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  • Campbell takes down Wentworth

    07/31/2012 8:44:28 PM PDT · by rhinohunter · 7 replies
    San Marcos Mercury ^ | 07-31-2012 | Brad Rollins
    Tea Party darling Donna Campbell rode voter discontent — and millions of dollars in negative advertising — to a huge victory on Tuesday over State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, abruptly ending his two decades in the Texas Senate.
  • Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today

    09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT · by republicanwizard · 155 replies · 876+ views
    National Park Service ^ | 9/15/2003 | RepublianWizard
    Third Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Jonesboro, Illinois September 15, 1858 MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear before you today in pursuance of a previous notice, and have made arrangements with Mr. Lincoln to divide time, and discuss with him the leading political topics that now agitate the country. Prior to 1854 this country was divided into two great political parties known as Whig and Democratic. These parties differed from each other on certain questions which were then deemed to be important to the best interests of the Republic. Whig and Democrats differed about a bank, the...
  • Proposed Bill Would Outlaw Straight-Party Ticket Voting In Texas

    12/14/2010 11:19:20 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    KTXS ^ | 13 Dec 2010 | unattributed
    A Republican legislator from San Antonio has proposed a bill that would outlaw straight party ticket voting in Texas. State Sen. Jeff Wentworth says straight-ticket voting is a detriment to the system. The Dallas Morning News reports, for its Monday editions, that Wentworth calls the straight-ticket method "lazy." Texas Republican Party spokesman Chris Elam says the GOP is in favor of giving voters an option, not taking options from voters. Texas Democratic Party spokeswoman Kirsten Gray says it's critical to preserve the straight party options. She says that over the past decade, more and more Texans have chosen to vote...
  • Jeff Wentworth (RINO-San Antonio) Elected Senate President Pro-Tem

    04/21/2004 5:39:57 AM PDT · by rhinohunter · 3 replies · 160+ views
    Quorum Report ^ | 04-20-2004 | Harvey Kronberg
    PEOPLE AND PLAYERS ON THE MOVE Shifting the chess pieces The major order of business in the Senate today was electing Jeff Wentworth (R-San Antonio) as President Pro Tempore
  • Mixed News from Texas Primaries

    03/13/2002 2:24:10 PM PST · by pbranham · 1 replies · 315+ views
    Paul Branham | 3/13/2002 | Paul Branham
    First, the good news. The good news is that Ken Bentsen finished third, ending his hopes of winning Phil Gramm's Senate seat. I believe he was Cornyn's only real threat of competition in the Fall. Bentsen is the type of RAT that McAuliffe is promoting in the South --> liberal to the core but able to fool the yellow dogs into thinking he's conservative (aka. Warner, Edwards). Cornyn will wipe the floor with the winner of the Kirk/Morales runoff. Now the bad news: State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, the biggest RINO in Texas politics, narrowly won re-nomination over Shields, 51-49 %....