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Texas Run-Off Election Results For US Senate

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/07/31

Today’s the big day and the numbers are already coming in (from KXII TV out of North Texas).

As of 8:02pm Central time, Ted Cruz leads David Dewhurst 53 to 47 with 348 of 7,957 precincts reporting.

As of 8:14pm, KXII had not added any reporting precincts. But there’s also a run-off for the Democrat sacrificial lamb, and KXII has called that run-off for Paul Sadler. At that time, Sadler leads 63 to 37 with 322 of 7965 precincts reporting, and a vote count of 71,105 to 42,709.

For comparison, the KXII totals for the Republicans in the first update sat at 277,729 for Cruz and 241,902 for Dewhurst.

As of 8:29pm, as I await KXII updating the numbers, the Texas Secretary of State’s unofficial tally puts Cruz ahead of Dewhurst 625,000 to 534,000 with 1,711 of 7,957 precincts reporting.

As of 8:37pm, KXII has called the run-off for Ted Cruz, with fewer precincts reporting than the Secretary of State’s office showed 8 minutes prior. Cruz leads on KXII 53 to 47 with 1,183 of 7,957 precincts reporting.

As of 8:39pm Central time, the Associated Press has called the run-off for Ted Cruz.

As of 8:44pm Central time, the Secretary of State’s office has the unofficial tally at 670,264 for Cruz to 539,658 for Dewhurst with 2,386 precincts reporting.

David Dewhurst was the prohibitive favorite coming into the Primary season and nearly avoided a run-off but came up a fraction short of the 50 percent necessary.

UPDATE: BIG BRAIN CRAMP!
The above numbers from the Secretary of State’s office are wrong. I was reading the wrong line.
As of 8:54pm, the Secretary of State’s office has Cruz up 384,947 to Dewhurst’s 323,333 with 2,870 precincts reporting.

As of 9:10pm Central time, the AP shows Cruz up 55 to 45 with 4,043 of 7,957 precincts reporting.

As of 9:14pm, the Secretary of State’s office has only 3,940 precincts reporting and Cruz up 439,879 to 361,363.

If I remember right, Dewhurst garnered 46 percent of the vote in the Primary, facing three big name opponents and a handful of little known opponents. That Dewhurst is only getting 45 percent of the vote now when he only faces one opponent is saying something. Don’t you think?

As of 9:22pm Central time, the Associated Press has Ted Cruz maintaining a 55 to 45 lead, with 4,645 of 7,957 precincts reporting.

Barack Obama had stated that he sees Texas becoming a swing state in the not too distant future. Well, definitely not this time around, if the run-off election is any indicator regarding Texas leanings. The Republican and Democrat run-offs thus far, according to the Associated Press:

Ted Cruz (winner) 469,123
David Dewhurst 383,263
4,645 of 7,957 precincts reporting

Paul Sadler (winner) 117,801
Grady Yarbrough 70,718
4,831 of 7,965 precincts reporting

As of 9:49pm Central time, the Associated Press reports Cruz has widened his lead to 56 to 44 and a 114,000 vote edge, with 6,274 precincts reporting. On the Democrat side, Paul Sadler (the winner) currently only has 131,000 votes total — with a 53,000 vote lead over his opponent.

The Secretary of State’s office shows 6,012 precincts reporting, with Harris County (Houston) only reporting 507 of 1,064 precincts — and a 54,000 to 34,000 vote Cruz lead over Dewhurst.

It’s a rumored unofficial pseudo-fact that Dewhurst was angling for the Governor’s mansion and adding US Senator to his resume would greatly aid him in that endeavor. It’s quite possible, after a major loss like this that Dewhurst is done as an elected official. The TEA Party lined up behind Cruz while the Establishment lined up behind Dewhurst. The Texas State Senators endorsed Dewhurst because (and this is an educated opinion, based on the Dewhurst infamy) they did not want Dewhurst to retaliate against them.

Time will tell whether Dewhurst retaliates a la Obama (whose vicious, lie-filled “personally destroy the enemy” campaign Dewhurst used) or moderates toward the Conservatives a la Clinton (after the Republican wave of 1994 crushed Clinton’s Big Government goals). But the Texas Lieutenant Governor position is one of the most powerful in the nation, as it is pretty much the major controlling power in the Texas Senate, deciding what gets to the floor to vote.

As of 10:26pm Central time, the Associated Press reports Ted Cruz has further widened his lead over David Dewhurst, 57 to 43, or a 14-point gap, with 7,269 of 7,957 precincts reporting. Cruz holds a 150,000 vote lead over Dewhurst, while the Democrats have chosen their sacrificial lamb in Paul Sadler who, with only 139,000 votes himself, holds a 63 to 37 lead over his opponent.

Dewhurst is very clearly gaining a smaller percentage of the run-off votes with only two in the race than he got in the Primary with four big names and a few minor names in the race. Dewhurst’s Obama-like “personally destroy the opponent with lies” campaign did more to harm Dewhurst than to help him.

As of 10:59pm Central time, the Associated Press reports Ted Cruz is maintaining his 14-point lead over David Dewhurst, 57-43, with 7,600 of 7,957 precincts reporting. Cruz holds a 145,000 vote lead, or nearly as large a gap over Dewhurst that Cruz’s General Election opponent has in his own run-off (147,000), which he is winning handily at 63 to 37.

And the Secretary of State’s office still shows Harris County (Houston) with only 507 of 1,064 precincts reporting… and Cruz with a 54,000 to 34,000 vote lead there.

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#TXSEN The Big Guns Come Out

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/07/26

DON’T DO THE DEW

VOTE TED CRUZ

Too sexually charged? Alright, try this one.

SLAY THE DC GORMAGON

WITH A CRUZ MISSILE

Too revolutionary? How about this, then?

CRUZIFY DEWHURST

Too violent? Okay, I give up.

Truth Before Dishonor endorsed Ted Cruz over all other candidates for US Senate (Texas) very early on, earlier than did Sarah Palin or most other notables. But Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint, Mark Levin all came out with early endorsements for Ted Cruz, while David Dewhurst, scuzzball that he is, tried to paint Ted Cruz as a commie-pinko-loving DC corruptocrat. Dewhurst used all manner of lies and misinformation to try to destroy Ted Cruz (the Chicago way) in a disgusting outburst of raw sewage.

David Dewhurst has tried to convince Texans that Ted Cruz is in bed with Communist China, a tool of the Chi-Coms. Ted Cruz. The son of a man who fled Cuba to get away from the Communist enslavement. Ted Cruz, who learned from his father that if the US fell, there would be no place on Earth to flee to. A ComSimp.


 

(You can read the entire transcript of Robert Stacy McCain’s exclusive interview from October 2011 I provided at the above link to The Other McCain.)

David Dewhurst has accused Ted Cruz of wrongfully siding with a Chinese Government owned company over an American company, destroying American jobs, and taking Chi-Com money to do it. It is disgustingly dishonest and intentionally deceptive, in order to try to convince the uninformed of a lie. That “American” company? The American who owns it pulled all of the manufacturing out of the US 20 years ago, moving it to Communist China! If any jobs were lost, those jobs would have been held by Chinese subjects of Communist tyranny, and not US citizens.

David Dewhurst claimed that Ted Cruz is bought and paid for — thus beholden to — DC insiders. Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint, Mark Levin. Washington insiders? Can David Dewhurst tell the truth at all about Ted Cruz? Who in their right minds would think Sarahcuda or The Great One would give their full support and their Star Power to a DC corruptocrat insider? Anyone? Anyone?

Why can’t David Dewhurst run on his record? Perhaps because his record stinks so bad that David Dewhurst is busily changing and scrubbing it. Dewhurst loudly and proudly advocated for full amnesty to all illegal aliens in Texas. And then, in a move many have proclaimed could be in violation of Texas Law, tried to have it stricken from the Official Record. Dewhurst pushed for a wage tax (that would be an income tax) for the income tax-free state of Texas, and has since tried to memory-hole that action. When a Sanctuary City bill (a bill that would eliminate all sanctuary cities in Texas — where illegals can run to and not fear deportation) was in the Texas Legislature, it was Dewhurst in his job as Lieutenant Governor who killed it, despite the overwhelming support for it. David Dewhurst’s record is abysmal for someone claiming to be the Conservative choice. That’s why the scuzzball cannot run on his record.

And David Dewhurst has gotten even more Dishonorable as the run-off election nears, and Dewhurst’s desperation begins to show full force. Many “in the know” have said that the race that was once supposed to be a coronation of the Republican Lieutenant Governor (who nearly got 50 percent of the vote in the Primary, which would have prevented a run-off) is now Ted Cruz’s to lose. So what does David Dewhurst do? He runs out and creates a totally dishonest sock puppet. From Twitchy.com on July 7:

While Cruz maintains an active Twitter presence, Dewhurst’s personal Twitter account has been silent for more than a week and his official campaign account has tweeted just four times in the last eight days. Maybe that’s because Team Dewhurst is more focused on duping voters through misleading social media practices.

Blogger Kemberlee Kaye discovered that “TXSen Fact Checker,” a supposedly objective Twitter account “dedicated to fact-checking the claims in the race for U.S. Senate in Texas,” is actually a Dewhurst for Texas project.

All links go to a tumblr account with a matching name, txsenfactcheck.com which has a similar description as the twitter, “a microsite dedicated to fact-checking the claims in the race for U.S. Senate in Texas, launched to separate fact from fiction in the constant information flow concerning the July 31st run-off.” Once again, no mention of candidate affiliation, that is until you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page where, “Paid for by Dewhurst for Texas” appears in tiny print.

The Twitter bio for @TXSenFactCheck does not disclose the account’s affiliation with the Dewhurst campaign.

So are we clear on this yet? David Dewhurst is Dishonoring himself with his wholly dishonest attacks and his sockpuppetry in order to try to destroy Ted Cruz’s good name.

And the BIG GUNS have come out. In a very big way. Sarah Palin and Jim DeMint are going to a Ted Cruz rally in Houston on Friday. Glenn Beck will be at a Ted Cruz rally in Dallas on Thursday. Rick Santorum will be pounding the Texas pavement with Ted Cruz this weekend. Rand Paul is coming down to Texas to stump for Ted Cruz. Tea Party Express is all-in for Ted Cruz.

When you have powerhouse names in the Constitutional Conservative movement going all-in in support of Ted Cruz, how is a dishonest schemer such as David Dewhurst supposed to paint Cruz as a RINO ComSimp DC insider and it actually, you know, stick? Only with the uneducated will Dewhurst’s dishonest attacks work.

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