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Tough immigration talk puts Dan Patrick in prime position (Texas)
Dallas Morning News ^ | 5/24/14 | ROBERT T. GARRETT AND TERRENCE STUTZ

Posted on 05/25/2014 5:41:28 AM PDT by jimbo123

Dan Patrick appears poised to dislodge David Dewhurst as lieutenant governor in Tuesday’s Republican runoff, and the reason is clear to tea party activists, campaign consultants and political scientists.

Patrick, they say, jumped out front for good by appealing to staunchly conservative Republican voters on their top issue: illegal immigration.

Breaking with the stances of Republicans such as Govs. George W. Bush and Rick Perry, who tried to appeal to Hispanic voters with hopeful rhetoric about immigrants, Patrick has ripped state GOP leaders for not plowing enough state funding into law enforcement efforts along the Texas-Mexico border. He also hit Dewhurst — and implicitly, Perry — for not removing what he says are carrots that help lure people to the country illegally, such as in-state resident tuition rates at public universities.

“We need real money to secure the border,” said Patrick, who chided Dewhurst for having an “election-year conversion” as the two appeared before the Central Texas Tea Party in Salado last week.

Dewhurst said Patrick, a Houston state senator, has misled voters, explaining that he secured state money and support for “surges” by state and local law enforcement to crack down on trafficking and illegal entries. The effort is on the verge of succeeding, and voters should stick with him, he told the gathering.

It’s no one-issue race. GOP voters appear weary of incumbency, and Dewhurst is seeking a fourth term after 12 years in the job. Tea party activists who are expected to dominate Tuesday’s turnout also appear eager for more confrontational candidates, and Patrick has talked openly of stripping Democrats of power in the Senate, which the lieutenant governor oversees.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: danpatrick; daviddewhurst; karlrovefail; texas
Patrick has talked openly of stripping Democrats of power in the Senate, which the lieutenant governor oversees.
1 posted on 05/25/2014 5:41:28 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Patrick will break the power/dominance of the Dewhurst-Democrat-RINO axis of power which has been ruling the Texas legislative process.


2 posted on 05/25/2014 5:49:03 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: jimbo123

Wasn’t there a revelation recently that Patrick had a history of some Mental problems years ago?


3 posted on 05/25/2014 5:52:00 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

He apparently took meds for depression many years ago (15?). One of Dewhurst’s cronies had an ad about it, which backfired on Dewhurst badly. Dewhurst was on local radio fumbling a response which amounted to “it wasn’t me who released the info” (yeah right)- and then gos on to blame Patrick for actually responding to the attack ad (the nerve!).

Basically Dewhurst is strongly disliked by conservatives in Texas- hopefully we can kick him out this year.


4 posted on 05/25/2014 6:05:45 AM PDT by rmichaelj
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To: jimbo123

Dewhurst lost the Senate and will loose his current LT Gov job because of the awful negative campaign he runs. I thought he learned a lesson when he lost the Senate seat to Cruz(a good thing) because of the campaign he ran. He had that election sewed up from the beginning, but his campaign lost the race, and now he looses the lt gov campaign to Patrick.

I hope Dan patrick sticks to his word on illegal immigration; if not he will be toast real quick.


5 posted on 05/25/2014 6:05:58 AM PDT by Wavy_Wally
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To: Wavy_Wally

Karl Rove’s stink campaigns for Dewhust against Cruz and Patrick are more nails in his consulting coffin. And Dewhust is now more than $5 million in personal campaign debt as a result.


6 posted on 05/25/2014 6:10:59 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: rmichaelj

The polling is in and the Rove-Dewhurst smear against Patrick backfired bigtime. That’s why the Dallas Morning News published this article conceding that Patrick is going to win on Tuesday. And any campaign vendors who didn’t get paid cash in advance by Dewhurst are about to get screwed because Dewhust is going to stiff them on what he owes them.


7 posted on 05/25/2014 6:19:49 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
The Austin GOP Establishment will need some therapy if outsider Dan Patrick upsets “Dirty” Dewhurst.
8 posted on 05/25/2014 6:34:56 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

“Wasn’t there a revelation recently that Patrick had a history of some Mental problems years ago?”

What an odd comment on FR!

Was there not a revelation that Obama was not born in the U.S.A. - But his mother is an American therefore unfortunately for us Obama is an American Commie


9 posted on 05/25/2014 7:15:01 AM PDT by DanZ
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Wasn’t there a revelation recently that Patrick had a
history of some Mental problems years ago?

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Yep a thread about it on FR:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3159336/posts

At this stage of the process I doubt that will have much
impact upon the runoff voters.


10 posted on 05/25/2014 7:28:02 AM PDT by deport
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To: jimbo123

Ah gee, I thought the Tea Party was dead (SARC)!


11 posted on 05/25/2014 7:30:26 AM PDT by celmak
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To: jimbo123

Patrick got my vote last Monday, the first day of early voting. I’ll be celebrating Dewhurst’s loss Tuesday night as the results roll in. Then let’s see what the press gaggle has to say about the demise of the TP.


12 posted on 05/25/2014 7:34:11 AM PDT by CARTOUCHE (9999 EOM)
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To: rmichaelj

Wasn’t it Dewhurst’s stupidity in letting the clock go too long for Wendy Davis that bolstered her claim to 15 minutes of fame on all the Networks?


13 posted on 05/25/2014 7:38:09 AM PDT by celmak
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To: DanZ; Old Retired Army Guy

“Wasn’t there a revelation recently that Patrick had a history of some Mental problems years ago?”

What an odd comment on FR!


I agree. The “concern” is curious.

Our family voted for Patrick this past week. We’re more than happy to give Dewberry-the-EstablishmentRINO the boot.


14 posted on 05/25/2014 7:50:40 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: jimbo123; deport

Somebody start an open thread Tuesday night on this race.

I want to see how blue Texas is set to turn, since they are trying to double the population as fast as possible with outsiders.


15 posted on 05/25/2014 7:53:11 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: jimbo123

Ted Cruz sent out a get out the vote notice the other day.

I think he cannot voice taking sides in this as he is a Texas office holder


16 posted on 05/25/2014 7:59:55 AM PDT by stanne
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To: DanZ

What an odd comment on FR!

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My thought, as well.

Concern trolling perhaps?


17 posted on 05/25/2014 8:39:00 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: jimbo123

Anyone who can afford to blow $5MM of personal money on keeping his job doesn’t need it.


18 posted on 05/25/2014 11:36:20 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Wasn’t there a revelation recently that Patrick had a history of some Mental problems years ago?

And, if we utilize our reading skills, we find this little gem in the article:

JoAnn Fleming, a Patrick supporter from Tyler, said Patrick quickly built trust among many of Cruz’s key supporters, partly with candor about his shortcomings.
“Pretty early on, he had a very frank discussion with us. He said, ‘Look, I haven’t lived a perfect life. I’ve had some really dark moments,’” recalled Fleming, a former Smith County commissioner who runs the group Grassroots America — We the People.
“He said that, ‘I hope nobody would come after me because of the time that I spent dealing with depression.’ But he said, ‘If they do, you already know about it,’” she said.

19 posted on 05/25/2014 11:45:45 AM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Yes. He was hospitalized twice for depression and once for a suicide attempt.


20 posted on 05/25/2014 5:08:16 PM PDT by DallasSun
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To: stanne

He could. He chooses not to.


21 posted on 05/25/2014 5:09:35 PM PDT by DallasSun
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To: jimbo123

Jerry Patterson pretty much said Border Patrol should hand out visas to nice illegals crossing the border.


22 posted on 05/26/2014 2:58:09 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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In Texas, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson joined business and faith leaders in calling for House Republicans to set aside ideological objections, and embrace an overhaul of immigration policy.

“We have some people who are just catatonic in their opposition,” he said. “I guess you could call them nativist. They’re not going to get it and no matter how much you talk to them they keep coming back to some bumper sticker cliché – `well, I’m against amnesty.’ My response is well, I am too.”

The biggest impediment to action in the U.S. House, in his view, “is just frankly having the guts to do what they know should be done.”

http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/tag/jerry-patterson/


23 posted on 05/26/2014 3:00:08 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: jimbo123

I about broke the button when I slammed down a vote for Patrick on the machine. Dewhoist..... Mosey on to that RINO pasture, you are through.


24 posted on 05/26/2014 3:57:58 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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