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  • Sarah Palin Coming to The Woodlands Friday to Rally Texans for Ted Cruz

    07/25/2012 8:16:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | July 25, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    Sarah Palin will be in The Woodlands, near Houston on Friday along with Senator Jim DeMint and Texas Tea Party Leaders. Click here, or on the image above to RSVP. This from American Grizzlies/Organize4Palin: This Friday July 27, 2012: Join Sarah Palin as she helps GOTV for Ted Cruz in Houston, Texas. WHAT: Ted Cruz for United States Senate Get Out the Vote Rally! WHEN: Friday July 27, 2012. 6-7pm WHERE: Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive. The Woodlands, TX 77380 There’s some fixin to be done! You need to do a public RSVP to: Pat: http://www.tedcruz.org/rally Also, we’d...
  • Tea Partyers: Help us make TONIGHT'S Ted Cruz Telethon a success!(8-10 Central, 6pm PDT)

    07/25/2012 4:48:39 PM PDT · by Syncro · 16 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | July 25, 2012 | Staff
    We are asking all Tea Party supporters to help us make TONIGHT'S Ted Cruz Telethon a success! Our 2 hour Ted Cruz Telethon TONIGHT is critically important to ensuring that conservative Ted Cruz is elected to the U.S. Senate as funds raised will go directly to airing our 'Tea Party Supports Ted Cruz' TV ad.  This ad is vital to combating the establishment and D.C. SuperPAC funded attack ads on Cruz. With the Telethon TONIGHT from 8-10 Central Time, there are a couple of ways in which you can help.  ____________________________________________________________________________ 1. SPREAD THE WORD Forward this email to all your...
  • Four Signs of Cruz-mentum

    07/24/2012 9:39:38 PM PDT · by RitaOK · 20 replies
    Hotlineoncall. National Journal ^ | July 24,2012 | Sean Sullivan
    Dewhurst's Allies Are Throwing The Kitchen Sink At Cruz: The main super PAC supporting Dewhurst, the Texas Conservatives Fund, released a harsh new TV ad on Tuesday which can be best described as a political Hail Mary Pass. The spot ties Cruz to the suicide of a teenager (the boy's mother is featured in the ad) who served time in a juvenile detention center. But to say the connection is a stretch would be an understatement. Cruz defended a Pennsylvania developer in a judicial but not a corruption...... Cruz's Fundraising: Cruz outraised Dewhurst during the May 10-June 30 period, bringing...
  • Perry defends Dewhurst as conservative, blasts Washington group backing Cruz

    07/24/2012 9:06:46 AM PDT · by Qbert · 24 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 23 July 2012 | ROBERT T. GARRETT
    AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry gave a full-throated defense of the conservative bona fides of Senate GOP hopeful David Dewhurst on Monday, blasting the main political group supporting Dewhurst’s rival, Ted Cruz. The governor also raised the specter that a Cruz victory could hurt the prospects of the state’s soon-to-be senior senator, John Cornyn. “Craft me a conservative with a more conservative voting record than David Dewhurst, and we can have a conversation,” Perry said after he and Dewhurst cast early votes together at an Austin supermarket. “But there’s not one.” [Snip] He warned that Club for Growth is promoting...
  • Texas US Senate Debate - Ted Cruz vs. David Dewhurst(Live Thread)

    07/23/2012 5:56:05 PM PDT · by DrewsDad · 45 replies
    Texas US Senate Debate on Texas FOX StationsTed Cruz vs. David DewhurstLIVE STREAM
  • Take a Stand with Ted Cruz [Radiothon for Tea Party Candidate Ted Cruz]

    07/23/2012 1:03:29 PM PDT · by Syncro · 22 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | July 20, 2012 | Staff
    Take a Stand with Ted Cruz Tea Party Express is hosting a two-hour long ‘Take a Stand with Ted Cruz’ Radiothon next Wednesday, July 25th in Dallas, Texas on KLIF 570 AM to help us elect the next Tea Party Senator, Ted Cruz!Hosts: Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer and Tea Party Express singer and entertainer Kay Rivoli will host the event, and will be joined by some of the nation’s most influential Tea Party leaders and politicians who also proudly stand with Ted Cruz for U.S. Senate. It is crucial that tea party activists and leaders from across...
  • VIDEO: Tea Party's new Ted Cruz TV ad (Early Voting July 23-27)

    07/23/2012 12:43:45 PM PDT · by Syncro · 22 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 07/23/2012 09:07:18 am | Sal Russo
    We finished our new 'Tea Party Supports Ted Cruz' TV ad just in time as early voting starts today! We finished our new 'Tea Party Supports Ted Cruz' TV ad just in time as early voting starts today!Dear Friends,Thanks to your passion and generous support, we reached our fundraising goal and worked over the weekend to complete our new 'Tea Party Supports Ted Cruz' TV ad that highlights that Cruz is the true conservative that will fight for our Tea Party values,  Here it is, what do you think?Click here to play We finished the ad just in time as...
  • Breaking: Tea Party Express Announces “Take A Stand” Radiothon for Ted Cruz

    07/21/2012 1:46:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | July 20, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    As Texans and Conservatives, we know how important this Senate race is. The rest of the country needs to understand how it will impact them as well. We have Ted Cruz, a Reagan Conservative who, as Solicitor General of Texas, has fought not only the United Nations and the World Court, but also the Obama regime, while defending both Texas and United States sovereignty which were under attack. Ted Cruz exemplifies the Texas spirit and is a champion of Liberty and Freedom. He’s served Texas well and will be an asset for the nation. We are fighting to stop current...
  • Texas: Dewhurst accepts debate with Cruz at last minute

    07/20/2012 7:39:19 AM PDT · by rstrahan · 17 replies
    Rstrahan
    From the Dallas Morning News (no link) Dewhurst accepted a debate at the last minute with Cruz at a Tea Party event. There is strong evidence that Dewhurst's constant harping on China connections and negative ads are hurting Dewhurst, and that he has lost the conservatives in Texas. It has gotten so bad that the jokes are along the line of " Ted Cruz supports theChinese. He was seen at a Panda drive-through". Not one ad by Dewhurst giving a positive reason to vote for him.
  • Ted Cruz Outraises David Dewhurst. Dewhurst Reponds By Accusing Cruz of Supporting Pedophiles

    07/17/2012 6:56:52 AM PDT · by Qbert · 27 replies
    Redstate ^ | 7/17/2012 | Erick Erickson
    I have always had a lot of respect for the guys who are running David Dewhurst’s campaign, but I’m starting to see now why Rick Perry had no chance of getting elected President. The same team running Dewhurst’s campaign ran Perry’s Presidential campaign and has stooped to what I thought would be an impossible low. Contra the headline at CNN.com, David Dewhurst actually raised less money than Ted Cruz. Dewhurst had to pump over $4 million into his campaign to save face and win the media spin that he outpaced Cruz. In fact, Cruz has raised $1.7 million and Dewhurst...
  • Polls show Cruz has momentum (Cruz surging...pulled ahead of Dewhurst!)

    07/15/2012 11:20:10 PM PDT · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 55 replies
    El Paso, Inc. ^ | 7/15/12 | Joe Holley
    "For the first time in their long campaign slog, independent polls are showing the so-called movement candidate, tea party favorite Ted Cruz, leading the GOP establishment favorite, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. They are trying to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison in the U.S. Senate and face off once again in the July 31 runoff election. “If less than a million people vote and Cruz wins, he’s likely to have coattails,” said Mustafa Tameez, a Houston political consultant. “He’ll pull in a lot of the movement candidates.” Cruz has insisted all along that his supporters have the enthusiasm, and a new survey...
  • Cruz takes lead in Texas runoff

    07/12/2012 5:10:23 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 26 replies
    Publioc Policy Polling ^ | July 12, 2012 | Tom Jensen
    PPP's first poll of the Texas Senate runoff finds Ted Cruz with a surprising 49-44 lead and a much more enthusiastic cadre of supporters than former front runner David Dewhurst. Cruz's lead expands to a whooping 59-36 margin over Dewhurst among voters who describe themselves as 'very excited' about voting in the election. The lower turnout is, the better Cruz's chances will be. Dewhurst leads 51-43 with 'somewhat excited' voters and 50-36 with those who say they are 'not that excited.' The big question is whether those less enthused folks will actually bother to turn out or not. This race...
  • Poll: Cruz up on Dewhurst in Texas

    07/12/2012 9:32:30 AM PDT · by Bevo · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/12/12 | David Catanese
    By DAVID CATANESE | 7/12/12 11:39 AM EDT The Republican pollster that signaled Dick Lugar’s demise and Deb Fischer’s late surge is now flagging an upset in the making in the Texas Senate race. Tea party favorite Ted Cruz is leading Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst 47 percent to 38 percent in the GOP runoff, according to a new survey by the Columbus, Ohio-based Wenzel Strategies. The numbers directly conflict with the latest findings by Dewhurst’s camp, which released a poll Wednesday placing their candidate ahead by 8 percentage points, 50 percent to 42 percent. A Cruz campaign internal poll last...
  • David Dewhurst Campaign Alters Taxpayer Funded Website to Cover Up Past Support for Amnesty.

    07/11/2012 12:39:55 PM PDT · by An American! · 19 replies
    RedState ^ | July 11, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    What else is he hiding? Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst’s Senate campaign might have just crossed a line it should not have crossed. Who else would be behind the Lt. Governor’s taxpayer funded website for his Lieutenant Governor’s Office suddenly deleting the transcript of a speech proving David Dewhurst has been lying about his position on illegal aliens? The speech is . . . well . . . it is gone. Poof. Again, the website is taxpayer funded and the document suddenly no longer there directly contradicted Dewhurst’s present statements on immigration in the Senate campaign. Now, David Dewhurst adamantly...
  • Houston Chronicle Endorses "Moderate" Dewhurst cause Ted Cruz too Conservative Republican 4 Senate

    07/07/2012 3:30:50 PM PDT · by davidbellow · 29 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 7/7/2012 | David Bellow
    If the Chronicle is Endorsing Dewhurst because Ted Cruz is too Conservative Republican then Cruz is the guy for me!   Editorial: Who should fill Hutchison's boots? Houston Chronicle Tuesday, May 15, 2012 http://www.chron.com/opinion/editorials/article/Who-should-fill-Hutchison-s-boots-3560958.php There's a torrid race in the Texas Republican primary to replace a Washingtonmonument. U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, the first woman to represent the state of Texasin the Senate, is retiring after three-plus terms of service in the world's most exclusive club. Given a magic wand, we'd order up a replacement who would blend the skills ofHutchison with those of Lloyd Bentsen - with just...
  • Why Texas MUST Elect Ted Cruz for US Senate (Video) July 31st, 2012 Runoff Election

    06/28/2012 7:43:24 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 6 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 6/28/2012 | David Bellow
    Earlier this year, the big race I was involved in was to help get black, super conservative, Republican State Rep James White re-elected after White was attacked by Speaker Joe Straus via redistricting. White ended up beating a Straus Chairman, Mike "Tuffy" Hamilton. Now my focus has shifted to the US Senate race. This race is very important. It is a runoff election between David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz. The Runoff Election Day is July 31st, 2012. Texas MUST elect Ted Cruz for US Senate July 31st! Let me first say that I do not hate David Dewhurst or think he is a liberal or a bad...
  • Texas US Senator Debate: Cruz vs. Dewhurst (8PM CDT Live Thread)

    06/22/2012 5:02:42 PM PDT · by DrewsDad · 93 replies
    KERA News ^ | 6/22/12
    Republican candidates in the highly-anticipated Texas U.S. Senate race will square off in The Texas Debates: Race for U.S. Senate on Friday, June 22, 2012, at 8:00 pm CDT. The live debate between Ted Cruz, former Texas Solicitor General, and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst will be broadcast to millions on television, radio and the Internet. Live Streaming on:C-SPAN12newsnowand others at the link.Candidate Websites:Ted CruzDavid Dewhurst
  • Ted Cruz calls Obama's back-door amnesty "cravenly political, lawless, and wrong"

    06/19/2012 9:05:07 AM PDT · by Syncro · 31 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 06/18/2012 | Tea Party Express HQ
    Ted Cruz calls Obama's back-door amnesty "cravenly political, lawless, and wrong" Those are the strong words spoken by Ted Cruz and we couldn't agree more!In case you missed the news last week, President Obama announced a new back-door amnesty plan for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants. This is outrageous and political pandering at its worst.  In an obvious move to gain favor with Latino voters, President Obama is abusing his power as president and turning the White House into a campaign office for his reelection.  We must secure our borders and ensure that the laws of the land...
  • Senate candidate Cruz pockets big bucks across U.S. (Texas alert)

    06/15/2012 6:15:47 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 42 replies
    The San Antonio Express News ^ | June 12, 2012 | Priya Anand and Richard S. Dunham
    If money talks in politics, conservative activists are shouting that the hotly contested U.S. Senate runoff between conservative insurgent Ted Cruz and Austin powerhouse David Dewhurst is the most important Republican race in the country. Federal Election Commission records analyzed by the Houston Chronicle indicate Cruz, the former Texas solicitor general who has targeted his own party's establishment in a noisy nomination battle, has raked in more money from conservative super PACs than any other Senate candidate in the nation: $3.8 million. While Dewhurst, the state's lieutenant governor and the early favorite, has raised more than 90 percent of his...
  • [Texas:]Perry imprint on Dewhurst camp deep, as spokesman enlists

    06/14/2012 11:35:48 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | June 13, 2012 | Robert T. Garrett
    The addition of former Perry presidential campaign spokesman Mark Miner to Senate hopeful David Dewhurst’s campaign means that the three most important positions in the Dewhurst bid to go to Washington are held by Perry people. Dewhurst, who’s in a battle with former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz for Texas’ open U.S. Senate seat, has former Perry strategist Dave Carney as his senior campaign adviser. A pro-Dewhurst super PAC, Texas Conservatives Fund, is run by Rob Johnson, who managed Perry’s 2010 re-election campaign and worked in his failed presidential effort in the 2012 cycle. Miner, another Perry presidential campaign worker...
  • Rick Perry booed at Texas GOP convention

    06/07/2012 11:30:00 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/07/2012 | Alexis Levinson
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry was booed at the state GOP convention Thursday when he mentioned his support for Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s candidacy for Senate...Dewhurst is facing former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz in a run-off election for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Cruz has largely drawn support from more conservative elements of the party.
  • I Guess Rick Perry Forgot About Needing [Begging] Sarah Palin to Save His Campaign in 2010

    06/03/2012 11:37:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | June 2, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    Back in 2010, Governor Rick Perry was in trouble here in Texas. He was running for re-election and faced stiff competition from not only a Tea Party challenger [whose campaign would later implode after she was exposed as a 9/11 truther] but Washington insider Kay Baily Hutchison as well. What did Perry do? He called in the closer, Sarah Palin: Gov. Rick Perry will be joined by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at a rally in support of his re-election campaign on Sunday, Feb. 7 in the Houston area. “I look forward to standing with Sarah to promote our shared...
  • TX: Numbers bode well for Dewhurst in runoff, his pollster says (counting his chickens.....)

    06/01/2012 1:52:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Austin-American Statesman ^ | May 29, 2012 | Kate Alexander
    Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has strong support from repeated Republican primary voters as well as senior citizens, two groups that are more likely to turn out for a July runoff for U.S. Senate, according to a Dewhurst campaign memo written by pollster Mike Baselice. Supporters of former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz, a tea party favorite who placed second in Tuesday’s vote, have argued that Cruz would be favored in a runoff because his supporters are more enthusiastic and likely to show up for an unusual, mid-summer vote. So the Baselice memo was clearly intended to rebut that argument. Recent...
  • … And While We’re At It…

    06/03/2012 4:38:16 AM PDT · by Atlanticist.us · 2 replies
    skipmaclure.us ^ | June 3 2012 | Skip MacLure
    Governor Scott Walker. Former Texas Solicitor-General Ted Cruz. More fodder for the DeMarxists waking nightmares. Two more examples of the swelling tide of Constitutional Conservatism which is beginning to sweep across the nation, as more and more of the so-called silent majority are awakening to the real and present danger of the nascent tyranny represented by Barry Hussein Obama and his communist-light DeMarxists. Nothing is working for the Democrat machine that once seemed so invincible. If the polls hold true, both Scott Walker and Texas favorite Ted Cruz will enjoy substantial victories in their respective races. What is striking is...
  • How Rick Perry turned on the Tea Party

    06/02/2012 11:25:41 AM PDT · by Qbert · 40 replies
    Redstate ^ | 5/30/2012 | Griffin
    Upon Chief Justice Taney’s death, President Lincoln was tasked with replacing the Chief Justice of SCOTUS.  Monty Blair had served as a loyal friend throughout Lincoln’s first administration.  Likewise, Edward Bates had proven his loyalty to Lincoln over-and-over again.  Both were well qualified men.  Both greatly desired the position.  Yet, in the end, Lincoln knew that there was but one choice that would best serve the Union.  He knew that although Salmon Chase had essentially been dismissed from his Cabinet in disgrace and although Chase had been anything but loyal to Mr. Lincoln, Chase was an abolitionist and the one...
  • Perry: We don’t need outsiders’ views on Senate race (Are you listening, Sarah Palin?)

    06/01/2012 4:06:14 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 259 replies
    Texas Chronicle ^ | Friday June 1, 2012 | Peggy Fikac
    Gov. Rick Perry is once again slamming “out-of-state interest groups” backing former solicitor general Ted Cruz in his runoff with Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst –this time tweaking Sarah Palin, U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint and Rick Santorum by suggesting their states could learn a lot from Texas, but Texas doesn’t need their advice on choosing its next U.S. senator. Perry, standing staunchly behind Dewhurst, brushed off the question about whether his own tea party credibility may be damaged by his opposition to Cruz, who has been endorsed by national conservative and tea party groups and figures (including Palin, DeMint and Santorum)...
  • Cruz into a Runoff (TX Senate race...kudos to Palin)

    05/31/2012 1:17:25 PM PDT · by ak267 · 4 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 5/30/2012 | Katrina Trinko
    It was never going to be easy for Ted Cruz to force a runoff in the Texas Senate primary. “This race is Ground Zero between the moderate establishment and the conservative tidal wave,” Cruz said Tuesday at a Houston polling site, according to the Houston Chronicle. “The stakes are high.” “A runoff,” he added, “would be a tremendous victory.” Last night, the former Texas solicitor general got his wish, winning a spot in the runoff and a direct showdown with Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, who finished just short of the “ 50 percent plus one” threshold he needed to avoid...
  • Ted Cruz forces runoff against David Dewhurst in Texas Senate race

    05/29/2012 9:31:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 29, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz (R) has forced a runoff election with Texas Lieutenant Gov. David Dewhurst (R), a victory for the Tea Party candidate against a better-known and much better-funded foe. Dewhurst led Cruz by 46 to 32 percent with 44 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press. Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert (R) was in third place with 13 percent of the vote. Cruz entered the race with almost no name identification but a bevy of conservative star-makers rallied to his side to help him into a runoff against Dewhurst, the longtime front-runner. Among Cruz's...
  • Dewhurst and Cruz headed for runoff in Texas Senate race

    05/29/2012 8:09:51 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday May 29, 2012
    The Texas Republican Senate primary is headed for a runoff, after Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst fell just shy of 50 percent of the vote Tuesday. Dewhurst will face former state solicitor general Ted Cruz, a favorite of the tea party, in the July 31 runoff. The winner of that runoff will be a heavy favorite to succeed retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), after Democrats failed to land a top-tier recruit. With 43 percent of precincts reporting, Dewhurst led Cruz 46 percent to 32 percent. Seven other candidates split the vote enough, though, to push the two into a runoff.
  • Breitbart Is Here: Late Conservative Hero Admired Ted Cruz's Fighting Spirit

    05/28/2012 6:19:22 AM PDT · by Qbert · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/25/2012 | TONY LEE
    The late Andrew Breitbart saw in Ted Cruz the future of the conservative movement.  On paper, Cruz seems like someone out of central casting, perfectly put together to represent conservatism’s future. His father fled oppression in Cuba for freedom in America. He grew up immersing himself in the works of Frederick Bastiat, F.A. Hayek, Ludwig von Mises, and Milton Friedman, earning scholarships by giving speeches about their ideas. He went to Princeton and Harvard law without losing the common touch. He racked up legal victories that helped defend the Second Amendment and America’s sovereignty against the World Court.  But while...
  • Will Fear Decide Texas Senate Race?

    05/25/2012 1:07:45 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 25, 2012 | Katrina Trinko
    With the Texas state primary just days away, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst is in the lead to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison in the U.S. Senate, and according to some observers, one of the factors he has working in his favor is fear. In Texas, the lieutenant governorship is a hugely powerful position. Its occupant is the leader of the state senate, meaning he appoints committee chairmen and members, determines the order in which bills are taken up, and decides which committees get to handle specific pieces of legislation. At the very least, everyone has to be aware of the sway...
  • Santorum endorses Ted Cruz in Texas Senate race

    05/24/2012 11:11:02 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 24, 2012 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Texas Senate candidate Ted Cruz on Thursday gained yet another high-profile endorsement, this time from Rick Santorum. "Ted Cruz is spellbinding, a tremendous orator and principled," Santorum said on Glenn Beck's radio show Thursday morning, according to Santorum's staff. "We need people who can motivate and lead … Ted has that capability." Santorum reportedly said Cruz, a former state solicitor general, is a "good, conservative vote" and can "engage" beyond taxes and spending. Santorum repeated much of the same praise during an appearance on Dallas radio station WBAP, telling host Ben Ferguson that he's known Cruz for 5 or 6...
  • Cruz Goes Up With Palin Ad

    05/22/2012 8:47:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    National Journal's Hotline On Call ^ | May 22, 2012 | Sean Sullivan
    (VIDEO AT LINK) With just a week left until the Texas Senate primary, underdog Ted Cruz is hitting the airwaves with a new TV ad that closes with a pitch for support from Sarah Palin. "I'm Sarah Palin. Join me. Choose Cruz for Senate," Palin says, in what sounds like an audio recording of a robo-call. Palin, who backed now-GOP nominees Deb Fischer and Richard Mourdock in the lead up to the Nebraska and Indiana Senate primaries endorsed Cruz earlier this month. The ad also appears to be an implicit rebuttal against ads frontrunning Lt. Governor David Dewhurst and his...
  • Ted Cruz Surges in New Texas Senate Primary Poll

    05/21/2012 9:16:03 PM PDT · by Qbert · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/21/2012 | TONY LEE
    A new poll of the Texas Republican Senate primary race shows conservative candidate Ted Cruz surging to nearly within the margin of error against moderate establishment front-runner David Dewhurst.  The University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll shows Dewhurst at 40 percent and Cruz at 31 percent. Cruz had been trailing the self-financed Dewhurst by over 20 percent, so this poll shows him closing strong.  Early voting started last week in Texas, and the primary is on Tuesday, May 29. If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote on Tuesday, the top-two vote getters will be in a run-off...
  • Texas Poll: Dewhurst 40, Cruz 31

    05/21/2012 12:00:07 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 59 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 21, 2012 | Michael Warren
    The Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Texas is now within nine points, according to a new poll. A University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll shows Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst with 40 percent, while his challenger, former state solicitor general Ted Cruz, is at 31 percent. Former Dallas mayor Tom Leppert is in third at 17 percent. With the the May 29 primary just a week away, Cruz appears to be gaining ground on Dewhurst. He's been aided in his effort to be the conservative alternative to Dewhurst by an endorsement from Sarah Palin, who recently recorded a robocall to Texas...
  • Conservatives are lining up for Ted Cruz in Texas-Tea Party election we have to win!(Palin/TPX)

    05/20/2012 6:26:33 PM PDT · by Syncro · 179 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 5-20-2012 | Amy Kremer
    Conservatives are lining up for Ted Cruz in Texas - this is the next important Tea Party election we have to win !Tea Party Express endorsed Texas U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz has gotten national attention recently due to his surge in the polls, the Tea Party Express rallies throughout Texas supporting his candidacy, and the endorsement of Sarah Palin.We wanted to send along a quick early voting reminder and a very cool audio message that we received from the Ted Cruz campaign that was recorded by Governor Sarah Palin to Texas voters. Hear what Sarah Palin said about Ted...
  • U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz: No compromising (Texas update)

    05/20/2012 1:16:45 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 47 replies
    The Longview News Journal ^ | May 18, 2012 | Glenn Evans
    Ted Cruz won’t go to the U.S. Senate to get along in the U.S. Senate, the candidate told Gregg County Republicans on Wednesday in Longview. “We need to draw a line in the sand,” the Republican told some 40 party members, after recalling a Dallas Morning News editorial panel asking about the need for compromise in Washington, D.C. “At this point, I literally laughed out loud,” Cruz said. “If you’re looking for an established moderate who will go to Washington and work across the aisle and compromise, and continue this spending and building the debt deeper ... I’m not the...
  • Ted Cruz on SP Radio: Phones Lit Like Christmas Tree after Palin Endorsement (TX US Senate race)

    05/19/2012 1:33:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Cypress Times ^ | May 19, 2012
    Immediately after former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s endorsement, “the phones lit up like a Christmas tree,” and over 1,000 donations poured in over the next 48 hours, U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz said during an interview with LaDonna Hale Curzon, host and executive producer of Sarah Palin Radio. Like Fischer and Mourdock before him, Cruz is the underdog candidate competing against those who have more money and deep connections to the GOP establishment. Her endorsement has given the Cruz campaign such a boost that the power behind it has been dubbed “the Palin Effect.” “It has been absolutely incredible! The...
  • Cruz consistent, compelling conservative

    05/16/2012 6:55:45 AM PDT · by Qbert · 30 replies
    Austin Statesman ^ | May 15, 2012 | Editorial Board
    In the Republican primary, the competition for the U.S. Senate nomination is a race to the right and a crowded one at that. Though there are nine candidates in the race, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is the best known and certainly the best financed. Dewhurst acts like the chosen one, but GOP voters looking for a no pretense, no apologies conservative found one in challenger Ted Cruz. [Snip] Cruz has a big intellect and doesn't mind taking it for a spin around the room. He's smart; he knows it and you know it within minutes of talking to him. Yet,...
  • Did you hear what Sarah Palin did in Texas? (We have some big news coming out of Texas!)

    05/11/2012 8:08:44 PM PDT · by Syncro · 77 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 05/11/2012 | Sal Russo
    We have some big news coming out of Texas!We got word from Tea Party Express endorsed Texas U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz that he just received the powerful endorsement of former Alaskan Governor and U.S. Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her husband Todd Palin. This is a major boost for the surging conservative from Texas in his quest to champion Tea Party values of fiscal responsibility in the U.S. Senate.  Gov. Palins endorsement carries a lot of weight with conservatives and Tea Party groups.  It was just this last week that she put her stamp of approval on...
  • Sarah Palin Endorses Ted Cruz in U.S. Senate Race (Texas update)

    05/10/2012 6:33:37 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 51 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | May 10, 2012 | Aman Batheja
    Former Alaska Gov. and conservative icon Sarah Palin endorsed former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz in the U.S. Senate race Thursday morning. Both Palin and her husband, Todd, pledge their support in a letter to Cruz, who hopes to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. “Your conservative principles, passionate defense of our Constitution and our free market system come at a time when these cornerstones of our freedom and prosperity are under attack,” Palin wrote in the letter, according to the campaign. “Our shared goal isn’t just to change the majority in control of the Senate, but to assure...
  • Ted Cruz, U.S. Senate candidate from Texas, reports bounce from Sarah Palin's endorsement

    05/10/2012 4:01:07 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 19 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | Thursday May 10, 2012
    Call it the Sarah Palin bounce: Hours after the 2008 vice presidential nominee endorsed Ted Cruz, a Republican candidate for U.S. senator from Texas, on Thursday morning, the staff at Cruz's headquarters in Austin reported a swift and positive reaction. Nick Dyer, the Central Texas/Youth Director for Cruz tweeted: Campaign manager John Drogin confirmed by email to Yahoo News that Palin's endorsement "has added HUGE buzz to our campaign." "Phones are ringing, online contributions are pouring in, and supporters are more excited than ever on our social networks," Drogin wrote, adding that he's seen a "flood" of donations but has yet...
  • Governor Sarah Palin Endorses Ted Cruz for U.S. Senate

    05/10/2012 8:27:36 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 40 replies
    Ted Cruz ^ | Thursday May 10, 2012
    AUSTIN—Just four days before the start of early voting in the Texas Senate primary, the Ted Cruz campaign announced the endorsement of Governor Sarah Palin and her husband Todd Palin. In response to a letter from Ted Cruz, Governor Sarah Palin wrote: “We’re proud to join conservatives in Texas and throughout the nation in supporting your campaign to become the next Senator from the Lone Star State.” "Your conservative principles, passionate defense of our Constitution and our free market system come at a time when these cornerstones of our freedom and prosperity are under attack,” Governor Palin added. “Our shared...
  • Poll: Cruz gaining on Dewhurst in U.S. Senate race

    04/25/2012 4:30:45 PM PDT · by Bevo · 10 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | April 25, 2012 | Kate Alexander
    UPDATED: Poll: Cruz gaining on Dewhurst in U.S. Senate race By Kate Alexander | Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 12:31 PM Updated at 2:45 p.m. with comment from Leppert campaign A new outside poll suggests that Ted Cruz is making up ground on Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the Republican pirmary for U.S. Senate. Dewhurst still leads with the backing of 38 percent of the respondents but the support for Cruz has increased to 26 percent in the crowded primary. In January, the last time Public Policy Polling looked at the race, Cruz was favored by 18 percent of those surveyed....
  • The Washington establishment is trying to defeat conservative insurgents

    04/21/2012 1:40:44 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 11 replies
    Senate Conservative Fund Email | April 21, 2012 | Timothy P. Carney/Jim DeMint
    Please read this story. The Washington establishment is trying to defeat conservative insurgents. We need to work together to level the financial playing field for Don Stenberg, Ted Cruz, and Mark Neumann. ------------------------------------- Washington Examiner | April 18, 2012 K Street and Tea Party again fight for soul of GOP By Timothy P. Carney Big business and the Tea Party are at swords' points once again, with GOP Senate primaries for the second straight election becoming proxy battles in the war over the soul of the Republican Party. Conservative insurgents pose serious threats this year to establishment Republicans in at...
  • Cruz Brings Tea Party Flavor to Texas Senate Race

    04/16/2012 4:24:38 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 65 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 16, 2012 | Chris Tomlinson
    Many Republicans view Ted Cruz as the Texas version of Marco Rubio, the Hispanic U.S. senator from Florida whose conservative philosophy and strong oratory skills helped make him a national tea party force seemingly overnight. But unlike Rubio, who served several years in the Florida Statehouse before winning his Senate seat, Cruz has never appeared on a ballot. The son of a Cuban immigrant got most of his seasoning for next month's Senate primary by arguing in front of the state Supreme Court as the longest-serving Texas solicitor general. Cruz systematically argues his case to voters as if standing in...
  • Huckabee Stars in RINO Radio

    04/03/2012 3:26:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 3, 2012 | Jeffrey Lord
    RINO Radio? Republican In Name Only Radio? Taking on… Rush Limbaugh???????? And demeaning the audience of one's would-be customers… this is a business proposition? Seriously? There's two parts of this discussion: talk radio and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. Let's start with talk radio and the basics. All of which are now out there in the Land of Google thanks to the sponsors of this project seeking -- and getting -- their fair share of tons of PR. So that being the case… let's work our way through their pitch and what they're saying. Saying on the record, incredibly enough....
  • Up From Big Government Conservatism

    02/15/2012 3:42:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 15, 2012 | W. James Antle, III
    It was yet another embarrassing spectacle of Republicans squabbling over who was for big government first. Jim Talent, a former senator from Missouri acting as a surrogate for Mitt Romney, took Rick Santorum to task for voting for Medicare Part D while in the Senate in 2003. Medicare Part D was indeed an egregious example of federal government growth. It added at least $7 trillion to the already substantial unfunded liabilities of the Medicare system. The deficit-financed prescription drug benefit was also the biggest new entitlement program since the Great Society. On a media conference call, Talent described it as...
  • Ted Cruz Surging in Texas

    01/18/2012 8:28:01 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 9 replies
    SCF ^ | 1-18-12 | jim demint
    Ted Cruz is surging. Ted Cruz has climbed 6 points to 18% in a new poll, putting him a solid second place in the 8-candidate field. Meanwhile, the frontrunner -- Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst -- has dropped 5 points to 36%. Cruz has cut Dewhurst's lead from 29 points in September down to just 18 points today. This is great news, but it's even better than it looks. If Dewhurst fails to get 50% of the vote in the April 3rd primary, he will be forced into a run-off with the second place finisher. And if Cruz makes it into...
  • Is Ted Cruz the GOP 2012 Secret Weapon?

    10/09/2011 8:40:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 8,2011 | jazz Shaw
    He got big laughs when he said that President Obama blaming the Tea Party for America’s credit downgrade was “a little bit like Charlie Sheen blaming [his problems] on the Betty Ford clinic.” Stacy McCain snagged an interview with Cruz this week, (who he calls “the Marco Rubio of Texas”) which you can see in full here. A short takeaway from the exchange: McCain: And as some people have compared you to Marco Rubio, as the “Marco Rubio of Texas,” you are yourself also Cuban. Cruz: Well, that’s right. And that’s an incredibly kind comparison. Marco and I share a...