Skip to comments.Tea Party topples Texas Lt. Gov.
Posted on 05/27/2014 6:23:40 PM PDT by cotton1706
Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) has lost his GOP primary, ending more than a decade in office.
The Associated Press has called the race for Texas state Sen. Dan Patrick (R), a hard-charging conservative who focused on illegal immigration. Patrick led Dewhurst by 64 percent to 36 percent with 9 percent of precincts reporting.
Dewhurst, a self-funding multi-millionaire, had finished well behind Patrick in the first round of voting two months ago. The race had gotten increasingly nasty in the closing weeks of the campaign, punctuated by the release of Patrick's mental health records. The lieutenant governor, first elected in 2002, never really recovered from his hard-hitting primary loss to now-Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) two years ago, and was vulnerable to a challenge from the right.
Democrats are hopeful that their nominee, Texas state Sen. Leticia Van De Putte (D), will have a shot now against Patrick in the general election due to his hardline conservative views,. Though Democrats are optimistic about Van De Putte and gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis (D), any statewide nominee for the party still has a steep climb in Texas.
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Too bad they couldn’t get rid of Cornrow too.
OK, now we turn our attention on Leticia,,,,,
Oh my, now we will have to listen to the ‘yellow media’ tomorrow blow about how the Tea Party is all OVER.
David Dewhurst REP 151,439 36.49% 164,595 36.24%
Dan Patrick REP 263,505 63.50% 289,481 63.75%
1,371 of 8,283 Precincts 16.55%
Even at this early stage, with that lead, it’s pretty much over barring a miracle.
They’ll probably call them “modest wins” for the Tea Party.
I thought Illegal Immigration opposition was a losing proposition for Republicans
Texas is PISSED. RINOs need not apply. Donks? Forget about it you scum.
C’mon man, 27% is a freakin’ squeaker! /s
Of course, you will probably campaign for the Democrat candidate and try to screw the WINNER.
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Rachel Madcow said so.
Does Wise Latina Leticia Van De Putte support affirmative action?
The Tea Party is dead don’t ya know? That’s what the liberal leftists have been saying so it must have been true ....in their alternate reality itch unicorns, four leaf clovers, and a government ith n endless pot o’ gold....
Indeed. Still early but last I looked all incumbents were behind. Full tilt RINO season.
Dewhurst is “Surging”!
bye, bye, RiNO!
Texas just RUN OFF Dewhurst.
It did not take long to call this race.
Dewhurst just got flushed!
Even the cat is watching with sheer joy.