Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Waltz Across Texas! Tea Party candidates WIN BIG in primary runoffs

YEAH! Leave it up to Texas to keep us on track. Thank You! You can just hear the disdain of the lib media, along with the Rove-like establishment. Music to our ears!

CBSHouston: Republican voters appeared ready to push Texas even further to the right Tuesday, backing Tea Party favorites and casting out longtime Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst for a state senator and firebrand radio talk show host who criticized the incumbent as too moderate for one of the state’s most powerful political jobs.

Dan Patrick, who emerged as the front runner from the first round of voting, easily beat Dewhurst in the primary runoff for the GOP nomination, ending the political career of a multimillionaire energy businessman who has been lieutenant governor since 2003. Dewhurst had said this would be his final campaign.

“Salute the Tea Party of Texas!” Patrick said in his victory speech that quoted scripture. “Tea Party folks love America, they love the Constitution, they love (free) markets, they love the Second Amendment and they love Texas. … If you love America, welcome to the grass roots of the Republican Party.”

With Texas Democrats again the underdogs in November, many Tea Party-aligned candidates who won Tuesday are poised to pursue an aggressively conservative agenda that would likely include further spending cuts, expanded gun rights, and more restrictions on abortion and illegal immigration.

Tuesday’s Republican runoffs settled nominations for four major offices and nearly a dozen statehouse seats.

In the GOP campaign for attorney general between two state legislators, Tea Party-backed Ken Paxton beat Dan Branch, who is a member of the House leadership team.

Sid Miller won the nod for agriculture commissioner over his former colleague in the Legislature, Tommy Merritt, whom he accused of being too moderate.

And in a Northeast Texas congressional district, U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall, at 91 the oldest-ever member of the U.S. House, was beaten by 48-year-old former U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe, who enjoyed backing from powerful national groups with Tea Party ties.
Also, thanks for kicking us off, Sen. Cruz! And reflecting on that last win mentioned, let's keep the momentum going into Mississippi's primary. Now is the time!

Related links: Lieutenant Governor Loses Texas Runoff as Tea Party Holds Sway
Tea Party-Backed Candidate Beats Texas Lt. Governor Again
Tea Party knocks off Texas lt. governor

ADDENDUM: Rush says the Left can dream that the Tea Party is dead, but it isn’t going anywhere. And reports of the Tea Party's demise by their media mouthpieces are grossly exaggerated...

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