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Cornyn tamps down expectations for Tuesday primary
San Antonio Express News ^ | 2/26/14 | Kevin Diaz

Posted on 02/28/2014 10:37:48 AM PST by jimbo123

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, facing a field of GOP primary candidates running at him mainly from the right, set the bar low for next Tuesday’s election, telling Texas reporters that his main goal is to avoid a runoff.

“My goal is to win the election without a runoff, and I think we’ll achieve that goal,” he said in a phone conference Wednesday. He added: “I realize runoffs are a unique animal unto themselves, and my goal is to win without a runoff, and of course I’ll enjoy every vote I get above that.”

Cornyn reminded the press corps that he’s had some experience with runoffs.

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


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I saw some results of a private poll last Friday/Saturday that had Cornyn at 65% or so. Now I've seen an update on polling that is taking place today and tomorrow and early numbers show Cornyn is now below 50% but still leading. The poll movement away from Cornyn is GOOD news.
1 posted on 02/28/2014 10:37:48 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

It’s time for John to retire. I voted to assist in this worthy goal.


2 posted on 02/28/2014 10:40:32 AM PST by Professional Engineer (I am not cynical. /s)
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To: jimbo123

I’m sitting here in Georgia that Cornyn’s electoral hopes are drowned in a virtual sh!t Tsunami of voter discontent.

So much so that he is far below the 50% and that another primary challenger actually goes above it. He deserves the worst humiliation a human can get, and for him, a politician, a rebuke of this kind would be DEVASTATING.


3 posted on 02/28/2014 10:42:21 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: jimbo123

With any luck, there WILL be a runoff...

And Cornyn will not be a finalist.


4 posted on 02/28/2014 10:44:35 AM PST by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: jimbo123

I cast my vote AGAINST Cornyn yesterday. I went with Stovall over Stockman, although I’ll be fine with either. Mainly made my choice because Stovall seemed to work a bit harder for the vote, and I was a little worried about Stockman’s propensity for being a loose cannon and saying something impolitic that might deep-six his candidacy.

Also, happily voted AGAINST the amnesty-leaning Bush for land commissioner. Don’t know a single thing about Watts, but there’s no way I’m ever giving a Bush one of my votes again. Even if Bush wins the primary, he still won’t get my vote. Same for Cornyn. I’ve had it with the GOP-E crowd. My vote only exists to bludgeon them, after the backstabbing treatment they gave to Palin and the Tea Party. Only solid tea-party candidates for me.


5 posted on 02/28/2014 10:55:13 AM PST by greene66
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To: Jane Long; RitaOK; Din Maker; cotton1706

ping


6 posted on 02/28/2014 10:56:09 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Safrguns

If it goes to a runoff Cornyn is TOAST and he knows it!


7 posted on 02/28/2014 10:57:10 AM PST by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Professional Engineer

I’m with you on this!

My acid test is pretty simple.

Is this guy fit to stand along side of Senator TED CRUZ? If not, no dice.


8 posted on 02/28/2014 10:57:21 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: jimbo123

Although a tea party challenge by U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Clear Lake, has received a ton of national press, Cornyn appears to enjoy a comfortable lead in the race, even if primary elections are notoriously difficult to predict.


If TX FReepers are representative of voting Texans in general, Stovall should get 70% of the ABC vote.

Four more days and we’ll know!


9 posted on 02/28/2014 10:57:53 AM PST by txhurl (Young the Giant, 'It's About Time')
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To: greene66

I like your thinking!


10 posted on 02/28/2014 10:58:21 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: txhurl

Right now, polling I’ve seen so far in today’s poll is 40% Cornyn, 60% Others. This was not the case when the polling was being conducted a week ago.


11 posted on 02/28/2014 11:01:52 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: greene66

“I cast my vote AGAINST Cornyn yesterday. I went with Stovall over Stockman, although I’ll be fine with either. Mainly made my choice because Stovall seemed to work a bit harder for the vote...

Also, happily voted AGAINST the amnesty-leaning Bush for land commissioner....”
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greene, you did good!! Make sure your friends and family get out and do their duty also.

Texan Freepers, get busy! I wish I was in Texas with you to do a part.


12 posted on 02/28/2014 11:04:27 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: greene66

Question from the frozen tundra to the north: Are primaries in Texas open to all or only for registered party members?


13 posted on 02/28/2014 11:06:33 AM PST by Mygirlsmom (Washington: "I cannot tell a lie". Obama: "I cannot tell.....I lie")
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To: Mygirlsmom

They are open, but you have to state whether you are voting in the Republican primary or the Democrat primary.

When I was asked that question at the voting precinct, I stated “Well, until there is an official Tea Party, I’ll have to go with the Republican primary, I guess.”


14 posted on 02/28/2014 11:09:03 AM PST by greene66
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To: jimbo123

Good! Our expectations of Cornball were tamped way down after he voted for BIG spending, threw out a life line to the Gang of 8 amnesty and funded 0Care...oh, and when he turned his back on Sen Cruz’ filibuster, too.


15 posted on 02/28/2014 11:11:34 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Mygirlsmom

Texas does not have registered party members. You declare your party when you go to vote. The only limitation is that you cannot vote in one party’s runoff election if you voted in the other party’s original election.


16 posted on 02/28/2014 11:12:12 AM PST by writmeister
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To: jimbo123

I don’t think any of the articles about the election I’ve read have mentioned Stovall as a contender.


17 posted on 02/28/2014 11:12:45 AM PST by txhurl (Young the Giant, 'It's About Time')
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To: jimbo123

Cornyn is one of the slickest and very manicured Senators. He looks like he sees the barber twice a week and wears $2000 suits

Slick slick slick not to be trusted in a million years


18 posted on 02/28/2014 11:14:46 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: greene66

They are open, but you have to state whether you are voting in the Republican primary or the Democrat primary.

LOL...I told our poll workers, after they asked me that question, “Normally, Republican, but I’m not sure! I’m not too happy with them, right now”. They sort of chuckled.


19 posted on 02/28/2014 11:15:05 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: jimbo123

Right now, polling I’ve seen so far in today’s poll is 40% Cornyn, 60% Others.

*******

Great news...my emails are working ;-)


20 posted on 02/28/2014 11:17:16 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

Mapp has picked up support because of his wetback statements and Cornyn’s condemnation. He’s now #3 behind Stockman in the polling that’s out there this morning.


21 posted on 02/28/2014 11:21:28 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: greene66
Not to mention the backstabbing that Cornyn has given Cruz! Unconscionable!
22 posted on 02/28/2014 11:21:55 AM PST by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed "Elderly Kooky Type" Catholic Texan)
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To: jimbo123

Thank you, jim, for the ping.

Obviously, Cornyn needs every vote he can get, and playing the “underdog” role probably helps.

I am not following the depressing popular msm polling, but I do follow your own more hopeful polling sources.

Surely, surely, we can pull off a run-off at least. Probably, Stovall is by all reports, less risky in a run off, though anyone can blow up their own opportunity.

Cornyn can be slick at election time, as always, and Stockman may be all zeal with little or no campaign finess. We have to get votes in a state wide campaign. Maybe Stovall can bring some voters along, beyond only the base?

Cruz was more than a conservative ideolog— he was a vote getter, and a very high caliber campaigner. We need more of those types representing conservatives so well.


23 posted on 02/28/2014 11:25:39 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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24 posted on 02/28/2014 11:26:18 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Professional Engineer

Stovall got my vote.... Scrooge Cornholio__but if he wins I have to vote for him against the DemRat. What’s ya gonna doos..


25 posted on 02/28/2014 11:38:38 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Jane Long

Not yours alone my dear!


26 posted on 02/28/2014 11:39:19 AM PST by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: RitaOK

Mapp’s comments really shook up the polling. Now it won’t affect all the early voters, but this could be fun. Cornyn is now polling below 50% and closer to 40% right now.


27 posted on 02/28/2014 11:39:50 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: greene66

I vote just like you, for the same reasons, and will vote for whoever runs against Cornyn.


28 posted on 02/28/2014 11:43:33 AM PST by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: greene66

I vote just like you, for the same reasons, and will vote for whoever runs against Cornyn.


29 posted on 02/28/2014 11:43:33 AM PST by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: greene66

That is how our primaries run as well. So followup question.....has there been any rumblings about the enemy crossing the lines to “help” Cornyn?


30 posted on 02/28/2014 11:47:07 AM PST by Mygirlsmom (Washington: "I cannot tell a lie". Obama: "I cannot tell.....I lie")
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To: txhurl

I don’t think any of the articles about the election I’ve
read have mentioned Stovall as a contender.

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Here is some recent Stovall support.

http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2014/02/tea-partiers-blast-stockman-for-lazy-and-unethical-campaign-stovall-gets-support.html/


31 posted on 02/28/2014 11:48:09 AM PST by deport
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To: Mygirlsmom

Not that I’ve heard. In a way, I don’t think the Dems really grasp how noxious the conservative base finds Cornyn. They seem be a bit behind the curve on that. So, it’s not quite the equivalent to Lindsay Graham or John McCain, for example, where one would expect lots of Dems to swoop down and vote in the GOP primary.

Maybe it’s also because so much of Cornyn’s RINO and backstabbing ways are far more “behind the scenes” compared to some others. The Dems just aren’t as cognizant of the situation.


32 posted on 02/28/2014 11:54:47 AM PST by greene66
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To: RitaOK

Big margin of error, but I’ll post this morning’s polling numbers anyway just for fun:

Cornyn 37%
Stockman 33%
Mapp 17%

Registered Voters

I’ll update when things get a little more stable and I’ll show the other guys.


33 posted on 02/28/2014 11:57:03 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Cornyn is the epitome of a Senator that loves his DC friends and has abandoned Texans. Good for Cruz that forced him to show his true colors.

Unfortunately, if you googled for conservative voter guide in Texas, some generic ivoter one kept coming up over and over that showed Cornyn more conservative than Stovall. Shame on all those orgs that signed on with this worthless voter's guide.

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34 posted on 02/28/2014 11:58:47 AM PST by RushingWater
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To: jimbo123

Are they even asking about stovall???


35 posted on 02/28/2014 12:06:04 PM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: jimbo123

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hints-of-2014-momentum-for-the-gop-but-rifts-in-the-party-remain/


36 posted on 02/28/2014 12:24:32 PM PST by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: jimbo123

I can’t remember the Hispanic female candidate, who had surprisingly high numbers in one poll. Is Mapp the name of this woman?

Thx, much for the kool aid. I am drinking it in, while I can. ;) Rita


37 posted on 02/28/2014 12:25:32 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: jimbo123

Linda Vega. Sorry, I hadn’t dropped down on the thread far enough.


38 posted on 02/28/2014 12:30:57 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RitaOK

lol it would make quite the stir if a latina candidate advocated shooting the border-jumpers on sight.


39 posted on 02/28/2014 12:33:56 PM PST by txhurl (Young the Giant, 'It's About Time')
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To: txhurl

LOL!

But, who did say that?


40 posted on 02/28/2014 12:37:31 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RitaOK

Mapp!


41 posted on 02/28/2014 12:40:19 PM PST by txhurl (Young the Giant, 'It's About Time')
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To: txhurl
lol it would make quite the stir if a latina candidate advocated shooting the border-jumpers on sight.

As a group, legal Hispanics are generally anti-illegal.

Polls reveal that they reject amnesty for illegals by a 2-to-1 margin (roughly 60-32).

And why not? Legal Hispanics are Americans first -- having jumped thru all the legal hoops or coming from families that have been here for generations. They don't want to see their citizenship cheapened any more than Anglos do.

Plus, they recognize that illegals are competitors for jobs.

42 posted on 02/28/2014 12:43:13 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: RitaOK

A Texas businessman who is running for the U.S. Senate in the GOP primary is drawing fire for referring to people who cross the border illegally as “wetbacks” and, later, defending his use of the slur.

Chris Mapp, who is among several candidates challenging U.S. Sen. John Cornyn in the GOP primary on March 4, used the term during an editorial board meeting with the Dallas Morning News.

In explaining its endorsement of Cornyn in the primary, a Dallas Morning News editorial said: “South Texas businessman Chris Mapp, 53, told this editorial board that ranchers should be allowed to shoot on sight anyone illegally crossing the border on to their land, referred to such people as ‘wetbacks,’ and called the president a ‘socialist son of a bitch.’”

Later, in an interview with the San Antonio Express-News, Mapp defended his use of the word and his characterization of undocumented immigrants.

He described the slur as normal for Texans.

Mapp said its use is as “normal as breathing air in south Texas,” according to the newspaper.

“We can’t have illegal immigrants, drug cartels, human traffickers or terrorists coming across our border,” he said. “Our borders can either be sealed by choice or force, and so far choice hasn’t worked.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3128069/posts


43 posted on 02/28/2014 12:43:17 PM PST by txhurl (Young the Giant, 'It's About Time')
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To: RebelTXRose

Updated:

Cornyn 41%
Stockman 28%
Mapp 14%
Stovall 10%
Reasor 3%
Vega 3%
Cleaver/Cope 1%

Again, registered voters poll as of early afternoon. Big margin of error. For entertainment purposes only...


44 posted on 02/28/2014 12:43:56 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Jane Long

It’s my understanding that the turnout is unusually low and that low turnout will definitely not favor Cornyn. Our family all voted for Stovall. Prayers up that Cornyn won’t even make the runoff.


45 posted on 02/28/2014 12:55:54 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: jimbo123

If the man had any honor he would resign if he couldn’t get more than 50% of the vote!


46 posted on 02/28/2014 12:59:05 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: jimbo123

If/when Cornyn drops below 40%.. watching the GOPe panic will be almost as priceless as when the RATS, realizing what’s happening, and what’s next for them, panic.


47 posted on 02/28/2014 1:05:34 PM PST by txhurl (Young the Giant, 'It's About Time')
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To: jimbo123

F’n backstabbing RINO capitulator.


48 posted on 02/28/2014 1:26:29 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: txhurl

And the Stockman robocalls against Cornyn seem to be working.


49 posted on 02/28/2014 1:28:04 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123; Arrowhead1952

I live in an odd place, in Travis Co., but Williamson Co. and mine do some crazy gerrymandering in very short distances.

Just to get to work (which would be 2 miles if there weren’t a lake between us) I cross county lines 4 times and city lines 5 times one-way.

Stovall has invested in Williamson Co, highly red, and nothing in Travis, fairly blue. Stockman has invested nothing in either.

People are moving Stovall signs onto the roadways that cris-cross the county lines, but no other campaign is doing this.

I don’t regret my vote for Stovall, hope he reaches higher office if Stockman is the runoff challenger (my initial guy).


50 posted on 02/28/2014 1:42:12 PM PST by txhurl (Young the Giant, 'It's About Time')
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