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I'd say this is as close to an endorsement as they come. At the very least, its an excellent compliment from Levin. This might change the balance of the race slightly, since Abbott is so overwhelmingly the favorite. Who's next? Palin? Cruz?
1 posted on 09/23/2013 6:54:20 AM PDT by thetallguy24
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To: thetallguy24
Welcome to FR.

A lot of the Texas Freepers have decided to do whatever it takes to keep Pauken from winning.

His son posts here as a rabid anti-Abbot poster.

/johnny

2 posted on 09/23/2013 7:03:42 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Some candidates have it easy. Attorney General Greg Abbott turned out to be a prodigious fundraiser. His strength can be measured by the size of his campaign bank balance. It’s enough to persuade most politicians to skip the Republican primary for governor, to shop elsewhere.

Tom Pauken, the former state Republican Party chairman, is challenging Abbott and acting as the poster boy for the campaign conundrum: It is not easy to get people to invest in a candidate whose opponent already has more than $20 million. Pauken has to exploit any philosophical differences or focus on characteristics in Abbott to offset the financial disadvantage. It’s possible, but it’s a slog.

http://lubbockonline.com/texas/2013-09-07/some-candidates-chicken-and-egg-problem


9 posted on 09/23/2013 7:22:07 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: thetallguy24; JRandomFreeper; All
“I'd say this is as close to an endorsement as they come.”

You joined this April - perhaps your reason for joining was to promote Pauken. What you have posted here is a Pauken ad.

Pauken would be a disaster as governor.

1. He lost every office for which he ran - ran for US representative and lost. Ran for attorney general before and lost.

2. He was state chairman of the Republican Party and was so bad, the Republican governor would not take his calls. This is a true fact because he told my husband, county chair of our party, and me, that fact.

3. He divided the Republican Party and got the state party in debt. When he was reelected as state chair, he got into worse trouble with the party, the money facts came out, and he quit.

4. Susan Weddington was elected after Pauken quit and she got the Party out of debt and united the party.

Pauken is a demonstrated loser over and over and Abbott, even in his wheelchair, is a giant standing up for Texas against the tyrants in Washington. Right now, the national Democrat Party wants Texas - Abbott will never let them get it.

Abbott hired Ted Cruz to be his partner against the Washington Democrat mob. Together, they kept Texas for conservative Texans. Why did Abbott choose Cruz for his main man to, along with him, represent us in cases before the US Supreme Court - because he and Cruz are of the same pattern. They don't give up.

A tree fell on Abbott when he was in college and he never walked again. Did he give up? No, he kept his life going and has been a terrific attorney general and will make a no nonsense conservative governor. And, you have him to thank for giving Ted Cruz a chance to show his expertise so we now have Senator Ted Cruz.

ATTORNEY GENERAL GREG ABBOTT FOR GOVERNOR. AG COMMISSIONER TODD STAPLES FOR LT. GOVERNOR - A WINNING CONSERVATIVE TEAM FOR TEXAS.

13 posted on 09/23/2013 8:48:07 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: thetallguy24
The fact you would wonder if Cruz will endorse Pauken shows you need to spend less time shilling for your hopeful, and more time actually following the conservative movement.
27 posted on 09/23/2013 9:44:53 AM PDT by csivils
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Hey look, a pro-Pauken article that doesn’t throw mud and unnecessarily attacks Abbott. fascinating.


39 posted on 09/23/2013 10:21:43 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: thetallguy24

I don’t think Levin has done his homework on Pauken. If he had, he would not be saying what a great governor Pauken would be.


44 posted on 09/23/2013 11:03:10 AM PDT by longhorn too
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