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Tea Party topples Texas Lt. Gov.
thehill.com ^ | 5/27/14 | Cameron Joseph

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.

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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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; elections; teaparty; tx; tx2014
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1 posted on 05/27/2014 6:23:40 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Too bad they couldn’t get rid of Cornrow too.


2 posted on 05/27/2014 6:26:51 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: VRWC For Truth

OK, now we turn our attention on Leticia,,,,,


3 posted on 05/27/2014 6:27:38 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: cotton1706

Oh my, now we will have to listen to the ‘yellow media’ tomorrow blow about how the Tea Party is all OVER.


4 posted on 05/27/2014 6:28:40 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: cotton1706

Latest numbers:

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.


5 posted on 05/27/2014 6:29:17 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: CMailBag

They’ll probably call them “modest wins” for the Tea Party.


6 posted on 05/27/2014 6:29:20 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706
Goodbye, Doo-doo-Hurst.


7 posted on 05/27/2014 6:29:29 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: cotton1706
a hard-charging conservative who focused on illegal immigration

I thought Illegal Immigration opposition was a losing proposition for Republicans

Silly me

8 posted on 05/27/2014 6:31:30 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: cotton1706

Texas is PISSED. RINOs need not apply. Donks? Forget about it you scum.

/a Texan


9 posted on 05/27/2014 6:31:42 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: cotton1706

C’mon man, 27% is a freakin’ squeaker! /s


10 posted on 05/27/2014 6:32:33 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: cotton1706
Ciao, Dewhurst...since you won't be in office soon, why not visit communities in Texas and see what the PEOPLE want our leaders to be for.

Of course, you will probably campaign for the Democrat candidate and try to screw the WINNER.

11 posted on 05/27/2014 6:33:04 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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12 posted on 05/27/2014 6:33:12 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: cotton1706
But the TEA party is dead.

Rachel Madcow said so.

13 posted on 05/27/2014 6:34:17 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: cotton1706

Does Wise Latina Leticia Van De Putte support affirmative action?

http://blog.mysanantonio.com/latinlife/2009/07/van-de-puttes-another-wise-latina-t-shirts-getting-rave-reviews/


14 posted on 05/27/2014 6:35:26 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: cotton1706

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....


15 posted on 05/27/2014 6:36:22 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: piytar

Indeed. Still early but last I looked all incumbents were behind. Full tilt RINO season.


16 posted on 05/27/2014 6:39:55 PM PDT by Proud_texan (Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then. - PK Dick)
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To: cotton1706

Dewhurst is “Surging”!


17 posted on 05/27/2014 6:40:19 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: cotton1706

bye, bye, RiNO!


18 posted on 05/27/2014 6:42:37 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: cotton1706

Texas just RUN OFF Dewhurst.

It did not take long to call this race.


19 posted on 05/27/2014 6:44:22 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Hoodat

Dewhurst just got flushed!

Even the cat is watching with sheer joy.


20 posted on 05/27/2014 6:45:40 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: cotton1706

Ever notice that no matter how crazy and authoritarian a lib is, he’s never referred to as “hard line” or “extreme”?


21 posted on 05/27/2014 6:46:34 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: cotton1706

Bump


22 posted on 05/27/2014 6:51:02 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: cotton1706

Dewhurst, a self-funding multi-millionaire, had finished ^well behind^ Patrick in the first round of voting two months ago.


Say WWHHHAAATT???


23 posted on 05/27/2014 6:52:04 PM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

So for the last decade, Hispanics have only cast 20 percent of total votes cast in statewide elections. That’s got to go up toward 30 percent before the Democrats can get competitive.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/politics-july-dec13-texas_07-09/


24 posted on 05/27/2014 6:52:45 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ChildOfThe60s

“Ever notice that no matter how crazy and authoritarian a lib is, he’s never referred to as “hard line” or “extreme”?”

Oh, of course. Elizabeth Warren is “middle of the road,” “mainstream,” etc.

They weigh things so far to the left that anything to the right of close to the middle of the left side is CRAZY RIGHT-WING NUT JOB!


25 posted on 05/27/2014 6:53:16 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
Ever notice that no matter how crazy and authoritarian a lib is, he’s never referred to as “hard line” or “extreme”?

Or, for that matter, demented...

26 posted on 05/27/2014 6:57:21 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: cotton1706

Jerry Patterson learnt that immigration is a bigger issue than guns.

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


27 posted on 05/27/2014 7:05:40 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: txhurl

Proves my point again...money is NOT everything in a elections. The candidate means lot more than money. The CEO of eBay lost in CA, CEO of HP lost in CA, Nelson Rockefeller lost, and many other millionaires lost.

The GOPe backing any candidate with money does not guarantee success. Influence of GOPe is exaggerated. Many Tea party types win with GOPe opposition. That includes Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. Because they are skilled politicians. Many really good conservative candidates have lost because they are not skilled politicians.

Congrats to Mr. Patrick in TX. He defeated another man with money with establishment backing.


28 posted on 05/27/2014 7:06:27 PM PDT by entropy12 (Harry Reid will not allow debate on any good bills passed by House. GOP needs 51 senators in 2014!)
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To: Free Vulcan

Harris County will be about 33% of the R run-off vote. Patrick will carry Harris by 2 to 1. Dewhurst won’t be able to make that up even if he runs better in the rest of the state...and he won’t, at least not by much.


29 posted on 05/27/2014 7:10:39 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: cotton1706

Going to smash the Tea Party in every race, eh?


30 posted on 05/27/2014 7:17:47 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: entropy12

You shouldn’t be lumping a rino/libertarian like Paul in with Cruz, especially tonight.

This is about Texas conservatism tonight.


31 posted on 05/27/2014 7:18:27 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: cotton1706

Yahoooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ding dong dewdrop the dope is done.

First good news on the political front in awhile.

Now, Patrick..... stop the relentless march of property tax increases. It is out of control. The property taxes are higher than the house payment and they are trying their very best to increase them at 10% a year! That is double every 7 years or so.


32 posted on 05/27/2014 7:25:46 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: ansel12

Illogical as always! You miss my point again!
You never told me what your highest education level is! Why?


33 posted on 05/27/2014 7:32:19 PM PDT by entropy12 (Harry Reid will not allow debate on any good bills passed by House. GOP needs 51 senators in 2014!)
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To: Free Vulcan

Huge TEA PARTY REBUKE OF CARL ROVE AND CORNHOLE!! Also the Attorney general PAXTON IS TEA PARTY! WE ROCK!!! Cruz- Palin-Dr. Paul!! Huckaby is ok but bush cristie and robmeNO!! out of here. Hillary has brain damage and treason in supplying Al Qaeda in Libya. She is not going to run!! Then Gore steps in with “global warming hoax”!! Toast. Let’s go hard right NOW!!


34 posted on 05/27/2014 7:39:40 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

You can bet she supports the leftist line to the punctuation mark - D’s do not tolerate dissent


35 posted on 05/27/2014 7:46:29 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: ExCTCitizen

“Of course, you will probably campaign for the Democrat candidate and try to screw the WINNER.”
I wouldn’t be surprised if that happened. Can’t you see him and Patterson teaming up just out of spite.


36 posted on 05/27/2014 7:46:58 PM PDT by uptowngirl
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To: cotton1706

Yep.... another Texas, Establishment RINO bites the dust. Karl Rove is very sad. Dewhurst ran a sleazy campaign.


37 posted on 05/27/2014 7:48:42 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: SADMILLIE

That’s probably the best thing about Douchehurst going down - the massive direct slap to Carl Rove in his home state.


38 posted on 05/27/2014 7:50:19 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: cotton1706

Doo Doo Hurst ran the sleaziest campaign against Ted Cruz
It has been a pleasure to see this worm crash and burn


39 posted on 05/27/2014 7:50:45 PM PDT by Rock Eye Jack
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To: cotton1706

Can you smell it , DOJ and Texas’s Voter ID Law ,Friday I think


40 posted on 05/27/2014 7:51:56 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: molson209

TEEEEAAAA PAAAARRTY!!


41 posted on 05/27/2014 7:53:39 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: ObamahatesPACoal; All

I used to like Jerry Patterson, but he’s changed dramatically. Power corrupts! He joined forces with Dewhurst and the TX GOP Establishment after Dan Patrick beat him out of the Lt. Gov. run-off. The two of them together did every slime ball thing they could think of to defeat Dan Patrick and the Tea Party. I’m lovin’ it. He who does not like revenge has never tasted it.


42 posted on 05/27/2014 7:54:21 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal; All

I used to like Jerry Patterson, but he’s changed dramatically. Power corrupts! He joined forces with Dewhurst and the TX GOP Establishment after Dan Patrick beat him out of the Lt. Gov. run-off. The two of them together did every slime ball thing they could think of to defeat Dan Patrick and the Tea Party. I’m lovin’ it. He who does not like revenge has never tasted it.


43 posted on 05/27/2014 7:54:21 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: cotton1706
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

All Republicans have to do is promote conservatism and they'll win. This notion of moving to the middle in order to win is a complete, bald-faced lie.

44 posted on 05/27/2014 7:54:49 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: SADMILLIE

Huckaby is ok
____________________________________________

Huckabee (correct spelling) is not ok. He is so tight with Karl Rove and the GOPe crowd, I can’t stand the sound of his hillbilly voice or the sight of his fat, ugly face. He can kiss my grits.


45 posted on 05/27/2014 7:57:47 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: entropy12

Listen, don’t carry your personal grudges from thread to thread, and make your posting here personal, don’t become a stalker attacking individual freepers like a school kid.

The post was very clear, you should be able to respond as an adult and focused on the politics of it.

To: entropy12
You shouldn’t be lumping a rino/libertarian like Paul in with Cruz, especially tonight.
This is about Texas conservatism tonight.
31 posted on 5/27/2014 7:18:27 PM by ansel12


46 posted on 05/27/2014 7:58:11 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“This notion of moving to the middle in order to win is a complete, bald-faced lie.”

This is a Karl Rove bald-faced lie. The lie of a POS rino. We see them revered to as GOPe...they are not GOP in any way shape or form. The are Democrats-lite. I say ‘democrats-lite, because their purpose is to get Democrats elected, has nothing to do with getting anyone GOP elected, unless they are RINO’s. Rove is a legacy left us from Bush II...Bush II did us no favors.


47 posted on 05/27/2014 8:02:37 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: Din Maker; All
Now, next Tuesday, I'd love to see MS replicate what Texas did today. Keep working hard Tea Partiers. If Chris McDaniel loses the Primary to Thad Cochran, if there is no Election Law preventing him from doing so, I'd like to see Chris McDaniel run in the General Election as an Independent OR... as a write-in candidate.That would smack Haley Barbour's hog jowls. Yes...yes I am vindictive as hell. He who does not like revenge has never tasted it.
48 posted on 05/27/2014 8:03:57 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: Din Maker

“He can kiss my grits.”

You are right about Huckabee. He is Clinton-lite. But he would rather kiss your boiled peanuts! They are about as discusting as nearly all Arkansas politicians are.


49 posted on 05/27/2014 8:08:03 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: Regulator

Illegal immigration = border security


50 posted on 05/27/2014 8:14:33 PM PDT by ru4liberty
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