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Question: Who would you  vote for?
David Dewhurst   -24 (44.4%)
Ted Cruz   -30 (55.6%)
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« Reply #75 on: July 31, 2012, 04:32:12 pm »
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I guess it's about time I posted in the thread - enthousiastic supporter of Cruz! Glad to see I'm in good company with JBrase and Keystone Phil!
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« Reply #76 on: July 31, 2012, 04:47:08 pm »
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I'm disappointed in this race... Dewhurst is far more qualified and I would have loved to support him- but those ads were vile. I've watched some of Cruz's statements and he is a smart, qualified individual and I saw him begin a debate answer on qualifications by recognizing Dewhurt's service... I hope he will be a fine US Senator if elected and remember why he ran in the first place
I'm in pretty much the same boat - I think Dewhurst was more qualified and would have served well in the US Senate. I think this is one of those races though, that even though it was a bloody primary, neither candidate is really that bad, and both will easily win this November and be a reliable Republican vote in the Senate.

My sad prediction: Cruz 57, Dewhurst 43
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« Reply #77 on: July 31, 2012, 04:59:38 pm »
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Just why is there so much fuss about this race again?
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« Reply #78 on: July 31, 2012, 05:01:02 pm »
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I think this is one of those races though, that even though it was a bloody primary, neither candidate is really that bad.

You got that backwards. This is indeed a lesser of two evils situation. Cruz is a decent step up from the current TX establishment GOP, and for that reason I'll support him over Dewhurst, but the only really good candidate in the race was Glen Addison.

I am still undecided for the general election, if the TX Libertarians run a decent candidate he/she'll likely have my vote.
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« Reply #79 on: July 31, 2012, 05:11:12 pm »
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Just why is there so much fuss about this race again?

Well in Texas this is shaping up to be a large victory for the conservative and libertarian activists over the establishment and on the national level it shifts the Senate GOP a hair bit more to the right. Somewhere in America, Jim DeMint is a happy man.
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« Reply #80 on: July 31, 2012, 06:55:53 pm »
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« Reply #81 on: July 31, 2012, 07:17:15 pm »
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Can resident Texans explain why the Dem results are faster than the GOP ones? Also, Cruz up 55-45 with less than 1% in.
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« Reply #82 on: July 31, 2012, 07:28:30 pm »
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Per Twitter: Cruz is sweeping the 3 northern counties that Dewhurst needed to win or at least remain competitive. Smiley
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« Reply #83 on: July 31, 2012, 07:45:42 pm »
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Ace of Spades has called it for Cruz. Would like to see more votes tallied and a much bigger margin than 7 points before jumping for joy.
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« Reply #84 on: July 31, 2012, 08:03:57 pm »
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Ace of Spades has called it for Cruz. Would like to see more votes tallied and a much bigger margin than 7 points before jumping for joy.
Harris County has Cruz up 15,000 which aren't included in the SOS totals.
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« Reply #85 on: July 31, 2012, 08:06:50 pm »
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I'm at Politico, not SOS. Usually Politico's the quickest but if there's a faster source here I'll gladly switch.
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« Reply #86 on: July 31, 2012, 08:14:13 pm »
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Politico's a bit farther ahead now apparently, but here's the link for the SOS anyway: http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/july31_162.htm

It's early obviously, but I'll be interested to see if Cruz can keep these leads in the larger counties. Only Travis has Dewhurst up at the moment, and it's not by much. It's unsurprisingly close in Dallas as well.
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« Reply #87 on: July 31, 2012, 08:19:25 pm »
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I'm at Politico, not SOS. Usually Politico's the quickest but if there's a faster source here I'll gladly switch.
Where is Politico's results?
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« Reply #88 on: July 31, 2012, 08:24:18 pm »
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Jim: here. http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/Senate/2012/Primary/TX

Reg: The urban vote hasn't come in yet, so maybe it'll get wider once that starts getting tallied.
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« Reply #89 on: July 31, 2012, 08:30:43 pm »
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AP's called it for Cruz.

Congratulations, RogueBeaver! Cheesy
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« Reply #90 on: July 31, 2012, 08:30:53 pm »
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AP just called it for Cruz.
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« Reply #91 on: July 31, 2012, 08:40:51 pm »
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Yep. Not just me: Phil, Jbrase and others here are also Cruz fans. I've been following this race since KBH announced her retirement 18 months ago and am ecstatic right now! Cheesy Just want to see a bigger margin.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TEXAS_SENATE_RACE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT



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« Reply #92 on: July 31, 2012, 08:44:39 pm »
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Glad you gone my way, I love it when were "cruzin" together! Cheesy
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« Reply #93 on: July 31, 2012, 08:50:49 pm »
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Congratulations Senator Cruz. Tongue

Lets face it, it's highly unlikely he loses the general.
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« Reply #94 on: July 31, 2012, 08:54:29 pm »
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Rick Perry and Joe Strauss hardest hit. Tongue
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« Reply #95 on: July 31, 2012, 08:55:02 pm »
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Yep. Not just me: Phil, Jbrase and others here are also Cruz fans. I've been following this race since KBH announced her retirement 18 months ago and am ecstatic right now! Cheesy Just want to see a bigger margin.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TEXAS_SENATE_RACE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT





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To be fair, I've been a Cruz fan but I was originally on board with Michael Williams.
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« Reply #96 on: July 31, 2012, 08:55:58 pm »
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Jim: here. http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/Senate/2012/Primary/TX

Reg: The urban vote hasn't come in yet, so maybe it'll get wider once that starts getting tallied.

They and the SOS are real close.

Cruz is extending his lead steadily as the election day votes come in.   He had 53% of early voting and 59% of the election day voting reported so far.

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« Reply #97 on: July 31, 2012, 08:56:35 pm »
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Same here. I was undecided between the Williamses or Cruz but when they dropped out I immediately switched to Cruz.

NYT and Politico already have articles up.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/01/us/politics/cruz-defeats-dewhurst-for-gop-nomination-in-texas-senate-race.html?gwh=E62990C3EB94BDD49A75E135B7E52650

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/79244.html?hp=f2
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« Reply #98 on: July 31, 2012, 09:08:13 pm »
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Horrible audio, but here's a stream of Cruz's victory party.

http://www.tedcruz.org/stream
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« Reply #99 on: July 31, 2012, 09:34:42 pm »
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'Major props to PPP if Cruz's 55-45 margin holds.
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