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Sen. Cruz wonít endorse Cornyn in Texas GOP race
washingtonpost.com ^ | 2/27/14

Posted on 02/27/2014 9:19:49 AM PST by cotton1706

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz is refusing to endorse his fellow Texas Republican in next week’s primary in which a tea party candidate is trying to oust the Senate’s second-ranking GOP leader.

Cruz declined to say whether he will vote for Sen. John Cornyn or challenger Steve Stockman.

Cruz continued criticizing GOP leaders Thursday and said he doesn’t plan to endorse any incumbents or their challengers in this year’s primaries. He did not rule out changing his mind later.

Several senior Republican senators face tea party challengers in primaries.

Cruz’s comments were notable because he is a vice chairman of the GOP committee tasked with winning Senate elections.

Cruz is a tea party favorite who may run for president in 2016.

His comments came at a Washington breakfast sponsored by Politico.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; elections; tedcruz
Texas primary is next Tuesday, March 4th.

Hopefully, the people of Texas will take Cruz's non-endorsement as advice to vote for somebody other than Cornyn!

1 posted on 02/27/2014 9:19:49 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Go, Ted, GO!!


2 posted on 02/27/2014 9:21:15 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: cotton1706

Cornyn - CRUZing for a bruising.

Time to thin the herd!


3 posted on 02/27/2014 9:21:41 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: cotton1706

Good. Karlos Rove railed against Cruz yesterday. Screw him. Go Cruz!


4 posted on 02/27/2014 9:22:22 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: cotton1706

I’m liking Cruz more and more every day.


5 posted on 02/27/2014 9:22:32 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: cotton1706

Now endorse Stovall!


6 posted on 02/27/2014 9:26:14 AM PST by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: WKUHilltopper

Same here!


7 posted on 02/27/2014 9:27:43 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: cotton1706

Thank you Senator Cruz. Trash must go into the dumpster.


8 posted on 02/27/2014 9:31:21 AM PST by mulligan (I)
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To: cotton1706

Attention Rand Paul: This his how it’s done. Learn or stay forever a Senator.


9 posted on 02/27/2014 9:31:30 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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10 posted on 02/27/2014 9:38:08 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Jim Robinson

There is just no sidling up with RINOS, under any circumstances, with Ted Cruz. Not for love, money, nor compromise.

THAT is integrity in real action. Maybe even dangerous, for his own political future, but there it is. I’d say that’s resistance in real time.

Who else has done that without fail?


11 posted on 02/27/2014 9:46:51 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: cotton1706; o2bfree; 12th_Monkey; 230FMJ; TWhiteBear; painter; tbw2; Ricebug; parthian shot; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!


12 posted on 02/27/2014 9:47:01 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: cotton1706

Amen, bro.

This is pretty rare, coming from a man with the ability to triumph against the odds, continues to stand on his own two feet, increasingly under fire, pressure and threat, but endorses no RINOS anywhere, for any trumped up reason.

This is the rare bird.


13 posted on 02/27/2014 9:56:10 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: cotton1706

Why would anybody endorse someone who voted to give Obama everything he asks for with no strings? Like the latest budget “deal” to prevent military cuts, then a month later Obama announces he’s unilaterally cutting defense to pre-1942 levels.....

Cornyn = DUMB RINO who gets played by progressives and can’t figure out he’s been played.


14 posted on 02/27/2014 9:58:26 AM PST by BereanBrain
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To: cotton1706
Cruz declined to say whether he will vote for Sen. John Cornyn or challenger Steve Stockman.

Coyness is not an endearing trait.

15 posted on 02/27/2014 9:58:30 AM PST by onedoug
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To: cotton1706; All

WHAT???? What is wrong with Ted Cruz? I mean Rand Paul is a great Conservative and he has endorsed his home-state boy, Mitch McConnell. Whassup with Sen. Cruz? Has Rand Paul not met with him and coached him on how to be an “Inside-the-Beltway” Political Whore?


16 posted on 02/27/2014 10:05:32 AM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: onedoug

Cruz declined to say whether he will vote for Sen. John Cornyn or challenger Steve Stockman.
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Memo to The Washington Post writer: There are other challengers besides Stockman; dumb ass.


17 posted on 02/27/2014 10:08:02 AM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: onedoug

“Cruz declined to say whether he will vote for Sen. John Cornyn or challenger Steve Stockman.

Coyness is not an endearing trait.”

Maybe he’s just voting for Stovall, haha.


18 posted on 02/27/2014 10:10:37 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: SoConPubbie

Good man, Ted!


19 posted on 02/27/2014 10:15:43 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!)
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To: cotton1706

Already did!


20 posted on 02/27/2014 10:17:09 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!)
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To: onedoug
I'm happy with him, and I'm one that voted for him. I'll vote for him again, so get used to him. He's going to be disrupting the GOPe for a while.

/johnny

21 posted on 02/27/2014 10:18:56 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cotton1706

“Cruz declined to say whether he will vote for Sen. John Cornyn or challenger Steve Stockman.

Coyness is not an endearing trait.”

Maybe he’s just voting for Stovall, haha.
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It’s all good. A vote for ANYONE other than Cornyn in the Republican primary is a vote to force Cornyn into a runoff.


22 posted on 02/27/2014 10:32:12 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: cotton1706

That’s a good thing!


23 posted on 02/27/2014 10:37:57 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Din Maker
I think Sen. Cruz will wait for the initial primary results (for TExAs) and then do an endorsement.

It is quite likely that Cornbread will not get 51% and there will be a runoff.

If so I am looking for him to go with Stovall.

.

24 posted on 02/27/2014 10:47:48 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: TLI

If Stovall is in the Run-Off; which I hope he is.


25 posted on 02/27/2014 11:01:15 AM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Just had the Cornyn conversation with my entire law office. We were reviewing the ballot (we’re all conservatives, staff included) and every one of them went straight for Cornyn. I said, “Wait a minute, let’s talk about this.” After a bit of extra info, at least two of them changed their minds. Not my dad, though - I have great respect for him, but he’s one of those blind loyalists who votes for Cornyn because they went to law school together. I know Cornyn personally and he’s a nice guy, a gentleman, but I think he’s been in DC too long and has gotten too cozy.


26 posted on 02/27/2014 11:25:11 AM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: manic4organic

Voting tomorrow with husband and son....to heck with Cornyn!..screw him! we are voting for Stovall! That’s three votes in his pocket! PAY BACK IS A *itch!!!


27 posted on 02/27/2014 11:31:19 AM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: jagusafr
I certainly don't want a nice guy there in DC. I want a son-of-a-bitch that will step on liberal toes, and move this country back to where it should be.

/johnny

28 posted on 02/27/2014 11:49:54 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cotton1706

Lots of others running besides Stockman, whom I didn’t vote for anyway.


29 posted on 02/27/2014 12:21:05 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: RoseofTexas

That’s great. Three votes for Stovall at my house, too!


30 posted on 02/27/2014 12:54:59 PM PST by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Ping — WaPo’s version


31 posted on 02/28/2014 12:56:32 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Oops... had my wires crossed... I meant to ping you over here...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3127890/posts?page=1


32 posted on 02/28/2014 12:59:49 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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