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Texas primary results

Texas primary results

Overnight question: Since Dewhurst came close to a majority in a crowded field, what is Cruz’s path to victory in a run-off?

% Reporting 99.61
David Dewhurst – 44.59
Ted Cruz – 34.23
Tom Leppert – 13.33



While waiting for results to roll in, enjoy this video of Allen West smacking down some guy sent to track him, via Shark Tank, which has more background:

And, did you hear The One about the Polish Death Camps?


I’m pretty sure the polls close at 7 p.m. Central (an hour later in El Paso area, per a commenter).  Since Texas is a big country, I have to believe it will take a while for enough of the results to come in to see if there will be a run off between Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst.

Here’s the Texas Secretary of State official vote count page.  The Texas Tribune live results blog is here.

I’ll also use this as an open thread to update on the Aaron Walker situation, and other things that come along.


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Republican results

if your watching the democrat results to see how well Wolfe does

Out in West Texas, they’re in the Mountain Time Zone.

theduchessofkitty | May 29, 2012 at 7:38 pm

I already did early voting, so I’m all set. But I did send out my hubby to vote after he arrived from work. “Take our kids with ya.” He did: the kids need to learn about these things.

Check this out at the American Thinker. We might have a repeat of WV, KY and AK. It might become comical here in TX by the end of the night.

Yes – the polls close at 7 PM Central Time across most of Texas. El Paso is in the Mountain Time zone, so I don’t know when they close.

Wait, where are the Paulbots? Right about now, they should be populating the bloggers’ sites with references to Paul’s delegate strategy.

2nd Ammendment Mother | May 29, 2012 at 8:07 pm

I do have to say it warms my heart for more than one other person in the “outside” world know that those of us out on the edge of Texas are in Mountain Time.

delicountessa | May 29, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Hmph. It’s your own blasted fault for having a state bigger than most countries. lol

    Doug Wright in reply to delicountessa. | May 29, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    My Waco buddies like to say that they’re living in the Heart of Texas; H.O.T., which it is!

    2nd Ammendment Mother in reply to delicountessa. | May 30, 2012 at 12:16 am

    You’re just envious because El Paso has a military installation that’s the same size as a couple of your “east coast” states!

That Credo dude is part of Take Down the Tea Party Ten in 2012 effort… sweet smack down by West.

When you’re ready for a run through hell, got my gas can, Representative West.

Considering the titantic fraud this guy is, no surprise he is ignorant of anything, let alone 20th century history.

A little parody action on it:

yellow rose of texas | May 29, 2012 at 10:01 pm

If Cruz should be in the running tonight… he needs our money. Dewhurst slimed him continually in the past couple weeks. My family is conservative but they did not like Cruz because of the ads. It makes a huge impact regrettably. Dewhurst has a bottomless pit of $.

    DewHurts ads turned really nasty the last day or two.

    I may have to vote for him, but I damn sure will not support him. Hopefully, Cruz will pull this out. He was polling strongly in the areas around Houston according to the local talk stations.

2nd Ammendment Mother | May 29, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Something for the tipline, but since this thread turned into a Far West Texas discussion:

US Rep District 16 could take an interesting turn. In the Dem Primary, the Incumbent, Silvestre Reyes, drew a serious (and well funded) primary challenger. Early voting results are showing the challenger leading 51% – 43%. No guarantees that it will hold. The primary was bloody and has left plenty of opening for their GE opponent to pick right up and take off with them.

The Republican Primary posted 2 reasonably good candidates – 1 with a military background, the other a business background. Either one would make a good choice for the general election and the race was amicable. The Dem choice will have to start from ground zero to beat up on the Republican candidate. (Quite honestly, one of the few things I’ve seen local Republicans do right in a long time.)

Straight ticket Democrat voting is the largest obstacle for a Republican challenger and will require a serious committed and single minded determination from donors and the Party. O’Rourke, the possible Dem choice, is very weak. He is closely tied to several Dems sitting in prison or awaiting trial on public corruption charges. He is part of a group on the current city council that advocates for drug legalization and participated in overturning a very popular citizen led voter referendum that limited benefits to city employees and their immediate families. He supports a very controversial new sports arena priced at several hundred million dollars. He’s also tied to a private development group that was “granted” imminent domain rights in downtown.

Add in very recent youthful indiscretions and a formerly solid blue District could come into play. It’s not impossible, the eastern section of the county has a different representative and it went Republican in the last election.

We all must have hope!

And, did you hear The One about the Polish Death Camps? From the link:

The remark, which barely drew notice in America, is all over the Polish news today.

sigh I hate doing this, but the bozo is President of the United States:

Yes, it was a gaffe. Yes, Obama should get called on it—by the US media too. Yes, it’s yet another indication that he’s in over his head. But given the antisemitism and pogroms (1946) in Polish history, the Polish media could do worse than dialing back their umbrage a bit.

I emphasize: if it was the US MSM lambasting Obama (fat chance), you wouldn’t hear a peep out of me.

    OcTEApi in reply to gs. | May 29, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    From SWATing to SWASTIKing all in one week

    TeaPartyPatriot4ever in reply to gs. | May 30, 2012 at 1:19 am

    I agree with you whole heartedly.

    But I believe there is something that we conservatives must start doing, and that is being on the offensive, day in and day out and with passion, and stop playing reactionary defense with these people and their tactics.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to gs. | May 30, 2012 at 3:33 am

    Heck, I’m just glad somebody’s media is showing up Teh Won. Sure, the Poles are hypocrites, but what the hey, the LSM and Democrats in this country are, too. Take Obama down a notch by any means necessary. He’s elevated himself higher than the country, so when they chop him down, they’re doing us a favor.

    gs in reply to gs. | May 30, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    At PJ Media, Michael Ledeen’s reaction was similar to mine:

    Finally, my longtime friend Radek Sikorski, the excellent Foreign Minister of Poland, berated Obama for speaking of “Polish Death Camps,” when the death camps in Poland were run under German occupation. True enough, but. But if I were a Polish Government official, I would not want to provoke a big international debate over Polish antisemitism. Yes, the Germans ran the camps, but lots of Poles were very much in favor of the Shoah, and did a lot of it themselves. I might have softly pointed out Obama’s historical inaccuracy, but I would not have pounded the table and demanded a full apology.

How long before the TOTUS is thrown under the bus?

This guy is a disgrace to the office and to America. What exactly did he study in college? He is obviously no constitutional scholar and he surely didn’t study history!

I suspect the only college papers he was involved with were wrapped around little bits of weed…

TEXAS DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY RESULTS: Barack Obama 274,895 – 88%; John Wolf 16,264 – 5%. Not the numbers I hoped to see. However, that is still no grand mandate on the Democratic side of the aisle, either.

huskers-for-palin | May 29, 2012 at 11:11 pm

I wonder how TX-25 is doing….routing for Michael Williams

This is odd. Texans know their votes won’t count in the Democratic primary for President, and they aren’t well pleased with the cr@ap coming out of DC. So why is the vote so high for Obama? It seems a little out of character, to me.

    theduchessofkitty in reply to Valerie. | May 30, 2012 at 1:03 am

    One word: Californians.

      Juba Doobai! in reply to theduchessofkitty. | May 30, 2012 at 3:36 am

      Texans had better run those Californians back to the hell hole they created and are running from. As they run, they’ll ruin the red state to which they run. The legislatures ought to pass a law that no blue stater can vote in a red state unless they’ve been resident for ten years. That’ll give the red state time to knock some sense into those woo-woo idiots.

      I know. It’s unconstitutional. Sigh.

2nd Ammendment Mother | May 30, 2012 at 12:27 am

Most hilarious quote regarding Texas House 16:
“Downtown, on the top floor of the DoubleTree Hotel, about 100 Reyes supporters exchanged worried glances when the first results were posted. They looked at their phones and tablets in anticipation of new numbers.

Reyes was briefed by a staff member as he walked off the elevator. He retreated back into the elevator and the staffer promised he would soon return.”

He didn’t make an appearance until well after 10:15 pm when most of the local news casts had already moved into their Weather Blocks. Twitter is reporting that he has vowed to fight for a run off!

Now it’s my bed time!

Overnight question: Since Dewhurst came close to a majority in a crowded field, what is Cruz’s path to victory in a run-off?

I don’t know but I know who might:

Cruz should study Rubio’s campaign against Crist; consult Rubio and his key people if they’re willing to help; and hire some Rubio veterans if they’re available.

What Rubio did in FL can’t be mechanically applied in TX, but both Cruz and Rubio are smart enough to know that.

Here is some additional analysis of the Texas GOP Senate primary race. It’s looking good for Ted Cruz!