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Texas holds first 2018 primary amid surge of Democratic voters
Fox News ^ | 6 March 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly

Posted on 03/07/2018 12:56:56 AM PST by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

The midterm election season officially kicks off on Tuesday, when Texas voters head to the polls for the nation’s first primary of 2018.

With early voting already suggesting a record turnout for Democrats, and widespread speculation about what effect an endorsement by President Trump will have on Republican candidates, the Texas primaries are being looked at as both a bellwether for the rest of the nation - and a sign the red state could be turning purple more quickly than expected.

“What these primaries really boil down to is one issue: Trump versus anti-Trump,” Cal Jillson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University, told Fox News. “There is relatively little talk about the issues for either party. It’s a race to the margins. Democrats are all against the president, while with Republicans it’s about staying close to Trump, and whether that hurts or helps them.”

While initially skipping some major Republican candidates in the Lone Star state, Trump went all in early last week when, in a series of tweets, supported a number of top-tier Texas Republicans.

"I want to encourage all of my many Texas friends to vote in the primary for Governor Greg Abbott, Senator Ted Cruz, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Attorney General Ken Paxton. They are helping me to Make America Great Again! Vote early or on March 6th," Trump tweeted.

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush also got Trump’s endorsement, with the president saying the nephew and grandson of two former presidents “backed me when it wasn't the politically correct thing to do, and I back him now.”

Unlike Cruz, Abbott, Patrick and Paxton – incumbents who are expected to easily win the GOP nomination in their campaigns – Bush is facing a tough battle against his predecessor in the land office, Jerry Patterson.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 1moretime; 2018midterms; betoorourke; tedcruz; texas; tx2018
Hope this isn't true.
1 posted on 03/07/2018 12:56:56 AM PST by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

GOP numbers were far greater then the Democrats!


2 posted on 03/07/2018 1:36:31 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3637804/posts


3 posted on 03/07/2018 1:37:23 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain
There was no BLUE WAVE!

GOP Strategist on FOX News just said it was like a splash! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

He also said the guy going up against Abbott did 17% worst than what Wendy Davis did last time! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

4 posted on 03/07/2018 1:38:20 AM PST by KavMan
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain
But Jillson noted the surge in Democrats voting will likely not be enough to turn the state blue as incumbent Republicans, both in national and statewide races, are unlikely to be toppled.

The REAL story!

5 posted on 03/07/2018 1:40:00 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

It is not true ...... GOP out did the DNC yesterday regarding turnout at the polls. Now I’m not aware of early voting numbers.


6 posted on 03/07/2018 2:26:04 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Let’s see.... A lie travels half way around the world before the truth gets out the front door.


7 posted on 03/07/2018 2:31:13 AM PST by Ronaldus Magnus III (Do, or do not, there is no try.)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Democrats were excited about voting in the primary because they hoped they would be choosing the next winner - if the “Blue Wave” shows up. Republicans were less motivated to vote because the top of the ticket positions were certain to go to incumbents. And more republicans still showed up. Nothing more going on here.


8 posted on 03/07/2018 2:35:27 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: Pollster1

Hah....betcha Mueller got hauled to the woodshed by Obaba and Chuckie.......”You didnt deliver, you gotta try harder.”


9 posted on 03/07/2018 3:15:50 AM PST by Liz ((Our side has 8 Trillion bullets;the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.))
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Media trying once again to control the election. Plenty of Republicans showed up to vote in the primary and plenty more will be there on Election Day. Texas is not turning blue.


10 posted on 03/07/2018 3:18:37 AM PST by al_c (LIBERAL - Laughable Iconsiderate Blaming Entitled Ranting Anti-christian Loudmouth)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Can either party member vote in either party’s primary in Texas?


11 posted on 03/07/2018 3:38:15 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

The actual vote counts tell a different story. The top four Republicans got way more votes in their primaries than the Democrats did in theirs.

Otherwise, the incumbents mostly won, except for a Republican state senator who had in past blocked an Article V resolution. He is now out on the street.


12 posted on 03/07/2018 3:44:43 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Liberals have become moralistic, dogmatic, sententious, self-righteous, pinch-faced prudes.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy; SMGFan

yefragetuwrabrumuy wrote:

“The actual vote counts tell a different story. The top four Republicans got way more votes in their primaries than the Democrats did in theirs.

Otherwise, the incumbents mostly won, except for a Republican state senator who had in past blocked an Article V resolution. He is now out on the street.”

Was it Estes?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3637847/posts?page=1#1

(h/t smgfan/


13 posted on 03/07/2018 3:51:14 AM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

Is in not a PRIMARY? So what if a lot of dems go vote in a PRIMARY?

Maybe Republicans are happy with the slate of candidates and really don’t care who wins the primary - they will turn out at the real election - when it counts.


14 posted on 03/07/2018 5:02:53 AM PST by msrngtp2002 (Just my opinion.)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain
Hope this isn't true.

Fake News™. While the 'rat turnout was higher than usual, the GOP turnout was higher than that. Lots of GOP races involved unopposed candidates, and in all the big races, it was obvious that the incumbents (Abbot, Cruz, et al) would win.

15 posted on 03/07/2018 6:58:49 AM PST by Sans-Culotte (Time to get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US!)
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To: BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

With early voting already suggesting a record turnout for Democrats, and widespread speculation about what effect an endorsement by President Trump will have on Republican candidates, the Texas primaries are being looked at as both a bellwether for the rest of the nation - and a sign the red state could be turning purple more quickly than expected.


LOL....well, it looks like FoxNews’ Andrew O’Reilly could NOT have been MORE wrong!!

FoxNews and Drudge are sad, today.

Fox WAS right about something (in this article). This WAS a bellwether for Trump.

MORE #MAGA!!!!


16 posted on 03/07/2018 7:03:41 AM PST by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: Jane Long; BlackFemaleArmyCaptain; All

Here are the raw results for Texas votes for anyone who wants to seek out more subtle information.

https://www.politico.com/election-results/2018/texas/


17 posted on 03/08/2018 12:03:31 AM PST by gleeaikin
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