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Nasty Texas GOP race gets nastier
Fox News ^ | 22May2014 | Melissa Jacobs

Posted on 05/23/2014 4:11:21 AM PDT by SailormanCGA72

In the early days of the Texas Republic, candidates were known to call each other drunks and hog thieves. Elections haven't gotten much tamer since. A brutal Republican runoff for Texas lieutenant governor is shaping up as one of the nastiest races in the country, let alone the Lone Star State.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: dewhurst; dumpdewhurst; election; patrick
Just when you thought David Dewhurst couldn't get any nastier.
1 posted on 05/23/2014 4:11:21 AM PDT by SailormanCGA72
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To: SailormanCGA72

Dewhurst is the bottom of the barrel. I’ve never seen anyone run an uglier campaign.


2 posted on 05/23/2014 4:26:29 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: SailormanCGA72

Dewhurst is as good as gone...


3 posted on 05/23/2014 4:39:09 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: SailormanCGA72

I don’t know why the media is acting appalled. They do the same thing to all republicans whenever they can.


4 posted on 05/23/2014 4:43:02 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: SailormanCGA72

Dewhurst did the same thing when running against Cruz.

Texas wants him retired.


5 posted on 05/23/2014 4:53:19 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: SailormanCGA72

Just call him “Dirty” Dewhurst!


6 posted on 05/23/2014 5:05:24 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SailormanCGA72
That's because Dewhurst is a low down hog thief.

/johnny

7 posted on 05/23/2014 5:28:18 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SailormanCGA72

I wish I could go out and vote for Dan Patrick but I am in the dying state of PA-we had 36 congressional districts in 1910 but not that distinction belongs to the folks in TX.


8 posted on 05/23/2014 5:34:07 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: Nextrush

No problem, I took care of it for you on Monday when early voting for the runoff started. Tuesday night we’ll know when the polls close and I’m hoping Patrick drubs Dewdrop.


9 posted on 05/23/2014 5:41:54 AM PDT by CARTOUCHE (9999 EOM)
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To: SailormanCGA72

Patrick will win this one.

Dewhurst is just another Establishment GOP which epitomizes what is the problem with that party.

Will not vote GOP ticket. Will vote the conservative ticket.

No Cornyn either


10 posted on 05/23/2014 5:42:42 AM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
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To: bestintxas

Dewhurst was on with Matt Patrick AM 740 yesterday and said it wasn’t he who put out the medical records of Dan Patrick but rather Jerry Patterson a supportor but then Dewhurst went of on how accurate and important the records were. Dewhurst has perfected the two faced politician’s skill of smiling while sticking a knife in you.


11 posted on 05/23/2014 5:58:06 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: bestintxas
Not to put the cart before the horse, but if Dan can unseat Dewhurst, that would put him in a perfect position to challenge Cornyn for US Senator next go-round.

Steve Stockman turned out to be a joke of a candidate against Cornyn.

12 posted on 05/23/2014 6:01:50 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Common Sense 101

DoWorst sees the writing on the Wall and knows this is his last stand. This might even get funnier before next Tuesday.


13 posted on 05/23/2014 6:08:01 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: TexasCajun

Stockman was a “beard” to dilute any Cornyn competition. Stovall needs to take some campaigning and fund raising courses to get ready for his next run.


14 posted on 05/23/2014 6:11:35 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: X-spurt
Stovall needs to take some campaigning and fund raising courses to get ready for his next run.

Katrina Pierson should take the same courses.

Prospective Tea Party candidates should use these next two years to fully prepare themselves for the next fight.

15 posted on 05/23/2014 6:14:17 AM PDT 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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To: TexasCajun

Steve Stockman turned out to be a joke of a candidate against Cornyn.

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Stockman is a mystery in some aspects. He was the one that defeated Jack Brooks back
in the day only to lose two years later to Lampson. He drops out of the public
view and then he wins the redefined CD two years ago. Then he drops out at the last
minute to run against Cornyn. Stockman did fairly well in his CD against Cornyn and
even won one county, Hardin. But basically he was an unknown in the remaining
240+ counties.


16 posted on 05/23/2014 6:33:40 AM PDT by deport
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To: Paine in the Neck
He lost his bid for a "promotion" when he lost to Ted Cruz.
Then, he couldn't avoid a runoff in a 5-way race.
Now, he's having trouble winning the runoff.
He's a rabid dog that has been cornered.
VERY DANGEROUS
He betrayed the people of Texas in 2001 with some property tax shenanigans. He is not to be trusted.
17 posted on 05/23/2014 7:10:06 AM PDT by TxAg1981
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To: SailormanCGA72; fieldmarshaldj

There’s at least one Dewhurst booster on this site, spreading slanderous accusations against Patrick and calling him “crazy” without explaining why.


18 posted on 05/23/2014 7:43:55 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: SailormanCGA72; Admin Moderator
Below is a quote from the Texas Tribune, August 21, 2013. AM, please truncate or delete if necessary.

Has this been forgotten ?

After a relative was arrested for allegedly shoplifting at a grocery store, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst personally called the Allen Police Department to ask how to get her out of jail, referring to himself as the "No. 1 pick of all the law enforcement agencies within Texas."

In an Aug. 3 recording originally released by police to the Dallas-Fort Worth NBC affiliate, NBC-DFW, Dewhurst identifies himself as the lieutenant governor and requests to speak to the police station's "most senior police officer you have there right now." He tells a police sergeant that his step-sister's daughter-in-law, Ellen Bevers, is a schoolteacher and "the sweetest woman in the world," and says he's sure she has been incarcerated on a "mistaken charge."

"If you would explain to me sergeant what I need to do to arrange for getting her out of jail this evening so that you can proceed with whatever you think … that is proper," Dewhurst says. "I’ve known this lady for 30 years of my life."

After Dewhurst says that he is going to have Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw call to confirm his identity, he goes on to explain that he is a supporter of law enforcement in the state.

"Sergeant, you don’t know me," he says. "I am every year the No. 1 pick of all of the law enforcement agencies within Texas, the No. 1 pick. I’m a supporter of you, and everyone in law enforcement. I want you to do whatever is the proper thing."

http://www.texastribune.org/2013/08/21/lt-gov-dewhurst-calls-police-after-relatives-arres/

19 posted on 05/23/2014 8:31:38 AM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: Night Hides Not

With TV so dependent upon “appearance and sound byte” and politic elections having evolved into TV ads, it is very difficult for the “Citizen Congress” as the Founders wanted it. But it is possible to develop more skill at campaigning and fund raising.

The problem I see with Tea Party per se, is when the fringers and those that saw it as their personal opportunity to lead “something”, began claiming THEY spoke for us Tea Party folks. I supported the grass-roots part, but will not line up behind anyone claiming they speak for Tea Party any more than I will support the GOPe.


21 posted on 05/24/2014 6:47:52 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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