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John Cornyn crushes Steve Stockman as Texas votes
Politico ^ | March 4, 2014 | JAMES HOHMANN and KATIE GLUECK

Posted on 03/04/2014 7:18:32 PM PST by Innovative

“We wish Senator Cornyn [the] best of luck in November and urge everyone to vote for, volunteer for and support the whole Texas GOP ticket,” Stockman tweeted just after The Associated Press called the race for Cornyn, with only about 2 percent of precincts reporting.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2014gopprimary; 2014midterms; cornyn; stockman; tx2014
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1 posted on 03/04/2014 7:18:32 PM PST by Innovative
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To: Innovative
This is only going to prompt Cornyn and the rest of the GOPe to double down against the Tea Party.
2 posted on 03/04/2014 7:21:29 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Innovative
That Texas couldn't find a second Cruz is troubling.

Cornyn is a NoGoodnik.

3 posted on 03/04/2014 7:21:30 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Innovative

I thought TX wanted change? By voting for Cornball, Patrick and Bush, we are just handing it over to the Dems.


4 posted on 03/04/2014 7:21:31 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Innovative

i guess i don’t get texas either.


5 posted on 03/04/2014 7:21:37 PM PST by dadfly
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To: Innovative

Stockman, I’m not sure what the hell you were doing here, but you have hurt our cause. Your campaign was a non-existent joke, and this win will only embolden Cornyn to become more of a RINO. You’ve given up a House seat to someone who is less conservative than yourself. If this was about paying off debts, I hope you enjoyed defrauding people.

Guys, bad weather is not going to help us. You want to win in races like Mississippi and Kentucky, this crap is not going to cut it.


6 posted on 03/04/2014 7:23:22 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: dadfly

Cornhole is rejected by 41% of republicans!! He is a joke. He is a Rockefeller liberal. He sucks!!


7 posted on 03/04/2014 7:24:27 PM PST by SADMILLIE
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To: Joe 6-pack

0 probably has the voting machines rigged for his Democrat buddies


8 posted on 03/04/2014 7:27:22 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Innovative

This article was written before the First person voted in Texas on March 4, as an attempt to reduce the turnout.

I don’t know what the definition of “crush” is, but let’s see the results tonite.

If Stockman gets 20% of the vote with his level of spending, the GOP rinos should be quaking.


9 posted on 03/04/2014 7:27:50 PM PST by BereanBrain
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To: Viennacon

Overcrowded races only help incumbents.


10 posted on 03/04/2014 7:28:52 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Innovative

We’re going to have to do better than people like Stockman if we’re ever going to get rid of the RINOs.


11 posted on 03/04/2014 7:30:01 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Broi)
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To: Viennacon
Stockman was an "interesting" character, but at least he was a heck of a lot more Conservative than Cornyn.

And a lot of so-called Conservatives did everything they could to discourage people from voting for Stockman. He wasn't what we needed.

Well, have fun with Cornyn.

12 posted on 03/04/2014 7:30:05 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Viennacon

Cornyn hasn’t voted for amnesty since 2005. When he has to pull the trigger on amnesty he wimps out because his ideas are stupid and DeMint, Sessions and Vitter tear them apart. He had 7 million and was probably going to win a runoff by getting Vega’s votes.

In 2010, McCain and Murkowski survived as the worst RINOs but other RINOs lost races in open seats and Bennett got taken out.


13 posted on 03/04/2014 7:32:12 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Innovative

This is how the media spins it.

But professional politicians see: “Cornyn Barely Avoids Runoff By Skin Of His Teeth”.


14 posted on 03/04/2014 7:32:19 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Innovative

results

http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/senate/texas/#.UxZH_EBvlyg


15 posted on 03/04/2014 7:32:58 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Paladin2

It took us a while to find “our Cruz”. We had to weather many elections with KayHutch before we were fortunate enough to be blessed with Ted Cruz.

Cornball’s war chest was very powerful and we didn’t have another candidate with an organized and well funded campaign.

I think Cornball got a wake up call, if nothing else.


16 posted on 03/04/2014 7:33:00 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Innovative; Jim Robinson
Still trolling for the GOP-E? With a little over 25% of the vote in, Cornyn is barely holding on to 60%.

Jim should have zotted you the other day when he told you to KMA.

/johnny

17 posted on 03/04/2014 7:33:58 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: freekitty

Texas is what it is. Conservatives hope a little too much in it. A lot of one on one accepting of the pushy hey speak spanishers, ESP among corporate store managers and shopkeepers. A lot of blasé not to say its bad, but Texas is not going to do it all. Can’t

And lofo lives here, just like everywhere else. Cornyn is a familiar name

Tons of California transplants Barrages of well produced radio ads (cornyn) on talk/conservative radio

He’s an incumbent

And Cruz is special Not everyone is like him. And he IS. A Texan. Probably couldve been crushed in a lot of other states

Cruz worked on getting legislators in, sending out recommendations on them. Stayed out of this race.

Careful what you ask for. But I don’t think he found it proper to get involved.


18 posted on 03/04/2014 7:35:42 PM PST by stanne
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To: Innovative
And if Cornyn does win the primary, I will vote for a non-liberal 3rd party candidate.

/johnny

19 posted on 03/04/2014 7:36:24 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: dadfly

The explanation is simple: Cruz is the aberration. Cornball et al are the norm.


20 posted on 03/04/2014 7:36:34 PM PST by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Jane Long
I think Cornball got a wake up call, if nothing else.

I disagree; I think Cornball will be more arrogant and liberal than ever.

21 posted on 03/04/2014 7:39:00 PM PST by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: freekitty

No offense, but our country passed the point of a political solution in November of 2008. That really was the point of no return. It’s why I bought my place in central, rural KY two weeks before the election.

Oh, and I thought McCain was gonna win...


22 posted on 03/04/2014 7:39:28 PM PST by cuban leaf
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To: freekitty
By voting for Cornball, Patrick and Bush, we are just handing it over to the Dems.

what is the problem with Patrick?

23 posted on 03/04/2014 7:42:38 PM PST by sternup
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To: cuban leaf

And that’s why I’m hiding in a little Revolutionary War fishing village on the Georgia coast where the nearest traffic lights are 15 miles south of me, 40 miles north and 35 miles west.


24 posted on 03/04/2014 7:43:02 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: cuban leaf

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25 posted on 03/04/2014 7:43:19 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Innovative

FUDGE!!!!! Damn damn!!


26 posted on 03/04/2014 7:46:46 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: freekitty

I really am disappointed especially with George P.


27 posted on 03/04/2014 7:48:00 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Theodore R.

Cornporn got over 60%..... I thought we’d get him in a runoff at least. Makes for a bile taste in the mouth..


28 posted on 03/04/2014 7:49:01 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: RoseofTexas
With just over 1/3 of the votes in, Cornyn is within 10% of having to go to a run-off.

Cornyn hasn't crushed anything.

Look at the source to see where the spin comes from.

/johnny

29 posted on 03/04/2014 7:49:13 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Innovative

I like Cruz, and I like Cornyn...lifelong Texan here


30 posted on 03/04/2014 7:50:54 PM PST by fahraint (git theah fuhstest with the mostest)
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To: tflabo
SOS page shows him with 60.9% with just over 1/3 of the precincts reporting. He has been slipping ever since voting started.

/johnny

31 posted on 03/04/2014 7:51:08 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: fahraint
Cornyn is a liar and votes with liberals.

/johnny

32 posted on 03/04/2014 7:52:00 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Paladin2

There was no Cruz in this race. I was hopeful for a runoff, but this one was pretty clear awhile ago. In this process, we win some and lose some and pick our battles. I know a lot texans were hopeful, but no one had the skills or money to take on a high ranking incumbent. I lost faith in Cornyn in 2010 when he supported Crist in the Florida primary with party money. He’s definitely in the tank for Washington moderates. That said, there are worse guys out there and beatable guys this year. We have to narrow our effort and money to the two or three we can unseat, of McConnell, graham, Roberts, Cochran and our friend in Tennessee we need to knock off two to make progress. Three would be huge. We have to observe realistically which ones are possible and pool resources.


33 posted on 03/04/2014 7:52:52 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: tflabo

That’s the thing with Boehner being primaried by 3 candidates.

There is no runoff.

At least if Boehner only wins with 30,40 or 50% of the vote it allows a coalition for third party in some districts to sacrifice the seat for 2 years.


34 posted on 03/04/2014 7:55:42 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Innovative

Sorry Stockman...but let’s eat the Dems, not each other.


35 posted on 03/04/2014 7:58:12 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: Innovative

Very disappointed that the TEA Party didn’t come up with at least one strong contender for Cornyn’s seat. But he’s been bragging in his TV ads that he’s been fighting Obama...a lie, of course... and people who aren’t paying attention actually believed him.


36 posted on 03/04/2014 7:59:11 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: JRandomFreeper

Stabbing Cruz in the back was the last straw on Cornservaturd —all I needed to know. He’s gone Faux.


37 posted on 03/04/2014 8:00:01 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: ilgipper

So, do you think Pryor (Ark.) is a goner or a sure thing?


38 posted on 03/04/2014 8:00:26 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Innovative
I thought conservatives were about personal responsibility?

Running merely as a Tea Party candidate and calling the establishment RINOs isn't going to win elections. You've got to sell your message to the voters and be passionate about it.

Although I despise Rove, I understand the premise of his message in that Republican candidates got to understand the issues.

39 posted on 03/04/2014 8:02:41 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: tflabo
Cornyn still slipping. He may not end the night above 60%.

/johnny

40 posted on 03/04/2014 8:03:02 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Viennacon
You’ve given up a House seat to someone who is less conservative than yourself.

Not if Brian Babin wins the seat! He's in a runoff.

Babin is the father of a Navy Seal and F-I-L of FOX News' Jenna Lee.

41 posted on 03/04/2014 8:05:01 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Amen. I cast 3rd Party against McCain and can easily rinse and repeat, certainly with Cornyn.


42 posted on 03/04/2014 8:05:13 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Paladin2

Rasmussen 2/4 - 2/5 500 LV 45 40 - Cotton +5

Harper (R-American Crossroads) 1/26 - 1/27 533 LV 42 36 22 Cotton +6


43 posted on 03/04/2014 8:05:16 PM PST by kcvl
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To: txrefugee
At this point, 40% of Texas voters voted for anyone but Cornyn.

Cornyn hasn't crushed anything. He's squeaking by, and only 41% of precincts are reporting.

/johnny

44 posted on 03/04/2014 8:06:12 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Paladin2

Tom Cotton Gains Ground Over Mark Pryor in New Poll

A new poll shows Rep. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) is gaining ground in his effort to unseat Sen. Mark Pryor (D., Arkansas), thecitywire.com reports.

Cotton received 46 percent support from 1,202 poll respondents, while Pryor received 42 percent.

The poll was conducted on Feb. 12 by the Little Rock-based Impact Management Group. In an Oct. 24 poll conducted by the same group, Cotton received 43 percent support, and Pryor received 41 percent.

http://freebeacon.com/tom-cotton-gains-ground-over-mark-pryor-in-new-poll/


45 posted on 03/04/2014 8:07:38 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Innovative

Low info voters strike again. Thanks to them, we get cornyn again and another George Bush to boot.

Thanks, idiots.


46 posted on 03/04/2014 8:07:40 PM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: lonestar

How are our chances. I heard Pierson lost big. That sucks


47 posted on 03/04/2014 8:12:28 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Theodore R.

I agree. Cornyn runs free now, to pal up with the Amnesty pushers set to turn TEXAS blue.

Cornyn expects to pander with the best of them. The ball got rolling tonight, on blue, with his re-election and with George P. Bush coming up the ladder.


48 posted on 03/04/2014 8:13:57 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Oops beat not eat. Typing on my tablet.


49 posted on 03/04/2014 8:15:30 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: SADMILLIE; Theodore R.

well, i guess my only take from afar is that sadly barnum has it covered: i.e., that cornyn and the GOPe apparently can fool part (~60%) of texas republican voters *all* of the time.


50 posted on 03/04/2014 8:18:36 PM PST by dadfly
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