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Old 04-02-2017, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Corporate Democrats won't win Texas. If he's smart he'll distance himself from them and campaign aggressively in rural areas.
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Old 04-02-2017, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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^^Texas has too many rural areas to campaign in for him to win. That's been a big problem for Democrats. Too many media markets where they don't have the ground game to compete given that they haven't run a true statewide campaign since 1992. This guy is committing political suicide as he won't defeat Cruz, but, hey, I guess someone has to run.
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Old 04-02-2017, 03:54 PM
 
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^Probably true about that. Ann Richards was the last Democrat to have statewide appeal, and they certainly don't make them like her anymore.
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Old 04-02-2017, 09:01 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Ted carried TX in the primaries. He's got a lock on his office.

You guys should have listened to us and you wouldn't have Trump in office.
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Old 04-03-2017, 06:17 AM
 
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This is pretty weak. I am assuming he is running now to raise name ID for a later race. Or because he thinks Cruz will be primaried by a complete loon.






I'll atleast give Dems credit for paying attention to all states/races again. Sometimes you get lucky. And in this case they want to be running candidates now because the state will be a much different demographic in 10 years. I think it will be more similar to Florida with the number of folks moving in/out.
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Old 04-03-2017, 07:22 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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This is pretty weak. I am assuming he is running now to raise name ID for a later race. Or because he thinks Cruz will be primaried by a complete loon.
The above is both funny and scary at the same time. Evil Ted loses to someone even further to the right.
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Old 04-03-2017, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Kansas
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If one looks at Cruz's win: https://ivn.us/2015/03/24/ted-cruz-w...te-27-million/

One just never knows what will happen in an election.
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Old 04-04-2017, 04:37 PM
 
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This should be good: an "Irishman" running against a "Canadian". I'll admit I'm Trolling a bit, but trying to lighten the mood.
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Old 04-04-2017, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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Some of you seem to be shocked that the other party even runs candidates in states where they are going to lose.

This seems like a ploy to cut off anyone else who may want to run for the nomination.
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Old 04-04-2017, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Some of you seem to be shocked that the other party even runs candidates in states where they are going to lose.

This seems like a ploy to cut off anyone else who may want to run for the nomination.
It was his decision to run, he doesn't exactly have the blessing of the establishment. That would probably be Castro. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't say that he's an "outsider", just that I don't think he's the D's first choice.
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