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2012 Senate Race
Republican Party of Texas (RPT) Chairman Steve Munisteri issued the following statement to Texas Republicans:
This past Tuesday, the Republican Party of Texas experienced the most spirited runoff that I have seen in my 40 years of involvement with the party. The turnout was phenomenal, with over 1.1 million Republican voters casting their ballots in this election. This is nearly twice as many voters as who voted in the March 2006 Primary. The voter turnout is especially impressive when you consider that the runoff was held on July 31st, and in the past Texas has had April runoffs. Read more »
Just before the June 22, 2012 DEBATE:
In the photo above Ted Cruz is seen smiling and standing straightforward facing David Dewhurst. The opposite is true about Dewhurst. He is not smiling and his body is not facing Cruz; instead he is standing away, having to reach over to shake hands. It is a very telling moment; it appears that Dewhurst is not willing to stand alongside grassroots favorite Cruz. As the July 31st run-off election date for the US Senate approaches, the attack ads will intensify.
At work on Monday morning, I received a call on my cell phone from Jessica with the Ted Cruz campaign, stumbling over “Mrs. Nuckols” and offering me the chance to be a “host” at their fundraiser next week.
I guess someone didn’t get the memo that I switched my support to Texas’ Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst for Texas Senator months ago. Or that after being invited by several emails and phone calls – two on my cell phone, a couple at home – I challenged Mr. Cruz at a “meet and greet” here in New Braunfels back in May. Jessica’s call inspired me to revive this post I’ve been editing, on and off, since June 1.
Why would I change from one candidate to the other, even after donating money? Read more »
Ted Cruz Rocks Texas GOP Convention!
There certainly was a lot of excitement at the Texas State Convention in Fort Worth, not only among all the delegates but you could feel the momentum rising from the run-off candidates, their staff and volunteers adding to the thrill of the overall experience.
I supported Mike Huckabee throughout the 2008 Republican Presidential Primaries, until his withdrawal. I became very familiar with the charges that Huckabee was not conservative. Some outright called him a liberal. I knew what the genesis of these charges was and why they were mistaken, and I countered them repeatedly in that campaign and have continued since. However, I’m a politically observant Texan and also know that David Dewhurst is not a philosophical conservative,
Texas U.S. Senate Debate TONIGHT 7pm Televised – Ted Cruz, Craig James, David Dewhurst, Tom Leppert – April 13th, 2012
Texas US Senate Debate Jan 12 w/ Cruz, Dewhurst, James, Addison & Leppert. Cruz #1 in Fundraising So Far
Finally! The top three Texas US Senate Candidates will be in the same room together for a candidate debate!
On Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 7 p.m., Empower Texans and the Texas Public Policy Foundation will co-host the first debate of the Texas Republican US Senate candidates of 2012! You can watch the debate live by going to http://www.empowertexans.com/
Confirmed participants are: Glenn Addison, Ted Cruz, David Dewhurst, Craig James and Tom Leppert. They are trying to take over the Texas US Senate seat that will be open thanks to Senator Kay Baily Hutchinson retiring.
David Dewhurst is the Lieutenant Governor of Texas and is extremely wealthy. He is the leader of the Texas State Senate.
The following was sent in from Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst announcing that he is running for U.S. Senate:
Click on the video above to hear why I’m running!
Our nation has gotten off track. While our country is over $14 trillion in debt and 14 million Americans are out of work, Washington spends money we don’t have on programs we don’t need. Read more »
Golden Corridor Republican Women host a very special Dallas brunch with GOP U.S. Senate Candidates (VIDEO)
The Golden Corridor Republican Women recently hosted a brunch in which seven candidates running in the Republican Primary for U.S. Senate were given a chance to speak about why they are running and their individual platforms. The Senate candidates who attended, in the order of which they spoke, were Michael Williams, Elizabeth Ames Jones, Roger Williams, Andrew Castanuela, Tom Leppert, Lela Pittenger, and Ted Cruz. The event was held at the Historic Former Home of Clint Murchison, founder of the Dallas Cowboys. Tracy Hancock, Event Chair, Chris Davis, Program Chair, Susan Fletcher, President and the Golden Corridor Republican Women executive staff, advisory board and volunteers did an outstanding job with this event; it ran smoothly and was well-organized. Read more »
In a move that caught many by surprise Friday, Texas Senator Dan Patrick (R-SD7 Houston), announced he is forming an exploratory committee to decide if he will run for the United States Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. Sen. Patrick is completing his third legislative session and is in his second term as a State Senator. Read more »