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« Reply #450 on: November 29, 2019, 05:42:43 am »

Echoing a new generation of Virginia Democrats who declared their independence from Dominion Energy, the preeminent power and energy company that has long dominated politics in the Old Dominion, a new generation of Texas Democrats are declaring their independence from the similarly dominant oil and natural gas industries in their state:

Some Democrats swear off oil and gas money, risking Ďthird railí of Texas politics

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(Ö) Hernandez, who brought in roughly a quarter of the vote in her 2018 primary run against former El Paso Congressman Beto OíRourke, is one of at least three Democrats in the primary election who have sworn off taking money from the industry, unafraid of the message it might send to voters working in those jobs ó hundreds of thousands in Houston alone.

They argue that Texas, the nationís top producer of wind energy, can lead the nation in transitioning to all forms of clean energy as well, creating plenty of jobs in the process. And they say itís a vitally important move in the face of a climate crisis, as evidenced by repeated massive floods hammering Houston in recent years.

Itís a new approach for Democrats in the state where oil and gas has long reigned supreme. Even Beto OíRourke accepted hundreds of thousands in donations from the industry in his 2018 Senate run ó bringing in the second-most in donations from the industry of any Senate candidate that year, behind only his rival, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Other Democrats in the Senate race have already accepted thousands from the industry, which they say will be a key partner in the eventual transition to clean energy.
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« Reply #451 on: November 29, 2019, 11:53:36 pm »

Echoing a new generation of Virginia Democrats who declared their independence from Dominion Energy, the preeminent power and energy company that has long dominated politics in the Old Dominion, a new generation of Texas Democrats are declaring their independence from the similarly dominant oil and natural gas industries in their state:

Some Democrats swear off oil and gas money, risking Ďthird railí of Texas politics

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(Ö) Hernandez, who brought in roughly a quarter of the vote in her 2018 primary run against former El Paso Congressman Beto OíRourke, is one of at least three Democrats in the primary election who have sworn off taking money from the industry, unafraid of the message it might send to voters working in those jobs ó hundreds of thousands in Houston alone.

They argue that Texas, the nationís top producer of wind energy, can lead the nation in transitioning to all forms of clean energy as well, creating plenty of jobs in the process. And they say itís a vitally important move in the face of a climate crisis, as evidenced by repeated massive floods hammering Houston in recent years.

Itís a new approach for Democrats in the state where oil and gas has long reigned supreme. Even Beto OíRourke accepted hundreds of thousands in donations from the industry in his 2018 Senate run ó bringing in the second-most in donations from the industry of any Senate candidate that year, behind only his rival, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Other Democrats in the Senate race have already accepted thousands from the industry, which they say will be a key partner in the eventual transition to clean energy.


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« Reply #452 on: December 03, 2019, 06:05:16 pm »



I don't care for the rating, but the retirement is a further sign of GOP troubles the booming parts of the state.
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« Reply #453 on: December 03, 2019, 06:12:56 pm »

The name of the city always makes me laugh, like Sugar Land lol what type of name is that
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« Reply #454 on: December 03, 2019, 06:24:42 pm »

The name of the city always makes me laugh, like Sugar Land lol what type of name is that
It grew sugarcane lol. What do you expect, Willy Wonkas candy factory?
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« Reply #455 on: December 03, 2019, 06:26:18 pm »

The name of the city always makes me laugh, like Sugar Land lol what type of name is that

Orange County CA was named after the Citrus which grew plentifully in the region back before suburbanization Tongue
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« Reply #456 on: December 03, 2019, 06:34:16 pm »

The name of the city always makes me laugh, like Sugar Land lol what type of name is that
It grew sugarcane lol. What do you expect, Willy Wonkas candy factory?

Just sounds funny lol Tongue

The name of the city always makes me laugh, like Sugar Land lol what type of name is that

Orange County CA was named after the Citrus which grew plentifully in the region back before suburbanization Tongue


Orange County is a pretty cool name and itís a county name not cities . Like their is no city in their called Orange Land
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« Reply #457 on: December 04, 2019, 09:49:14 am »

The name of the city always makes me laugh, like Sugar Land lol what type of name is that

The name comes from a sugar refinery which was built around 1900. (Imperial Sugar)
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« Reply #458 on: December 05, 2019, 07:28:01 pm »

The name of the city always makes me laugh, like Sugar Land lol what type of name is that

The name comes from a sugar refinery which was built around 1900. (Imperial Sugar)
1843. Imperial Sugar is considered to be the longest extant business in Texas.

Originally there was a Sugar Land Plantation, on the site of which developed the company town of Sugar Land.
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« Reply #459 on: December 05, 2019, 07:51:59 pm »


I don't care for the rating, but the retirement is a further sign of GOP troubles the booming parts of the state.
Oddly enough he suggested that his opponents in the Republican primary were only running because they were Asian

Miller had been listed as possible appointee for Commissioner of Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, which may have drawn challengers.
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« Reply #460 on: December 05, 2019, 07:55:51 pm »

Reading through past messages,

Tricia Bivins divorced David Dewhurst in 2016. In August 2019 it was reported that she was suing him over money from their divorce settlement.

Wendy Davis has filed for TX-21 listing her occupation as "community advocate".
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« Reply #461 on: December 06, 2019, 09:11:38 pm »

Dewhurst doesn't seem to have had much luck with marriage.

He didn't marry until he was in his late 40s, to an ex-beauty pageant queen named Tammy who developed a drinking problem and constantly embarrassed him at rich people parties with her drunken outbursts. That marriage ended in divorce.

Then he married Tricia, who previously had been married to state senator Teel Bivins. That clearly didn't work out either.
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« Reply #462 on: December 06, 2019, 11:49:54 pm »

Dewhurst doesn't seem to have had much luck with marriage.

He didn't marry until he was in his late 40s, to an ex-beauty pageant queen named Tammy who developed a drinking problem and constantly embarrassed him at rich people parties with her drunken outbursts. That marriage ended in divorce.

Then he married Tricia, who previously had been married to state senator Teel Bivins. That clearly didn't work out either.

Are there gay rumors with him or am I mixing him up with someone?
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« Reply #463 on: December 07, 2019, 05:09:37 pm »

Dewhurst doesn't seem to have had much luck with marriage.

He didn't marry until he was in his late 40s, to an ex-beauty pageant queen named Tammy who developed a drinking problem and constantly embarrassed him at rich people parties with her drunken outbursts. That marriage ended in divorce.

Then he married Tricia, who previously had been married to state senator Teel Bivins. That clearly didn't work out either.

Are there gay rumors with him or am I mixing him up with someone?

I've never heard anything about that.

You may be thinking of Rick Perry: during his 2012 presidential campaign, someone released a very poorly-sourced tell-all book including interviews with men who claimed they had discreet hookups with Perry while he was governor.
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« Reply #464 on: December 10, 2019, 04:49:18 pm »



Another one. Zedler won re-election by just 3.64% in 2018. Ted Cruz won this district by just 0.14%.
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