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ERICK WYATT WITHDRAWS FROM U.S. SENATE RACE (against Cornyn, endorses Linda Vega)
erickwyatt.com ^ | 11/23/13

Posted on 12/09/2013 10:38:18 AM PST by cotton1706

Austin, Texas: Erick Wyatt, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, announced today that he will no longer seek the office held by Senator John Cornyn.

Mr. Wyatt stated, “Effective immediately, I am stopping my campaign to spend more time with my family. I will continue to be an advocate for military, veterans, and families of the fallen.”

Mr. Wyatt also announced the endorsement of his opponent, Linda Vega, a Houston resident. Mr. Wyatt said he has “met with Linda and had multiple conversations with her over the last week. I have decided that she and I share the same point of view on most political topics. Linda is very active when it comes to military rights and that weighs heavily on my heart as a 15-year combat veteran, and as a husband of a Navy veteran who lost her first husband in Operation Iraqi Freedom.” He also said he plans “to meet with Ms Vega and her team in the near future to see how I can help her campaign.”

Mr. Wyatt has been campaigning across the state of Texas for the last eight months. He thanks everyone for the support given to him during that time, and he encourages everyone to check out Linda Vega, as an alternative to Senator Cornyn.

(Excerpt) Read more at erickwyatt.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; elections; tx2014
Apparently, I missed this story.

So we have a four person primary, Cornyn, Vega, Dwayne Stovall and Chris Mapp.

We need to keep Cornyn under 50% to force a runoff!

1 posted on 12/09/2013 10:38:18 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Oops. Forgot about Connor. Five person race!


2 posted on 12/09/2013 10:39:29 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Whose the most conservative candidate, out of all of them?


3 posted on 12/09/2013 10:48:32 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: cotton1706

I am not familiar with any of these people. Did Wyatt have any chance? Who has a chance of defeating Cornyn?


4 posted on 12/09/2013 10:48:38 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

I think one of them was a Paulista but I don’t remember which or if he ever got on the ballot


5 posted on 12/09/2013 10:50:05 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: cotton1706

Wyatt’s torched?...............


6 posted on 12/09/2013 10:50:08 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red_Devil 232

normally, all of these people would be called “also rans”


7 posted on 12/09/2013 10:50:39 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

“Whose the most conservative candidate, out of all of them?”

I don’t know. I don’t live in Texas. I’ve heard some Texas freepers say some good things about Stovall. I’d like to see Vega take a big hunk of the Latino republicans. Anything to keep Cornyn under 50%.


8 posted on 12/09/2013 10:53:04 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Red Badger

“Wyatt’s torched?...............”

Now that’s clever!!


9 posted on 12/09/2013 10:53:27 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: GeronL

So Cornyn will breeze through the primary and be re-elected? Spit!


10 posted on 12/09/2013 10:55:40 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

That is how I feel


11 posted on 12/09/2013 10:55:55 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: cotton1706

8^)............


12 posted on 12/09/2013 10:59:07 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Did Wyatt have any chance?

Not according to this article ... Could David Barton Win The Texas GOP Senate Race?

Who has a chance of defeating Cornyn?

A fairly convincing case above for David Barton (who has not thrown his hat into the ring yet).

13 posted on 12/09/2013 11:05:06 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
I support Dwayne Stovall. I believe he's the most conservative. Vega probably has the most presence of Cornyn's opposition but if you can get her to speak frankly about her position on illegal immigration it will be a miracle. Vega on immigration is like a Supreme Court candidate asked to describe their position on abortion - you get nothing.
14 posted on 12/09/2013 11:15:45 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Red_Devil 232; All

*Who has a chance of defeating Cornyn?*
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Well, I live in Texas and I’m going for Vega. The female gender is a plus and the Hispanic surname is a huge plus. Remember a guy named Ted CRUZ? The Hispanic surname helped him defeat a well-known, well funded, long-time Lt. Governor (David Dewhurst). We’ve got to get rid of that traitor, John Cornyn. He has fallen right in with the GOPe. I think Vega can take him out. The others; I really don’t think so. Only Ted Cruz could have defeated Dewhurst; only Vega can defeat Cornyn.


15 posted on 12/09/2013 11:37:29 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Paine in the Neck
...support Dwayne Stovall...

Sounds good to me, though while he criticizes Cornyn's failure to fight Obamacare, Shovall doesn't exactly say what he would do.

16 posted on 12/09/2013 12:25:56 PM PST by expat_panama
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To: cotton1706

“Wyatt’s torched?...............”

Now that’s clever!!

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Indeed. But not everyone will know why.


17 posted on 12/09/2013 12:53:17 PM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: expat_panama

I think Stovall should reveal a plan during a debate rather than lay it out for everyone to build talking points against this early...politics is a brutal game...


18 posted on 12/09/2013 12:53:35 PM PST by willyd (I for one welcome our NSA overlords)
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To: InterceptPoint; Red Badger; Wyatt's Torch
Indeed. But not everyone will know why.

'Courtesy' ping ......

19 posted on 12/09/2013 1:19:15 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: expat_panama

True, but there’s no question I’m voting for someone other than Cornyn in March. The decision I don’t want to have to make is whether I vote for someone other than Cornyn in Nov...


20 posted on 12/10/2013 2:45:52 AM PST by expat_panama
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To: expat_panama

Steve Stockman.


21 posted on 12/10/2013 9:02:20 AM PST by TexasGunRunner (Stockman for US Senate)
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To: TexasGunRunner

Of course, he’d be far better. My worry is is the wimp/Repub establishment withstanding the primaries, so I vote for Repub Cronyn, no vote, or vote Dem?

Talk about a 3-way avoidance conflict...


22 posted on 12/10/2013 12:00:16 PM PST by expat_panama
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To: cotton1706

I appreciate Mr. Wyatt doing this. He recognizes who has the best chance of defeating Cornyn..... Linda Vega.


23 posted on 12/10/2013 12:29:44 PM PST by Din Maker
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To: cotton1706

BTTT


24 posted on 12/19/2013 9:45:14 AM PST by Din Maker
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