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In Texas, Ted Cruz Has A Dogfight on His Hands, Some Republicans Admit
NYT ^ | 9/11/2018 | By Manny Fernandez and Mitchell Ferman

Posted on 09/11/2018 7:10:26 PM PDT by conservative98

HOUSTON — Days after a top adviser to President Trump questioned Senator Ted Cruz’s chances of winning re-election, the Texas lawmaker casually stepped into the pinnacle of his hometown’s energy industry on Tuesday — the lobby of the Petroleum Club of Houston, on the 35th floor of a downtown skyscraper.

Mr. Cruz shook hands while holding a cup of McDonald’s coffee. By the end of his remarks to the American Petroleum Institute, the audience rose for two standing ovations. It was not a campaign event, but it might as well have been: Mr. Cruz was relaxed and confident, eager to both attack his Democratic opponent and to poke fun at himself — and his critics.

“When there’s extreme anger and hatred on the other side, don’t respond in kind,” Mr. Cruz told the audience beneath the glittering chandeliers. “Have fun. Be a joyful warrior.” He recalled encountering a Twitter handle, “Ted Cruz ate my son.” “I was really tempted to tweet, ‘He was delicious,’” he said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2018midterms; anotherpoll; cruz; cruzsoreloserphonys; dnctalkingpoints; elections; fakenews; mediabias; nevercruzers; pravdamedia; tedcruz; tedcruzatemyson; trump; tx2018
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1 posted on 09/11/2018 7:10:26 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: conservative98

He will win by 7


2 posted on 09/11/2018 7:12:12 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Get your houses in order.)
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Maybe it’s because he didn’t endorse Trump at the convention then attacked him after the Access Hollywood tape came out? I hope he wins.


3 posted on 09/11/2018 7:13:47 PM PDT by TakebackGOP
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To: samadams2000

I’m going with 5.


4 posted on 09/11/2018 7:13:57 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: conservative98

If you believe that you believe Hillary had a chance in TX.


5 posted on 09/11/2018 7:14:20 PM PDT by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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To: conservative98

“When there’s extreme anger and hatred on the other side, don’t respond in kind,”

I’m starting to think that Cruz will lose.


6 posted on 09/11/2018 7:14:23 PM PDT by Helicondelta (Deplorable)
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To: conservative98

I find this VERY hard to believe.


7 posted on 09/11/2018 7:14:33 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: conservative98

Considering the source is the “slimes”, I’m thinking Ted will win handily.


8 posted on 09/11/2018 7:15:08 PM PDT by EvilCapitalist (It's Ok to be white.)
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To: conservative98

Laughable, heard all this before with Wendy Davis, abortion Barbie, that was supposed to be the governor. She lost by 21 points. Robert O’Rourke is a crossdresser, who thinks kneeling is patriotic, asked the VFW to take Flags down, and has a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood, he has no chance.


9 posted on 09/11/2018 7:16:18 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: EvilCapitalist

Don’t they say stuff like that during every election in Texas????


10 posted on 09/11/2018 7:16:26 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: EvilCapitalist

If I were a TX voter (which I am not) I would not leave that to chance.


11 posted on 09/11/2018 7:17:08 PM PDT by posterchild (anti-science: thinking a fetus is distinct from a tumor and sex is determined by chromosomes)
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To: DesertRhino

WaPo has an article out that the republicans are worried about losing their majority in the Senate. LOL.


12 posted on 09/11/2018 7:17:12 PM PDT by gswilder
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To: conservative98

“Some Republicans” = Jeff Flake


13 posted on 09/11/2018 7:18:22 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: posterchild

I’m from PA, but if I were from Texas, I’d be voting Cruz.


14 posted on 09/11/2018 7:18:44 PM PDT by EvilCapitalist (It's Ok to be white.)
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To: JudyinCanada

The latest polls show a statisical tie and they are no trending in Cruz’s favor. In a few weeks “Beto” will probably be ahead.


15 posted on 09/11/2018 7:19:31 PM PDT by Helicondelta (Deplorable)
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To: EvilCapitalist

I would also. I still like Ted Cruz in spite of his errors in the 2016 campaign.


16 posted on 09/11/2018 7:20:58 PM PDT by posterchild (anti-science: thinking a fetus is distinct from a tumor and sex is determined by chromosomes)
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To: TakebackGOP
Maybe it’s because he didn’t endorse Trump at the convention then attacked him after the Access Hollywood tape came out? I hope he wins.

President Trump has endorsed Ted Cruz, who has become one of Trump's strongest enforcers in the Senate. Any Trump supporter who still believes that Cruz needs to be "punished" for his previous insolence is a moron.

17 posted on 09/11/2018 7:22:01 PM PDT by Drew68
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President Trump said he’s planning a major rally for Ted in October. Clearly, he’s worried about Ted’s high unlikability factor as the rest of us are.


18 posted on 09/11/2018 7:22:51 PM PDT by proust ("The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.")
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To: JudyinCanada

Cruz by 15 points.


19 posted on 09/11/2018 7:23:04 PM PDT by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: Helicondelta

Ted should have been primaried, however laziness and inertia left us stuck with him, so its going to take effort that shouldn’t have been needed to keep the seat.

We need to also be looking for an undamaged 2024 candidate right now.


20 posted on 09/11/2018 7:23:52 PM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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