Skip to comments.Cruz wins Texas' US Senate seat, beats Paul Sadler
Posted on 11/06/2012 9:14:26 PM PST by South40
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tea party-backed Republican Ted Cruz has won the race for Texas' open U.S. Senate seat.
Cruz beat former Democratic state representative Paul Sadler. The ex-state solicitor general was heavily favored since Texas has not elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate since Lloyd Bentsen in 1988.
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Thanks for this. I really needed some good news right now.
Just one more reason for my tagline.
Instead of a wall along the Southern border of Texas ... maybe we should build a wall around the entire border of Texas. I’m not convinced the illegals to the south are any more of a threat than the crazies to the north and west.
Would you be against a couple of life-long (60 and 54 yo) Californians moving to Texas before the wall is built? We would be financially self-sufficient, and would not bring CA liberalism to the state. Heck, our 19 yo daughter, who is attending a University of California college (talk about being in the heart of the den) voted GOP and against the tax increase propositions in CA.
Sign me up to help lay the bricks and uncoil the razor wire.
So what do we learn from this election? Apparently, Tea Party Senate candidates simply cannot be honest at all on social issues that come up. I don’t think Cruz ever got asked the same sort of stupid questions that Mourdoch and Akin did.
Well I did my bit.
I voted for him 3 times.
Primary, Run off and the General election.
Sadly we’ve still lost ground in the Senate.
Had Akin zipped his lip he could be celebrating.
Reagan didn’t mangle his responses and destroy himself with awkward phrasing and unrefined answers that were natural sound bites for the opposition.
The reason you and I don’t run for office, especially high office, is that we are clumsy with words, politicians, especially conservative politicians, have to be able to handle the questions with finesse, without lying.
Mitt handled himself very well and with great finesse.
Obama won by being a petty tyrant that threatened people with charges of racism.
By all rights Obama should be toast in a colorless society.
“Thank God” is right. If my State sinks like California, think my son and I will be moving to Texas. (Luckily I have some friends there!)
Im not convinced the illegals to the south are any more of a threat than the crazies to the north and west.-
Well said SnakeDoc. The United States of America is over as we knew as children, and as we believed in it as optimistic young adults. I fear that after four more years of Ozero,
we will never be able to get it back. I don’t know where
we go from here.
I only believe in Texas now. And ANY red state willing to join us. It’s as if we are an island in a sea of insanity.
I would not be surprised to see this country spiral into
severe depression and even social chaos.
I fear that after four more years Ozero
Mitt Romney had nothing to do with posts 10 and 7.
Since you brought him up, this is what Mitt does, people don’t like Mitt Romney, and they don’t vote for him, even when Jimmy Carter II is running for his second term.
As a career politician, the liberal Mitt Romney, has been running for office for 20 years and has won once, with less than 50%, and left office with 34% approval, unable to run for reelection (although wanting to).
I am a lot more excited about Sheriff Joe winning.
That's the truth. Instead they said absolutely gratuitous, idiotic things which they should have known they would never be allowed to clarify or repudiate, which had no bearing on their prospective offices.
Sheriff Joe can’t filibuster leftist legislation in the US senate. As a US senator, Cruz can. But I’m happy to see Joe winning.
Their nonsensical answers had no more bearing on any decision they would be likely to make as a Senator than an answer to the question, "Should we enslave all the people on Mars?"
Being able to use words, and sell concepts and ideas to the masses, is the definition of a campaigning politician.
Bad phrasing, bad word choices, hurt you. George Romney said that he was ‘brainwashed” about Vietnam, it was the wrong words.
These two candidates went out of their way to be stupid. It was particularly idiotic in Indiana, because the consequences of taking that very position were already clearly known.
All either one of them had to say was, "The Supreme Court has ruled. It's not a political matter anymore and my personal beliefs are irrelevant. Next question."