

CRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUZ!!!

The TEA Party is BACK!!...FOR MORE!!


9 posted on 07/31/2012 6:55:17 PM PDT by bigoil (Study Thy Nixon)
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To: Squantos

Mmmmm, some cream and scones with that tea, if you please!!


10 posted on 07/31/2012 6:56:59 PM PDT by WoodlandsTXFreeper2
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To: Palmetto Patriot

This is going to be sucha big upgrade over Christine Todd Hutchison!

UST as important as replacing Dems is upgrading Lugars and Hutchisons with true conservatives. Once we get critical mass, the remaining RINOs, some of them anyway, will fall into line lest they be targeted next. The fewer RINOs, the more we can focus our fire.


11 posted on 07/31/2012 6:57:14 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to hear you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

AP doesn’t bother giving the vote totals or %, but here Cruz is shown as presently getting 54%:

http://impactnews.com/articles/u.s.-senate-race


12 posted on 07/31/2012 6:58:57 PM PDT by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: Lysandru

Thank ya very much. Let’s all keep the momentum and throw as many rino’s and libs outta office as we can.

God bless y’all.


13 posted on 07/31/2012 7:00:34 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Dr. Sivana

LOL

Christine Todd Whitman + Kay Bailey Hutchison !!! = Christine Todd Huchison

I almost forgot about Christie Todd Whitman, NJ Gov, RINO

Saddle up boys, we gonna need some real men to repeal Obamacare,
repeal Dodd-Frank, cut DOE, Dept of Education, Food Stamps and
block grant Medicaid.


14 posted on 07/31/2012 7:01:08 PM PDT by preamble
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To: Paul R.

Real Clear Politics has been early with the results all night.

They have it Cruz 54.6, Dewhurst 45.4 with 45% in.


15 posted on 07/31/2012 7:05:24 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (How much better off would we be if these bastards would just leave us alone?)
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To: Palmetto Patriot
HA-ha!
16 posted on 07/31/2012 7:10:45 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Better site yet without liberal media filter: http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/july31_162_state.htm


17 posted on 07/31/2012 7:11:05 PM PDT by Hamilcar_Barca (Keep the main thing, the main thing - defeat Obama)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Better site yet without liberal media filter: http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/july31_162_state.htm


18 posted on 07/31/2012 7:11:25 PM PDT by Hamilcar_Barca (Keep the main thing, the main thing - defeat Obama)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Excellent. We slay the beast one election at a time.


19 posted on 07/31/2012 7:15:09 PM PDT by BAW (“If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”- Pres Obama)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Excellent news!

Cruz should cruise in the general.


20 posted on 07/31/2012 7:17:48 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Palmetto Patriot
Good news!

The Tea Party Express was there for days helping Cruz win this:


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Tea Party Celebrates Cruz's Historic Victory!

We did it, we did it, we did it!

Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest tea party political action committee, congratulates Ted Cruz on his upset victory tonight and thanks all of its supporters!

Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz pulls off a historic victory!

Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer said, “We could not be more proud of this historic tea party victory tonight against the Texas establishment. This is probably the most significant upset Texas has seen since Perry defeated Hightower in 1990, and it comes at the hands of the tea party.

“What we saw in Ted Cruz and this Senate race was threefold: we saw an unquestionably strong and bold tea party conservative in Cruz; we saw Dewhurst as the anointed Austin politician that was exactly what we have been working to rid Washington of; and finally we saw the passion in the Texas tea party activists that could set the stage for this historic victory.
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The excitement is palpable tonight inside the Cruz victory party

“The false narrative continues to be written that the tea party is dead, and 2012 will not be like 2010. However, every month we see a strong example to the contrary. In May, Tea Party Express-endorsed Richard Mourdock beat 36-year incumbent Senator Dick Lugar. In June, Tea Party Express-supported Governor Scott Walker defeated a national union-led campaign to recall him. Now, in July, we have witnessed a monumental accomplishment with Ted Cruz securing the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Texas.

“Tonight we sent a message that should shake Obama’s Chicago headquarters: Texas not only is going to be staying a red state, but the tea party is alive and ready to own 2012,” Kremer concluded.

21 posted on 07/31/2012 7:18:18 PM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Local hispanic race hustler Domingo Garcia is losing in the Democrat runoff as well. Voted for Cruz this morning. Poll site was pretty steady and I actually had to wait in line.


22 posted on 07/31/2012 7:20:37 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Socialism is the political dream of the unachiever, the excuse maker, and the lazy.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

BTTT


23 posted on 07/31/2012 7:21:37 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: gop4lyf; All; AlexandraR
All right, every vote counts!

Tea Party Express had a phone bank bus in Texas several days:

Ted Cruz speaking with our Chairman Amy Kremer in front of the 'Mobile Call Center' bus
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Congressman Michael Burgess stopped by to support Cruz and make calls from our 'Mobile Calla Center'

Our efforts are making difference

24 posted on 07/31/2012 7:23:31 PM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

YES! YEA!!!


25 posted on 07/31/2012 7:23:47 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Great news. BTTT.


26 posted on 07/31/2012 7:27:29 PM PDT by PA Engineer ("We're not programs, Gerty, We're People")
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27 posted on 07/31/2012 7:33:18 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: South40

Is he keeping his Lt Governor job? I just had a flash why Dan Patrick thought it politic to get in a little ruckus with Ted Cruz - political theater. He knew Dewhurst was going down, and that he was going to have to deal with him in the Senate next session, and reckoned that it might be a good idea not to get too close to Ted right at this moment in political time.


28 posted on 07/31/2012 7:35:27 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Spriiingtime for islam, and tyranny. Winter for US and frieeends. . .)
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To: Dr. Sivana

We’re going to own the party after November.


29 posted on 07/31/2012 7:37:17 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Spriiingtime for islam, and tyranny. Winter for US and frieeends. . .)
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To: ichabod1

He was elected in 2010 and, unless he resigns, will be Lt. Gov until 2014.


30 posted on 07/31/2012 7:42:39 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Congrats Texans from the crazy northern end of 35W! Tea Party rules the day! Wish I was there...


31 posted on 07/31/2012 7:45:04 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: Palmetto Patriot; basil; humblegunner; Eaker; TheMom; Alamo-Girl; Fiddlstix; Texas Fossil; ...

Woo hoo!! Tea for Texas!! Congratulations, Ted Cruz!! Congratulations, Texas!! Well done, Tea Party conservatives!!


32 posted on 07/31/2012 7:49:33 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Syncro
Don't forget that TEA Party backed candidates also upset GOP establishment candidates in Nebraska and Pennsylvania.

The April primary in Pennsylvania was especially interesting as TEA Party factions were backing different candidates in the crowded GOP field. Still, the TEA Party candidates finished #1 and #2. The GOP establishment candidate finished third.

33 posted on 07/31/2012 7:54:04 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Jim Robinson
Tea Party conservatives

They were unmistakably in force at the Texas GOP Convention in Ft. Worth.

34 posted on 07/31/2012 7:57:22 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Vigilanteman

Yes, very true.

And the Tea Party Express endorsed many of them

At this link, you can click on the states to see who they endorsed

http://www.teapartyexpress.org/2012-endorsements

The Tea Party is Dead!

Long live the Tea Party!


35 posted on 07/31/2012 8:02:10 PM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks Jim!

Hoping that this will send a few shock waves out to other areas of the country as well!


36 posted on 07/31/2012 8:03:21 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Ted Cruz WINS! Drink Hearty, Tea Party!!


37 posted on 07/31/2012 8:04:27 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: Jim Robinson

CRUZ... .. 55.91%

Dewhurst. 44.08%

The margin grows!

Yea Cruz
Thank you Jim

It’s a great win for Texas.


38 posted on 07/31/2012 8:06:20 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

WOO HOO!


39 posted on 07/31/2012 8:06:27 PM PDT by matthew fuller (I will be voting for the real American for President.)
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To: Paul R.

It looks like a 12 point blow out, about 56% to 44%.


40 posted on 07/31/2012 8:21:21 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors,,, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Thank you, Texas!

A shot across the bow of the establishment GOP!


41 posted on 07/31/2012 8:26:53 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

The Tea Party is heard from.

We don’t win EVERY race,

but we win a lot of them.

Hear that, Robert Bennett? Hear that, Dick Lugar? Hear that, Nebraska?

STOP THE SPENDING.


42 posted on 07/31/2012 8:31:41 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Yes!!


43 posted on 07/31/2012 8:33:26 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

I’’m so excited! I’ll probably have trouble getting to sleep tonight!

YES! YES! YES!


44 posted on 07/31/2012 8:40:30 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Squantos

Well done to all Texas blood


45 posted on 07/31/2012 8:52:46 PM PDT by wardaddy (this white hair don't cover up my redneck......)
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To: Palmetto Patriot
YES!!!

Congrats to my fellow Texans. Dewhurst needs to be watched closely. Any retribution he deals out in Austin can and should be used against him in 2014.

46 posted on 07/31/2012 8:58:46 PM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (I'm a constitutionalist, not a libertarian. Huge difference.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Congratulations Texas!


47 posted on 07/31/2012 9:01:43 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: wardaddy

Took day off to make sure an vote. Tea Party is strong up here in the panhandle. Hope Cruz does well.....

Stay safe ...


48 posted on 07/31/2012 9:17:21 PM PDT by Squantos
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To: Jim Robinson

Congratulations, Texas!!!


49 posted on 07/31/2012 9:22:58 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Jim Robinson

Bump dat!

The TEA Party is alive and kickin, in force!


50 posted on 07/31/2012 9:38:46 PM PDT by glock rocks (optimist / pessimist? I'm an awesomist - There's a dragon in that glass!)
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