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Ken Paxton for Texas Attorney General
Redstate.com ^ | 2/18/2014 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 02/18/2014 6:23:54 AM PST by Paine in the Neck

According to Senator Ted Cruz, “Ken Paxton is a tireless conservative warrior.” Paxton is running for Texas Attorney General. As all of us know, we may not live in Texas, but Texas affects us and we all probably secretly or not so secretly want to live there.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott frequently describes his workday as, “I go into the office, I sue the federal government and I go home.” In fact, Abbott had filed 27 cases against President Obama’s administration as of the launch of his Gubernatorial bid last year. There can be no doubt as to the significant power that the Texas Attorney General wields against federal intrusion and lawlessness. Moreover, the future leadership of Texas is now being re-shaped as Governor Perry steps down. It’s imperative that Texas have strong conservative leadership – because as Texas goes, so goes America.

As a result, it is of interest to each of us who next holds that office. It’s a race Ken Paxton needs to win.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: elections; texas
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"The short story is that there are three Republican candidates running: a rich, well-funded liberal; an establishment tool; and an awesome Ted Cruz style conservative.

In describing the race, the Dallas Morning News quoted a political science professor familiar with the race as saying, “It offers the best contrast of the two different visions for the future of the Republican Party. One is a more pragmatic, centrist, conservative vision of Dan Branch; and the other is the movement conservative vision of Ken Paxton. Barry Smitherman is an establishment Republican who is trying to wear the clothing of a movement conservative.”

1 posted on 02/18/2014 6:23:54 AM PST by Paine in the Neck
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Early voting begins Tuesday (Feb. 18, 2014) -- TEXAS primaries


2 posted on 02/18/2014 6:26:17 AM PST by deport
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To: Paine in the Neck; waterhill; ixtl; Windflier
(((ping))) for later.....

Windflier, I apologize if I incorrectly remembered you as having the Texas ping list. Thanks.

3 posted on 02/18/2014 6:34:12 AM PST by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Yes for Paxton.


4 posted on 02/18/2014 6:49:40 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Paine in the Neck

IMHO, the recent following two quotes by Conservative Commentator Eric Erickson highlight why Conservative TEXANS should make their votes count in this Primary Election:

1.) “ - - - As all of us know, we may not live in Texas, but Texas affects us and we all probably secretly or not so secretly want to live there. - - - “

2. ) “ - - - - It’s imperative that Texas have strong conservative leadership – because as Texas goes, so goes America. - - - “


5 posted on 02/18/2014 7:02:44 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Envisioning
I apologize if I incorrectly remembered you as having the Texas ping list.

No, you remembered right. I'll ping the Texas list.

6 posted on 02/18/2014 7:16:46 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Paine in the Neck; El Gato; Eaker; hocndoc; Squantos; SwinneySwitch; MeekOneGOP; weegee; ...
Ted Cruz endorses Paxton for Texas Attorney General



7 posted on 02/18/2014 7:20:25 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Ted Cruz recommends—

Chief Justice Hecht

Supreme Court—

Place 6 Jeff Brown

Place 7 Jeff Boyd

Place 8 Phil Johnson


8 posted on 02/18/2014 7:23:47 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Dan Branch is John Tower if Tower were still among us. He once worked for Tower and sits on the Tower board at SMU.


9 posted on 02/18/2014 7:41:14 AM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: deport

FYI to Freepers in Kaufman County:

Early voting will ONLY use the electronic machines. You will NOT have choice of paper or electronic during early voting.

On Primary Day, March 4th, ONLY PAPER ballots will be used. If you can, please vote on March 4th - paper ballots leave a paper trail!

Say thank you to our GOPe Republicans.


10 posted on 02/18/2014 7:53:11 AM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: Windflier

Thanks for the ping!


11 posted on 02/18/2014 8:12:19 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Windflier

Woo hoo!! Paxton for TX Attorney General!

Thanks for the ping.


12 posted on 02/18/2014 8:28:18 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long
Woo hoo!! Paxton for TX Attorney General!

Ken Paxton was a frequent speaker at our Allen, Texas Tea Party meetings years ago. He was one of the few local politicians at the time who were unafraid to align themselves with the movement. He's been a Tea Party favorite ever since, and has given us no reason (that I know of) to think badly of him.

13 posted on 02/18/2014 9:06:34 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Ken is truly a good man with a wonderful family, and a history of conservative leadership. He will be an excellent AG. We need more people like him and Ted Cruz in office.


14 posted on 02/18/2014 10:07:37 AM PST by roostercashews (Having a gun doesn't make you safer, but knowing how to use one does.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Come on now!

Barry is not getting support from Rick?

What?


15 posted on 02/18/2014 10:12:34 AM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: Windflier

Good to see Cruz not shutting up like the GOPe would like


16 posted on 02/18/2014 11:31:43 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Paine in the Neck

There have also been a lot of class action lawsuits and settlements sought by the AG against banks and stuff over the past decade. The banks had it coming too.


17 posted on 02/18/2014 11:33:17 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL
Good to see Cruz not shutting up like the GOPe would like

He's making them look bad. Very bad. In return, they hate him with a white hot passion for his outspokenness and fearless devotion to conservative principles.

18 posted on 02/18/2014 1:04:33 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: lonestar

I meant on the Senate race (like Midge and Rand). Sorry for any corn-fusion ;-)

At least, no endorsement in the TX Senate race, that I know of.


19 posted on 02/18/2014 1:49:18 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: lonestar

Oops...wrong thread. Sorry about that, lonestar ;)


20 posted on 02/18/2014 1:51:14 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

Only endorsement I’ve seen from Cruz has been in Legal races. I imagine he’ll keep it that way.


21 posted on 02/18/2014 3:04:59 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Windflier

I cannot agree more with Ken Paxton as AG in this state...His proven conservative and moral positions are what make him a great candidate and will make him an outstanding AG for the state of Texas...

When I heard about him forming up a campaign for this job, I could not crawl over bigger people to get on that endorsement list...

It is the only official endorsement I have given before an actual primary election that I can recall...

That’s how important and confident I am in that decision...


22 posted on 02/19/2014 5:03:21 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: stevie_d_64
I cannot agree more with Ken Paxton as AG in this state...His proven conservative and moral positions are what make him a great candidate and will make him an outstanding AG for the state of Texas.

Ken Paxton aligned himself with our Collin County Tea Party groups from the very beginning, and was a frequent speaker at our meetings. This was years ago, and he's been strongly supportive of the Tea Party ever since.

He's one of the few politicians I've rubbed elbows with enough to take the measure of the man. He's the real deal, and he's got my trust.

23 posted on 02/19/2014 7:25:20 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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Can someone tell me what is wrong with the other guy? I voted for Paxton in the primary, but this was before I found out he was the only government official who wrote a letter in favor of a developer putting a government housing project right in my neighborhood here in McKinney!
24 posted on 03/10/2014 2:16:20 PM PDT by LibertyThug ("Equal rights for all, special privileges for none." Jefferson)
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Paxton ... was the only government official who wrote a letter in favor of a developer putting a government housing project right in my neighborhood here in McKinney!

You sure about that? Got a link? Docs?

Not a challenge. I just need to see some proof that Ken Paxton really did what you say, before I get twisted up about it.

25 posted on 03/10/2014 4:29:05 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
Here is the link: http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/multifamily/docs/imaged/2013apps/13259.pdf

Note that the address is in the middle of a pretty okay middle-class neighborhood. Paxton's support letter, the only one, is on page 151 of the document.

Our neighborhood area was blindsided by it. We just found out about it 2 weeks ag,o even though the state of Texas approved it in July!

I have done tons of research about the group that is suing all the suburban areas around here (which was why Frisco just had to get the same type of housing). According to the group, ICP, McKinney had enough government housing, but it was all concentrated to the east of 75. They decided there should be government housing to the west of the 75. I guess Paxton agreed. According to the consent decree, McKinney will have to have about 2 more of these west of 75. I swear, it's like I'm living in California again.

26 posted on 03/10/2014 5:29:48 PM PDT by LibertyThug ("Equal rights for all, special privileges for none." Jefferson)
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