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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tea Party Battle in Texas over Senate Seat

We'll soon see just how far the Tea Party has come with the Texas Republican Primary for retiring Kay Bailey Hutchison's Senate seat. Current Deputy Governor David Dewhurst is thought to be in the lead and has the most name recognition, but Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz, former Texas Solicitor General is right behind him.

Cruz has probably got his momentum from several things, but the standing environment of general distrust of the old party politicians who sole goal seems to be to get re-elected and the bad economic straight they have put this coutnry in with the debt and tanking economy,....I know, I know most of this is the fault of the Democrats, but failure of congress to get anything done makes both parties look terrible,......what? a 8% approval rating for congress?

Cruz enjoys another bump with the endorsements of Sarah Palin and Rick Santorum, as well as the Tea Party apparatus in Texas. While Dewhurst has Governor Rick Perry standing firmly behind him. This will be an interesting race and there are several other candidates (foprmer Dallas Mayor Leppert and former NFL Craig James) in the mix, that could siphon of votes for Dewhurst and Cruz and lead to a run off between the two largest vote getters prior to the November elections.

On the surface, the candidate list for the GOP seems to make it look like we has a depth of good candidates as opposed to the ballot for anyplace who has Nancy Pelosi, Schumer, Barney Frank and Harry Reid types on it. Can't you just see Democrats voters holding their nose when they pull the lever for any of those clowns? But the tight race in the Texas Republican Senate primary is not such a good thing when it seemingly forces the canddiates to butcher each other in ads and speeches. I think we'l all tired of this. Lay out who you are, what you stand for, and what your legislative priorities will be and let the people decide. The negative campaigning, as we can see from the Republican Presidental primaries just hurt the candidate with all voters.

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