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  • Poll: Cruz up 9 in Texas Senate race

    09/18/2018 10:40:32 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 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...
  • Quinnipiac has Cruz ahead of Beto O'Rourke (54 to 45)

    09/18/2018 10:19:41 AM PDT · by Ravi · 38 replies
    Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz has a 54 - 45 percent likely voter lead over U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, his Democratic challenger, in the Texas Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today. This is the first survey of likely voters in this race by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll, and can not be compared to earlier surveys of registered voters. Among Texas likely voters who choose a candidate, 93 percent say their mind is made up. That includes 94 percent of Cruz backers and 92 percent of O'Rourke backers. Women are divided as 50 percent back...
  • Poll: Cruz Leads O’Rourke By Nine In Texas Senate Race

    09/18/2018 10:12:45 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 18 Sep 20148
    Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz has a 54 – 45 percent likely voter lead over U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, his Democratic challenger, in the Texas Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today. This is the first survey of likely voters in this race by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll, and can not be compared to earlier surveys of registered voters. Among Texas likely voters who choose a candidate, 93 percent say their mind is made up. That includes 94 percent of Cruz backers and 92 percent of O’Rourke backers. Women are divided as 50 percent back...
  • Vanity: We need Ted Cruz in the Senate.

    09/15/2018 10:06:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 139 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!!
  • Dubya Refusing To Fundraise For Ted Cruz?

    09/13/2018 10:40:17 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 77 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 09/12/18 | Allahpundit
    Noticeably absent from [Bush’s] list is Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican who is facing a surprisingly robust challenge from Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso. Cruz once worked for the former commander in chief, both on Bush’s presidential campaign and then in his administration. The senator also met his wife, Heidi, while working for Bush’s campaign, leading him to say that he “will always be grateful” to the former president…
  • Willie Nelson attacked by fans online over upcoming Beto O'Rourke rally appearance in Austin

    09/13/2018 10:31:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 93 replies ^ | 09/13/2018 | Staff
    AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) -- Some Willie Nelson fans are seeing red after learning the country musician will be headlining a rally for Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke. Dozens of people weighed in on Willie's Facebook page Wednesday after he shared a story about the upcoming rally in Austin. While some people told Willie he needs to stay out of politics, others threw insults at the music legend. Still others applauded Willie's contribution to the 2018 campaign. The event is set for Sept. 29 at Austin's Auditorium Shores. Nelson is scheduled to perform alongside Joe Ely, Carrie Rodriguez, Tameca Jones and...
  • Will Cruz Lose?

    09/12/2018 5:53:38 PM PDT · by OddLane · 161 replies
    The Spectator ^ | September 12, 2018 | Daniel McCarthy
    Four years ago a seemingly invincible US senator came within a percentage point of losing his seat in an unexpectedly close election. Mark Warner was pretty moderate as far as Democrats go, a good fit for a state, Virginia, that had drifted out of the Republican column in the last two presidential elections and just elected a full slate of Democratic statewide officials a year before. But midterms are when presidents and their parties get rebuked, and Warner, a telecom millionaire who had once been tipped as presidential contender, took his support for granted. The Republican, lobbyist Ed Gillespie, was...
  • In Texas, Ted Cruz Has ‘A Dogfight on His Hands,’ Some Republicans Admit

    09/11/2018 7:10:26 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 130 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/11/2018 | By Manny Fernandez and Mitchell Ferman
    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...
  • Trump Adviser Suggests Cruz Isn't Likable Enough to Be Re-elected

    09/08/2018 3:48:35 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 152 replies
    WRAL ^ | October 8, 2016 | By Alexander Burns and Kenneth P. Vogel, New York Times
    President Donald Trump’s budget chief, Mick Mulvaney, expressed confidence to Republican donors Saturday that the party would overcome a Democratic “movement of hate” in November, but he acknowledged Republicans could lose races where they have nominated candidates who are not seen as “likable” enough, like Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.
  • Michael Avenatti Will Counter Trump’s Rally For Ted Cruz With A “Resistance” Event Of His Own

    09/07/2018 3:33:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Brinkwire ^ | September 6, 2018
    Last week, President Trump took to Twitter to announce that he would be holding a re-election rally for one of Texas’ senators, proclaiming that he would find the largest stadium in Texas in which to gather supporters. However, on Saturday, one of Trump’s nemeses announced a competing rally scheduled to take place at the same time. Michael Avenatti will counter Trump’s rally for Ted Cruz with a “resistance rally” of his own. In announcing the rally, the attorney indicated that he wants to “fight fire with fire.” Trump has endorsed Senator Cruz for re-election and seemingly desires to show his...
  • Country watching Cruz, Beto race (O'Roarke asks for flags to be taken down at VFW)

    09/07/2018 5:22:03 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 44 replies
    The Examiner ^ | Sep 4, 2018 | Nicole Shupe
    Political pundits throughout the country are watching a Texas Senatorial race to help them gauge the tone of the mid-year 2018 and subsequent 2020 elections. The race between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Democrat challenger Beto O’Rourke is shaping up to be the pivotal election for 2018. As part of his self-proclaimed campaign promise to personally drive to all 254 counties in Texas, O’Rourke hosted a town hall meeting Saturday, Aug. 25, in Navasota, renting the hall at the VFW Post #4006. “This (O’Rourke’s town hall) had nothing to do with the Democrat Party,” said local event organizer and Grimes...
  • Trump announces 'major rally' for ex-rival Ted Cruz, in Texas' 'biggest stadium'........

    08/31/2018 3:55:18 PM PDT · by caww · 107 replies
    dallasnews ^ | 8/31/2018 | Tod Gillman
    President Donald Trump announced Friday that he'll come to Texas in October to hold a "major rally" for Sen. Ted Cruz in the biggest stadium in Texas. 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!" Trump tweeted. They've become close allies since Trump's election. Cruz has wrapped himself in the president's tax and immigration policies and lauded him for stocking federal courts with conservatives. Cruz responded:...."Terrific! Texas will be glad to...
  • Beto O'Rourke arrested in 1990s for burglary and DWI

    08/23/2018 8:37:07 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 89 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8-23-2018 | W. Gardner Selby
    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke of Texas has said that in younger days he was twice arrested in his hometown of El Paso--once, he says, for leaping a campus fence and the other time for driving while intoxicated. Readers have asked us whether the third-term congressman challenging Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has a criminal history. We decided to fact-check mention of the arrests in a 2012 TV ad that also was screenshot for an April 2017 Texas Tribune news story. In the ad, sponsored by then-U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-El Paso, text next to what looks like O’Rourke’s mugshot...
  • Ted Cruz asks Trump to campaign for him in Texas

    08/07/2018 5:26:36 PM PDT · by detective · 204 replies
    MSN News ^ | August 7, 2018 | Jeremy Wallace
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has asked President Donald Trump to come to Texas to campaign for him. During a campaign stop in Seguin late Monday, Cruz said he has reached out to his former rival for the White House to help him with his re-election effort against Democrat Beto O’Rourke. “I would certainly welcome his support and I hope to see him in Texas,” Cruz said, standing outside the Dixie Grill in Seguin. “I think we are likely to see the president down in Texas before the election.” Cruz said while his relationship with Trump has had its “ups and...
  • Poll: Senate race between Cruz, O'Rourke a dead heat

    08/01/2018 8:43:06 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/01/18 | Max Greenwood
    The Texas Senate race between Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) is neck and neck, according to a new poll released Wednesday. The 2018 Texas Lyceum Poll showed Cruz leading O'Rourke by a hair — 41-39 percent among likely voters. That's well within the survey's margin of error of 4.67 percentage points. That's a particularly tight margin for Texas, which has not elected a Democrat to the Senate in three decades. The findings come weeks after O'Rourke, a three-term congressman, reported a staggering $10.4 million fundraising haul in the second quarter of the 2018 cycle, bringing his...
  • Beto O’Rourke Votes Against Pro-ICE Resolution

    07/19/2018 6:56:28 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    NTK Network ^ | July 18, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), the challenger to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) this fall, voted ‘no’ on a Congressional resolution to support the men and women of ICE. Only 18 Democrats voted for the measure. According to Roll Call, the resolution “rejects calls to completely abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.” With 34 Democrats voting against the measure, most refused to cast a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ votes. O’Rourke was among the ‘no’s.’
  • O'Rourke calls for Trump's impeachment over Putin summit (Ted Cruz's 2018 opponent)

    07/17/2018 4:30:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2018 | Max Greenwood
    Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) said on Tuesday that President Trump's performance at a controversial news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin warrants impeachment – and that he would vote to do so. "Standing on stage in another country with the leader of another country who wants to and has sought to undermine this country, and to side with him over the United States - if I were asked to vote on this I would vote to impeach the president," O'Rourke said, according to The Dallas Morning-News. "Impeachment, much like an indictment, shows that there is enough there for the case...
  • 530 Engineering Jobs In Arlington: Now Hiring (Texas)

    07/02/2018 1:45:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Patch ^ | July 2, 2018 | Payton Potter
    ARLINGTON, TX — From mechanical engineering to software production to oversight positions, engineering professionals are in high demand in and around Arlington. See more jobs like these on the Arlington Patch Job Board and Sr. Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer with Security Clearance New! LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION Grand Prairie, United States We are seeking a Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer to contribute in implementing and maintaining Quality Management System principles (ISO9001 and TS16949) for both internal processes and subcontractor ... Mechanical Engineer / Designer / Grand Prairie, TX with Security Clearance New! LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION Grand Prairie, United States The mechanical...
  • Michael Cloud wins special election to fill U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold's seat

    06/30/2018 8:49:41 PM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 29 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 6/30/2018 | patrick -svitek
    Despite nine candidates on the ballot, Republican Michael Cloud drew enough support to win Saturday's special election to fill former U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold's seat, sparing the GOP a runoff in the 27th District. With all percent of precincts reporting, Cloud was leading Democrat Eric Holguin 55 percent to 32 percent, according to unofficial returns. Cloud, a former chairman of the Victoria County GOP, needed to finish above 50 percent to avert a runoff later this summer.
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz isn't looking to become the next Supreme Court pick

    06/29/2018 10:48:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 13, 2018
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz(R) has no interest in becoming President Trump’s next Supreme Court nominee. “I revere the institution and what it has meant for our country, for the constitution, for the rule of law … the short answer is no,” the Republican told’s Buck Sexton. Cruz says he prefers to instead stay in politics. “I don’t want to stay out of political and policy fights. I want to be right in the middle of them. The Senate is the battleground for just about every big policy fight right now,” he said. The senator is running for reelection against...