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Dewhurst Vs. Patrick In Republican Lieutenant Governor Debate (Dewhurst down 20 pts in polls)
KERA ^ | 5/2/14 | Daniel Kramer / Michael Stravato

Posted on 05/03/2014 5:13:21 AM PDT by jimbo123

The two Republican lieutenant governor candidates, David Dewhurst and Dan Patrick, faced off Friday night in a runoff debate.

The debate took place at the studios of Houston Public Media.

The runoff is May 27. The latest polls show Dewhurst, the current lieutenant governor, far behind Patrick, a state senator.

Here’s a look at the race from KUHF, Houston’s public radio station:

It's unusual for the incumbent to be unseated, but Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is as many as 20 points behind state Sen. Dan Patrick in the polls.

(Excerpt) Read more at keranews.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dewhurst; gope; karlrovefail; nomorerinos; rove; texas; thearchitectfail; tokyorove
Karl Rove and the GOP-e are about to lose another one...
1 posted on 05/03/2014 5:13:21 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I believe you are correct.


2 posted on 05/03/2014 5:16:16 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Dewhurst also just “lent” himself $2 million to pay for a negative advertising campaign against Patrick that is running now.

But he still owes $1 million in unpaid bills to vendors from the campaign he lost to Cruz in 2012.

What a weasel.


3 posted on 05/03/2014 5:19:17 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Dewhurst, against Patrick, seems to be following his campaign strategy used against Cruz - get so mean and dirty that the whole electorate flees from you in revulsion.


4 posted on 05/03/2014 5:21:03 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: jimbo123

As I understand it, the Lieutenant Governor’s office in Texas is a VERY powerful one. So this will be an excellent flushing of another RINO (Dewhurst) down the toilet.


5 posted on 05/03/2014 5:31:25 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

Patrick is nothing to get excited about though. Has a long pattern of dropping bills like sanctuary, etc after the press cools off. Standing groups up, etc...I know of some very strong Tea Parties that are now backing Dewhurst.Neither though are worth getting excited about.


6 posted on 05/03/2014 5:36:43 AM PDT by magna carta
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To: jimbo123

Maybe Dewhurst thought he’d “cruz” to an easy nomination.

Goodbye to another RINO.


7 posted on 05/03/2014 5:39:08 AM PDT by Skybird
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To: magna carta

“Neither though are worth getting excited about.”

When that is the case, go with the challenger.


8 posted on 05/03/2014 5:40:19 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: magna carta

I absolutely cannot understand why ANY conservative would support the despicable Dewhurst. He’s been stinking up the place for a long time and his flushing is long overdue.

I guess we’ll have to see about Patrick but I haven’t seen much negative about him.


9 posted on 05/03/2014 5:40:37 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: magna carta

“Patrick is nothing to get excited about though.”

I STRONGLY disagree with you. Dan Patrick will force the Texas senate to vote on bills that Dewhurst would never allow to come to the floor for One thing.

Depending on the Texas House Majority Leader election, Next year could be a very good year for lower taxes and education (Charter) school reform in Texas


10 posted on 05/03/2014 5:45:19 AM PDT by DanZ
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To: magna carta
I know of some very strong Tea Parties that are now backing Dewhurst.

I honestly don't keep up with all the Tea parties. Do you have any links to their statements?

11 posted on 05/03/2014 6:02:16 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: MamaTexan

http://bigjollypolitics.com/2014/05/01/tea-parties-need-take-second-look-lt-gov-dewhurst/


12 posted on 05/03/2014 6:04:29 AM PDT by magna carta
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To: magna carta

“Patrick is nothing to get excited about though. Has a long pattern of dropping bills like sanctuary, etc after the press cools off. Standing groups up, etc...I know of some very strong Tea Parties that are now backing Dewhurst.Neither though are worth getting excited about.”

Any links?


13 posted on 05/03/2014 6:13:15 AM PDT by BobL
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To: House Atreides

Your understanding is correct.


14 posted on 05/03/2014 6:22:25 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: BobL

No I don’t just my knowledge of activists on the ground in Austin a few sessions back when they were working with Patrick on a sanctuary bill...Judicial Watch guy was there to vet the language...bill was abandoned. Patrick then moved to work on the sonogram bill. I’m not worked up here about either candidate...it’s a pity Texans don’t have a better alternative.


15 posted on 05/03/2014 6:23:58 AM PDT by magna carta
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To: House Atreides

Patrick isn’t perfect, but he is a major improvement. The Dewhurst/GOPe smear campaign is likely to make him much more committed to pushing conservative legislation through.


16 posted on 05/03/2014 6:24:49 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: magna carta

Sorry, hadn’t refreshed.

Patrick has been fighting to end the BLOCKER POLICY in the State Senate, and WILL END IT if elected Lt. Governor.

That one policy allows ONE THIRD of the Senate to block ANY BILL from consideration and has been abused by Democrats NON-STOP since Dewhurst became Lt. Governor, virtually paralyzing state government, when Republicans have a lock on EVERYTHING related to being in power.

There is a REASON why we STILL have Sanctuary Cities, the Texas DREAM ACT, no school vouchers, and many other liberal policies here, and Dewhurst is a HUGE PART of that problem (along with Perry and the House Speaker). And we only got Voter ID a couple of years ago. These are not hard issues for conservatives, but they GET BLOCKED by Dewhurst working with the Democrats.

But the bottom line, in this run-off is that Dewhurst WILL LOSE, and at this point, given his smear campaign, he seems more interested in trying to in trying to have a DEMOCRAT win that seat.


17 posted on 05/03/2014 6:26:26 AM PDT by BobL
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To: magna carta

“...it’s a pity Texans don’t have a better alternative.”

We will see. He’s in a State Senate that is paralyzed by its leadership and the governor and no matter what one says about Patrick, he WILL NOT carry water for the Establishment, not at all. Stuff will get voted on by the Senate, finally, and hopefully Texas will be able to join other Republican states in passing conservative legislation.


18 posted on 05/03/2014 6:29:59 AM PDT by BobL
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To: BobL

I agree that Patrick has the upper hand here...I just do not find him trustworthy having communicated with many activists on different issues. People fighting back fed control via COMMON CORE are PARTICULARLY against Patrick. However, those of us feeling distressed and depressed about our choices will just have to watch and observe. I don’t plan on voting in the runoff. It’s not worth my gas or time.


19 posted on 05/03/2014 6:32:44 AM PDT by magna carta
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Magna Carta

I find you untrustworthy. Are you a Leftwing provocateur? Do you love Wendy?

The Common Core issue is a Dewhurst / Teacher Union issue along with the Texas house Speaker. Just another reason to get rid of Dewhurst and replace him with a competent small g’ment pro America Texan. Even if he was not born in Texas.


20 posted on 05/03/2014 6:49:27 AM PDT by DanZ
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To: magna carta

I agree with that. I didn’t see too much coming out of his running of Education in the Senate. But was it due to the Blocker Rule - where nothing gets done without some Democrat support, or was it what he really wanted.

In any case, he will almost certainly be Lt. Governor, and assuming that he is able to get rid of the Blocker Bill, we’ll see which way he goes. He might actually do well, like Cruz.


21 posted on 05/03/2014 7:31:59 AM PDT by BobL
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To: BobL

Yep...let’s see what he will do...


22 posted on 05/03/2014 7:43:55 AM PDT by magna carta
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To: magna carta

I live in Texas and will tell you the despicable filth Dewhurst threw at Ted Cruz was way way over the top. I wouldn’t vote for Dewhirst for dog catcher. He is running the same way against Patrick.
Patrick is definitely no Ted Cruz but IMO he’s not Dewhurst.


23 posted on 05/03/2014 8:06:20 AM PDT by Undecided 2012
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To: magna carta

“... I don’t plan on voting in the runoff. It’s not worth my gas or time.”
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Well good...that’s one less vote for Dewhurst.


24 posted on 05/03/2014 8:18:49 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Undecided 2012

I just want to bslap that smarmy latina in Dewhurst’s ads.


25 posted on 05/03/2014 8:24:07 AM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: jimbo123

Early voting period for the primary runoff election.
May 19 thru 23, 2014
Primary run-off election.
May 27, 2014


26 posted on 05/03/2014 9:25:33 AM PDT by conejo99
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To: DanZ

After the way Patrick treated Cruz during the election, he is most certainly in the Rino camp until he can dig his way out.


27 posted on 05/03/2014 9:40:16 AM PDT by csivils
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To: jimbo123
DEWHURST FOR DOGCATCHER
28 posted on 05/03/2014 10:23:25 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: csivils

Yes, I too was VERY disappointed with Mt. Patrick in his Ted Cruz (master) interview.

At the time of the interview Mr. Patrick was scheming of all the different options he had in front of him for higher office. With Mr. Ted winning the Texas Senator’s seat, Dan’s options of an easy road to the top vanished.

Everyone makes mistakes. How many of us live in glass houses?


29 posted on 05/03/2014 1:39:32 PM PDT by DanZ
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