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  •  Cornyn is about as establishment (3+ / 0-)

    as one could get as well.  I noticed they mentioned State Sen. Dan Patrick (thankfully not of ESPN) for being a more far-right opponent.  Though I think Patrick wants the LG job instead.

    Nonetheless, it would be fun to watch.  

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    by RVKU on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 05:39:58 PM PST

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    •  Cruz got put over the top by the suburbs (1+ / 0-)
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      despite Dewhurst being from the Houston area. So the shortest path to a primary win would be another candidate with similar popularity in those suburbs. If Cornyn is challenged, he'd probably learn from Dewhurst's mistakes (similar to Orrin Hatch and Bob Bennett) and make sure that any challenger makes as minimal an impact as possible.

      Texas has 20 television markets. So there's a logistical problem to covering all of that turf, and i'd imagine that'd play to the advantage of an incumbent.

      The Republican Party isn't a party of small government, it's a party of a government for the few. @bhindepmo

      by RBH on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 05:52:03 PM PST

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    •  also (2+ / 0-)
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      didn't notice until tonight that Dewhurst was running for the Senate at the age of 67.

      That probably hurt him a bit, compared to Cruz who is 39/40ish (or 46, I forget when he was born in Canada)

      The Republican Party isn't a party of small government, it's a party of a government for the few. @bhindepmo

      by RBH on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 06:23:47 PM PST

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