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  • Flores defeats Gallego in Senate District 19 [Repub Wins Special Election In District Hillary Won]

    09/18/2018 7:19:31 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 95 replies
    mysanantonio.com ^ | 9/19/2018
    Voters elected political newcomer Pete Flores to the Texas Senate on Tuesday, flipping a Democratic district red for the first time in 139 years and further bolstering Republicans’ supermajority in the chamber ahead of the November elections. A retired game warden, Flores defeated former state and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego for the Senate District 19 seat after receiving backing from some of the state’s most prominent politicians, including Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and U.S. Sens John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. “We conservatives are conservative in the way we make approaches. The gun fight’s not over until the...
  • Cruz Opponent Beto O’Rourke: “I Did Not Try To Leave The Scene Of The Accident”

    09/22/2018 7:55:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/22/2018 | Karen Townsend
    I watched the first scheduled debate between Senator Ted Cruz and his challenger, Rep. Beto O’Rourke Friday night. Held on the SMU campus in Dallas, the two moderators were Julie Fine of NBC-5 and Gromer Jeffers of the Dallas Morning News. Both NBC-5 and the Dallas Morning News were sponsors.I’ll get right to the most interesting point I heard. When Beto O’Rourke was asked if he did, in fact, flee the scene of the accident that occurred during his drunk driving accident, he said, no, he did not try to leave the scene of the accident. That answer, though,...
  • What to Look For in Friday’s First Debate Between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke

    09/20/2018 12:20:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | September 20, 2018 | R.G. Ratcliffe
    Two politicians not known for brevity will face off at 6 p.m on statewide television. When Republican incumbent U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and his Democratic opponent, Beto O’Rourke, face off in their first debate Friday, watch as two long-winded politicians struggle for brevity. This past weekend, a reporter asked Cruz a simple question about Hurricane Harvey. His answer lasted 3 minutes, 57 seconds—which is forever on television. O’Rourke recently used 3 minutes, 38 seconds to give his defense of National Football League players taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police violence against blacks. The abridged version of...
  • Poll: Cruz up 9 in Texas Senate race

    09/18/2018 10:40:32 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/18 | Tal Axelrod
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has a nine-point edge over opponent Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) in the Lone Star State’s Senate race, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. About 54 percent of likely Texas voters support Cruz, compared with 45 percent who support O’Rourke. While both have net-positive favorability ratings, Cruz’s margin is greater than his opponent’s. About 52 percent of likely voters have a favorable opinion of Cruz, compared to 43 percent who have an unfavorable opinion. Roughly 43 percent of likely voters have a favorable opinion of O’Rourke, whereas 42 percent have an unfavorable opinion. The...
  • Vanity: We need Ted Cruz in the Senate.

    09/15/2018 10:06:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 158 replies
    Trump needs him. Texas needs him. If we are going to help Trump move his (our) conservative agenda, then we ALL need him. It would be absolutely insane to have any FReepers working against us on this critical point. O'Rourke would be a disaster for all of us. If you're going to badmouth Cruz, don't do it on FR! Go, Trump, GO!! Go, Cruz, GO!!
  • Texas State Board of Education votes to erase Hillary Clinton from history curriculum

    09/14/2018 7:39:57 PM PDT · by bitt · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/14/2018 | Aris Folley
    The State Board of Education in Texas voted on Friday to eliminate several historical figures, including Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller, from the state’s social studies curriculum. Barbara Cargill, a Texas Republican and member of the board, told The Dallas Morning News that "the recommendation to eliminate Helen Keller and Hillary Clinton was made by [Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills] work groups.” “However the board did vote to agree with the work groups' recommendations,” Cargill pointed out. "In speaking to teachers and testifiers, they did not mention these specific deletions."
  • Beto O'Rourke hosting private fundraiser in New York

    09/12/2018 3:30:13 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2018 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) is hosting a private fundraising event in New York on Wednesday as he campaigns to unseat Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) in November. According to the event invitation, first obtained by CNBC, the campaign fundraiser will take place at the Cutting Room, a concert venue in Manhattan. Andy Cohen, host of the Bravo's late night show "Watch What Happens," will also be in attendance. The fundraiser comes as O'Rourke's senate race against Cruz tightens. A CBS Dallas-Fort Worth/Dixie Strategies poll from Wednesday shows Cruz's margin at 46 to 42 percent, with 9 percent undecided and a...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: Will Texas prevent us from recognizing the heroes of the Alamo?

    09/11/2018 3:18:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 11, 2018 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    Generations of Texans have rightly drawn inspiration and strength from the heroes of the Alamo – the brave men who fought to the death to defend the battle-scarred mission in San Antonio in 1836 in the fight for Texas’ independence from Mexico. These freedom fighters are a symbol of valor for all Americans. It is bizarre, then, that an advisory group recommended to the Texas Board of Education that it remove the words “all the heroic defenders” from the state’s social studies curriculum describing the men who gave their lives at the Alamo. The Board of Education was holding a...
  • Chris Matthews Guest Gives Faux-Latino "Beto" the Full Spanish Pronunciation

    09/10/2018 5:04:24 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Beto O'Rourke is as Hispanic as Elizabeth Warren is Native-American. The Dem candidate for Senate from Texas is, in fact, a fourth-generation Irish American. But that doesn't stop Victoria DeFrancesco, on the faculty of the Department of Mexican-American and Latino Studies at UT-Austin, giving "Beto" the full Spanish pronunciation of his first name as a guest on Chris Matthews' MSNBC show this evening. View the video here.
  • Texas Tribune Seems to Lose Interest in Senate Race Debates After Beto Backs Out

    09/10/2018 7:15:21 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 10, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Shh! One of the U.S. Senate candidates backed out of a scheduled debate but could we just forget about that and move on to other matters? That seems to be the reaction of the Texas Tribune to the news that the Democrat candidate in the Senate race to unseat incumbent Ted Cruz, Beto O'Rourke, backed out of a scheduled debate set for August 31. Since then, it has been treated as a rather minor matter by a periodical whose main shtick is Texas politics.
  • Former Cruz Spokesman: 'It's Possible' O'Rourke Could Win

    09/10/2018 3:31:41 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 151 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 09, 2018
    Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) former campaign spokesperson said that it’s “possible” for Cruz to lose his reelection bid to Democrat Beto O’Rourke. Rick Tyler, who served as Cruz’s former communications director during his 2016 presidential run, appeared on MSNBC Sunday and admitted that Cruz could lose in the red state. “As the former Cruz strategist, it does seem as though the signs are that Ted Cruz might actually lose this race?” MSNBC host Kasie Hunt asked. Tyler said that even in a predominately Republican state, O’Rourke is posing a real challenge for the senator. “It’s possible
  • Cruz: Democrats want Texas to be 'like California,' have 'tofu' and 'dyed hair'

    09/09/2018 9:06:45 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 3:45 PM ET, Sun September 9, 2018 | Eli Watkins
    Washington (CNN)Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz told supporters at a rally on Saturday that Democrats wanted to make Texas like California and listed off a few things as stereotypical staples of the blue state. "We are seeing tens of millions of dollars flooding into the state of Texas from liberals all over the country who desperately want to turn the state of Texas blue," Cruz said. "They want us to be just like California, right down to tofu and silicon and dyed hair." Cruz added that his wife, Heidi Cruz, was "a California vegetarian." "She's wonderful, but I brought her...
  • Beto O’Rourke campaign denies sending texts encouraging illegal voting

    09/06/2018 9:19:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/06/18 | Megan Keller
    A spokesman for Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D-Texas) campaign denied that text messages sent to Texan voters asking for help transporting "undocumented immigrants" to polling stations were sent on behalf of the campaign, The New York Times reported. The denial comes after the Times reported that text messages claiming to be from an O’Rourke volunteer named Patsy were sent to voters in Texas on Wednesday night, asking for help in transporting "undocumented immigrants" to polling stations so that they could vote. “That was not an approved message by the campaign,” Chris Evans, a spokesman for Mr. O’Rourke, told the Times. Evans...
  • DeSantis: Gillum ‘Wants to Turn Florida into Venezuela’

    09/03/2018 6:43:24 AM PDT · by davikkm · 38 replies
    breitbart ^ | TRENT BAKER
    Sunday, Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), the GOP Florida gubernatorial nominee, discussed his Democratic opponent Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and predicted the far-left candidate for governor would turn the Sunshine State into Venezuela if elected. “This Andrew Gillum, he is on the far-left socialist fringe. He’s a Bernie Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez-type of candidate. He wants to raise taxes in Florida 40 percent, he wants a single-payer healthcare system in Florida, which would bankrupt the state, he wants to abolish ICE and doesn’t believe in doing any type of immigration enforcement,” DeSantis told New York AM 970 radio “The Cats Roundtable” host John...
  • David Hogg's GoFundMe wants to put Trump's anti-Cruz tweets on Texas billboards

    09/02/2018 2:13:51 PM PDT · by gattaca · 108 replies
    <p>With the help of Parkland survivor and gun control activist David Hogg, a GoFundMe raised $9,760 to put Donald Trump's tweets bashing Ted Cruz up on a billboard in Texas.</p> <p>The GoFundMe, organized by political group USA Latinx, raised the money in less than 24 hours. The campaign was a response to Trump endorsing Cruz through Twitter. On Friday, the president announced a "major rally" that would take place in "the biggest stadium in Texas we can find."</p>
  • Ocasio-Cortez mocks GOP for 'corny' attacks on Beto O'Rourke

    09/02/2018 5:14:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/30/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocked the GOP on Thursday for “corny” attacks against Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) that invoked his former band. The Texas Republican Party took a shot at O’Rourke’s 1990s punk band called Foss on Twitter this week after he refused to debate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), whose seat O'Rourke is running for, by tweeting, "Maybe Beto can’t debate Ted Cruz because he already had plans." “Why is the GOP so corny?” Ocasio-Cortez asked on Thursday.
  • Why you see so many Beto O’Rourke yard signs, and so few for Ted Cruz

    09/01/2018 8:41:01 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 108 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 31, 2018 | Julian Gill
    The reason for the flood of "Beto" yard signs supporting U.S. senatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke may go beyond the El Paso Democrat's popularity among his base. O'Rourke's signs litter yards across the state, while signs for his opponent Senator Ted Cruz appear much harder to come by. Cruz's campaign manager, Jeff Roe, told the Texas Tribune this week that he has an overall aversion to campaign yard signs because they're ineffective. He said he prefers to spend money on other advertisements, such as direct mail, door knocking, phone banks and television ads. "It would be an easier campaign to win...
  • Trump Comes to the Rescue of Former GOP Foe Ted Cruz in “Biggest Stadium in Texas”

    08/31/2018 11:01:33 AM PDT · by detective · 45 replies
    True Pundit ^ | August 31, 2018
    I will be doing a major rally for Senator Ted Cruz in October. I’m picking the biggest stadium in Texas we can find. As you know, Ted has my complete and total Endorsement. His opponent is a disaster for Texas - weak on Second Amendment, Crime, Borders, Military, and Vets!
  • Pro-O'Rourke Protester Admits at Cruz Event He Wants to Take Their Guns Away

    08/31/2018 7:44:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    At a Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) event in Amarillo this week, he was visited by a protester who is supporting his opponent, Beto O'Rourke. The protester didn't like what Cruz had to say about gun control, so he made a scene. A Cruz supporter spoke up and shouted at him to "come and take it!" As in, come and take their guns. The O'Rourke protester offered a surprisingly honest response. Emily Miller ✔ @EmilyMiller Beto O’Rourke protester yelling in town hall on gun control. Texan man- “Come and take it!” Beto guy, “We will!” Then @tedcruz said, That exchange...
  • Cruz challenger Beto O'Rourke dinged for saying 'nothing more American' than kneeling during anthem

    08/23/2018 12:15:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 23, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Beto O’Rourke, the Democrat challenging GOP Sen. Ted Cruz in the midterm elections, is being slammed by Republicans for saying there is “nothing more American” than kneeling during the national anthem. “Comments like his are a slap in the face to every man and woman who has ever served our nation and put their lives on the line to defend American values,” Republican Party of Texas Chairman James Dickey said Thursday. O’Rourke, a Democratic congressman, was asked at a recent campaign event about NFL players who kneel during the anthem. O’Rourke replied, “I can think of nothing more American than...