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Wed Mar 7, 2018, 09:38 AM

Democrats, women candidates score big in Texas primaries

Source: Associated Press




By WILL WEISSERT and PAUL J. WEBER
8 minutes ago

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Women running for Congress surged to big wins and Democrats smashed recent turnout levels in Texas’ first-in-the-nation 2018 primary elections, giving Republicans a potential glimpse of what’s ahead in the first midterms under President Donald Trump.

Energized and angry Democrats in Texas, where the GOP has dominated for decades, came out in force to surpass 1 million voters Tuesday — the first time the party has eclipsed that benchmark in a midterm primary since 2002, just months after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Equally striking was the showing by women on the ballot: Of the nearly 50 women running for Congress in Texas, more than half won their primaries outright or advanced to runoffs. What’s more, at least three of those runoffs in May will feature women going head-to-head, including a key race for Democrats in their bid to take control of the U.S. House this fall.

“It’s Trump. It’s Trump,” said Veronica Escobar, who won her Democratic primary and is now poised to become one of the first Hispanic women to represent Texas in Congress.

Read more: https://apnews.com/72a8e1447eab487c82bd1b9b4d83b215/Democrats,-women-candidates-score-big-in-Texas-primaries

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Reply Democrats, women candidates score big in Texas primaries (Original post)
DonViejo Mar 2018 OP
groundloop Mar 2018 #1
not fooled Mar 2018 #9
Honeycombe8 Mar 2018 #2
riversedge Mar 2018 #3
DownriverDem Mar 2018 #4
riversedge Mar 2018 #6
apnu Mar 2018 #13
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2018 #14
apnu Mar 2018 #15
lagomorph777 Mar 2018 #16
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2018 #17
Honeycombe8 Mar 2018 #21
SWBTATTReg Mar 2018 #5
sinkingfeeling Mar 2018 #7
lagomorph777 Mar 2018 #18
KPN Mar 2018 #8
jalan48 Mar 2018 #10
Nitram Mar 2018 #11
workinclasszero Mar 2018 #12
IronLionZion Mar 2018 #19
Plucketeer Mar 2018 #20

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 09:41 AM

1. High primary turnout is good, but we need to carry the momentum to November !!!!!

Repubs will definitely be pulling their voter suppression crap in November, not to mention potential "problems" with the vote count, so we'll need to absolutely obliterate them with voter turnout.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 11:29 AM

9. and kook brothers 400 million

to buy propaganda to convince 'Muricans to vote against their best interests.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 09:42 AM

2. Cruz won his primary, which is disappointing. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 10:05 AM

3. I read that Repug turnout was high also. They will not sit this out.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 10:18 AM

4. Maybe not but

we have always had more folks on our side. That is why repubs do all they can to suppress the vote and kick folks off the rolls. We all need to focus on November 2018.

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 10:34 AM

6. Long, hard fight. Good luck to Texas #flipitBlue

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Response to riversedge (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 12:59 PM

13. No they won't. They think they are cornered, wounded, animals.

Maybe they are, maybe they aren't. They seem to think they are threatened.

They've also been conditioned for at least 30 years to be afraid like this.

Generally, those fears are made up by Republicans as a stick to drive people to the polls. but this year they should be really scared. Texas is going purple, maybe not in 2018, but it is going to happen. Latinx people are only increasing in number in Texas and whites aren't. Its a matter of time.

But given how pissed off people are about Trump, this could be the year Texas flips.

And it really shouldn't flip, but Trump is so extraordinary, he's put many deep red districts in play. Were it any other Republican from the 2016 primary, we would not be having this discussion.

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Response to apnu (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 01:30 PM

14. GOP rank and file voters in places like TX are scared of electing someone

who will make their lives better, they love it when their representatives go out of their way to make their lives worse.

This has been proven over and over. Sadists.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 01:34 PM

15. Sadist or Stockholm Syndrome?

Hard to tell.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 01:39 PM

16. Masochists

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #16)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 01:40 PM

17. I like that better than sadists

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Response to riversedge (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 08:45 PM

21. Yeah. Concerning. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 10:32 AM

5. We will overwhelm, we will come at them from under, above, and the sides of all ...

republicans and their idiotic policies on killing the American people. They already proven themselves to be inhuman, and don't care about the rest of us, being that they passed a tax cut only for the 17% of the richest Americans (in effect, they got 83% of the tax cut benefits), while we were left holding the bag (or more truthfully, the bill to pay for all of these tax cuts).

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 10:41 AM

7. I sure hope there are a lot of voters who sat out the primary. GOP

had a half million more votes than the Democrats yesterday.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 01:40 PM

18. Yeah 1.5M GOPutins vs 1M Dems

That's disappointing. I hope we improve it in November.

However, I did hear someone say that those numbers include only the 15 most populous counties in TX.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 11:17 AM

8. Surprise, surprise. Moser won,

no thanks to DCCC.

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Response to KPN (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 11:49 AM

10. Wow. I hadn't seen this.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 12:26 PM

11. "Score big" or "have huge turnout?"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 12:28 PM

12. Democrats rallying cry: "Its Trump. Its Trump"

We will crawl on our bellies across broken glass to stop the traitor madman Trump and his party who are destroying our country daily!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 04:46 PM

19. Make Texas Blue Again!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 07:54 PM

20. Somebody clue me in, eh?

 

Scanning all the thread titles, I can't find ONE MENTION of Beto O'Rourke. Is he as toxic as Bernie here???

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