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Ted Cruz endorses John Cornyn
Washington Post ^ | March 5, 2014 | Sean Sullivan

Posted on 03/05/2014 4:44:02 PM PST by Innovative

"John is a friend, and a good man. He's earned considerable respect in the Senate. We have not agreed on everything, but we have agreed on the vast majority of issues. Together, we're a strong and effective team for Texas," Cruz wrote, later adding that he is "proud" to endorse Cornyn.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
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About last night: Texas primary highlights

"The No. 2 ranking Republican in the Senate, John Cornyn, easily won his primary, grabbing nearly 62% of the vote, according to the tally of the Texas Secretary of State's office. That's well over the 50% threshold needed to avoid a runoff, which is required by Texas law if no candidate receives a majority."

1 posted on 03/05/2014 4:44:02 PM PST by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Not surprising really. Cornyn is the GOP candidate whether we like it or not.


2 posted on 03/05/2014 4:45:33 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Innovative

CRUZ A KOOK! CRUZ OFF HIS MEDS!


3 posted on 03/05/2014 4:45:41 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: Innovative

Too bad he won the primary, and it was good that he didn’t endorse him during the primary. Now, it’s a no brainer.


4 posted on 03/05/2014 4:46:14 PM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: Innovative

http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2014/03/cruzs-post-primary-endorsement-of-cornyn.html/

Cruz’s post-primary endorsement of Cornyn

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“He’s earned considerable respect in the Senate. We have not agreed on everything, but
we have agreed on the vast majority of issues,” Cruz posted Wednesday on Facebook.
He added that he was “proud” to endorse Cornyn – along with two other GOP nominees:
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott for governor, and George P. Bush for land commissioner.

“My position all along — you and I have had this conversation a hundred times —
is that I’m likely going to stay out of incumbent Republican primaries. It’s no
longer an incumbent Republican primary,” Cruz said. “From Day 1 John Cornyn and I have
had a good working relationship. We have been friends. We have agreed on the vast majority
of issues. I think we’re a strong and effective team working for Texas.”

He noted that even without an endorsement, he did donate to Cornyn’s campaign.
That was last May, when his political action committee sent a $2,500 check.

end snip


5 posted on 03/05/2014 4:48:49 PM PST by deport
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To: cripplecreek
Not surprising really. Cornyn is the GOP candidate whether we like it or not.

Right and as much as I hate RINOs, I really really abhor Democrats.

6 posted on 03/05/2014 4:49:23 PM PST by Kenny
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To: Innovative; cripplecreek
C'est la vie

I have no Doubt Cruz would have endorsed the GOP candidate whoever would have won :/

We Press On.

7 posted on 03/05/2014 4:50:14 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Innovative

BAWK-BAWK-BAWK, bawk-bawk, - - - bawk-bawk-BAWK-BAWK-BAWK-BAWK!


8 posted on 03/05/2014 4:50:25 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Kenny
Right and as much as I hate RINOs, I really really abhor Democrats.

I fail to see any distinguishing characteristic between "RINO" and "Democrat".

9 posted on 03/05/2014 4:51:51 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: KC_Lion

Frankly I wish they would all refrain from giving endorsements till after the primaries.


10 posted on 03/05/2014 4:52:32 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
Frankly I wish they would all refrain from giving endorsements till after the primaries.

This.
11 posted on 03/05/2014 4:57:44 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: OneWingedShark
I fail to see any distinguishing characteristic between "RINO" and "Democrat".

Democrats are lock-step with their Communist leaders, no chance of some rogue Congressman bucking the system.

A RINO wants desperately to vote with the Communist but sometimes buckles to the pressure and sides with Conservatives.

The difference is hope, none with Democrats, a sliver with Republicans.

12 posted on 03/05/2014 5:05:42 PM PST by Kenny
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To: Innovative
59%, troll. You don't get those 3 points.

/johnny

13 posted on 03/05/2014 5:06:57 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cripplecreek
That's ok. I'll be voting 3rd party for that race in the general election. Cornyn isn't getting my vote. He's for everything I'm against, and against everything I'm for.

/johnny

14 posted on 03/05/2014 5:08:45 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kenny
Democrats are lock-step with their Communist leaders, no chance of some rogue Congressman bucking the system.
A RINO wants desperately to vote with the Communist but sometimes buckles to the pressure and sides with Conservatives.
The difference is hope, none with Democrats, a sliver with Republicans.

That's no real hope, just a blustery cloud with no rain.

15 posted on 03/05/2014 5:08:52 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Innovative

I am curious about just how many votes that Cornyn got last night were from RATs jumping into the Republican Primary to skew the vote?


16 posted on 03/05/2014 5:09:51 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’m just glad its not a decision I have to make.


17 posted on 03/05/2014 5:10:07 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Kenny

I’m still trying to decide how one separates a RAT from a RINO?

Crowbar?


18 posted on 03/05/2014 5:11:27 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Howie66
About 7%, calculated from 2 different directions.

It would have been higher, but the dems really needed to keep Kesha out of the running for that seat. She's a conservative changeling, that runs as a dem.

/johnny

19 posted on 03/05/2014 5:12:37 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Innovative

Well, now that that’s over, John can go back to figuring out a way to sneak amnesty through and screwing up the GOP’s chances of retaking the Senate.


20 posted on 03/05/2014 5:13:37 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: cripplecreek
It's not a difficult decision for me. I won't vote for a man that won't represent me or my positions. And Cornyn doesn't.

/johnny

21 posted on 03/05/2014 5:14:05 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Innovative

Well this is it. Cruz is a RINO. Guess its time to throw him aside and move to the next flavor of the month.


22 posted on 03/05/2014 5:14:52 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

“Well, now that that’s over, John can go back to figuring out a way to sneak amnesty through and screwing up the GOP’s chances of retaking the Senate.”

That, and he can resume using TED CRUZ’s back as his own personal Cutlery Rack.


23 posted on 03/05/2014 5:15:19 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: deport

People on FR could use a bit more reality

Politics will always be thus


24 posted on 03/05/2014 5:16:12 PM PST by woofie
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To: Howie66

I doubt there were many.

I suspect most of them couldn’t wait to visit the polling place and post their FB/Tweet about voting for Abortion Barbie.


25 posted on 03/05/2014 5:19:07 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: woofie

Reality was that Cruz had said he wasn’t going to endorse in races with incumbents.
Cruz is just following thru with his previous statement.


26 posted on 03/05/2014 5:19:40 PM PST by deport
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To: Innovative

Ooops! Big setback for the keyboard warriors here who have no clue about how politics works. The same dumbasses who refused to vote for Romney and gave us 4 more yeras of obamanation.


27 posted on 03/05/2014 5:28:32 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: nascarnation

You are a more trusting soul than I am, brother!

I was smelling RATs all over the place last night. How the hell was AP able to call for McCornyn with barely 2% of the vote in?


28 posted on 03/05/2014 5:29:37 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Howie66

A bucket of cold water!


29 posted on 03/05/2014 5:29:55 PM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: Kenny

Not surprising really. Cornyn is the GOP candidate whether we like it or not.
Right and as much as I hate RINOs, I really really abhor Democrats.


And I really really abhor obama winning his second election because Romney was/is/whatever/perceived as a RINO and therefore so many Conservatives didn’t vote. Don’t know about the rest of you, but sure do wish Romney was the President now.


30 posted on 03/05/2014 5:31:08 PM PST by DefeatCorruption
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To: Howie66

I assume they did exit polls but I don’t know that.


31 posted on 03/05/2014 5:31:52 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Howie66
How the hell was AP able to call for McCornyn with barely 2% of the vote in?

Because the early vote totals are both a heavy proportion of the total and a reliable predictor of how Election Day votes will split.

Nothing sinister about it.

32 posted on 03/05/2014 5:42:51 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Innovative

Makes sense.. Cornyn’s been chosen to go forward.


33 posted on 03/05/2014 5:42:55 PM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Innovative

In other words, “Oh crap, the SOB won. I’d better patch things up with him.”


34 posted on 03/05/2014 5:43:46 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: ozzymandus

Oh your right. It is tough having principles and sticking with them. Some of you guys would vote for Obama if he had an “R” after his name and don’t lie and say you wouldn’t.


35 posted on 03/05/2014 5:45:09 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

And you are from Wisconsin. Cornyn will be our senator and that beats any Democrat running against him in November. It would be ridiculous for Cruz to create trouble between him and Cornyn now. Cruz will continue to follow his principles in the senate and if Cornyn opposes him, that is the time to take on Cornyn - over issues, not over the fact he will still be senator.


36 posted on 03/05/2014 5:46:42 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Howie66

How the hell was AP able to call for McCornyn with barely 2% of the vote in?

Exit polls. They do that all the time. I remember when they announced that Romney won Utah in the General and less than 1 percent of the votes were counted.


37 posted on 03/05/2014 5:46:46 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Innovative

Puke, puke and puke. We wanted change. So, why he still here?


38 posted on 03/05/2014 5:51:00 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: DefeatCorruption
I really really abhor obama winning his second election because Romney was/is/whatever/perceived as a RINO

People's perceptions of Romney were accurate. The man is a RINO. At best...

39 posted on 03/05/2014 5:51:18 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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Rand Paul's immigration speech
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.

Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.

Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.

Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.

If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...

This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.

Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform
Latinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...
[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]
[but he's not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
40 posted on 03/05/2014 5:53:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: DoodleDawg

Negative.

Here in TEXAS, TED CRUZ is in the drivers seat. John Wayne McCornyn is not.

Knowing Senator Cruz, he is taking the high road. McCornyn doesn’t have that map.


41 posted on 03/05/2014 5:53:30 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Innovative.


42 posted on 03/05/2014 5:53:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Thanks bud. That makes sense.


43 posted on 03/05/2014 5:54:13 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Innovative

John Cornyn has a lifetime 93% conservative voting record and he was at 96% for his Senate votes in 2013 according to the American Conservative Union’s Ratings of Congress.


44 posted on 03/05/2014 5:57:16 PM PST by Nero Germanicus (PALIN/CRUZ: 2016)
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To: Howie66
Cruz is either not fooling anyone or being incredibly naïve himself. Cornyn knows Cruz was hoping he'd get knocked off in the primaries and isn't going to forget it.
45 posted on 03/05/2014 5:57:38 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Innovative

Tejas will learn that re-electing the RINO will never work. They deserve all that is coming to them. Sad day really.


46 posted on 03/05/2014 5:58:54 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: ozzymandus

I voted “for” Romney and am sorry that I did. I have long since decided that I will NEVER vote for a certain LOSER that I will be required to hold my nose for, again.

The 2012 race was lost the very minute that the GOP Establishment succeeded in shoving that turd down our throats.

Who will they choose for us, next? JEB BUSH? MARCO RUBIO? CHRIS CRISTIE? BOBBY JINDAL?

No Thanks!


47 posted on 03/05/2014 5:59:10 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Maine Mariner

lol


48 posted on 03/05/2014 6:00:02 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: DefeatCorruption

Being the Statist that Romney is, he would be marginally better than The Stain, no question.


49 posted on 03/05/2014 6:01:36 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Innovative

Ted Cruz, what a RINO. < /sarcasm>


50 posted on 03/05/2014 6:07:09 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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