Skip to comments.Tea Party exacts its revenge on GOP establishment, David Dewhurst in Texas primaries
Posted on 05/28/2014 5:19:36 AM PDT by cotton1706
The 2014 Republican primaries have been good for incumbents and the GOP establishment over Tea Party candidates. Texas is having none of that. In Tuesday's GOP primary runoff elections, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst lost his bid for re-election to state Sen. Dan Patrick, a former talk radio host backed by Tea Party groups. This is Dewhurst's second big loss to the Tea Party he was upset by Ted Cruz in the 2012 GOP primary for U.S. Senate. Patrick will face state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D) for the unusually powerful Texas lieutenant governorship.
The Tea Party also won in the race for state attorney general, with state Sen. Ken Paxton beating state Rep. Dan Branch for the GOP nod. And former U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe, backed by the conservative Club for Growth and Senate Conservatives Fund, unseated 91-year-old Rep. Ralph Hall (R).
The state's Democratic establishment fared somewhat better. In the uphill race to defeat Sen. John Cornyn (R), Democrats nominated Dallas dentist David Alameel over Lyndon LaRouche Democrat Kesha Rogers, who has called for President Obama's impeachment and campaigned with photos of Obama sporting a Hitler mustache. - - Peter Weber
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Dewhurst ended his chance at reelection through his failure to control the Senate during Wendy Davis’ fillabuster. He has allowed a Dem minority to control what passes the Senate through a rule requiring a 2/3 approval of all bills through the Senate, stopping needed legislation.
Time for a change.
1. Standing strong against the invasion of the US is a winning and necessary issue for constitutional conservatives
2. Constitutional conservatives have to be much better, serious, convincing, passionate and informed about the issues. If they are, that's when they'll win.
I wonder if I could convince my wife to move down to Texas. It seems to be the only area of sanity left in the USA.
Forgive my ignorance, but is it always hot and dry down there? And are Yankee transplants welcome?
“Forgive my ignorance, but is it always hot and dry down there? And are Yankee transplants welcome?”
Haha. You’re asking the wrong person. I live in MA.
Weather is a major turn-off to me. The summers are nasty hot. But another winter like the last one in Pennsylvania might convince me it is the lesser of two evils.
And we have scorpions as large as small cars, rattlesnakes everywhere, and the land is covered in grass-burrs and nettles.
He ran for office and won?
Because Texas is such a large state, it has a highly varied topography. The state has ten climatic regions and 11 different ecological regions. The topography types vary from mountainous to forested hill country to coast plains and prairies in the interior. Texas also has 3,700 streams and 15 major rivers but there are no large natural lakes in the state.
Despite its being known for having desert landscapes, less than 10% of Texas is actually considered desert. The desert and mountains of Big Bend are the only area in the state with this landscape. The rest of the state is coastal swamp, woods, plains and low rolling hills.
Texas also has a varied climate due to its size. The panhandle portion of the state bigger temperature extremes than does the Gulf Coast, which is more mild. For example, Dallas which is located in the northern part of the state has a July average high of 96°F and an average January low of 34°F. Galveston on the other hand, which is located on the Gulf Coast, rarely has summer temperatures over 90°F or winter lows below 50°F.
Hottern hell, millions of rattle snakes, the corner on fire ants and wild hogs topped off with gun-totn rednecks.
As long as immigrates don’t come down and try to drag their messed up politics with them, maybe. To quote David Crockett, “you all can go to hell, I’m going to Texas”.
May Mitch be the only one left standing until we can finally vote him out and replace him with a patriot.
Texas needs all the conservative thinkers we can get!. I too am transplanted from Chicago. I am in Central Texas and yes the summers are hot and dry and come to think of it the winters are as well.
FoxNews seems rather subdued. They have made only cursory mention of the election results.
Last week, they had pundits and commentators on proclaiming massive defeats of the Tea Party.
Maybe the Hemmer hour will have more news. Fox&Friends tends toward the fluff over hard news.
What was the final voting results? Nothing worse than an article stating a landslide victory but not publishing the actual numbers.
LOL! And I keep hearing about internecine Republican schisms!
The biggest laugh was during Dewhurst’s concession speech when he said “We ran a clean campaign.”