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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:17 PM

Conservatives Expect Cornyn Primary Challenger

Source: Roll Call

Updated 1:17 p.m. | The founder and director of a grass-roots conservative group said he expects Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, to face a primary challenge. Cornyn is up for re-election in 2014.

“I don’t know how good of a primary challenge he is going to get at this point, but he will get a primary challenge,” said Dean Wright, co-founder and director of New Revolution Now, Mayor Julián Castro based in Austin, Texas.

“There is vetting going on,” Wright said, but he did not have any other details. He noted that one possible challenger could be Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is viewed as much more likely to run for governor in 2014. Abbott and Cornyn are known to have a cordial relationship, with Cornyn once touting Abbott as a possible Senate candidate.

“He would, if he did run, most likely bring in the tea party and the conservative grass roots behind him,” Wright said, adding that his group would likely support Abbott.


Read more: http://atr.rollcall.com/conservatives-expect-cornyn-primary-challenger/



We didn't have a competitive candidate against Cruz; will we be able to line one up in 2014?

(and before someone mentions Mayor Julián Castro, please show me evidence that he can run Statewide in two years)

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brooklynite Jan 2013 OP
iandhr Jan 2013 #1
bluetexas Jan 2013 #4
LeftInTX Jan 2013 #2
shagnasty Jan 2013 #3
Faygo Kid Jan 2013 #5
TexasTowelie Jan 2013 #6

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:27 PM

1. I think its to early to have a competitive candidate for a Senate race in Texas.

We have no kind of infrastructure there. The process of turning Texas blue will take several cycles my guess is 2018.

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Response to iandhr (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:18 PM

4. I agree

It will eventually happen but it's going to take a while to take us from the Dark Ages here.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:45 PM

2. This explains Cornyn's vote against Kerry

And his wacky new alliance with Rev Hagee.

The alliance with Hagee is weird. Cornyn and Hagee are both from San Antonio. I've never seen them together - ever. Hagee is kinda considered fringe around here.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:18 PM

3. Breaking! Breaking!

 

And the rest of the world yawns and sez "who gives a shit" who a bunch of loones pick - at best it will be another whacko.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:44 PM

5. Tanned, rested and ready - the perfect Texan wingnut challenger

OK, he's also been dead for nearly 40 years, but so has your average Tea Partier's growth as a sentient human being.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:32 AM

6. Yes, it could be Abbott based upon the following statements by Perry:

Perry: Abbott won't challenge me in 2014 primary

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10785746

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