Skip to comments.2014 GOP Grudge Match Starts in Texas
Posted on 02/05/2014 4:26:39 PM PST by cotton1706
Bad blood is one way to describe it. Soon that political plasma will begin to boil, as the pending 2014-midterm elections will launch a grueling two-year process to determine which major Republican faction wins control of the party.
Will the grassroots or the GOP establishment prevail?
The war earnestly begins in the Lone Star State less than 30 days from now. Texas Sen. John Cornyn is fighting off intra-party challenges from a crowded field of Republicans, each of whom claims the mantle of grassroots champion. Congressman Steve Stockman (R-Seabrook) is notable among the challengers.
In the March 4 Texas primary, voters will decide some interesting races, aside from weighing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis biographical creativity.
The contest is sure to draw the most ink is the U.S. Senate race, where two-term incumbent Cornyn faces seven Republican opponents, led by Congressman Stockman. If no candidate receives an absolute majority on March 4 (50 percent plus one vote), a run-off contest between the top two contenders is required on May 27.
Forcing Cornyn into a run-off most likely would lead to his undoing. A secondary election is often the death knell for an incumbent because a majority of primary voters have already voted for another candidate. For an office holder who only manages to win a primary plurality, attracting a majority of runoff voters is very difficult.
John Cornyns history in the Senate isnt unusual. More than a few Senate Republicans have campaigned as staunch conservatives only to be co-opted by the GOP establishment once they gained seniority. As the second highest leadership Republican Senate Majority Whip Cornyn commands a national Republican constituency in addition to the one that directly elects him.
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Third party and some fresh ways of doing business and not the old guard greed.
Forcing Cornyn into a run-off most likely would lead to his undoing. A secondary election is often the death knell for an incumbent because a majority of primary voters have already voted for another candidate.
The GOP run-off for US senate primary is functionaly the general election this year.
Don’t know if the GOP “old guard” have noticed it, but there’s really only a couple of issues they gotta get right on to keep from antagonizing their base.
1 - No Amnesty. Ever. It’s over. Mexico is not going to hijack our nation, period.
2 - Repeal Obamacare. Now. Don’t talk about managing it, making it ‘better’, any of that crap. Kill it. Now.
There’s a laundry list of other items that some would add. But at the moment, these are the Big Ones. They are the Kenyan Commie’s signature interests, and no one should ever even discuss them.
Cornpone is the one who made that mistake. Thus his current predicament.
You live in Mexifornia but believe the above is true?
“The GOP run-off for US senate primary is functionaly the general election this year.”
Cornyn is running ads constantly on the radio here in DFW area, enumerating his many “conservative” accomplishments. He gets no more votes from this house.
Hope Springs Eternal
And it starts with No Amnesty Ever
Houston area as well. Michael Berry on 740 KTRH makes fun of them on a regular basis.
ABC - anyone but Cornrow.
I believe Cornball, whom I oppose, will get 65 percent, and George P. 70 percent for land commissioner. The reason I think this is for the voters to choose alternatives would not be consistent with their past voting practices.
Your question presumes that Mexifornia really is still part of "our Nation."
I predict that your predictions are wrong, FRiend ;)
Let's send a message to the establishment republicans...game over boy’z.
Cornrows adds run non stop down in Houston but only the elite among the county Repuglicans listen. The adds are like listening to Barry droan on about keeping your insurance.
Ditto on the ads here in San Antonio.
Cornholio will get no primary votes from my house, though if he is the Republican nominee we will vote for him cuz he is the lesser of 2 evils when compared to any possible candidate that the Demonrats would put up. Besides, there is no way in Hell that I will allow Dingy Harry to be Senate Majority Leader due to my own inaction. That being said I hope that Cornholio goes down next month.
“Your question presumes that Mexifornia really is still part of “our Nation.” “
Well FR is in California and you are still posting. Isn’t that being a hypocrite?
Because FR is very much part of this nation.
I hope my predictions are wrong too, but we are deluged with “moderate” primary voters, the kinds who nominated McC and Romney and will do so for Cornball and George P.