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Sen. Cruz won't endorse Cornyn in Texas GOP race
Yahoo/AP ^ | 2-27-14 | CHARLES BABINGTON and DONNA CASSATA

Posted on 02/28/2014 12:04:53 AM PST by kingattax

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sniping between establishment Republicans and tea partyers resumed Thursday as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz refused to endorse his state's senior senator in next week's Republican primary.

Sen. John Cornyn, the Senate's second-ranking Republican leader, faces tea party-backed Rep. Steve Stockman in Tuesday's election. Cruz declined to tell reporters how he plans to vote

"I am not supporting any of the senators from my party or their opponents" in this year's primaries, Cruz said, adding that he might change his mind later.

Cruz, a tea party favorite and potential 2016 presidential candidate, has infuriated fellow Republicans by forcing uncomfortable votes on issues such as the debt, and by raising money for conservative groups trying to defeat veteran Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

Cruz's comments are especially notable because he is a vice chairman of the GOP committee tasked with winning Senate elections. He criticized the committee's track record and policy of virtually always backing incumbents.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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KEYWORDS: cornyn; cruz
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1 posted on 02/28/2014 12:04:53 AM PST by kingattax
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To: left that other site

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2 posted on 02/28/2014 12:05:31 AM PST by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

Simple..

Cruz has honor... Cornyn does NOT..
Cruz protects..... Cornyn does NOT..
Cruz has principles.. Cornyn does NOT..

Cruz is a patriot.. Cornyn is NOT..


3 posted on 02/28/2014 12:17:37 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: kingattax
Cruz, a tea party favorite and potential 2016 presidential candidate, has infuriated fellow Republicans by forcing uncomfortable votes on issues such as the debt,

Oh noes! We cants have votes on the actual out-of-control crises facing the country!

Cruz be bads! HES BES RADICALS!

4 posted on 02/28/2014 12:29:08 AM PST by Yossarian
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To: SoConPubbie

Ping — Yahoo/AP version (dyslexia)


5 posted on 02/28/2014 12:58:28 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: kingattax

Good need. Cruz looks better and better


6 posted on 02/28/2014 1:04:28 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: hosepipe

Cruz is not a team player, Cornyn is a team player.

The team will back Cornyn and eventually, the team will dispose of Cruz.


7 posted on 02/28/2014 3:19:17 AM PST by staytrue
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To: kingattax

“I am not supporting any of the senators from my party or their opponents” in this year’s primaries”

I wonder if that was an accurate wuote—or did he say he wasn’t ENDORSING ‘’’’’’?

I’d love to see a video.


8 posted on 02/28/2014 3:32:44 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: kingattax

Did Cornyn vote for Cruz when he was elected? I doubt it, since Dewhurst was the GOPe choice. Cruz said he wouldn’t campaign for any senate candidates, but the media thinks they can put him in a bad light with this, so they’ve been pumping it the past three days. No wonder we hate the media.


9 posted on 02/28/2014 3:45:58 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: staytrue
Cruz is not a team player, Cornyn is a team player. The team will back Cornyn and eventually, the team will dispose of Cruz.

That's funny in light of the fact that the GOPe says it needs to make inroads into the Latino community. They will prove that by dumping someone named Cruz. That'll sell.

If they consider Cruz to not be a team player they consider the American people to not be on their team either. This REALLY makes the GOPe a mirror image of the Rats in that they think they know what's best for us. They practice the same addiction to power and position that the Democrats do. Dump 'em all!

10 posted on 02/28/2014 4:03:36 AM PST by Tonytitan
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To: hosepipe

Or Cruz wants to be the Senior Senator from Texas. It is not like he endorsed another nominee. He sees the positives for him getting rid of Cornyn.


11 posted on 02/28/2014 4:08:38 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Tonytitan

Cruz is the only chance the rhino’s have to keep their party together. Seems I recall a statement once made that “A house divided will not stand”.


12 posted on 02/28/2014 4:08:43 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: staytrue
The 'team' doesn't elect Cruz. Me an hundreds of thousands like me do. He's not going anywhere.

/johnny

13 posted on 02/28/2014 4:19:35 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Progov

Neither will a house built on shifting sand.


14 posted on 02/28/2014 4:20:06 AM PST by GoDuke
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To: kingattax

He is a man of honor and that is why... cornyn has no honor and must be shunned.


15 posted on 02/28/2014 4:48:53 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: staytrue

Cruz plays for TEAM USA and not TEAM rino.


16 posted on 02/28/2014 4:49:29 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: kingattax

This AP story didn’t say that Cruz wasn’t endorsing him. Now, for the sake of FR, I sure hope Ted Cruz comes out and firmly non endorses him. I remember what happened to Rick Santorum when he endorsed the wrong person. You see, on our side, it’s all about who you endorse, not what you do.


17 posted on 02/28/2014 4:59:19 AM PST by swpa_mom
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To: napscoordinator

I want Senator Cruz to be the Senior Senator from Texas.

Next up, I want to see Senator Cruz become the Senate Majority Leader.

“Party” means squat to me. The Preservation and Protection of our Constitution is paramount.


18 posted on 02/28/2014 5:00:33 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I have a question for Texas FReepers.

I’ve been reading various posts about the Texas election (early voting and voting day on Mar 4). This article and others say Cornyn and Stockman. From what I’ve been reading, Stovall is very popular among TX FReepers. Do you know why at least some of these articles only mention Stockman and not Stovall? I’m just curious.

Thanks in advance.


19 posted on 02/28/2014 5:07:03 AM PST by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: Seattle Conservative
Do you know why at least some of these articles only mention Stockman and not Stovall?

Cornyn has all the money, Stockman is lobbing all the verbal grenades. The MSM can't/won't cover anything else.

Meanwhile, Stovall has the endorsement of Texas Tea Parties, and there are other worthy candidates out there.

20 posted on 02/28/2014 5:11:17 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Seattle Conservative
Do you know why at least some of these articles only mention Stockman and not Stovall?

Because the media hates you, and lies.

/johnny

21 posted on 02/28/2014 5:12:24 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Seattle Conservative

BTW, I’m a Zag alum, one of about 50 in Dallas/Fort Worth.


22 posted on 02/28/2014 5:12:39 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Tonytitan

“That’s funny in light of the fact that the GOPe says it needs to make inroads into the Latino community. They will prove that by dumping someone named Cruz. That’ll sell. “

The Mexicans who constitute the largest faction of the latinos do not consider Cruz who is Cuban to be one of them.

Furthermore, Cruz is Ivy educated which further separates him from them.


23 posted on 02/28/2014 5:27:26 AM PST by staytrue
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To: Progov

“Cruz is the only chance the rhino’s have to keep their party together.”

Randy Moss was always a premier all star receiver in the NFL. And he has been kicked off a lot of teams because he and Terrell Owens have always been malcontents.

Ditto for Cruz.


24 posted on 02/28/2014 5:29:20 AM PST by staytrue
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To: Seattle Conservative
I voted early and voted Stovall. If Stockman makes it to the runoff I'll vote for him. Cornyn is toast with it going to a runoff which polls show it will. Cornyn sealed his fate when
he went after the most popular well liked man in Texas.
25 posted on 02/28/2014 5:29:22 AM PST by SAWTEX
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To: Howie66

““Party” means squat to me.”

If true, then you mean squat to the party.


26 posted on 02/28/2014 5:30:29 AM PST by staytrue
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To: Seattle Conservative
Just some thoughts about your inquiry.

Texas requires a huge amount of money to run a media campaign statewide. IMO,
most of the candidates don't have that money and thus have to rely on personal
appearances, word of mouth, etc. Of all the candidates opposing Cornyn,
Stockman is the most recognizable because of his election to Congress twice.
However I doubt he has much recognition outside of Southeast TX.

Polls have been almost non existent for this race. I'm sure some may have
been conducted by candidates but not released to the public. Here is
one that was done Feb. 7 - 14 and is the latest I'm aware of.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/static.texastribune.org/media/documents/utttpoll-201402-fullsummary.pdf

27 posted on 02/28/2014 5:30:47 AM PST by deport
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To: JRandomFreeper

“The ‘team’ doesn’t elect Cruz. Me an hundreds of thousands like me do. He’s not going anywhere.”

TRUE, HE IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE. He will remain the isolated senator from Texas much like Bernie Sanders is the isolated democrat/socialist from Vermont.


28 posted on 02/28/2014 5:32:11 AM PST by staytrue
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To: staytrue

“Cruz is not a team player, Cornyn is a team player.

The team will back Cornyn and eventually, the team will dispose of Cruz.”

Well Cruz is on my team a lot more than Cornyn.


29 posted on 02/28/2014 5:32:41 AM PST by impimp
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To: SAWTEX

Internal polling show Cornyn winning big. There will be no run off.


30 posted on 02/28/2014 5:33:12 AM PST by staytrue
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To: staytrue
Sanders doesn't do nearly as much to disrupt the GOP-E or get nearly as much press.

Cruz is doing what he was elected to do.

/johnny

31 posted on 02/28/2014 5:35:23 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: staytrue

“If true, then you mean squat to the party.”

The “Party” has made that abundantly clear for a number of years, now.

They left me, I didn’t leave them.


32 posted on 02/28/2014 5:41:16 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: staytrue
In fact, from the whining of the GOP-E here on FR, I'd say he's doing a great job.

/johnny

33 posted on 02/28/2014 5:41:18 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: staytrue
Randy Moss was always a premier all star receiver in the NFL. And he has been kicked off a lot of teams because he and Terrell Owens have always been malcontents. Ditto for Cruz.

Nice straw man...Now back to reality. Cruz does what Cruz says he's going to do and had done what he said he would do while campaigning for office. Now let's compare that to the average run of the mill backstabbing Establishment RINO currently in office shall we. Let's start with Bitchy McConnell. Sold us out last fall on the CR. Whined bitched and moaned said the fight should be in the Spring on the Debt Ceiling then HE and his little Bitch Cornyn cast the vote that brought the issue to the floor so it could pass with 51 votes WITHOUT any restrictions. NOW THERE IS TRUE LEADERSHIP. Babbling CryBaby Boehner-Constantly attempting to push Amnesty. Won't call for Select Committee on IRS, Behngazi. Cantor-Weasel that wants to be Johnny Bohner Junior. John McCain-Past Loser because he doesn't have a clue. Always liked to be the deal maker that sells out Conservatives.

34 posted on 02/28/2014 5:50:40 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: staytrue
The team will back Cornyn and eventually, the team will dispose of Cruz.

Your "team" is the political equivalent of the Washington Generals.

35 posted on 02/28/2014 5:55:47 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: staytrue
TRUE, HE IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE. He will remain the isolated senator from Texas much like Bernie Sanders is the isolated democrat/socialist from Vermont.

Tread lightly there buttercup. The Rino Establishment is about to committ political suicide. Ted Cruz is the voice to MILLIONS of Americans sick and tired of the back room, backstabbing deals that screw over citizens so the likes of John Bohner, Mitch McConnell, John McCain and John Cornyn can play king for a day. Take out Cruz you will alienate permently the base to what was once the Grand Old Party. Good luck. Perhaps the Path of John Milktoast McCain and Willard Romney. I know, I know...Where's a Bob Dole when you need one. HA!

36 posted on 02/28/2014 5:58:36 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Seattle Conservative

Stovall got my early vote. But either he or Stockman would be better than our current senior Senator.


37 posted on 02/28/2014 6:18:05 AM PST by BubbaBobTX ("The problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other peoples money." Margaret Thatcher)
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To: napscoordinator
"Or Cruz wants to be the Senior Senator from Texas. It is not like he endorsed another nominee. He sees the positives for him getting rid of Cornyn."

LOL.... Nice spin. Cruz is only in this for himself huh? HA HA HA HA HA..... Unlike the RINO cornyn who has repeatedly been one of harry reid's lap dog right? LOL... When will moderates learn that the world does not revolve around them? Those of us that care about others are tired of liberals/moderates/socialists/progressives/communists/rinos/haters of freedom/... or whatever they like to be called, stealing our liberty and selling us down the river. Ted Cruz is one of us. We are the majority. Like those unemployed that have given up on finding a job we are the ones that have stopped being engaged in the political process. It's gutless, self absorbed douche-bags like cornyn, mccain, and kind lying to us all the time that have driven us away. Well... Because a few people like Cruz and Palin have given us a little hope we are now re-engaged in the political process and we are going to do everything we can to legally rid our government of weaselly, power hungry, barack o bamah boot lickers and those in the republican establishment can piss off. The liberals/RINOs/media... all keep trying to define the "Tea Party" but they can't. Because we are not a bunch of uneducated, feces encrusted loud mouthed "occupiers" the left (aka - demoncraps & RINOs) hope we no longer exist or care.

Trying to understand those of us in the "Tea Party", how we feel, what we think, what motivates us, etc. is like trying to explain an orgasm to someone that's never had one. It can't be done and until RINOs grow a spine and develop a conscience... THEY WON'T.

JMHO

38 posted on 02/28/2014 6:20:14 AM PST by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
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To: kingattax

Wow...

Ted doesn’t back down.

Wish we had at least ONE like him in PA...

He’s got Honor. And one man with Honor is worth more than a hundred scoundrels.


39 posted on 02/28/2014 7:16:23 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: SAWTEX

Praying for that runoff. You’re right if it comes to that Cornyn is toast.


40 posted on 02/28/2014 7:20:56 AM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: kingattax

Didn’t Cornyn back Dewhurst against Cruz?


41 posted on 02/28/2014 7:22:47 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth

Are you saying Cruz is a RINO or moderate for not endorsing the conservative running in the race? How kind of you.


42 posted on 02/28/2014 7:29:17 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: staytrue
Cruz is not a team player, Cornyn is a team player. The team will back Cornyn and eventually, the team will dispose of Cruz.

The team elites are corrupt. Their strategy is an utter failure. They need to be rooted out.

They offer no strategy except silence and capitulation.

They turn off the base and they can't attract any low info voters because they refuse to articulate the message that the Democrats are destroying the country.

Their only concerns are their future paychecks working as lobbyists for foreign interests and short sighted crony capitalist companies that will themselves eventually succumb to the growing tyranny.

43 posted on 02/28/2014 7:38:33 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: freeangel

Ted Cruz speaks from the heart.


44 posted on 02/28/2014 7:41:31 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: staytrue; Howie66; All
““Party” means squat to me.”

If true, then you mean squat to the party.

Wow, great slogan for winning over independents.

"Independents - you mean squat to us."

Folks, the GOPe is a sulking hot mess and the above desperate poorly thought out statement demonstrates this point.

45 posted on 02/28/2014 7:51:35 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

I trust that you are responding to this statement... “If true, then you mean squat to the party.”?


46 posted on 02/28/2014 8:03:56 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: deport

I wish the tea party organizations would run a “pre-primary” primary, and settle on one tea party endorsed candidate and try to get all the money shuttled to that candidate, so one would have a hope of winning over an entrenched, non conservative, non-tea party opponent.

With 5 or 6 relative unknowns (who all might be very good), the smaller amount of money available to fight the GOP establishment then gets split even further - not a good situation.

It also bothers me that Duane Stovall and Steve Stockman, probably the most favored candidates on FR, and the most constitutional conservative choices, didn’t bother to answer a lot of questionarres from conservative organizations. I don’t understand why, unless someone on their campaign team was trying to undermine them. Those voter guides and questionarres are where a lot of us get our info on people that are in other election districts - like Stockman or Stovall.


47 posted on 02/28/2014 8:04:09 AM PST by boxlunch (Psalm 2)
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To: Howie66

Yup.


48 posted on 02/28/2014 8:09:17 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: deport

Private poll on registered voters (not likely voters) from last Friday/Saturday:

Cornyn 64%
Stockman 23%
Stovall 6%
Cope 3%
Vega 3%
Other 1%

I’ll see updated private poll numbers tomorrow for polling conducted today and tomorrow.


49 posted on 02/28/2014 8:10:52 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: FreeReign

President Reagan once said that he “(I) didn’t leave the democrat Party, they left me.” and I know now just what he was saying.

The problem with today’s edition of the GOP is that the party “Elites” have decided that their own personal power is more important than any principles could possibly be. They have decided to throw aside the values and standards of the base, thinking that all they need to do is say that “We’re NOT democRATs” and that people will vote to keep them in power based on that, alone.

I make no apologies that above all I am an AMERICAN and I firmly stand to see that this will continue to mean something. My loyalty is given to God, to my Family and to the Constitution of these United States. I owe no loyalty at all to any politician or political party.

Like our elected officials, I swore an Oath to this country. The huge difference is that I will die knowing that I have never dishonored my sworn Oath.

Death Before Dishonor.

Semper Fi.


50 posted on 02/28/2014 8:23:45 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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