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  • How a Blue Wave Wiped Out Republicans in the Largest County in Texas

    11/20/2018 5:31:33 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 20, 2018 | Dan Frosch
    HOUSTON—An energized Democratic electorate wasn’t enough to defeat Texas Sen. Ted Cruz this month, but in the state’s most populous county, it created a blue landslide. Nearly every Republican in Harris County, home to Houston, was unseated on Nov. 6, including 59 judges and the top executive, Ed Emmett, a moderate who won in 2014 with 83% of the vote. Mr. Emmett, whose official title is county judge and who was widely lauded for steering the county through the devastation of Hurricane Harvey last year, lost to political novice Lina Hidalgo, a Democrat who said she has never previously attended...
  • Texas Largest Reliably Red County Turns Purple

    11/08/2018 5:48:06 AM PST · by TexasGunLover · 119 replies
    WFAA ^ | November 7, 2018 | Monica Hernandez
    For almost 35 years, Tarrant County has been the most reliably red, urban county in Texas. Then, on Election Day, Democrat Beto O'Rourke beat Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in the county.
  • Having the most money doesn't always win elections.

    11/07/2018 9:19:35 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 33 replies
    2018 midterm election | 11/7/18 | dallasbiff
    Robert Francis had the most material money and probably $50 million in free fawning media publicity and he still lost. To paraphrase a 1964 song, Money can't buy you an election.
  • 2020-Is Cornyn Worth Saving

    11/07/2018 6:38:32 AM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 64 replies
    Texas is now purple. A 3 point win for Cruz proves it. Beto is all the Rats have for 2020 and he's going to have to run for POTUS. He can lie his way into the WH just like Hussein did. If he lowers his sights and takes on Cornyn he'll win. Moral victories don't count unless you're a Democrat. Fla./Ga. governors races had no business being so close. I hope Trump enjoys slapping around house Democrats because he'll have to.
  • Samantha Bee writer ...tweet trashing THIS group over Beto’s loss [tr]

    11/07/2018 6:21:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 7, 2018 | Sam J.
    Good news white men, white women have become the newly chosen group to blame for any and all things people on the Left just can’t accept. We know, you guys have grown accustomed to being the one group that it’s acceptable to trash and make racist comments about but it’s time to step aside … For example, take a gander at this sweetheart of a tweet from Samantha Bee writer, Travon Free:
  • TX Gov. Greg Abbott Responds to O’Keefe Undercover Video Showing Non-Citizens Voting

    11/06/2018 10:43:57 PM PST · by Turtleman · 79 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 6, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Project Veritas dropped an undercover video earlier Tuesday showing election officials admitting “tons” of non-citizens are voting in Texas. O’Keefe’s undercover video caught the attention of Texas Governor Gregg Abbott. “This will be investigated,” Abbott said of the non-citizens being encouraged to vote by election officials. In the video, a Project Veritas undercover journalist asked a Texas election official if her “DREAMer” boyfriend can vote as long as he is registered to vote and has a driver’s license. “Yeah okay” the election official responded. “If he has his ID that’s all he needs. If he’s registered,” the election official said...
  • Fletcher defeats Rep. Culberson in Texas congressional race

    11/06/2018 8:50:18 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 17 replies
    KTRK Houston ^ | 11-6-2018 | Jessica Willey
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- After a hard-fought race, Democratic candidate Lizzie Fletcher sent nine-time Republican incumbent Rep. John Culberson into retirement on Tuesday night. Fletcher hoped to turn Texas' Congressional District 7 blue for the first time in 18 years with a message on affordable health care. The native Houstonian and law firm partner is the co-founder of a Planned Parenthood young leaders' group, and also sits on the board of multiple nonprofits. She said before Tuesday's vote that she has fought hard for Houstonians, both Democrats and Republicans, in her work. Fletcher raised more than $5 million, which doubled...
  • Dan Crenshaw elected to replace outgoing Rep. Ted Poe in District 2

    11/06/2018 9:07:44 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A former Navy SEAL was elected Tuesday night to become Texas' youngest congressional representative. Dan Crenshaw will replace outgoing Republican Rep. Ted Poe in U.S. House District 2. Crenshaw, 34, was a first-time political candidate who learned some political lessons early on after being forced into a runoff, finishing second by just 155 votes. The Republican went on to win the nomination to face off with Democratic challenger Todd Litton for the open seat. A second dose of political reality set in over the weekend when his war injury became the butt of a joke on...
  • Sessions (Republican) vs. Allred (Democrat) Swing House race

    11/06/2018 8:00:31 PM PST · by lonestar67 · 20 replies
    Dallas County Elections ^ | November 6, 2018 | Dallas County
    Allred leads 52 to 47 in Dallas County Sessions leads in smaller Collin County This one will be close about 56% of precincts reporting in Dallas county
  • Pro-Life Ted Cruz Defeats Abortion Activist Beto O’Rourke Despite Fawning Media Attention

    11/06/2018 7:36:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 95 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | November 6, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas outperformed pro-abortion Democratic challenger Rep. Beto O’Rourke and won a Senate victory despite O’Rourke raking in unprecedented campaign contributions and a love-affair from the mainstream media. The abortion activist had raised nearly $40 million in the third quarter of 2018, smashing the all-time record for most raised in one quarter, previously set at $22 million. Comparatively, Cruz raised roughly $12 over the same period. After O’Rourke revealed he wouldn’t be sharing any of the war chest he amassed with the other Democrats in tight races, Cruz took a jestful shot at the congressman, saying...
  • Cruz vs Beto

    11/06/2018 5:58:16 PM PST · by lonestar67 · 137 replies
    State of Texas election website ^ | November 6, 2018 | State of Texas
    Orourke 51 Cruz 49 with about 2% reporting
  • GOP Sen. Ted Cruz projected to beat Democrat Beto O'Rourke in Texas: NBC News

    11/06/2018 7:18:17 PM PST · by conservative98 · 55 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11-6-18 | Christina Wilkie | @christinawilkie
    Republican Ted Cruz of Texas is projected to win re-election to a second term in the U.S. Senate, emerging victorious from the toughest political fight of his career, according to NBC News.
  • Texas votes: Collin County leads state as nearly half of registered voters went to polls early

    11/05/2018 8:30:22 AM PST · by DFG · 30 replies
    WFAA (DFW) ^ | 11/04/2018 | Ryan Osborne
    More than twice as many Texas voters, by percentage, cast ballots during early voting this year, compared to the totals from the 2014 midterm elections, according to the Secretary of State's office. Early voting ended Friday and already 4,884,528 (39.86 percent of voters) have gone to the polls or mailed in a ballot. In 2014, 1,715,731 (19.11 percent) early voted.
  • 'SNL' Mocks ‘Gross’ GOP Candidate Who Lost His Eye to an IED Blast

    11/04/2018 9:52:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 4, 2018 | Nicolas Fondacaro
    Since the Vietnam War, liberals have been known for their great disdain for America’s service members, despite their efforts to hide it. During NBC’s latest edition of Saturday Night Live, that disdain poked its ugly head out in the form of supposed comedian Pete Davidson mocking Republican congressional candidate and former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw about the eye he lost to an IED blast while serving in Afghanistan, “or whatever” according to the funny man. The vile attack came during the SNL’s faux news segment “Weekend Update” where Davidson was mocking multiple Republican politicians for their looks. The comedian stated...
  • John Brennan Endorses Beto O'Rourke Over Ted Cruz

    11/02/2018 10:12:20 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 35 replies
    NewsMax.com ^ | 2 Nov, 2018 | Jeffrey Rodack
    Former CIA Director John Brenna announced his support for Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who is battling Sen. Ted Cruz in the Texas Senate race. He wrote: “As a former resident of Texas and a proud UT-Austin alumnus, I believe Beto O’Rourke is the type of individual Texans need in the U.S. Senate to represent their best interests. He has the integrity, intellect, and character that is in short supply in Congress. Vote!” The tweet brought a quick blast from Cruz on Twitter, who responded: “John Brennan — who publicly admitted voting for the Communist Party candidate for president in 1976...
  • Final Texas Early Vote Statistics

    11/03/2018 3:01:52 PM PDT · by Ravi · 129 replies
    See comments if interested...
  • Emerson Poll: West Virginia Senate Race Tightens as Texas Senate Race Remains Close

    11/01/2018 9:35:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    Emerson College ^ | November 01, 2018 | Emerson Staff
    Three new Emerson battleground polls find two US Senators in vulnerable positions; in Texas, US Senator Ted Cruz (R-Inc) is at 50%, Beto O’Rourke (D) 47%, 2% undecided. In West Virginia US Senator Joe Manchin (D-Inc) at 47%, Patrick Morrisey (R) 42%, 8% undecided. Manchin has a slightly more positive image in the state with a 46% favorable/ 43% unfavorable while Morrissey is underwater at 35%/ 52%, however President Trump is popular in WV with a 56% favorable/ 39% unfavorable. In Tennessee, Marsha Blackburn (R) 52%, Phil Bredesen (D) 44%, 3% undecided. ETC...
  • Please enlighten me why Cruz is +8 and Abbott is +20 in Texas.

    10/30/2018 9:27:17 PM PDT · by OldJoeClark · 134 replies
    I doubt there is no crossover with folks voting R.
  • Let's Take a Look Inside Dallas County's Early Voting Numbers

    10/31/2018 5:14:54 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    Falls Observer ^ | Oct 31, 2018 | Steven Young
    Consider this a supplement to all the coverage we've done of Texas' midterm election and all the voters who've shown up early to cast ballots. Like Creatine, whey protein or Weight Gain 4000, it shouldn't be taken without considering the warning label: These numbers might mean something, or they might end up meaning nothing at all. Texas is dealing with voter turnout that doesn't look like any midterm that's happened in this last couple of decades, so speculate at your own risk With that out of the way, let's take a look at some of the numbers behind Texas early...
  • SITREP From Houston (Clear Lake) Early Voting

    10/28/2018 2:40:43 PM PDT · by ARGLOCKGUY · 8 replies
    ME | 10-28-18 | ME
    I went to vote today at 1230 in the Clear Lake area of Houston. The polls open at 1300. This is the first time in my memory that they have been open on a Sunday. The line was around the building and down the block. It took over 40 minutes to get into the building. They had twice as many voting machines as usual. I talked to a few all came there after church. I figure those will be republican votes. Truly a massive turn out.