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Having the most money doesn't always win elections.
2018 midterm election | 11/7/18 | dallasbiff

Posted on 11/07/2018 9:19:35 AM PST by DallasBiff

Robert Francis had the most material money and probably $50 million in free fawning media publicity and he still lost.

To paraphrase a 1964 song, Money can't buy you an election.


TOPICS: US: Texas; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 2018midterms; beto; cruz; tx2018
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1 posted on 11/07/2018 9:19:35 AM PST by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

Dollars don’t vote. People do.


2 posted on 11/07/2018 9:22:41 AM PST by papertyger (Trump, A president so great, that Democrats who said they would leave America if he won, stayed!)
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To: DallasBiff

True but it helps.

The Democrats had a boatload of money here in Minnesota and they used it to beat the crap out of us in the suburbs.

Regular campaign contributions as well as a boatload of independent expenditures. It was non-stop and they set the narrative.


3 posted on 11/07/2018 9:24:42 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: DallasBiff

Money helps.


4 posted on 11/07/2018 9:24:50 AM PST by rightwingcrazy
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To: MplsSteve

But didn’t those MN reps run away from Trump.


5 posted on 11/07/2018 9:29:04 AM PST by DallasBiff (Lautenberg The Forefather of "The Nanny State!")
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To: DallasBiff

Of course it doesn’t. If it did, we’d have had a President H. Ross Perot and a President Steve Forbes.


6 posted on 11/07/2018 9:30:17 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: DallasBiff

Robert Francis ?


7 posted on 11/07/2018 9:30:38 AM PST by SMGFan ( .)
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To: DallasBiff

WRONG!!!!!

He came as close as he did because of money!

The Republicans were overwhelmed in some areas because of money pouring in for Dem candidates.


8 posted on 11/07/2018 9:30:39 AM PST by LeonardFMason (426)
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To: DallasBiff

Anyone watching Trump live news conference right now? He’s kicking ass and taking names while the press is asking “when did you stop beating your wife?” type questions.


9 posted on 11/07/2018 9:31:28 AM PST by tuffydoodle (God's character and moral nature are absolute, eternal, and unchanging.)
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To: DallasBiff

One did to some degree and the other didn’t.

But it’s safe to argue that the losses we suffered in the Legislature were not as a result of running from Trump. The Democrats beat the crap out of us in many purple suburbs as well as some normally red suburbs.


10 posted on 11/07/2018 9:36:17 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: LeonardFMason

Robert Francis(beto) still lost, even with a lackluster Cruz campaign.


11 posted on 11/07/2018 9:38:28 AM PST by DallasBiff (Lautenberg The Forefather of "The Nanny State!")
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I also want to thank my friend, who is a lackluster voter for going to the polls and voting against O’Rourke.


12 posted on 11/07/2018 9:47:20 AM PST by DallasBiff (Lautenberg The Forefather of "The Nanny State!")
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To: DallasBiff
Much closer than I thought it would be.

RACE NAME PARTY EARLY VOTES PERCENT TOTAL VOTES PERCENT
U. S. Senator
Ted Cruz - Incumbent REP 3,060,859 51.06% 4,240,942 50.94%
Beto O'Rourke DEM 2,897,477 48.33% 4,017,851 48.26%
Neal M. Dikeman LIB 35,804 0.59% 65,161 0.78%
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Race Total 5,994,140 8,323,954
Early Provisional Ballots Reported 12,046
Total Provisional Ballots Reported 36,951
Precincts Reported 7,936 of 7,939 Precincts 99.96%
Statewide Turnout 52.70% 15,793,257 Registered Voters

2018 General Election results

13 posted on 11/07/2018 9:49:20 AM PST by deport
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To: DallasBiff

On the other hand, not getting off your duff to campaign is a great way to lose. This Texan is ashamed of Cruz not bothering to campaign. If it weren’t for Trump and common sense Texans, we’d have that fake Hispanic today.


14 posted on 11/07/2018 9:51:15 AM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know. how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: SMGFan

Robert Francis is the real name for the fake Hispanic, Beto.


15 posted on 11/07/2018 9:52:12 AM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know. how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: deport

I always thought this would be a close election especially when the democrats threw in the kitchen sink and bank vault and Cruz’s smugness did not help.

Trump got him over the finish line.


16 posted on 11/07/2018 9:54:56 AM PST by DallasBiff (Lautenberg The Forefather of "The Nanny State!")
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To: bgill

Should call him “O’Rourke” … how much of his pot o’ gold was left not spent by this leprechaun?


17 posted on 11/07/2018 10:01:23 AM PST by SMGFan ( .)
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To: DallasBiff

Money won’t buy victory for a bad candidate. It IS good for 5-10% in a close race, particularly if the candidate also is personable.


18 posted on 11/07/2018 10:02:26 AM PST by Mr Rogers (Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: deport

Abbott won by 14 points, there was a lot of ticket splitting.


20 posted on 11/07/2018 10:06:17 AM PST by DallasBiff (Lautenberg The Forefather of "The Nanny State!")
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