Skip to comments.Surprises, Runoffs Likely in Texas Primary (Today!!!)
Posted on 03/04/2014 5:16:53 AM PST by cotton1706
Gov. Rick Perry isn't on the ballot, but a new member of the Bush dynasty is. Wendy Davis can clinch a feat no woman has achieved in Texas since Ann Richards. Heavyweight Republicans are trying to survive, and a new voter ID law gets a major test.
Throw in a March blast of winter weather that could dampen turnout, and Texas' primary elections Tuesday figure to be anything but ordinary.
The results will begin the biggest reshuffling of state power in a decade. Although most of the competitive primary races are on the Republican side, Davis' bid for governor headlines a roster of underdog Democrats girding instead for the Nov. 4.
That's the only day that matters to Davis and Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott in the year's marquee showdown. Neither has a competitive primary, leaving Davis poised to become the first female gubernatorial nominee in Texas since Richards in 1994, and Abbott the first new GOP nominee after 14 years of Perry.
But a frigid forecast could leave voters with a dangerous -- or at least dreary -- drive to the polls. Meteorologist say freezing rain overnight Tuesday could sock Central Texas, the Houston area should be wary of elevated roads and a biting cold will be felt most everywhere.
"It doesn't take much when you're not used to winter weather," National Weather Service meteorologist Dennis Cavanaugh said.
Unlike Davis and Abbott, few other Texas candidates have the luxury of uneventful primaries.
The conservative star power of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has GOP candidates -- from local races to statewide offices -- jostling farther right and wooing voters with vows to emulate Cruz's no-compromise style.
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I would crawl across a field of broken glass to vote against John Wayne McCornyn! I want that Back-Stabbing POS out of the Senate!
I will be voting for DWAYNE STOVALL, proudly!
John Wayne McCornyn will bring back the 80s. Because he’s just like you.
Central Texas is iced in, and in Travis Co., the reddest part of TX, polls won’t open until 11:00 AM.
And don't forget David Watts for Land Commissioner. No dynasties. No more Bushes!
LOL...my brain is obviously frozen. Travis Co. is the BLUEST part of TX. (Sorry but I still associate red with Communism and this color switch should never have been foisted on us by the Leftist media.)
Just a little good-natured ribbing: while I sympathize, I live in New England. You guys don’t know ice!!
“And don’t forget David Watts for Land Commissioner. No dynasties. No more Bushes!”
Absolutely! Not a chance in HELL that I will vote for anybody from the Bush Family! Been there & done that. No Mas!
Damned right! lol
You don't know ice, either, 'til you try it with no plows or sanders. ;^}
“You don’t know ice, either, ‘til you try it with no plows or sanders. ;^}”
I know. I was just kidding. It’s actually very dangerous and scary when you run across a thin, invisible sheen of ice on a road.
Central Texas is iced in, and in Travis Co., the reddest part of TX, polls wont open until 11:00 AM.
I told my wife this morning: If people don’t get to vote today because of the weather, there is nothing they can do about it because the State of Texas had two weeks of Early Voting. If at all possible, Texas FReepers, get out there today and vote..... GO STOVALL!!!
I live in New England. You guys dont know ice!!
And we sure don’t know how to drive on it. But, under ordinary circumstances, here in Southeast Texas, it is not unusual for us to run the a/c in the house and the car in January. Eat your heart out Cotton...... LOL
“And we sure dont know how to drive on it. But, under ordinary circumstances, here in Southeast Texas, it is not unusual for us to run the a/c in the house and the car in January. Eat your heart out Cotton...... LOL”
Touche!! I’d rather be hot than cold. Give me lemonade over hot chocolate any day!
Travis county is far from red.
I took your ribbing good-naturedly...because I know you Yankees would melt in our Texas summers:). And our miserable summers are as long as your winters, with cooling costs more expensive than heating costs. However, it’s necessary for survival. (How did our grandparents live without AC???)
” (How did our grandparents live without AC???)”
They were tougher??
“I took your ribbing good-naturedly...because I know you Yankees would melt in our Texas summers:). And our miserable summers are as long as your winters, with cooling costs more expensive than heating costs. However, its necessary for survival. (How did our grandparents live without AC???)”
They were a hardy bunch!! I spent a lot of time in the South in the Army, including three weeks in Louisiana in August, not to mention vising Israel in September a couple years ago (but that was for a vacation). I thoroughly missed the cool ocean breezes of New England and couldn’t take that heat for a long period (unless I had to).
I’ll be casting my vote for that run off this afternoon.
Glad to see you corrected your previous post. You should hit the "Report Abuse" and have that post removed by the mods.
Being so cold, I feel the lazy dims will stay home today. Our precinct is about 75% Republican and had heavy early turnout.
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
It’s a good phrase and in this case entirely appropriate.
I just did so ....
I’m hoping it’s the relatively R LIVers who stay home.. those likely to vote Cornyn. Am I correct that this weather will benefit TEA the most?
This ice thaw is louder and longer-lasting than the actual precipitation last night!
I will work for STOVALL in the runoffs!
Lol...and he’s fighting hard against 0bamaCare, just for you.
Maybe the older Pubbies will stay home, due to weather. They’re the only ones I know that would vote for Cornball.
I knew I wasn’t voting for Cornyn, so it was between Stockman and Stovall. At early voting on Friday, I clicked in Stovall. Husband voted for him, too.
Wouldn’t it be something if that Mexican Low altered the course of this years’ mid-terms? to our favor?
Six hours, 40 minutes and counting down.... I hope Travis Co doesn’t extend the closing time since they opened 4 hours late, too tempting for losing candidates to crank up some shenanigans.
Remember the Alamo!
Right after the latest knife in the back that McCornyn gave to TED CRUZ (Raising the Debt Ceiling....AGAIN), I called the Washington Office of John Wayne McCornyn and told them in no uncertain terms that TEXAS was lucky to have NOT had someone like him at the Alamo or at San Jacinto. They didn’t hang up on me, so I’ll give his staff credit for that.
Yes, yes. Remember that name: John Wayne McCornyn.
He’s just like you.
In other news...the Obama’s are vaycaying in the Keys this weekend.
There goes the neighborhood!