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  • ANALYSIS: In Texas, D meant defeat

    11/03/2010 10:21:12 AM PDT · by humblegunner · 42 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 3, 2010 | JOE HOLLEY
    Republican storm created too much headwind for most Dems From the moment the "Bill White for Texas" campaign moved from a U.S. Senate race to a governor's race, the Democratic candidate knew he was facing a long, hard, low-gear climb. Bill White, an inveterate bicyclist, needed every gear to mesh perfectly. He needed a clear path, however challenging. He got neither. A red-state race that all along was going to be daunting proved an impossible slog in a state full of restive Republicans determined to reverse their 2006 and 2008 losses and in an anti-Washington season that grew ever bleaker...
  • Chet Edwards loses in Texas!

    11/02/2010 6:53:27 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 55 replies
    As called by Politico. 62 percent to 37 percent with 23 percent reporting.
  • Early voting closes with record turnout

    10/30/2010 5:20:49 AM PDT · by humblegunner · 14 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 30, 2010 | BRADLEY OLSON
    Up to 450,000 ballots cast in Harris County Taken together, the events of the 2010 election season in Harris County sound almost good enough for a movie plot: electoral turmoil, thousands of burned up voting machines, controversial poll watchers and electioneering, traded allegations of voter fraud and voter suppression, even a few dirty tricks. Whatever the causes or motivations behind the differing dramas this election season, it has not been enough to deter voters. As polls closed Friday before Tuesday's general election, as many as 450,000 people are expected to have cast their ballots early or by mail, an amount...
  • Poll: Flores (R) 55% to Edwards (D) 36% (20 Yr Dem Incumbent will lose soon)

    09/25/2010 12:44:07 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Texas Insider ^ | September 25, 2010 | Texas Insider
    Poll: Flores 55% to Edwards 36% Shows Flores’ Message Resonating, Edwards’ Negative Attacks Have Failed Texas Insider Report: BRYAN, Texas – A new general election poll of 400 likely voters taken by On Message, Inc. shows Republican nominee Bill Flores leading 20-year incumbent Democrat Congressman Chet Edwards (D-TX) by a margin of 55% to 36% with less than 6 weeks to go before Election Day. “We are very encouraged by the results of this poll and we will work harder than ever to bring home a victory over the next 40 days,” said Flores. “This poll is yet another reflection...
  • Palin endorsement for Tea Party fave Broden becomes official [Texas]

    09/22/2010 1:53:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | September 22, 2010 | Aman Batheja
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has weighed into Texas politics again by backing Republican Stephen Broden against incumbent US Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson in Dallas. Broden has been a regular speaker at North Texas Tea Party events for over a year, regularly drawing standing ovations for preaching against President Obama's "godless socialism." Palin posted the endorsement on her Facebook page on Tuesday but the news had already come out over the weekend. On Sunday, Star-Telegram writer Anna Tinsley reported that Broden was introduced at the Wake Up America Tea Party at the Fort Worth Convention Center as the latest politician...
  • Obama Travels to Texas for Fundraisers… Democrats Flee

    08/09/2010 1:35:52 PM PDT · by Justaham · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-9-10 | Jim Hoft
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White said he never considered changing his campaign schedule Monday to catch up with President Barack Obama, who is attending private fundraisers in Austin and Dallas. Instead, White will start the day by talking to Texans in Midland and end it by participating in the Pioneers and Old Settlers Reunion parade in Alvarado. “This has been scheduled quite a while,” White said Friday after talking to the Rotary Club of Fort Worth. “In general, we tend to make a schedule and keep a schedule. We have a pretty disciplined campaign. But there’s no disrespect intended toward...
  • Bill Flores wins GOP runoff [Will face Chet Edwards in TX-17]

    04/14/2010 7:52:57 AM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 20 replies · 778+ views
    Bryan/College Station Eagle ^ | April 14, 2010 | Matthew Watkins
    Retired oil and gas executive Bill Flores cruised to an easy victory Tuesday night in the Republican runoff for Congress, setting up a potentially heated and expensive general election race against Democratic incumbent Chet Edwards. Flores won by an 18 percent margin over Waco small business owner Rob Curnock, who was significantly under-funded but hoped momentum and name recognition from his unsuccessful 2008 race against Edwards would carry him to victory. Flores sold himself as an experienced businessman whose real-world knowledge made him qualified for the position. He also had a larger campaign staff and more resources to make that...
  • Hutchison may reveal whether she's staying or leaving Senate

    03/31/2010 5:39:58 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 29 replies · 634+ views
    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is expected to announce her political plans today in San Antonio. Aides to Hutchison said late Tuesday that she would appear there with her Texas Republican colleague, Sen. John Cornyn, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky for a news conference. Though the statement made no mention of a topic, Hutchison has said frequently that she would leave the Senate before her term ends in 2012. Several state politicians have already declared their interest in running in a special election to replace her. But Cornyn, McConnell, Gov. Rick Perry and every member of the Texas...
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison to stay in Senate

    03/31/2010 8:15:40 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 36 replies · 1,147+ views
    Politico ^ | 03/31/10 | Manu Raju
    Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison will announce Wednesday morning she will stay in the Senate, flip-flopping on her resignation promise that left several candidates eager for the chance to succeed her. The Republican kept the decision close to her vest until the final hours, when she informed her inner circle as well as her Texas counterpart, Republican Sen. John Cornyn, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of her decision to stay through the remainder of her term, which expires after the 2012 election. Hutchison will make the announcement official at a press conference Wednesday morning in San Antonio with Cornyn...
  • Conservatives Win in Texas Board of Education

    03/17/2010 8:32:07 AM PDT · by Charles West · 6 replies · 482+ views
    Youth for Western Civilization ^ | March 13th, 2010 | John Anderson
    The Texas Board of Education has adopted curriculum reforms designed to counteract liberal bias in the educational system. According to the Houston Chronicle, the Democratic members of the Board objected to the curriculum reforms for not focusing enough on subjects key to political correctness indoctrination: Ken Mercer, R-San Antonio, said the proposed standards reflect the desires of his constituents to emphasize “personal responsibility and accountability” and “to honor our Founding Fathers, and our military.” Mary Helen Berlanga, D-Corpus Christi, said the standards ignore the Ku Klux Klan in Texas, Texas Rangers “killing Mexican-Americans without justification” and the U.S. Army's role...
  • Perry Wins Texas Primary

    03/03/2010 6:11:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies · 1,013+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2010 | Jillian Bandes
    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison has conceded to incumbent Gov. Rick Perry in the Texas GOP gubernatorial primary, making Perry the Republican nominee in November's general election. There, Perry is certain beat out challenger Democrat Bill White, the former three-term mayor of Houston. That likely means that Perry will enjoy a fourth term as Texas governor — the longest serving governor in Texas history. That's remarkable, considering Texans' longstanding aversion to incumbent politicians, especially during an era of tea parties, which are especially strong in the Lone Star State. Early primary returns accurately reflected polling in late hours of the race,...
  • Perry for President? Maybe, But Slow Down

    03/03/2010 3:01:42 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 31 replies · 567+ views
    Hot off the heels of Texas Governor Rick Perry’s decisive victory over Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson for the Lone Star State’s GOP gubernatorial nomination, Daily Beast columnist Mark McKinnon thinks the governor is well-positioned for a bid at the presidency, or at least the VP slot: There’s a fight right now for the soul of the Republican Party. There’s a dominant and loud wing led by social ideologues like Sarah Palin, who endorsed Perry. But if she doesn’t run for president—and if she’s actually smart, she won’t because she’ll never wield as much power, influence, or money than she does...
  • Hutchison underestimated anti-Washington sentiment

    03/03/2010 4:06:01 AM PST · by cbkaty · 31 replies · 1,517+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 2, 2010, 11:00PM | JOE HOLLEY
    Less than a year ago, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison was the most popular elected official in Texas and the odds-on favorite to be the next governor of Texas. Some polls showed her leading the incumbent, Rick Perry, by more than 20 points. What Hutchison didn't realize this time a year ago was that her fate may well have been sealed by Tax Day, April 15, 2009, when Perry spoke at tea party rallies in Houston, Dallas and Austin and suggested — merely suggested — that Texas might have reason to secede from the union. He never mentioned the word...
  • Gov. Perry beats Hutchison in Texas GOP primary

    03/02/2010 11:22:01 PM PST · by Texas Jack · 20 replies · 1,112+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 3, 2010 | Associated Press
    AUSTIN, Texas – Riding a wave of growing anti-Washington anger, Texas Gov. Rick Perry easily dispatched Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and a challenger backed by some in the tea party movement Tuesday to once again become the Republican nominee for the state's top office. Speaking shortly after Hutchison called him to concede, Perry continued the attack on the nation's capital that powered him past the state's senior senator, slamming Washington on spending, job losses, the heath care debate and for "trying to impose education standards" on Texas. "From Driftwood, Texas, to Washington, D.C., we are sending you a message tonight:...
  • Breaking News Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison Concedes GOP Gubernatorial Primary

    03/02/2010 7:41:55 PM PST · by Steelfish · 173 replies · 8,158+ views
    Foxnews ^ | March 02, 2010
    Breaking News Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison Concedes GOP Gubernatorial Primary to Gov. Rick Perry
  • Perry takes early lead in Texas governor race

    03/02/2010 6:09:44 PM PST · by cajuncow · 54 replies · 1,319+ views
    msnbc ^ | 3-2-10 | Associated Press
    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Gov. Rick Perry took an early lead over Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and a third candidate drawing support from the state's tea party movement as initial Republican gubernatorial primary returns started to trickle in Tuesday. Perry sought the GOP nomination for an unprecedented third, full four-year term. Angry protest voters backing conservative activist Debra Medina could force the governor and Hutchison into an April 13 runoff election, if no candidate gets a majority.
  • Texas Primary Election Results Thread

    03/02/2010 6:34:40 AM PST · by Ravi · 154 replies · 5,740+ views
    tx. sos ^ | 3/2/10 | me
    Check for results
  • Texas Primary Results- Live Thread

    03/02/2010 4:48:21 PM PST · by mnehring · 484 replies · 15,941+ views
    Republican governor candidates Name profession Rick Perry incumbent Kay Bailey Hutchison U.S. senator Debra Medina, ex-chairwoman Wharton County Republican Party Democratic governor candidates Name profession Bill White former mayor of Houston Farouk Shami businessman Felix Alvarado teacher Bill Dear private investigator Drive Alma Aguado physician Clement Glenn professor Star Locke rancher Andrea Plumlee attorney
  • Will Hutchison ever resign?

    03/02/2010 3:22:51 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies · 552+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | March 1, 2010 | Colleen McCain Nelson
    You'd think after several failed attempts to offer a realistic timeline of when she might resign from the Senate, Kay Bailey Hutchison might just stop answering the question that keeps getting her in trouble. But for some reason, she took another stab at it on Mark Davis' radio show, moving the target yet again. She changed her last promise to resign after the primary (which sure sounded like soon after the primary) to "sometime this year before the November elections." Those words had hardly left Hutchison's mouth when a campaign aide offered a clarification, saying that the timing really was...
  • Bush supporting Kay Bailey Hutchinson to Lead Lone Star State

    01/25/2010 11:27:22 AM PST · by meandog · 48 replies · 1,503+ views
    Texas Tribune ^ | 01/25/10 | Anne McIlhany
    Former President George H.W. Bush has endorsed U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison for Texas governor. He is the third prominent national figure to endorse Hutchison in her race against Gov. Rick Perry. Last November, she garnered the endorsement of former Vice President Dick Cheney, and early last week former Secretary of State James Baker gave his official backing. Last Friday, in front of his home in Houston, Bush said that he and his wife Barbara were supporting Hutchison because she has the right vision to lead the state...
  • Arrogant Ron Paul Angry He’s Facing a Challenge in His ”Own Primary”

    03/01/2010 2:49:12 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 40 replies · 1,153+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | Michael van der Galien
    Writing for Hot Air, Ed Morrissey reports that libertarian-oriented Republican Congressman Ron Paul is more than a bit perturbed by the primary challenge he’s facing from a tea party candidate. In an email sent to supporters, Paul says that both parties are ”doing everything they can to make sure I am defeated.” He adds: “These candidates include three Republicans in my own primary on March 2,” he wrote (emphasis added by me), “and they will stop at nothing to tear down and destroy all we have worked for.” Especially the last sentence is stunning in its arrogance. Your primary, Congressman?...
  • Five turning points in the GOP race for governor [TxGov]

    02/25/2010 6:39:22 AM PST · by deport · 111 replies · 1,360+ views
    American Statesman ^ | 2-25-2010 | Jason Embry
    Despite the countless press releases, Twitter posts and television spots that have flooded the landscape for more than a year, five critical sound bites have defined this election and put Perry in strong position to retain his party's nomination: • "I will be looking at what is best for Texas," Hutchison told Texas Monthly in October 2007 when asked whether she would resign her Senate post to run for governor. Her indecision about resignation, still not resolved to many Republicans' satisfaction, hindered Hutchison's message and left many wishing she had stayed put.• "I could not give a blank check...
  • PERRY GAINS MORE CONSERVATIVE MUSCLE WITH ENDORSEMENT OF THE MINUTEMAN PROJECT

    02/28/2010 2:15:42 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 9 replies · 316+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 2/28/10 | John G. Winder
    "I am delighted to endorse Governor Perry. We have created a strong bond of friendship and we are working together on the immigration issue." Jim Gilchrist - Founder/President of the Minuteman Project, Inc.
  • Debra Medina, new star of America's right, is firing up the race for Texas governor

    02/28/2010 7:12:26 AM PST · by Pantera · 220 replies · 3,003+ views
    The Observer ^ | 2-28-10 | Paul Harris
    Lytle is a blink-and-you'll-miss-it kind of town, one of hundreds that dot the vast flat ranchlands of southern Texas. A smear of houses by the main highway between San Antonio and Laredo. Population: 2,383. The first streets only got paved here in the years after the second world war. A sewage system took a little longer, not being built until the 1960s. In short, Lytle, Texas, has never been big enough to have much impact on the politics of the Lone Star state. And few Texas politicians have ever paid much attention to it.
  • Paul decries challenge in “my own primary”

    02/28/2010 9:08:09 AM PST · by mnehring · 33 replies · 796+ views
    Scott Brown likely won his special election to the US Senate through his retort to David Gergen in the final debate that he was running for “the people’s seat” in Massachusetts, not “Ted Kennedy’s seat,” when Gergen challenged his opposition to ObamaCare.  Conservatives cheered the populist message Brown sent to Democrats in one of the most liberal states in the country.  What will they make of Ron Paul’s statement about “attack dogs” coming after him in “my own primary”? Rep. Ron Paul, the libertarian-oriented Republican whose 2008 presidential run provided kindling for the Tea Party movement, suddenly finds himself dealing...
  • Paul burned by Tea Party blowback

    02/27/2010 5:08:52 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 125 replies · 2,199+ views
    Paul burned by Tea Party blowback By: Alex Isenstadt February 27, 2010 06:29 PM EST Rep. Ron Paul, the libertarian-oriented Republican whose 2008 presidential run provided kindling for the Tea Party movement, suddenly finds himself dealing with the blowback: a handful of Tea Party-inspired candidates are seeking to dislodge him in Tuesday’s Texas Republican primary. It’s an unusual turn of events for a veteran congressman who has reached stardom in conservative populist circles and who just last week emerged as the victor of the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Yet despite his solid anti-establishment credentials and...
  • James Dobson Endorsement Letter to Rick Perry

    02/26/2010 11:34:36 AM PST · by mnehring · 14 replies · 509+ views
    RickPerry.org ^ | James Dobson
    .."Over the years, Gov. Perry has established a record that is consistently pro-life, pro-marriage and pro-religious liberty,” said Dr. Dobson. “He has demonstrated his deep regard for the sanctity of life by signing more pro-life bills into law than any other governor in Texas history. He demonstrated his support for the God-given institution of marriage by strongly supporting the Texas Marriage Amendment. And he has helped lead the effort to establish the strongest protections for religious liberty in the state of Texas. No other candidate in this race measures up to the high standards established by Gov. Perry on these...
  • Another Great Health Care Charade

    02/25/2010 5:21:05 PM PST · by raptor22 · 1 replies · 245+ views
    Human Events ^ | February 25, 2010 | Rep. Ted Poe
    Today, the administration will put on another show for the American people. The nationalized healthcare naysayers have been summoned to the White House to give their ideas on healthcare reform. Yet, the President announced his newly packaged plan days ago. So what’s the point? Is this a meeting to exchange ideas and move forward in a bipartisan manner or a meeting to say this is my plan, get on board or get out of the way? The American people see this meeting for what it is. But, what I don’t understand is how this administration can continue to think that...
  • Poll: More than half of Hispanics identify as conservative [TxGov]

    02/24/2010 7:15:59 AM PST · by deport · 99 replies · 1,230+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2-23-2010 | ROBERT T. GARRETT
    Regardless, Gov. Rick Perry has fared relatively well, perhaps because of his anti-Washington rhetoric and his careful immigration stance, a recent poll indicates. It shows more than half of Texas Hispanics call themselves conservative, and a surprising 23 percent say they might participate in Tuesday's GOP primary. Among those, Perry leads Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison by 2 to 1, according to the poll, commissioned by an Austin consultant for a national group of Hispanic legislative leaders... Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, said the poll hints at a little-noticed facet of Perry's political persona: He doesn't frighten Hispanics...
  • Rep. Ron Paul facing unrest at home

    02/24/2010 2:14:55 PM PST · by Allegra · 74 replies · 1,049+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 24, 2010 | MEREDITH SIMONS
    WASHINGTON — In D.C. political circles, Texas Rep. Ron Paul is the quirky icon of libertarian conservatism, a cult figure on American college campuses with a national following large enough to help him capture the presidential poll at the nation's pre-eminent conservative action conference last weekend. But while Paul basks in the applause of conservatives at a Washington hotel, he can't afford to ignore the three self-described conservatives who are assailing his conservative credentials back at home. “He's as bad as the rest of them,” says Gerald Wall, one of three Republicans challenging the incumbent in the March 2 GOP...
  • Tea Party 'Revolution' Targets Ron Paul in GOP Primary

    02/19/2010 7:58:47 PM PST · by onyx · 172 replies · 2,885+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 19, 2010 | By Judson Berger
    The Texas congressman who rattled the GOP establishment with his libertarian-leaning outsider run for president has suddenly found himself the target of the anti-incumbent Tea Party movement some credit him with helping inspire.
  • A Green Tea Party

    02/18/2010 4:28:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 702+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 18, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    States' Rights: A revolt against economic hardship imposed by unelected bureaucrats based on junk science is brewing. This Tea Party movement wants the faulty finding on carbon dioxide to be reviewed and dumped. They say you shouldn't mess with Texas, and on Tuesday the state filed suit to overturn the "endangerment" finding by the Environmental Protection Agency that carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant that must be regulated. CO2, the basis for all plant and therefore all animal life, was targeted early by environmental activists as the root cause of anthropogenic (man-made) global warming (AGW). But the Earth has cooled...
  • Texas Governor candidate Medina speaks at Kingwood Tea Party

    02/14/2010 12:12:21 AM PST · by BP2 · 130 replies · 1,596+ views
    Ricky's Texas Tea Party ^ | 2-14-2010 | Ricky Saunders
    Texas Gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina spoke to an enthusiastic Kingwood Tea Party crowd in far-northeast Houston Saturday interested in hearing her plans to reform the Lone Star State.Medina made no reference about her Glenn Beck interview. However, the 20 or so random people with whom this reporter spoke before and after her speech seemed to accept Medina’s follow-up response released by her campaign a couple of hours after the Thursday morning radio interview. As Char with Texans for Nullification Today said, “If you go back and look at the radio transcript, when Glenn asked if she believed the government...
  • Texas Deathmatch - Two GOP heavyweights in a fight to the finish.

    02/13/2010 6:02:14 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 38 replies · 1,021+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 2-22-2010 | Fred Barnes - Commentary
    Published on The Weekly Standard (http://www.weeklystandard.com) Texas Deathmatch Two GOP heavyweights in a fight to the finish. BY Fred Barnes February 22, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 22 Austin, TexasTexas governor Rick Perry and Sarah Palin are friends from her years as governor of Alaska. In April 2008, a very pregnant Palin joined Perry and other Republican governors in Dallas at a conference on energy. While addressing the group, Palin suddenly turned to Perry and asked him to take the microphone. She had gone into labor. Palin rushed to the airport and flew back to Alaska, where her son Trig...
  • Medina blames rivals for 9/11 remarks fallout

    02/12/2010 3:19:54 PM PST · by humblegunner · 117 replies · 2,067+ views
    Houston Chronicle via AP ^ | Feb. 12, 2010, 4:34PM | MICHAEL GRACZYK
    HOUSTON — Republican gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, reeling from her remarks that questioned whether the U.S. government was involved in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, on Friday blamed the ensuing firestorm on a “coordinated attack” that she speculated came from the campaigns of her better-known GOP rivals.
  • Did Glenn Beck Set Up Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Debra Medina?

    02/11/2010 1:50:52 PM PST · by Welshman007 · 96 replies · 2,148+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 2/11/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    Explosive information hit the radio airwaves today as it was revealed that Texas gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina appeared to confirm in an interview that she is a so-called '9/11 truther.' The interview was conducted by Glenn Beck on the radio. Debra Medina, right, at a debate with Gov. Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison (AP Photo/Pool,LM Otero). Immediately the Internet was burning up with quick responses both from Medina supporters and from those who jumped to the conclusion that the candidate had 'outed' herself as part of a movement which believes that the U.S. government had a hand in bringing...
  • Medina, Beck and Facing The Giants

    02/12/2010 10:14:32 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 82 replies · 1,555+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 02/12/2010 | John G. Winder
    I asked Debra Medina point blank if she is a 9/11 Truther. Medina’s answer was a simple and to the point, “No.” Debra Medina entered the Governor’s race as a David standing before not just Goliath, but two Goliaths: Sitting Governor Rick Perry and longtime U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. Medina didn’t have a chance. Yet here she is today still tilting at windmills and facing down Goliaths. Now a new and powerful foe has come along to oppose Medina in the form of nationally known conservative talk show host Glenn Beck.
  • Texan Medina questions any US role in 9/11 attacks [Medina is a Truther]

    02/12/2010 6:27:28 AM PST · by IbJensen · 147 replies · 2,013+ views
    Dallas News ^ | 11 February 2010 | April Castro
    A Republican gubernatorial candidate said Thursday she has questions about whether the U.S. government was involved in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks — a statement she swiftly backed away from and one that drew immediate criticism from her better-known rivals in the race. Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison dismissed the comments made by Debra Medina on the Glenn Beck Show that there were "some very good arguments" that the U.S. was involved in bringing down the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. "I don't have all of the evidence there, Glenn," Medina said. "I think some...
  • Medina refuses to disavow conspiracy theory that U.S. government was behind 9/11 attacks

    02/11/2010 11:41:32 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 139 replies · 1,897+ views
    In a startling statement today, Republican candidate for governor Debra Medina refused to disavow the allegation that the U.S. government was somehow involved in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center towers on 9/11. Medina made the statement during an interview on the Glenn Beck radio program
  • Debra Medina (TX Gov. Candidate) On Glenn Beck Tomorrow

    02/10/2010 12:16:08 PM PST · by agondonter · 147 replies · 2,112+ views
    9.12 Project | 2/10/2010 | Jared Law
    Debra Medina (TX Gov. Candidate) On Glenn Beck Tomorrow * Posted by Jared Law on February 10, 2010 at 9:14am in 9.12 Project Candidates Glenn Beck just announced that Debra Medina (R-TX) is within a few points of Kay Bailey Hutchison, and what I took from the way he worded it was that he is suggesting that she MAY be the real deal, and that she MAY be the candidate that the Tea Party Movement (9.12 Project Included, one must assume) has been looking for. There has been so much discussion of Debra Medina here on The 9.12 Project Network,...
  • Texas Monthly: Watch out for Medina! She could win

    02/10/2010 9:20:20 AM PST · by takecontrol · 166 replies · 2,399+ views
    Texas Monthly ^ | 10th Feb | Paul Burka
    I have been telling friends for a couple of weeks now that if Medina can raise $2 million by February 16 (the start of early voting), she will be governor. What this poll tells me is that Texans are sick and tired of Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison and their career politician credentials and their negative campaigns. Medina is Sarah Palin with gravitas and without the winks.
  • Tea Party Candidates Target, Ron Paul?

    02/10/2010 8:54:02 AM PST · by big black dog · 20 replies · 491+ views
    I start this entry out with a very funny quote by AllahPundit: I’m officially confused. Heh! What else is new? I kid, I kid! Allah’s a good ol’ fellow, when he’s asleep. ;) He would be an even BETTER fellow, if he would link to me, once in a stinkin’ while. But alas, I was placed on the blacklist over something that happened eons ago, back when I was on the wrong side of the political fence. All I will say about it is, I thought Catholic Churches taught the doctrine of forgiveness? So much for that, I suppose. :roll:...
  • Poll shows surprising strength by Tea Party's Debra Medina in GOP race for Texas governor

    02/09/2010 7:47:54 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 43 replies · 802+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 9, 2010 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Nobody -- well, hardly anybody outside perhaps the Medina household -- expects the small business owner and anti-Washington crusader to be the next governor of Texas. Heck, until recently she wasn’t even much of a factor in the shoot-'em-up between the two leviathans of Lone Star politics, Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Then again, up until a couple of weeks out, nobody thought Brown -- a little-known state senator and ex-Cosmo model -- stood much chance of swiping the Massachusetts Senate seat held for almost a quarter century by the late Edward M. Kennedy. That said, a...
  • Hutchison gets endorsement in GOP race [TxGov-American Statesman]

    02/07/2010 7:59:57 AM PST · by deport · 39 replies · 627+ views
    American Statesman ^ | 2-07-10 | Editorial Board
    Hutchison brings grown-up approach to working on behalf of Texans and gets endorsement in GOP race Kay Bailey Hutchison might not be the flashiest or the most beloved politician Texas has ever produced, but it's a mistake to discount or denigrate her accomplishments and record. As an institution, we have disagreed with the senator on various issues, but we recognize her effectiveness. We also appreciate the fact that she acts like an adult, talks like an adult and treats Texans like adults. No, Hutchison is not the flashiest politician in the race, but she is nonetheless the best choice...
  • Debra Medina Surges in TX Gov race

    02/09/2010 4:29:37 PM PST · by takecontrol · 43 replies · 1,097+ views
    Politico ^ | 10th Feb | Andy Barr
    Tea party-backed candidate Debra Medina is closing on Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in Texas’s Republican gubernatorial primary, increasing the odds the race led by Gov. Rick Perry will be thrown into a runoff. According to a survey out Tuesday by Public Policy Polling, Medina, a nurse who’s now a businesswoman, had the support of 24 percent of likely Republican primary voters, trailing the three-term senator by only 4 percentage points. Perry, who leads Hutchison by double-digits in several polls, got 39 percent in the latest survey. If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote in the March...
  • Poll shows surprising strength by Debra Medina in GOP race for Texas governor

    02/09/2010 4:20:42 PM PST · by pissant · 36 replies · 654+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2/9/10 | Mark Baraback
    Is Debra Medina the next Scott Brown? Nobody -- well, hardly anybody outside perhaps the Medina household -- expects the small business owner and anti-Washington crusader to be the next governor of Texas. Heck, until recently she wasn’t even much of a factor in the shoot-'em-up between the two leviathans of Lone Star politics, Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.Debra Medina Then again, up until a couple of weeks out, nobody thought Brown -- a little-known state senator and ex-Cosmo model -- stood much chance of swiping the Massachusetts Senate seat held for almost a quarter century by...
  • Video: Sarah Palin Rocks Texas for Governor Perry

    02/09/2010 1:32:29 PM PST · by AnnaZ · 23 replies · 967+ views
    YouTube/AnnaZ ^ | 2/9/2010
    I was totally thrilled and grateful to receive a press pass from the Perry campaign for the Governor's Super Sunday event February 7th in Cypress, TX, featuring the inimitable Sarah Palin. It was like attending a rock concert what with the thousands in a line that wrapped around the huge Berry Center, Ted Nugent performing the anthem, and the press's flashbulbs everywhere. Sarah Palin did not disappoint and not only thrilled the crowd but did it in a kickin' pair of boots. (That's my girl.) Perry ended it by awarding Palin honorary Texan status... which makes perfect sense. Video...
  • Medina brings campaign to Cleburne (Tea Party Rally)

    02/09/2010 1:42:16 AM PST · by FTJM · 14 replies · 247+ views
    Cleburne Time-Review ^ | Feb. 8, 2010 | Matt Smith
    Several hundred area residents attended a Saturday Burleson Tea Party rally held at Forrest Auto Group in Cleburne. Republican candidates competing in local, state and congressional races shared the stage with other conservative speakers. Signs critical of President Obama’s administration and the Democratic agenda dotted the crowd, although two women displayed signs denouncing Republicans and the Tea Party movement. Republican gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina promised to fight to eliminate property tax and fight eminent domain abuses if elected. “Private property and gun ownership are essential elements of freedom,” Medina said. “If the national government or state takes from people what...
  • Pubic Policy Polling Release The Medina Factor Results

    02/09/2010 11:15:31 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 61 replies · 638+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 02/09/2010 | Staff
    Medina now leads Hutchison among conservatives WHARTON, TX – In the latest poll of likely Republican primary voters from February 4th to 7th, the North Carolina-based Public Policy Polling (PPP) report shows Debra Medina is coming on strong. According to the PPP report, although Perry is at 39% to 28% for Kay Bailey Hutchison, Debra Medina is now at a whopping 24%! There are major splits within the race along ideological lines according to the poll results. Perry is at 42% with conservatives, and Medina is now outpolling Hutchison with conservatives by a 25-23 margin.
  • (Texas Gov race) In debate with (Farouk) Shami, (Bill) White directs his attention at (Rick) Perry

    02/09/2010 10:42:49 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 18 replies · 397+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 8, 2010, 10:38PM | R.G. RATCLIFFE
    ...White criticized Perry by name or inference six times... ...(Shami) stumbled on the issue of voter identification, inaccurately saying the state requires a driver's license now to vote and he would not support changing the law. The issue that nearly shut down the Legislature last year was a battle over whether to require a photo identification to vote. White seized on the issue to make another attack on Perry, describing voter identification as a political wedge issue. “That is a classic illustration of where Governor Perry has brought the partisan politics of Washington to the statehouse,” White said. “Under both...