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Sessions makes case for ‘red state’ leader
thehill.com ^ | 6/12/14 | Erik Wasson

Posted on 06/12/2014 4:29:53 PM PDT by cotton1706

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) argued Thursday that he can bring an end to disunity and disarray in the House by restoring "red state" priorities that his chief rival for majority leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), may be unwilling or unable to pursue.

Sessions emerged from a lunch with the Texas delegation strongly denying rumors that he was dropping out of the race and exuding confidence that he can beat McCarthy despite only having one week to campaign ahead of June 19 leadership elections.

“We several times have found ourselves tangled in our ability to get all of our team together. That is all I say, that is not blaming anybody. I will offer that I can bring us together,” he told reporters.

“The agenda moving forward needs to be a conservative agenda that we start with the core of our membership that we work to make everybody comfortable with what we are trying to accomplish,” he said. Sessions stopped short of saying McCarthy has been a bad whip when asked about embarrassing floor mishaps, such as over the farm bill and appropriations measures.

“If we are together then we understand what’s in the bills and why we have got to vote on it,” he said. “I’d get from a team perspective and I would start with a good solid conservative base.”

Sessions noted that Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), a favorite of Tea Party members in the House, has “pitched his support to me.”

“I am running for majority leader on an agenda that can bring us together and to start with an agenda that is more red-state oriented,” he said.

The top priority for Sessions will be passing a bill to beef up border security to stop the tide of illegal immigration.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnestypimp; elections; nomoreamnestypimps
Sessions was asked if he thinks McCarthy has it all but locked up, and Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) jumped in.

"Eric Cantor thought he had it locked up too back in his own district," Weber said.

“That is perhaps a good point,” Sessions said.

1 posted on 06/12/2014 4:29:53 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Sessions might as well be a damn blue state leader. he;s a RINO


2 posted on 06/12/2014 4:33:00 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: cotton1706

The only Sessions I care about is Jeff Sessions. Pete Sessions is a RINO.


3 posted on 06/12/2014 4:36:42 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Viennacon; All

SHOCKING VIDEOS: PETE SESSIONS SUPPORTS AMNESTY TO ‘ACCOMMODATE’ ILLEGAL ALIENS (Flashback)

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3167050/posts


4 posted on 06/12/2014 4:37:11 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: cotton1706

Pete Sessions is better because he will lose a primary over amnesty. His state is being invaded. Ralph Hall lost to hardliner Ratcliffe, who seems like Kobach.

The incumbent RINOs in California are facing no primary challengers and getting away with it.

Tancredo and Steve King backed Mike Pence as the better choice over Boehner in 2007.

Right now King doesn’t think they should have the vote.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/12/Steve-King-Calls-on-Boehner-to-Delay-Elections-Have-We-Learned-Nothing-from-Cantor-Ouster


5 posted on 06/12/2014 4:37:47 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: cotton1706

Sessions over McCarthy, but too bad they couldn’t get anybody even more conservative. Whoever the “conservative” coalition picks to take on leadership/e-GOP better do it QUICK because they don’t have much time to wrangle up support!!


6 posted on 06/12/2014 4:38:34 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: cotton1706

Who cares the color of his state if he’s pro-amnesty?


7 posted on 06/12/2014 4:39:59 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: cotton1706

Blech.

Give me the real wolf, personally, not the one sheep clothing, parading around as if he’s a pal.

Red state. Pete has been no friend to Cruz, but doesn’t seem to mind borrowing the phrase and the red state thesis that I believe Cruz was the first to point out. Certainly Pete is not he originator.

Think Cornyn, here.


8 posted on 06/12/2014 4:40:22 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
Pete Sessions is better because he will lose a primary over amnesty.

Good point ObamahatesPACoal

9 posted on 06/12/2014 4:40:52 PM PDT by Principled (Obama: Unblemished by success.)
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To: cotton1706

Sessions is a snake.


10 posted on 06/12/2014 4:41:05 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: 9YearLurker

John Cornyn is a red state amnesty pimp cloture weasel.


11 posted on 06/12/2014 4:42:32 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

AKA - not shocking at all. Petey Sessions is a Texas sized RINO. He’s a mini Cornyn. DO NOT ACCEPT HIM AS LEADER!


12 posted on 06/12/2014 4:44:33 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon
Petey Sessions is a Texas sized RINO. He’s a mini Cornyn.

Exactly!
13 posted on 06/12/2014 4:45:55 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: JSDude1

“Sessions over McCarthy, but too bad they couldn’t get anybody even more conservative.”

These are two turds in the same punchbowl. We need someone like Gowdy, not either of these two amnesty supporters!


14 posted on 06/12/2014 4:46:12 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: jimbo123

He’s not the only one:

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/03/3/Pete-Sessions-Loses-Endorsement


15 posted on 06/12/2014 4:48:45 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Viennacon


Pete Sessions and John Cornyn's Utopia.
16 posted on 06/12/2014 4:49:05 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

If it is McCarthy or Sessions it is easily Sessions.

The amnesty supporters like Denham and Nunes are for McCarthy. Nunes said Bachmann and King are not conservative.

IF Joe Heck and Amodei(NV) are for McCarthy that is another bad sign.

McCarthy and Gowdy will never lose a primary. It is a good thing that it was Cantor before McCarthy.

Jim Jordan in theory could lose a primary one day if he decided to sell out.


17 posted on 06/12/2014 4:51:50 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: vette6387

Gowdy is the same as Sessions on amnesty. Except Sessions can be Cantorized.


18 posted on 06/12/2014 4:52:57 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: vette6387

Gowdy is in favor of amnesty for over 3 million illegals:

http://gowdy.house.gov/videos/?VideoID=HvoawVRYnHw


19 posted on 06/12/2014 4:55:07 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: cotton1706

The same Pete Sessions who doesn’t even live in his district anymore...


20 posted on 06/12/2014 5:09:41 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: vette6387
Gowdy is a amnesty bot too .
A big one!
21 posted on 06/12/2014 5:21:38 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: ncalburt

all I want from Gowdy is articles of impeachment sent to the house floor.


22 posted on 06/12/2014 5:22:45 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: ncalburt

Gowdy, McMorris and McCarthy will not lose a primary in 100 years.


23 posted on 06/12/2014 5:36:10 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: jimbo123

If Cornyn had to run every 2 years against the Texas GOP voters he would act differently.


24 posted on 06/12/2014 5:37:02 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: vette6387

True, I am just saying in if I had to pick the lesser of “two weavel”!


25 posted on 06/12/2014 7:48:22 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

“Gowdy is the same as Sessions on amnesty. Except Sessions can be Cantorized.”

That is disappointing, I did not know that.


26 posted on 06/12/2014 8:21:33 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: JSDude1

“True, I am just saying in if I had to pick the lesser of “two weavel”!”

Yeah, It’s really disconcerting that very few in the Congress want to observe and enforce our existing immigration laws. I know the “big business GOP” simply look at their employment costs. As long as they get cheap labor, they seemingly don’t care what it does to the country. All they want to do is die rich! OTOH a large portion of our “workforce” think that they are “too good” to do some of the low-level jobs, but the Mexicans will. I traverse the Salinas Valley quite often. I don’t see any AA’s out there doing the stoop labor required for the produce grown there.


27 posted on 06/12/2014 8:37:51 PM PDT by vette6387
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