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'Windy' Davis Loses Half of Border Counties to Pro-Life Democrat
www.breitbart.com ^ | March 5, 2014 | Logan Churchwell

Posted on 03/07/2014 7:24:03 AM PST by harpu

Texas Democratic gubernatorial hopeful 'Windy' Davis woke to some unsettling numbers along the Texas/Mexico border today. Of the 14 counties along the Rio Grande, Davis lost seven—including heavily Hispanic Webb and Hidalgo Counties. Davis Challenger Reynaldo “Ray” Madrigal’s prediction may have come true to an extent—Wendy has a pro-life Catholic problem and may not hold the support of motivated Latino voters by default. Based on unofficial vote tallies by county, Davis lost to Madrigal by substantial gaps in Webb, Zapata, Starr and Hidalgo Counties while managing to fall flat in three lesser populated jurisdictions along the western portion of the border.

Madrigal argued in February, “The majority of Texans are tired of Republicans being in office for 16 years and they don’t see 'Windy' Davis as a leader, especially Catholics,” to a Lubbock newspaper. “But it’s just not Catholics, it is Baptists and people of other religions. They don’t support abortion, and 'Windy' Davis is an abortion candidate.”

According to campaign finance filings with the Texas Ethics Commission, Madrigal claimed $0 in contributions or expenditures in January 2014. In January and February, Davis spent over $26,000.

Texas’ new voter ID law did not appear to be a problem in southern border counties as well. Webb County Elections Administrator Oscar Villarreal touted his 95% Hispanic electorate’s increased voter turnout compared to 2010. Webb, a county with a 30.6 poverty rate, demonstrates a potential hole in the Holder Justice Department’s case that Texas’ voter ID law harms economically vulnerable voters.

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RUT ROH...looks like the Rhode Island carpetbagger might not be as 'golden' a child as the DNC thought (or hoped) she might be!
1 posted on 03/07/2014 7:24:03 AM PST by harpu
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To: harpu

Ahh, this might explain Rove’s fascination with immigration.
Unfortunately, immigrants tend to pick up the local political feel so they can fit in.
No different than any group of people.
We all want to feel part of the community.

Bring in the same group of immigrants, drop them in areas around LA and in 6 months they will all be hard core lefty.


2 posted on 03/07/2014 7:31:38 AM PST by Zathras
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To: NYer

interesting


3 posted on 03/07/2014 7:34:56 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Zathras

It takes more than being pro life to be a conservative. The border counties are still largely democrat.

John Dingell has a pretty good record on guns but nobody around here will ever mistake him for a conservative.


4 posted on 03/07/2014 7:35:03 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: harpu
They don’t support abortion, and 'Windy' Davis is an abortion candidate.”

Greg Abbot needs to run on that alone. Her one accomplishment was her useless filibuster. No one had ever heard of her here, except for the ones in her district.

Texas’ new voter ID law did not appear to be a problem in southern border counties as well.

Well DUH. No surprise there. Even the dims do not want illegals voting in Texas.

5 posted on 03/07/2014 7:35:39 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: harpu

A “pro-life Democrat” is someone who will “evolve,” starting in...5...4...3...2...1...


6 posted on 03/07/2014 7:36:37 AM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: Zathras

Rove is worried for Rove’s sake.

Every contribution dollar that slips away from his whiteboard PACs, his TV appearances that trump his ever decreasing accuracy and importance, and every expletive deleted word the Tea Party sentiment crowd creates for him is a nail in this bustard’s political influence casket.

Good riddance.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 7:37:43 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: harpu

These eastern liberals need to stop importing themselves and their leftist policies to other states. As for Davis, she’s gonna get smoked in November. Texas isn’t going to roll over for the leftist hordes the same way that California, Illinois, New York, and other large states have, at least for the present time. Even the Democrats in Texas have to take notice of their state’s economic success and temper their lefty ways a bit. Still, with that Hispanic vote rising every election cycle, Texas may not be guaranteed being a red state that much longer.


8 posted on 03/07/2014 7:42:37 AM PST by dowcaet
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To: harpu

Hispanic, Pro Life Catholics, please take a look at and consider voting for individuals in the republican party.


9 posted on 03/07/2014 7:43:28 AM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: harpu

Pro-life democrat.

Consorting with vampires is as un-Godly lest you’re one yourself.


10 posted on 03/07/2014 7:44:27 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Zathras

I’m not so sure about what you’re saying. Older Hispanics and their religious beliefs are not that easily separated.


11 posted on 03/07/2014 7:44:44 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: Zathras

Can it have anything to do with the Hispanic name on the ballot rather than Catholic or any other reason?


12 posted on 03/07/2014 7:44:50 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Arrowhead1952
"No one had ever heard of her here, except for the ones in her district."

AND we hated her and her grandstanding politics.

That idiot Kim Brimer (her state senate predecessor) sat on his lazy ass and let her take his seat away from him (and us!)

13 posted on 03/07/2014 7:49:45 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: harpu

They voted for a Hispanic Democrat in heavily Hispanic border counties. The fact that she won any of these is interesting. Her opponent had very high name recognition down on the border.

DO NOT interpret that her lack of support was based on her abortion stance. It was race-based politics, nothing else.


14 posted on 03/07/2014 7:55:26 AM PST by rstrahan
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To: harpu

Word of caution: Beware, a “pro-life” democrat is still a democrat. View his so-called pro-life stance as a campaign promise, one from a democrat.


15 posted on 03/07/2014 7:55:27 AM PST by DPMD
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To: harpu

I was speaking to a Divorced Democrat Male, and he isn’t supporting Wendy s ince she let her Husband pay for her law school, then dumped him as soon as the last payment on her student loans was made.


16 posted on 03/07/2014 7:56:52 AM PST by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: harpu
"Madrigal argued in February, “The majority of Texans are tired of Republicans being in office for 16 years"

Which I'm sure is the reason Republicans haven't lost a statewide election in Texas since 1994, from what I've read. The 'majority' sure seems sick of Republicans. < /s>

17 posted on 03/07/2014 7:59:34 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: harpu
Three months ago Wendy “Abortion Barbie” Davis was the darling of the liberal establishment and the person who was going to sweep the democrats to victory all across Texas and maybe the nation (there was even presidential talk about her).... Then she actually started campaigning and made so many gaffes and missteps that her drops in the polls could literally be measured on a day to day basis. Then a strange thing happened, she is suddenly nobody and the Democrats have moved on to the chick running against McConnell in Kentucky as the new savior of the party.
18 posted on 03/07/2014 8:00:28 AM PST by apillar
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To: DPMD
I have more than a few pro-life Hispanics, that I KNOW vote republican, who used to work for me here in North Texas that have gone back to South (border country) Texas to take care of their parents (who won't move from their homes).

Based on those relationships, and their feedback, the more senior Hispanics MAY vote for a Hispanic if on the ballot but if not, will vote their religious beliefs and typically republican.

19 posted on 03/07/2014 8:04:45 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: apillar

Good point...the RATs are ‘flittering’ their monies all over the country looking anything that will ‘stick to the wall!’


20 posted on 03/07/2014 8:07:16 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: cripplecreek

Oh I very much agree. I’m just suggesting this is where Rove is getting his nutty ideas.


21 posted on 03/07/2014 8:07:20 AM PST by Zathras
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To: harpu

Very true but them like older conservative Americans are dying off.
Younger Hispanics are not like the older, wiser generations.


22 posted on 03/07/2014 8:09:30 AM PST by Zathras
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To: harpu

I saw a bumper sticker: We Want Wendy
When you say it outloud FAST: It sounds like the goon on Popeye... We were laughing yesterday.


23 posted on 03/07/2014 8:10:32 AM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: harpu

The Houston Chronicle carried a story with news that the last abortion clinic in the Rio Grande Valley and the East Texas belt from the Gulf of Mexico up to the Piney Woods had both closed their doors permanently due to their inability to meet the health care requirements of the new abortion law passed in special session last summer under Gov. Rick Perry.

You may remember that bill (which withstood the scrutiny of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals) as the one Wendy Davis initially stopped the first time with her filibuster. In special session, Davis and the Pro-Evil side could not muster the tactics to stop it again.

What struck me was the photo the Chronicle showed with the news story. It was Davis in the Senate with her arms raised in victory. How ironic and misleading. The Chron was using the event of a news story which resulted from Davis’ political failure to somehow portray her to readers as some sort of champion who had accomplished something. She didn’t accomplish any more than an Occupy Wall Street rally shuts down a building for a few hours.


24 posted on 03/07/2014 8:11:16 AM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: cripplecreek

Except in Ann Arbor, where they think Dingell is Jesse Helms.


25 posted on 03/07/2014 8:15:07 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: OrangeHoof

And Windy was only able to delay this baby-saving bill because David “The Doofus” Dewhurst couldn’t manage the clock during her little filly-buster. No one should ever forgive him for that...and should make sure to vote for his conservative opponent, Dan Patrick, in the May 27th runoff.y


26 posted on 03/07/2014 8:15:13 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: harpu
Madrigal argued in February, “The majority of Texans are tired of Republicans being in office for 16 years

Yeah, cause all that 'prosperity' and 'security' really sucks...

27 posted on 03/07/2014 8:18:25 AM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

The race for the Dingell throne is going to be an interesting race.

Debbie Dingell is a long time hard left big 3 DC lobbyist who wants to make that seat remain in Dingell hands for a full century. Her GOP opponent is a true blue collar UAW Ford employee who has been at war with his own union and was a mover and shaker behind RTW in Michigan.

The ground is shifting in that district.

>>WASHTENAW COUNTY: Huron Valley Ambulance employees decide by vote to not unionize<<

http://www.heritage.com/articles/2014/02/25/heritagewest/news/doc530d1d2662b9f100797737.txt


28 posted on 03/07/2014 8:24:39 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
It takes more than being pro life to be a conservative. The border counties are still largely democrat.

Yeah, if they identify as dems, when it comes down to it, and the choice is a pro-life, anti amnesty conservative (assuming one gets that far), and liberal dem, they will pick the one that allows them to break the law and not assimilate every time.

29 posted on 03/07/2014 8:50:47 AM PST by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: harpu

Is that scum bag from Rhode Island?


30 posted on 03/07/2014 8:53:19 AM PST by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: harpu

meh, who are they going to vote for? Not a republican.

I looked at some of our county returns after the march 4th vote. I found several counties in south Texas that had 0 republican votes. None, Nada, zippo, zilch.

Wendy wins everything south of San Antonio. It’s going to be close people...I hope I’m as wrong as I can be, but I don’t think so


31 posted on 03/07/2014 8:53:49 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: cripplecreek

I wish Terry Bowman good luck in running, he’s going to need it (and beaucoup $$).


32 posted on 03/07/2014 9:00:18 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ThomasMore

Yup. West Warwick, RI.


33 posted on 03/07/2014 9:02:47 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 12th_Monkey

This race is over. The Dems know it and the national party is already moving funds to other places (such as GA Senate). If Abbott doesn’t win by 15% (he won in 2010 by 30%), I will be shocked. No poll has shown the race to be remotely close (and here’s a set of polls from a Democrat-leaning site):
http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=741457

Not a single Democrat on the board predicts Davis will win, not a one.


34 posted on 03/07/2014 9:07:12 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: onedoug

Whats a pro-life democrat? More like pro-lie... they speak with the mouth but vote with the twisted arm. Does Bart Stupak ring a bell anyone?


35 posted on 03/07/2014 9:14:15 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I prefer to be pessimistic and not get over confident.

Dems can’t win, but they are already trying to cheat. It’s never over till it’s over.


36 posted on 03/07/2014 9:14:54 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: 12th_Monkey

Next up to bat the Rats will try to dig up some dirt on Abbott-—he’s a homophobe, racist, sexist, drunkard, had illicit affair, didn’t pay a parking ticket on time—ya know the usual crapola from hades they like to pull up from their cesspools.


37 posted on 03/07/2014 9:19:10 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: 12th_Monkey

No reason to be pessimistic at all in this race. The Dems could scarcely have nominated a worse candidate. Scum like Davis might pull this crap in Massachusetts where they elect liars and criminals, but statewide in Texas ? Ain’t happening.


38 posted on 03/07/2014 9:19:51 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: tflabo

Sure. Probably go all the way back to kindergarten looking for any little thing.


39 posted on 03/07/2014 9:21:23 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: fieldmarshaldj

Site only had Abbott winning by 10%. Win is a win, but it’s to close for me and bodes ill for the future.

Texas flips blue or purple, the power block of the south is broken


40 posted on 03/07/2014 9:23:11 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: fieldmarshaldj

We conservative Texans prefer the Gov. not be a lieberal female dog from Rhodent Island.


41 posted on 03/07/2014 9:24:10 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: 12th_Monkey

If 8-10 points is close, than you’re right. ‘cause that will be the win margin!


42 posted on 03/07/2014 10:00:21 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: ThomasMore

Yes, ‘Windy’ IS a Rhode Island carpetbagger!


43 posted on 03/07/2014 10:01:22 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: 12th_Monkey

Sad as this may be...but look for George P. to follow uncle George W.’s path to a more prominent political presence, first in Texas then on to DC.


44 posted on 03/07/2014 10:04:45 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: 12th_Monkey

BTW...are you a cheesehead, or do you just like to eat cheese and ‘stink up’ another’s parade!?!


45 posted on 03/07/2014 10:07:45 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: harpu

The GOP should be moving in a sales team to speak to Hispanic groups in those areas to reinforce this new awareness of the gap between the democrats and Hispanics, now is the time to go on a mass communication effort in those areas.


46 posted on 03/07/2014 10:25:18 AM PST by ansel12 (Whow)
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To: harpu

He rode the name in for sure, but he won. Yes, your probably right, he’ll hold this office and then work toward something else.


47 posted on 03/07/2014 10:41:39 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: harpu

I stink it up as much as I can. I don’t underestimate the lows nor the evil of democrats. If it causes people to work a little harder so they can say I told you so, then I’ll catch that arrow, doesn’t bother me in the least.


48 posted on 03/07/2014 10:43:38 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: 12th_Monkey

I found several counties in south Texas that had 0 republican votes.

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Did you bother to look and see how many counties that had zero votes for the
democrat gov. candidate? There are more non votes democrat than gop.

https://team1.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/mar04_169_race14.htm

https://team1.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/mar04_170_race7.htm


49 posted on 03/07/2014 11:14:39 AM PST by deport
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To: tflabo
Whats a pro-life democrat?

An oxymoron.

50 posted on 03/07/2014 11:21:52 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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