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Beto-mania Sweeps Texas
Politico ^ | July 9, 2018 | BEN SCHRECKINGER

Posted on 07/09/2018 6:12:52 AM PDT by upchuck

Beto O’Rourke is running to replace Ted Cruz. Literally. Sweat pours off his lean, 6’ 4”-frame as the El Paso Democrat jogs along the southern bank of the Trinity River surrounded by 300-odd supporters and curious voters jogging along with him. Incredibly, they have shown up at 8 a.m. on a Sunday to join him for a double shot of politics and cardio. In between panting breaths, O’Rourke explains to me the origins of this novel campaign event, which has him running several miles under the Texas sun, stopping in the middle to take questions and lingering at the end to pose for selfies. “Some sadistic member of our team,” he recalls, “was like, ‘So we’re doing like six town halls a day in six different counties. We’re driving hundreds of miles every day, we’re visiting all 254 counties. What more could we do? Ah, get up earlier and have running town halls.’”

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Seems Politico is in love. This is a verrry long puff piece on Beto O'Rourke, the RAT challenging Ted Cruz in November.

Note tag.

1 posted on 07/09/2018 6:12:52 AM PDT by upchuck
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To: upchuck

No one likes Lyn’ Ted, polls put him in trouble. Sad he wouldn’t step aside and let a Trump Republican run for that seat. I’ve said before, I doubt Lyn’ Ted could get elected dog catcher at this point. He should plan his move back to Canada (or Cuba). Good riddance. Just hope we don’t lose too many other Republican-held seats because of bad candidates, like Heller here in Nevada.


2 posted on 07/09/2018 6:15:44 AM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!y)
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To: upchuck

Robert Francis thinks he can fool hispanics into thinking he’s one of them.


3 posted on 07/09/2018 6:15:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Spygate's clock began in 2015 - what did President Obama know and when did he know it)
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To: upchuck

What a pant-load. Beto’s going to get curb-stomped.


4 posted on 07/09/2018 6:16:06 AM PDT by Ancient Man
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To: Reno89519

so you welcome our socialist overlords then?


5 posted on 07/09/2018 6:16:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Spygate's clock began in 2015 - what did President Obama know and when did he know it)
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To: upchuck

Cruz better hold onto that seat. The Senate is razor thin with control by the GOP.

Texans who support President Trump need to give Cruz their vote and each take 10 other voters with them to the polls.


6 posted on 07/09/2018 6:17:27 AM PDT by Hostage (Article V)
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To: upchuck

They said the same thing about Abortion Barbie.


7 posted on 07/09/2018 6:17:49 AM PDT by Ancient Man
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To: upchuck

Funny. They call his 300 supporters “odd.” When the shoe fits!

(yes, I know what it means. I’m making funny... or trying at least.)


8 posted on 07/09/2018 6:18:33 AM PDT by John Milner (Marching for Peace is like breathing for food.)
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To: Reno89519
Name one... JUST ONE... Congressperson who has done more for the cause of Constitutionally Limited Government than Ted Cruz in the last 8 years... and you'd rather see him gone.

You psychotic zealots are just beyond tedious, deluded, and counter-productive. You're no different a brain-dead Liberal.

9 posted on 07/09/2018 6:20:38 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: Reno89519

Oh, yeah. He is in real trouble. Putz.


10 posted on 07/09/2018 6:22:52 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: upchuck

This pap aside, is Cruz seriously in trouble?


11 posted on 07/09/2018 6:23:37 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard ( Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: upchuck; All

We went to a Farmer’s Appreciation Day parade in one of our local Cow Towns, yesterday.

There was a rather large (about 20 people) group marching FOR Tammy Baldwin (D, CongressLesbian, WI) but no Tammy, of course.

However, only ONE of the Republican Candidates of five that are running to unseat Tammy was there - Leah Vukmir(R,WI).

She already had my vote, but now she REALLY has it.

This time around, it just might be about candidates actually shaking hands and kissing babies. Refreshing, after so many years of both them and, ‘We The People’ just phoning it in!

Unpaid Political Shilling:

https://leahvukmir.com/

Best. Election. Ever. EVER! President Trump has galvanized and motivated SO many people to MAGA! :)


12 posted on 07/09/2018 6:23:58 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Reno89519

Oh, can it with the “lyin’ Ted” cr@p. The campaign is over and that was just rhetoric. There is not a stronger conservative in the Senate than Cruz. If “no one” likes him, you must live in Commmie-land.


13 posted on 07/09/2018 6:24:32 AM PDT by fwdude (History has no 'sides;' you're thinking of geometry.)
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To: upchuck

Is Texas lost?

KYPD


14 posted on 07/09/2018 6:25:10 AM PDT by petro45acp (So why wasn't anyone there willing, able, and equipped to protect those people?)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

No, Ted isn’t in trouble. Just more fake news.

He was up like 9 points in the last poll I read.


15 posted on 07/09/2018 6:25:27 AM PDT by fwdude (History has no 'sides;' you're thinking of geometry.)
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To: Teacher317

Cruz would be in a lot less difficulty if he had applied that constitutional fidelity to himself and not flouted the plain meaning of the NBC clause.


16 posted on 07/09/2018 6:25:32 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck ( Socialism consumes EVERYTHING!)
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To: Reno89519

I’m a huge fan of what Trump is doing, but I always thought it was ironic for Trump to label anyone else a “liar”.

I really like Trump, but I’ve learned to ignore what he says, and focus on what he does, which is what should be done with all politicians.

I don’t see Ted as a “liar” when I compare him to any other politician. It was a cool label, though.


17 posted on 07/09/2018 6:25:58 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

No. Double digit win for Cruz in Nov. Guaranteed.


18 posted on 07/09/2018 6:26:20 AM PDT by KMG365
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To: upchuck

Absolutely nauseating


19 posted on 07/09/2018 6:26:29 AM PDT by Conserv
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To: upchuck

So, is he running the length of the Trinity? Which fork?
My backwards deplorable county probably won’t even notice him.


20 posted on 07/09/2018 6:28:05 AM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain, in spite of __________.)
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