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Fri Aug 31, 2018, 03:59 PM

Beto O'Rourke yard signs are everywhere. Where are Ted Cruz's?

By Abby Livingston and Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune


GEORGETOWN – The conversation unfolding before a campaign event for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz here last week echoed similar ones popping up among Republican groups around Texas. With a mixture of frustration and bewilderment, attendees were discussing the proliferation of black-and-white yard signs in their neighborhoods brandishing a single four-letter word: BETO.

The signs have become a signature calling card of Democrat Beto O'Rourke's bid to unseat Cruz. While Democrats posting yard signs for candidates is nothing new, even when it happens in some of Texas' most conservative enclaves, what's been different this summer is the extent to which O'Rourke's signs have seemingly dominated the landscape in some neighborhoods.

Meanwhile, Cruz signs are far tougher to spot, and many Cruz supporters have become increasingly agitated by their inability to obtain signs to counter what they see on their daily drives.

Once the event in Georgetown got started, one of the earlier speakers — a candidate for county office — jokingly pleaded with the crowd to quit asking him for Cruz signs because he could not provide them.

Read more: https://www.texastribune.org/2018/08/29/beto-orourke-ted-cruz-yard-signs/

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Reply Beto O'Rourke yard signs are everywhere. Where are Ted Cruz's? (Original post)
TexasTowelie Aug 2018 OP
LandOfHopeAndDreams Aug 2018 #1
Jane Austin Aug 2018 #2
awesomerwb1 Aug 2018 #3
TheFarseer Aug 2018 #4
trc Aug 2018 #5
awesomerwb1 Aug 2018 #7
beachbum bob Aug 2018 #6
LeftInTX Aug 2018 #8
TomSlick Aug 2018 #9

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 04:03 PM

1. Cruz Is Pinning His Hope On The Russians

 

I think Beto just may have a chance at taking this. Unless Cruz knows it's in the bag, for some reason.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 04:05 PM

2. And for you non-Texans

Those Beto signs aren't free!

I paid $10 for mine a few months ago, although my friend says she only had to pay $5 for hers.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 04:17 PM

3. Signs are cool and everything (currently in TX in a red district and see more Beto signs but...)

but forget the signs and just vote. I don't understand why reps always show up to vote and we don't.

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Response to awesomerwb1 (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 04:25 PM

4. Signs are important

A lot of Beto signs tells people that normally vote R but are not satisfied with Cruz that other folks are voting Beto so maybe it’s OK to vote D this time.

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Response to TheFarseer (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 04:33 PM

5. Further:

The Beto campaign sells those signs, and window stickers (like the ones on my truck and my wife's car) to raise campaign funds. BTW, I have never had a political campaign "anything" on my vehicles, but Beto is very different from what I have seen in Texas in the last 28 years.

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Response to TheFarseer (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 05:02 PM

7. I agree signs are good

what I meant to say was that they don't mean much in gauging rep enthusiasm because they almost always show up to vote.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 05:01 PM

6. Moscow front yards?

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 08:01 PM

8. Here's a Ted Cruz sign for ya (poster, but can be changed into sign)

The Rockwall County Republican Party wants Cruz to be cool.






Just when you think politics can't get more bizarre. Not a joke, not the onion, or any other satire publication. This was put out by the Rockwall County Republican Party, TX, today on their Facebook page. It is a "limited edition", and as of three hours ago they announced the posters are all gone. Sometimes there are just no words. This is one of them.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 09:21 PM

9. This is good stuff and all but

Some years ago, there was an election here to vote the county "wet." For those of you not from the Bible-belt, there are several counties in the Arkansas that are "dry," meaning no alcohol can be purchased. As time goes by, more and more counties are voting to go "wet."

The county had been voted "dry" during WWII. There was an election a few years ago on a petition that the county go "wet." Before the election, the county was flooded with signs "VOTE 'NO' ON ALCOHOL." There were "No" signs in the yards of people I knew to like a beer as much as I. I remember no yards signs encouraging "Yes" votes. I'm not sure that there were any such signs prepared. The petition passed overwhelmingly.

Turns out, people put "No" signs in the yards to please their Momma and preacher but voted "Yes" when Momma and the preacher weren't watching.

Since then, I don't put much stock in the numbers of yard signs I see.

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