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Iraq veteran to challenge John Cornynís Senate seat
The Houston Chronicle ^ | November 2, 2013 | Nora Lindtner

Posted on 11/02/2013 8:21:25 AM PDT by Timber Rattler

Erick Wyatt, a 37-year-old veteran of the war in Iraq, is running for Sen. John Cornyn’s seat in the Republican primary in March 2014.

The young Veteran said he does not think Cornyn is doing a good job representing Texas, and the current Senator is “a moderate at best.”

Wyatt is currently the youngest challenger up for Cornyn’s seat, but believes his young age and lack of political background is an advantage because it gives him greater opportunity to relate to the working middle class and the younger generation.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.chron.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; cornyn; erickwyatt; oifveterans; senate; tx2014; wyatt
Wyatt is a definite longshot. But if I lived in Texas, I'd vote for him.
1 posted on 11/02/2013 8:21:25 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler
he asks a legitimate question of the military "will you put your career before country?" and the oath you took to defend same
2 posted on 11/02/2013 8:33:22 AM PDT by llevrok (Obama 2008 : "If you vote for me, you can keep your country")
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To: Timber Rattler

ABC..Anyone But Cornyn...


3 posted on 11/02/2013 8:40:51 AM PDT by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: Timber Rattler
I live in Dallas, Republic of Texas..

...I am definitely voting for Mr. Wyatt. Cornyn is running ads on TV touting his "conservative" creds. He had his chance w/ me..I didn't see him anywhere during Sen Cruzs' 22 hr "filibuster". Cornyn cannot take that back, or explain it...so yea for Mr Wyatt.

BTW...I heard yesterday a rumor that Rep Louie Gohmert may be running for Speaker...if true, this will be fun to watch, and if he wins, the whole ball game changes.

4 posted on 11/02/2013 8:41:27 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance........)
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To: B.O. Plenty

No one at any of Cornyn’s offices would answer the phones the morning of the filibuster, the day of the vote.
]I called Cruz’ office just to let them know that.

That is even less than not representing Texas.


5 posted on 11/02/2013 8:49:08 AM PDT by stanne
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To: ken5050

We are already getting phone calls urging us to vote for Cornyn when the time comes.


6 posted on 11/02/2013 8:53:01 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG

I am going to have to think long and hard before I vote for Cornyn again. I don’t trust him after some of the shenanigans he pulled before the shutdown.


7 posted on 11/02/2013 8:59:58 AM PDT by wayoverthehill ('")
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To: B.O. Plenty

I looked up the publication referenced in The senator’s add, calling him the 2nd most conservative in the senate. It is an inside the beltway magazine. It is read by people inside government. How can you argue with that endorsement?


8 posted on 11/02/2013 9:15:49 AM PDT by Tex52
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To: Timber Rattler

Bookmark.


9 posted on 11/02/2013 9:17:46 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Timber Rattler

No one knew who Cruz was either. Everyone knew putz Dewhurst. The Tea Party spread Ted’s name around and word got out.

That’s what it’s all about.


10 posted on 11/02/2013 9:39:14 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Impeach the Liar.)
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To: Tex52

Is Ken Paxton the first?


11 posted on 11/02/2013 9:40:45 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Impeach the Liar.)
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To: wayoverthehill
A vote for Cornyn is a vote for McCain and Reid.

It's as simple as that!

12 posted on 11/02/2013 9:43:14 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: B.O. Plenty

I emailed Mr. Cornyn during the filibuster and said I was disappointed that he was there supporting Mr. Cruz. Here is his reply:
Thank you for contacting me regarding the Continuing Resolution (CR) and defunding of Obamacare. I know how passionately Texans feel about this issue, and I appreciate the benefit of your comments. All Americans should be exempt from the onerous and costly provisions of Obamacare and the best way to do this is to repeal and defund the law in its entirety.

Texans continue to share with me real-life examples of how this law is hurting businesses, killing jobs, and burdening individuals with costlier premiums. All Americans should receive relief from this law, so I was pleased when the House of Representatives chose to listen to the American people and sent the Senate a CR that funded the government and defunded Obamacare.

Because of procedural rules in the Senate, the only way for Senators to vote yes or no on defunding Obamacare was to vote for cloture, thereby allowing a simple majority vote to defund Obamacare. Only five Senate Democrats were needed to defund Obamacare. However, Democrats continued to ignore the pleas of the American people and stripped the language that defunded Obamacare. I joined with all Republicans to vote against the final Senate CR that included funding for Obamacare.

House Republicans continued to send reasonable packages to the Senate that would have funded the government but provided relief for Americans from this law, including bills that would have delayed Obamacare for a year, permanently repealed the Medical Device Tax, delayed Obamacare’s individual mandate, and required that Congressional members and staff live under the same rules as the American people. Senate Democrats rejected these reasonable compromises.

On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, the U.S. government funding authority expired, resulting in a government shutdown. Unfortunately, this shutdown did not prevent the implementation of Obamacare and the health care exchanges opened as scheduled.

At every opportunity to defund or repeal the law, I have voted in favor of doing so, and I will not waver in my opposition to this law. To read further about my efforts, please visit my website at: http://www.cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=senator-cornyn-record-on-obamacare.

I appreciate having the opportunity to represent Texas in the United States Senate. Thank you for taking the time to contact me.

Sincerely,

JOHN CORNYN

United States Senator


13 posted on 11/02/2013 9:54:17 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Timber Rattler

I will not vote for Cornyn. Wyatt looks good right now. My family’s 5 votes will go against the incumbent.


14 posted on 11/02/2013 9:54:26 AM PDT by jy8z (When push comes disguised as nudge, I do not budge.)
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To: wayoverthehill

See my post #13


15 posted on 11/02/2013 9:54:57 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Timber Rattler

but believes his young age and lack of political background is an advantage


What his advantage will be is having Master Cruz mentor him. Getting up to speed should take about a month.


16 posted on 11/02/2013 9:59:44 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: txhurl

Protest vote yes but beat Cornyn? Come on. The best challenger won’t. That’s the problem.


17 posted on 11/02/2013 10:24:11 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: B.O. Plenty
Yep, this is the guy I heard on a radio show in Dallas a few weeks back and was trying to remember the name.

Sounded like clean, honest, straight talk to me.

pic...

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18 posted on 11/02/2013 10:29:44 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: stanne

Get the Tea Party out and defeat the RINO! Get military veterans to walk house to house in support of the Iraq vet and expose the RINO.


19 posted on 11/02/2013 10:33:09 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Rusty0604
the only way for Senators to vote yes or no on defunding Obamacare was to vote for cloture

That is so deceptive and dishonest trying to make his vote for cloture look like it was a vote against Obamacare when it was the exact opposite. YOU VOTED WITH HARRY REID so you can stay buddies with your DC friends and not fight for Texans now getting insurance cancellations then it was next to impossible to get any of your staffers on the phone!

Senate rejects Ted Cruz strategy 79-19; cloture invoked, Obamacare funding restored
20 posted on 11/02/2013 10:39:03 AM PDT by RushingWater
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Go cry with Dewhurst.


21 posted on 11/02/2013 10:47:21 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Rusty0604
I would speculate without much fear of contradiction, Mr Cornyn would explain our criticism of his vote something like: you varlets have no idea of how the Senate works.

If that is true, he should know that us varlets may have a "perception" of how the Senate SHOULD work....therefore get out there before shtf, and at least try to kill the perceived notion that most Senate R's are using weasel tactics to "fool" constituents?

My perception is that the Senate R's who voted for "cloture" in fact, voted for O/C to go forward. The proper vote was vote against cloture and let all who vote for get on the record as being FOR O/C going into affect.

Voting for cloture and then voting against O/C when they knew for sure that the D votes alone would prevail is the lowest kind of weasel-ality that I can think of.

22 posted on 11/02/2013 1:12:49 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance........)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
Maybe Cornyn cannot be beat...but we can scare him.

If he doesn't win by 10 or 15 points, maybe only by 2 or 3 may cause him to have a little more respect for TP conservatives.

Like I say, I intend to vote in the primaries for Mr Wyatt..& vote for Cornyn in the general elections if Wyatt loses the primaries.

23 posted on 11/02/2013 1:21:28 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance........)
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To: Timber Rattler

http://www.erickwyatt.com/


24 posted on 11/02/2013 1:45:34 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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