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  • Cruz struggling with black voters in Texas, but excels with Latinos

    09/23/2018 10:12:41 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    Ted Cruz is struggling to win over black voters according to a new poll, that despite that weakness shows the Republican senator with a healthy nine-point lead over Democrat Beto O'Rourke. Cruz is getting support from just three percent of likely black voters, but is winning 45 percent of likely Hispanic voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.
  • Cruz Opponent Beto O’Rourke: “I Did Not Try To Leave The Scene Of The Accident”

    09/22/2018 7:55:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/22/2018 | Karen Townsend
    I watched the first scheduled debate between Senator Ted Cruz and his challenger, Rep. Beto O’Rourke Friday night. Held on the SMU campus in Dallas, the two moderators were Julie Fine of NBC-5 and Gromer Jeffers of the Dallas Morning News. Both NBC-5 and the Dallas Morning News were sponsors.I’ll get right to the most interesting point I heard. When Beto O’Rourke was asked if he did, in fact, flee the scene of the accident that occurred during his drunk driving accident, he said, no, he did not try to leave the scene of the accident. That answer, though,...
  • What to Look For in Friday’s First Debate Between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke

    09/20/2018 12:20:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | September 20, 2018 | R.G. Ratcliffe
    Two politicians not known for brevity will face off at 6 p.m on statewide television. When Republican incumbent U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and his Democratic opponent, Beto O’Rourke, face off in their first debate Friday, watch as two long-winded politicians struggle for brevity. This past weekend, a reporter asked Cruz a simple question about Hurricane Harvey. His answer lasted 3 minutes, 57 seconds—which is forever on television. O’Rourke recently used 3 minutes, 38 seconds to give his defense of National Football League players taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police violence against blacks. The abridged version of...
  • Flores defeats Gallego in Senate District 19 [Repub Wins Special Election In District Hillary Won]

    09/18/2018 7:19:31 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 95 replies
    mysanantonio.com ^ | 9/19/2018
    Voters elected political newcomer Pete Flores to the Texas Senate on Tuesday, flipping a Democratic district red for the first time in 139 years and further bolstering Republicans’ supermajority in the chamber ahead of the November elections. A retired game warden, Flores defeated former state and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego for the Senate District 19 seat after receiving backing from some of the state’s most prominent politicians, including Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and U.S. Sens John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. “We conservatives are conservative in the way we make approaches. The gun fight’s not over until the...
  • Cornyn, Cruz push for Judiciary Committee to hear from Kavanaugh’s accuser

    09/17/2018 6:19:24 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 74 replies
    Chron ^ | September 17, 2018 | Kevin Diaz
    Texas Republicans John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, both influential figures on the Judiciary Committee, were among those calling for the allegations to be taken seriously. Cruz said Ford should have a “full opportunity to tell her story before the Judiciary Committee, and Judge Kavanaugh should have a full opportunity to defend himself.”
  • Vanity: We need Ted Cruz in the Senate.

    09/15/2018 10:06:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 158 replies
    Trump needs him. Texas needs him. If we are going to help Trump move his (our) conservative agenda, then we ALL need him. It would be absolutely insane to have any FReepers working against us on this critical point. O'Rourke would be a disaster for all of us. If you're going to badmouth Cruz, don't do it on FR! Go, Trump, GO!! Go, Cruz, GO!!
  • LUBBOCK COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY TO DISTRIBUTE TED CRUZ CAMPAIGN SIGNS ON SEPTEMBER 16

    09/15/2018 7:18:15 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 17 replies
    1340 The Fan ^ | September 15, 2018 | ROB SNYDER
    The Lubbock County Republican Party will be distributing long-awaited Ted Cruz re-election campaign yard signs on Sunday, September 16. The event, described as a "Republican tailgate", will be held from Noon-2pm in the back parking lot of the KFYO Studios at 4413 82nd Street (behind Abuelo's) in Lubbock. Lubbock County Republican Party Chairman Steve Evans will be in attendance, along with other supporters of the party. The Ted Cruz yard signs will distributed for free, first-come, first-served.
  • Texas State Board of Education votes to erase Hillary Clinton from history curriculum

    09/14/2018 7:39:57 PM PDT · by bitt · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/14/2018 | Aris Folley
    The State Board of Education in Texas voted on Friday to eliminate several historical figures, including Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller, from the state’s social studies curriculum. Barbara Cargill, a Texas Republican and member of the board, told The Dallas Morning News that "the recommendation to eliminate Helen Keller and Hillary Clinton was made by [Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills] work groups.” “However the board did vote to agree with the work groups' recommendations,” Cargill pointed out. "In speaking to teachers and testifiers, they did not mention these specific deletions."
  • Cruz intern arrested near Capitol for unregistered ammunition

    09/13/2018 2:53:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/13/18 | Avery Anapol
    An intern in Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) Washington, D.C., office was reportedly arrested on Capitol Hill this week for possessing unregistered ammunition. U.S. Capitol Police told CNN in a statement that officers responded to a “dispute” between the intern, Scott Frantz, and another individual in Franz’s car near the Capitol. Police found shotgun shells in the back of Frantz’s vehicle and arrested him, according to the report reviewed by CNN. The 20-year-old was charged with possession of unregistered ammunition, a violation of D.C. firearm and ammunition possession restrictions. An aide for Cruz told CNN that Frantz has been placed on...
  • Ted Cruz, Twitter spar over immigration tweets from right-wing think tank

    09/13/2018 12:18:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/13/18 | Ali Breland
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) attacked Twitter on Thursday after the company mistakenly barred some tweets from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), a think tank that favors restrictions on immigration. “Does Twitter now ban the plain text of federal law?” Cruz asked on Twitter, in reference to CIS’s claim that several of its tweets were not allowed to be promoted on the platform for using the term “illegal alien.” The think tank, which has been labeled as a hate group by the Southern Poverty and Law Center, said that after several of its tweets were denied paid promotion status, it...
  • Will Cruz Lose?

    09/12/2018 5:53:38 PM PDT · by OddLane · 161 replies
    The Spectator ^ | September 12, 2018 | Daniel McCarthy
    Four years ago a seemingly invincible US senator came within a percentage point of losing his seat in an unexpectedly close election. Mark Warner was pretty moderate as far as Democrats go, a good fit for a state, Virginia, that had drifted out of the Republican column in the last two presidential elections and just elected a full slate of Democratic statewide officials a year before. But midterms are when presidents and their parties get rebuked, and Warner, a telecom millionaire who had once been tipped as presidential contender, took his support for granted. The Republican, lobbyist Ed Gillespie, was...
  • Beto O'Rourke hosting private fundraiser in New York

    09/12/2018 3:30:13 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2018 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) is hosting a private fundraising event in New York on Wednesday as he campaigns to unseat Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) in November. According to the event invitation, first obtained by CNBC, the campaign fundraiser will take place at the Cutting Room, a concert venue in Manhattan. Andy Cohen, host of the Bravo's late night show "Watch What Happens," will also be in attendance. The fundraiser comes as O'Rourke's senate race against Cruz tightens. A CBS Dallas-Fort Worth/Dixie Strategies poll from Wednesday shows Cruz's margin at 46 to 42 percent, with 9 percent undecided and a...
  • In Texas, Ted Cruz Has ‘A Dogfight on His Hands,’ Some Republicans Admit

    09/11/2018 7:10:26 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 130 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/11/2018 | By Manny Fernandez and Mitchell Ferman
    HOUSTON — Days after a top adviser to President Trump questioned Senator Ted Cruz’s chances of winning re-election, the Texas lawmaker casually stepped into the pinnacle of his hometown’s energy industry on Tuesday — the lobby of the Petroleum Club of Houston, on the 35th floor of a downtown skyscraper. Mr. Cruz shook hands while holding a cup of McDonald’s coffee. By the end of his remarks to the American Petroleum Institute, the audience rose for two standing ovations. It was not a campaign event, but it might as well have been: Mr. Cruz was relaxed and confident, eager to...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: Will Texas prevent us from recognizing the heroes of the Alamo?

    09/11/2018 3:18:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 11, 2018 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    Generations of Texans have rightly drawn inspiration and strength from the heroes of the Alamo – the brave men who fought to the death to defend the battle-scarred mission in San Antonio in 1836 in the fight for Texas’ independence from Mexico. These freedom fighters are a symbol of valor for all Americans. It is bizarre, then, that an advisory group recommended to the Texas Board of Education that it remove the words “all the heroic defenders” from the state’s social studies curriculum describing the men who gave their lives at the Alamo. The Board of Education was holding a...
  • Chris Matthews Guest Gives Faux-Latino "Beto" the Full Spanish Pronunciation

    09/10/2018 5:04:24 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Beto O'Rourke is as Hispanic as Elizabeth Warren is Native-American. The Dem candidate for Senate from Texas is, in fact, a fourth-generation Irish American. But that doesn't stop Victoria DeFrancesco, on the faculty of the Department of Mexican-American and Latino Studies at UT-Austin, giving "Beto" the full Spanish pronunciation of his first name as a guest on Chris Matthews' MSNBC show this evening. View the video here.
  • Kavanaugh Doesn’t Think Birth Control Is Abortion. He Thinks Gov't Has An Interest In Providing It

    09/10/2018 12:49:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/10/2018 | Margot Cleveland
    The media aided abortion activists’ misrepresentation. CNN said Brett Kavanaugh referred to contraceptives as ‘abortion-inducing drugs.’ While he didn’t, some of them in fact are. Following a week of theater billed as confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, desperate Democrats turned to the media for help peddling yet another unwarranted attack on the Supreme Court nominee: that Kavanaugh believes birth control is abortion.The charge followed an exchange during Thursday’s hearing when Sen. Ted Cruz asked Kavanaugh, who has served on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals since 2006, to explain his dissent in the Priests for Life case. That case, as...
  • Texas Tribune Seems to Lose Interest in Senate Race Debates After Beto Backs Out

    09/10/2018 7:15:21 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 10, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Shh! One of the U.S. Senate candidates backed out of a scheduled debate but could we just forget about that and move on to other matters? That seems to be the reaction of the Texas Tribune to the news that the Democrat candidate in the Senate race to unseat incumbent Ted Cruz, Beto O'Rourke, backed out of a scheduled debate set for August 31. Since then, it has been treated as a rather minor matter by a periodical whose main shtick is Texas politics.
  • Former Cruz Spokesman: 'It's Possible' O'Rourke Could Win

    09/10/2018 3:31:41 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 151 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 09, 2018
    Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) former campaign spokesperson said that it’s “possible” for Cruz to lose his reelection bid to Democrat Beto O’Rourke. Rick Tyler, who served as Cruz’s former communications director during his 2016 presidential run, appeared on MSNBC Sunday and admitted that Cruz could lose in the red state. “As the former Cruz strategist, it does seem as though the signs are that Ted Cruz might actually lose this race?” MSNBC host Kasie Hunt asked. Tyler said that even in a predominately Republican state, O’Rourke is posing a real challenge for the senator. “It’s possible
  • Cruz: Democrats want Texas to be 'like California,' have 'tofu' and 'dyed hair'

    09/09/2018 9:06:45 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 3:45 PM ET, Sun September 9, 2018 | Eli Watkins
    Washington (CNN)Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz told supporters at a rally on Saturday that Democrats wanted to make Texas like California and listed off a few things as stereotypical staples of the blue state. "We are seeing tens of millions of dollars flooding into the state of Texas from liberals all over the country who desperately want to turn the state of Texas blue," Cruz said. "They want us to be just like California, right down to tofu and silicon and dyed hair." Cruz added that his wife, Heidi Cruz, was "a California vegetarian." "She's wonderful, but I brought her...
  • Trump Adviser Suggests Cruz Isn't Likable Enough to Be Re-elected

    09/08/2018 3:48:35 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 152 replies
    WRAL ^ | October 8, 2016 | By Alexander Burns and Kenneth P. Vogel, New York Times
    President Donald Trump’s budget chief, Mick Mulvaney, expressed confidence to Republican donors Saturday that the party would overcome a Democratic “movement of hate” in November, but he acknowledged Republicans could lose races where they have nominated candidates who are not seen as “likable” enough, like Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.