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Will Cruz Lose?
The Spectator ^ | September 12, 2018 | Daniel McCarthy

Posted on 09/12/2018 5:53:38 PM PDT by OddLane

Four years ago a seemingly invincible US senator came within a percentage point of losing his seat in an unexpectedly close election. Mark Warner was pretty moderate as far as Democrats go, a good fit for a state, Virginia, that had drifted out of the Republican column in the last two presidential elections and just elected a full slate of Democratic statewide officials a year before. But midterms are when presidents and their parties get rebuked, and Warner, a telecom millionaire who had once been tipped as presidential contender, took his support for granted. The Republican, lobbyist Ed Gillespie, was supposed to be hopeless, but he nearly claimed what was supposed to be a safe Democratic seat for the GOP.

Texas has been solidly Republican for a lot longer than Virginia has been Democratic, and by a wider margin. But that makes the fact that Ted Cruz has only a single-digit lead over his Democratic opponent, Beto O’Rourke, all the more remarkable. Polls suggest Senator Cruz is in trouble, and if the overwhelmingly Republican character of the Lone Star State counts against that, the likelihood that 2018 will be as bad for the GOP as 2014 was for the Democrats throws the contest up in the air again...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2018midterms; anotherpoll; beta; bloggers; cubanadian; dnctalkingpoints; freepers4beto; nevercruzers; pinto; tedcruz; tx2018
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To: OddLane

Not gonna happen


161 posted on 09/13/2018 10:47:21 PM PDT by Smellin Salt
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To: OddLane

They just announced on Fox that Cruz is doing two one hour debates, the second one on foreign policy.

Cruz is a world class debater. I expect a complete crush. Between the debates, Trump visits, and a bleeding heart lib as an opponent, Cruz will win big.


162 posted on 09/15/2018 6:06:15 AM PDT by tired&retired (Blessings)
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