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    Hollywood Spends $61 Million, Still Can’t Buy a Texas Senate Seat

    Hollywood Spends $61 Million, Still Can’t Buy a Texas Senate Seat

    Like most of the country, O’Rourke’s support was largely urban as the electoral map

    $61 million was spent to help Rep. Robert O’Rourke unseat Senator Ted Cruz to no avail.

    Cruz barely carved out a win. In Texas.

    From the NYT:

    Like most of the country, O’Rourke’s support was largely urban as the electoral map (from the NYT) shows:

    Local Democrats hitched their wagons to O’Rourke’s and managed to unseat a handful of longtime Republicans, included Rep. Culberson in TX-7, President HW Bush’s old district.

    I still don’t think O’Rourke ever planned to win but rather that the race was one to create a fundraising infrastructure for future elections and to fine-tune voter data.

    Cruz lost a lot of political capital when he ran for President and was subsequently critical of Trump, effectively splitting his support base in two, disappointing most of his loyal supporters. He struggles with relatability and likeability, but none of that mattered in 2012. He won handily in a practically uncontested race.

    Texas has also experienced an influx of blue state refugees, which has purpled Texas’ once bright red hue. Voters turned out en masse to support O’Rourke, the first Democrat with a prayer of making an electoral dent and down ballot races benefited.

    Regardless, 2.5 points in a midterm, in Texas, is waaaaaayyyy too close for comfort. O’Rourke may not be joining the upper chamber in January, but he successfully unsettled Texas Republicans.


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    If you compare the senate and governor’s races, you’ll see that the total votes cast are about equal, but Abbott got about 500k more than Cruz. Draw your own conclusions.

      MattMusson in reply to txvet2. | November 8, 2018 at 7:52 am

      Cruz is not a good candidate. Luckily, Senate races were able to be ‘nationalized’. But, the House proved the old saw that all politics are local.

    Not yet. High-density population centers favor redistributive change. Redistributive change favors the 0.1% and wannabes. Businesses favor high-density population centers, too. High-density population centers are notoriously diverse (i.e. color judgments/discrimination, racism, sexism). High-density population centers are notoriously politically congruent (“=”) or Pro-Choice. High-density population centers are notoriously amoral and favor selective-child, the “wicked solution”, in order to reduce after-birth expenses. This is a clear and historical progression.

    Abbott claims he will launch an investigation into claims and Project Veritas video footage of poll workers saying that they had seen huge numbers of DACA people go through the voting procedure with provisional ballots. IT should be fairly evident when looked into whether those provisional ballots were fraudulent.

    oldgoat36 | November 7, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Look at the map, border areas and areas that has had a heavy infusion from California transplants. The border areas are heaviest hit by illegal immigration, and if you don’t think they voted, thanks to the leftists who think it is perfectly OK to have elections stolen by those who vote illegally, then I have a great bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.

    I fear that we are seeing the last vestiges of this country. Illegal voting is a problem that is growing and yet never once does an election get overturned when these illegal votes are found out about.

    At the start of this once great Republic Franklin, when asked what form of Government have the Congress given us, his reply was “A Republic, if you can keep it.” We kept it for a good run, but we are losing it. Losing the House is the start of the death spiral for what this Country has been through the ages. All great nations fail at some point, and we have been losing this war to preserve a nation for a long time. The left isn’t hiding what they truly are anymore, and still they won. That tells me we have lost, even if we make some last residing lurches, the people are electing those who promise the most give aways from the Government, and it will grow as people get greedy to get their own slices of that pie.

    Once the people wake up to reality, to what they have voted in, to how it will continue to go down, and how the politicians will become to hold power, it will be too late.

    The new iteration of this country will not be one to flock to. At least it will help then, again, too late, with the illegal immigration problem, but that is cold comfort.

    DouglasJBender | November 7, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    oldgoat36: I bought that bridge already. Several times.

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