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Discussion Thread: Texas Primary Today (3-4-14) ..first hand reports, observations, comments..
one man's opinion...

Posted on 03/04/2014 7:00:48 AM PST by ken5050

I was hoping one of the Texas FReepers would start a thread, but didn't see one. The Texas primary is today..several interesting races, but the BIG ONE involves Cornyn. When you vote...let us know what you heard/saw? What's the weather like down there?


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2014gopprimary; 2014midterms; abc; gopprimary; johncornyn; texasgov; texasprimary
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I'm not sure if they can force Cornyn to a run-off. I hope so, but if he just manages to squeak by, it will still have a big affect on the upcoming primaries in KY, TENN, MISS, and SC.

Also, will Ralph Hall be retired, finally...?

Will Pete Sessions finally get to move to Florida?...hopefully he can play golf there with Boehner full time next year.

1 posted on 03/04/2014 7:00:48 AM PST by ken5050
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To: Admin Moderator

Dang it..can you please fix spelling of “Today” Thanks


2 posted on 03/04/2014 7:01:40 AM PST by ken5050 (I fear a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating)
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To: ken5050

Weather in TX? Someone in the Army during WWII quipped that Texas was the only place where you could be slogging through the mud and have sand blow in your face!


3 posted on 03/04/2014 7:03:34 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ken5050

Posting just so I can follow during the day!


4 posted on 03/04/2014 7:03:47 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Polling was pretty deserted just now.


5 posted on 03/04/2014 7:04:43 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: ken5050
Alright Texas it's your day. Go do it and good luck.

Kentucky is up next.

6 posted on 03/04/2014 7:05:41 AM PST by OKSooner ("As the riders went on by him, he heard one call his name...")
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To: ken5050

Cornyn will win in a landslide.


7 posted on 03/04/2014 7:08:09 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: OKSooner

“Alright Texas it’s your day. Go do it and good luck.
Kentucky is up next.”

We need to focus on North Carolina next on May 6th. Force a runoff to get Brannon the nomination instead of the establishment-supported Tillis.


8 posted on 03/04/2014 7:09:22 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: ken5050

The weather in Houston is horrible, ken5050. Temps right at 32 degrees, rain freezing on trees and elevated structures (like overpasses!). It was a sloppy, white knuckle commute this morning. Good news is, the rain is supposed to stop and the temp should rise above freezing by noon.

The wife and I will venture out to the polls this evening to do our part.


9 posted on 03/04/2014 7:09:48 AM PST by Rockhound (My dog ate my tagline)
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To: Rockhound

The sun just warmed the roof steel above freezing. A great sheet of ice just slid off with a crash. I guess we’ll head out to the polls now.


10 posted on 03/04/2014 7:13:52 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Rockhound

I voted for NOT Cornyn candidate on Friday! Doesn’t matter, I voted for Stockman - just refine the votes if we can get a runoff.


11 posted on 03/04/2014 7:14:26 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: broken_arrow1

I’d said since the first of the year that because it’s such a short primary, Cornyn’s $$$ is negated to some extent. He doesn’t have the time to try and define his opponents as “nutjobs.” This, it becomes a referendum on his record, and if the base is pissed off enough to toss him..If he wins, he’ll just squeak by, in the low 50’s..and that will may Mitch, and Lindsay, and Lamar, and Thad very, VERY nervous..


12 posted on 03/04/2014 7:20:35 AM PST by ken5050 (I fear a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating)
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To: ken5050
Polls in central Texas (Austin Metro area) are opening late due to the overnight ice storm. Most of them are in schools, and since the schools are opening late, so are the polls. No word yet on whether they'll stay open later than planned to make up for the late start.
13 posted on 03/04/2014 7:24:49 AM PST by Bear_in_RoseBear (Gentlemen may cry, "Peace, peace," but there is no peace. The war is actually begun!)
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To: ken5050

Make sure to get out and vote.

There are 6 propositions on the ballot.
One of them is to repeal the business franchise tax.
The propositions didn’t get much air time this go round.


14 posted on 03/04/2014 7:29:04 AM PST by Texas resident
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To: ken5050

I want to see Sessions, Cornyn, Veasey (to Sanchez), Patrick (my local TX Rep, losing to Tinderholt) & Dewhurst go down. But, I will only feel some real disappointment if Patrick survives. The BITCH is really anti-Tea Party!


15 posted on 03/04/2014 7:29:05 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: ken5050
I think I'll drive around today with this on my back windshield...


16 posted on 03/04/2014 7:29:58 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: ken5050

Nobody from Texas that is a member of Free Republic should vote for Wendy Davis....PLEASE!!! lol....I know you guys won’t.


17 posted on 03/04/2014 7:30:18 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

From at least Conroe through Houston there is discussion to extended the hours for voting today as we had/have ice on roads and probably still do until around 11 am when it should start to melt.


18 posted on 03/04/2014 7:31:35 AM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
"Cornyn will win in a landslide."

AND, Texans will continue to look like fools for leavin' this GOPe in office with some real GOP voice!

19 posted on 03/04/2014 7:34:37 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: napscoordinator

‘Windy’ Davis is a Rhode Island carpetbagger. Wannabe trailer trash being use by the DNC to test the waters for a future black or hispanic to make a run at the big job in Austin.


20 posted on 03/04/2014 7:37:10 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
>>Cornyn will win in a landslide<<

You can ping me later. Cornyn will be in a runoff in May. Hopefully we can primary his sorry @$$ right out of office today.

Wouldn't hurt my feelings if Kevin Brady had the door pop him in his rear on the way out as well.

Thank you for your service to our country.

21 posted on 03/04/2014 7:42:33 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: Old Retired Army Guy; ken5050
Cornyn will win in a landslide.

Hey, Mr. GOP-E is back!
22 posted on 03/04/2014 7:42:49 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: ken5050

Anybody But Cornyn.

We’ll settle on one person later- just force the run-off now.


23 posted on 03/04/2014 7:45:16 AM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: ken5050

I early voted last week. No line (I went to a different polling center than where I normally early vote which almost ALWAYS has a line). There was a steady flow of people though.

It’s a rich Democrat area but my friend and I voted in the GOP primary without any stares.

I took a look at the Democrat ballot while waiting for my friend to finish. They don’t have as many challengers for the major offices (and no incumbents, natch).

I wonder if the LaRouchian woman is going to get the Democrat Senate nomination.


24 posted on 03/04/2014 7:45:36 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Cold and wet in Houston (near freezing at 7am).

It was in the 70s 2 days ago.


25 posted on 03/04/2014 7:46:43 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: napscoordinator

What about the LaRouchian Democrat running for the Senate? It’s the year of the woman...

Besides voting in the Democrat primary would be payback for those Democrats who voted for McCain in the 2000 GOP primary and McCain in the 2008 primary. Some of his own staffers left him for the Obama camp after he secured the GOP nomination.


26 posted on 03/04/2014 7:50:15 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: harpu

I’ve heard Dan Patrick on the radio for many years (although not as much in recent years, I don’t listen to 700AM much anymore).

He’s supported nannystate laws and taken other positions I can’t back.

I don’t want to see him advance his political power.


27 posted on 03/04/2014 7:53:06 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: harpu

Are you for George P., who apparently is backed by everyone or nearly so?


28 posted on 03/04/2014 8:00:42 AM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Theodore R.

Haven’t heard anyone say anything about Trust Fund baby Bush that was positive up north. I suspect that his appeal depends of is you live near Bush central or not.


29 posted on 03/04/2014 8:08:43 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: ken5050

I early voted early. About 7 machines and only 3 had users.

Weather caused accidents on the I35 autobahn so going was slow. It should warm up to the 40’s today, so that might bring out more voters.

Cornhole needs the votes of city folks, so I don’t think the weather will affect the vote to much in the cities.


30 posted on 03/04/2014 8:08:47 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: SoConPubbie; Old Retired Army Guy; ken5050

I thought I caught a glimpse of a purple purse on his arm— you know, the one with that white flag of surrender hanging out. He drags that thing around everywhere he goes.

Certainly it’s become apparent there’s no Alamo in this guy.


31 posted on 03/04/2014 8:14:19 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: ken5050

Would be be a great thread for the side bar today. Thanks for posting this moving one. :D


32 posted on 03/04/2014 8:23:06 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Theodore R.
I'm done with the Bushes for awhile...I pulled-down for Watts.

This little Bush is dodging (and arrogant on) the issues and running on his name and race.

33 posted on 03/04/2014 8:28:10 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Theodore R.

I personally don’t know of ONE person who’s voted for Jorge Booosh.


34 posted on 03/04/2014 8:31:38 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: harpu

The more votes Abortion Barbie gets the more Liberal MONEY they will suck out of the NE and Hollywood Machine (Battleground Texas also).

If Dewhurst can avoid answering questions about Abortion and/or Rape Barbie doesn’t have a chance.

Anyone know anything about Elisha Chan who is running for State Senator against Donna Campbell (other than the wiki page and her web site)

ABC-Anyone But Cornyn


35 posted on 03/04/2014 8:31:48 AM PST by corbe (mystified)
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To: a fool in paradise

The strange thing is, if you read up on Kesha Rogers, she’d probably be better for us than Cornyn. She hates zero and speaks at TEA rallies.


37 posted on 03/04/2014 8:35:13 AM PST by txhurl (Young the Giant, 'It's About Time')
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To: corbe

Meant ABBOT not Dewherst, duh. Need more coffee


38 posted on 03/04/2014 8:44:24 AM PST by corbe (mystified)
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To: napscoordinator

Wendy Davis is not on the Republican ballot - she is Democrat.


39 posted on 03/04/2014 8:49:24 AM PST by Hattie
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To: txhurl

My understanding (dating from my experiences from the 1980s) is that Lyndon LaRouche and his followers don’t side with the 68 Revolution red diaper doper baby Democrats (who run things now, such as Barack Obama). They are pre-68 Democrats (who fall for a whole range of conspiracy theories).

She may be again’ Obama but that doesn’t mean she is in agreement.

Ted Rall was for Bill Clinton’s impeachment over perjury. He though Al Gore would be an improvement in getting his agenda items.


40 posted on 03/04/2014 8:52:50 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Hattie

Just bumping so I can check back later.


41 posted on 03/04/2014 8:53:19 AM PST by octex
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Troll. I encourage everyone to read your posting history.

I expect Cornyn will face a run-off, with his downward spiral in the polls in the last 2 weeks.

/johnny

42 posted on 03/04/2014 8:58:12 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Jane Long

I wonder if any San Antonians are following the polling of Beebe v. Strauss?

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/03/3/Letter-from-Matt-Beebe


43 posted on 03/04/2014 9:01:23 AM PST by txhurl (Young the Giant, 'It's About Time')
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To: Jane Long

I personally don’t know of ONE person who’s voted for Jorge Booosh.”

I was at a dinner Saturday evening which was attended by a lot of local politicians. Wife of one of the candidates for County Commissioner was wearing a Vote for George P. button. We had quite a discussion about why she would vote for him and she said because she “liked the Bush family”. The fact that he was totally unqualified for the position made no difference to her. Amazes me more than anything because she is the wife of one of our County candidates.


44 posted on 03/04/2014 9:02:12 AM 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: Old Retired Army Guy
Cornyn will win in a landslide.

I haven't seen a single corn hole sign or bumper sticker in my precinct. All my neighbors are voting against him. I went on the first day of early voting to cast my vote against him.

45 posted on 03/04/2014 9:02:32 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Massive voter fraud huh?

You working with the GOPe and the dems on that?

How active is your local ACORN office?

Does it have a nice basement?


46 posted on 03/04/2014 9:03:08 AM PST by Syncro (So? -Andrew Breitbart [1969-2012] RIP King of The New Media)
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To: Syncro

Save for later viewing. Gotta go vote for Stovall.


47 posted on 03/04/2014 9:05:48 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: harpu
‘Windy’ Davis is a Rhode Island carpetbagger.

It AMAZES me how many people in a given state will vote for a 'carpetbagger' at the state and local levels...can't find a native-born citizen to get the job done..?

48 posted on 03/04/2014 9:06:51 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Fingers crossed... if things start looking good I’ll be at the store buying that Flat Creek Almond Champagne later.

Stuff is amazing.


49 posted on 03/04/2014 9:07:57 AM PST by txhurl (Young the Giant, 'It's About Time')
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To: ken5050

Voted for STOVALL. Bye, John Cornholio.


50 posted on 03/04/2014 9:13:31 AM PST by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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