Soccer in the fog: Allen Eagles 2, Denton Guyer 0 as Eagles now 10-0 in district #AUP

Allen emerged from the fog 10-0 in district in girls Soccer with a 2-0 win over Denton Guyer on Tuesday.

The Allen boys team beat Guyer, 5-0, on Tuesday.

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Angela Paxton moving quickly to build relationships across North Texas

Chances are you will run into Angela Paxton if you live in Collin County.

She has been spotted meeting with local leaders in Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Plano, and she will be working her way around until the next election day as she runs for Texas State Senate.

Congressman Sam Johnson and Angela Paxton

Congressman Sam Johnson: “As a long time and dedicated member of our community, Angela Paxton has never backed away from championing the conservative cause with grace and courage. A fierce and proven warrior for the values that we hold dear – faith, freedom, and family – I am honored to call Angela a true friend, a sister in Christ, and an asset to the community.”

Angela Paxton said: “I don’t know anyone who has personally sacrificed more to protect our freedoms than Sam Johnson. Like so many, I’m honored to know and respect this great man. But to be known so kindly in return is a treasure hard to express. Thank you, Congressman Sam Johnson, for your service and for your confidence in me.”

Angela Paxton gathering with local State Reps: Scott Sanford, Matt Shaheen and Jeff Leach.

Scott Sanford, Angela Paxton, Matt Shaheen and Jeff Leach

Been there … Asian Republican Club of North Texas … Collin County Lincoln Society … Republican Club at Heritage Ranch … DFWPAC picnic … Collin County Young Republicans …Greater North Texas Republican Women … Empower Texans … Collin County GOP executive meeting … Stay tuned …

Here’s one of her first announcements …

CollinCountyMagazine.com never endorses candidates. This story is reporting Paxton has picked up the endorsements of  county commissioners Susan Fletcher, Chris Hill, Duncan Webb and Cheryl Williams along with State Representatives Jodie Laubenberg, Leach, Sanford and Shaheen.

 

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Pastor Protection Act passed with push from local leaders

Attorney General Ken Paxton and State Rep. Scott Sanford (on left) support Gov. Greg Abbott on the Pastor Protection Act.
Attorney General Ken Paxton and State Rep. Scott Sanford (on left) support Gov. Greg Abbott on the Pastor Protection Act.

By Brian Bearden
AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and State. Rep. Scott Sanford of McKinney (left) joined Gov. Greg Abbott (center) as he signed the Pastor Protection Act in Austin.

AG Ken Paxton (on left next to Pastor Scott Sanford) stated: “Texas took a small but important step to further protect the religious freedom of clergy in the face of increasing hostility toward people of faith in all walks of life. No Pastor, Priest, Rabbi or other religious leader should be forced to perform or recognize a marriage that contradicts his or her sincere religious belief.”

Pastor Scott Sanford is encouraged as Gov. Greg Abbott is about to sign the Pastor Protection Act.
Pastor Scott Sanford is encouraged as Gov. Greg Abbott is about to sign the Pastor Protection Act.

Gov. Greg Abbott said: “Freedom of religion is the most sacred of our rights and our freedom to worship is secured by the Constitution. Religious leaders in the State of Texas must be absolutely secure in the knowledge that religious freedom is beyond the reach of government or coercion by the courts. Today I am proud to sign into law SB 2065 – the Pastor Protection Act – to ensure that clergy in Texas cannot be forced to violate their religious beliefs.”

Pastor Protection Act signed

State Rep. Sanford said: “Thank you to Gov. Abbott for signing ‪#‎SB2065‬ this morning, and thank you to the pastors, grassroots organizations, and dedicated Texans who testified in committee hearings and made phone calls to your elected officials – your support made this bill possible. — with Ken Paxton.”

Photos courtesy of Scott Sanford.

Republicans, Paxton overcome negatives to win big in Texas

Election night photo by Matt Shaheen at Marriott Legacy Town Center in Plano, Texas.

By Brian Bearden

Newly-elected Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton rallied his supporters at a packed Marriott in Plano on Tuesday night as election results rolled in across the state and nationwide with upset victories by Republicans.

Paxton told the big crowd: “Tonight Texans made it clear they are ready to continue the fight against President Obama and his administration’s power grab. Voters were given two very different choices for the future of Texas: a state that cozies up to Obama, or one that relentlessly defends against Washington’s out-of-touch policies. Their voices resonated in ballot boxes from El Paso to Texarkana and McAllen to Amarillo. Republican candidates across the ticket were chosen to lead by the citizens of this great state. I am honored to be selected as Texas’ next Attorney General.”

Paxton, who has risen quickly recently from State Representative to State Senator, will take Greg Abbott’s position as Texas Attorney General. Abbott won the Governor’s race over Wendy Davis, who went from national rock star status to runner-up. Davis ran a negative campaign from the start and turned up the heat in the final week.

“Thank you Texas for electing me Governor,” Abbott said. “With honor and dignity I will fight for you and your future. God Bless Texas.”

The Marriott at Legacy Town Center was packed with local dignitaries … District Attorney Greg Willis … Congressman Sam Johnson … State Sen. Scott Turner … State Rep. Scott Sanford …  Commissioner Chris Hill … the Collin County Lincoln Society … and so on …

Collin County’s County Judge Keith Self won his seat again, telling voters: “Thank you, every one who voted for me during early voting or today, Election Day. Even though I had no opponent, I appreciate your vote to return me for a third term as your County Judge. I work for you, and will continue to provide transparency to county business in this new term. Thank you.”

Congressman Sam Johnson won too, saying: “What a distinct honor and true blessing to serve the great patriots of the Third Congressional District. I want to thank everyone for their belief in me and for their vote. It’s humbling and I vow to continue to fight for you.

Johnson said,”Ronald Reagan rekindled the faith in our nation with a profoundly simple phrase that seems especially appropriate for 2014: ‘Let’s make America great again.’

“With God’s providence and blessing, we will. God bless you and God bless America,” Rep. Johnson said.

Before voting started on Tuesday in the State Senate election, Van Taylor said Texans had a choice to make: “We can either continue to promote liberty and the limited government, pro-growth policies that have made Texas the leader in jobs and opportunity, or we can allow liberals to convince us to turn the way of California and New York. Today is our last chance to take a stand and make sure we keep Texas red, and I am asking that you stand with me for conservative leadership.”

Taylor captured his state senate race.

Newly-elected State Representative Matt Shaheen (District 66) has been busy taking on the Mayor of Houston.

Shaheen, who was a county commissioner, said: “Texans were shocked to learn that a group of Houston pastors were subpoenaed by Houston Mayor Annise Parker to turn over sermons and other church communications. … Over the past few days, I have talked with religious freedom organizations and legal counsel and have decided to introduce legislation during next session, that will impose criminal sanctions against city council members who subpoena religious leaders in a similar manner to that of the Houston Mayor. If found guilty, the elected official could serve time in jail, pay a fine and be removed from office.

Shaheen said, “I am also calling for the resignation of Houston Mayor Annise Parker. Her shameful actions were an abuse of power, trying to silence citizens who oppose her extreme views. This type of attitude in a public official is a threat to the freedoms of all Texans and it follows a troubling pattern by liberal politicians who want to impose their extreme views by abusing the power of government. This will not be tolerated in Texas.”

Election Summary Report
Collin County, TX
General Election
November 4, 2014
Summary For Jurisdiction Wide, All Counters, All Races
Early Voting and Election Day Combined Accumulated Totals.
67 of 67 Vote Centers Reporting

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Registered Voters 489032 – Cards Cast 177821 36.36% Num. Report Precinct 209 – Num. Reporting 209 100.00%
C Frisco Proposition
Total
Number of Precincts 11
Precincts Reporting 11 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 15781/46513 33.9 %
Total Votes 15111
Times Blank Voted 668
Times Over Voted 2
Number Of Under Votes 0

For 8903 58.92%
Against 6208 41.08%
C Josephine Mayor
Total
Number of Precincts 2
Precincts Reporting 2 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 221/536 41.2 %
Total Votes 130
Times Blank Voted 91
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Keith Koop 130 100.00%
C Josephine Alderman P3
Total
Number of Precincts 2
Precincts Reporting 2 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 221/536 41.2 %
Total Votes 185
Times Blank Voted 36
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Kenneth Lattig 57 30.81%
Joe Holt 128 69.19%
C Josephine Alderman P5
Total
Number of Precincts 2
Precincts Reporting 2 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 221/536 41.2 %
Total Votes 177
Times Blank Voted 44
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Pamela Koop 80 45.20%
William Skelton 97 54.80%
C Lavon Coucil P1
Total
Number of Precincts 3
Precincts Reporting 3 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 634/1630 38.9 %
Total Votes 347
Times Blank Voted 287
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Simon T. Abela 347 100.00%
C Lavon Coucil P3
Total
Number of Precincts 3
Precincts Reporting 3 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 634/1630 38.9 %
Total Votes 415
Times Blank Voted 219
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Vince Doyle Jr. 111 26.75%
Melissa Stroop 304 73.25%
C Lavon Coucil P5
Total
Number of Precincts 3
Precincts Reporting 3 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 634/1630 38.9 %
Total Votes 405
Times Blank Voted 229
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Mindi Serkland 250 61.73%
Sedric Thomas 155 38.27%
C Lavon Prop 1
Total
Number of Precincts 3
Precincts Reporting 3 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 634/1630 38.9 %
Total Votes 596
Times Blank Voted 38
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

FOR 391 65.60%
AGAINST 205 34.40%
C Lowry Crossing Council
Total
Number of Precincts 2
Precincts Reporting 2 100.0 %
Vote For 3
Times Counted 532/1182 45.0 %
Total Votes 864
Times Blank Voted 125
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 357

Chuck Davis 148 17.13%
Peter Christian 133 15.39%
Lenny Lewis 181 20.95%
Laura Jones 254 29.40%
Patty Smith 148 17.13%
C Princeton P1
Total
Number of Precincts 2
Precincts Reporting 2 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 1099/3695 29.7 %
Total Votes 769
Times Blank Voted 330
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

David Kleiber 485 63.07%
Barbara W. Palmer 284 36.93%
C Princeton P3
Total
Number of Precincts 2
Precincts Reporting 2 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 1099/3695 29.7 %
Total Votes 585
Times Blank Voted 514
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

J.M. Caldwell 585 100.00%
C Princeton P4
Total
Number of Precincts 2
Precincts Reporting 2 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 1099/3695 29.7 %
Total Votes 526
Times Blank Voted 573
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Bruce Beauchamp 526 100.00%
C Princeton P5
Total
Number of Precincts 2
Precincts Reporting 2 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 1099/3695 29.7 %
Total Votes 585
Times Blank Voted 514
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Steve Deffibaugh 585 100.00%
C Princeton Proposition
Total
Number of Precincts 2
Precincts Reporting 2 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 1099/3695 29.7 %
Total Votes 1006
Times Blank Voted 93
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

For 779 77.44%
Against 227 22.56%
Princeton ISD
Total
Number of Precincts 8
Precincts Reporting 8 100.0 %
Vote For 2
Times Counted 2451/7720 31.7 %
Total Votes 2536
Times Blank Voted 748
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 870

Lisa D. Caldwell 924 36.44%
John G. Murray 647 25.51%
Tim Tidwell 965 38.05%
Van Alstyne ISD Proposition
Total
Number of Precincts 5
Precincts Reporting 5 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 130/269 48.3 %
Total Votes 124
Times Blank Voted 6
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

For 73 58.87%
Against 51 41.13%
Wylie ISD Proposition
Total
Number of Precincts 15
Precincts Reporting 15 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 12275/33300 36.9 %
Total Votes 11534
Times Blank Voted 740
Times Over Voted 1
Number Of Under Votes 0

For 8275 71.74%
Against 3259 28.26%
Verona Special Utility District
Total
Number of Precincts 6
Precincts Reporting 6 100.0 %
Vote For 2
Times Counted 479/1217 39.4 %
Total Votes 638
Times Blank Voted 74
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 172

Nathan McTee 244 38.24%
Ronnie Green 193 30.25%
Jim Hooks 201 31.50%
Constitutional Amendment
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 162690
Times Blank Voted 14525
Times Over Voted 3
Number Of Under Votes 0

For 137343 84.42%
Against 25347 15.58%
Straight Party
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 113782
Times Blank Voted 63428
Times Over Voted 8
Number Of Under Votes 0

Republican REP 80833 71.04%
Democrat DEM 31953 28.08%
Libertarian LIB 840 0.74%
Green GRN 156 0.14%
US Senator
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 174741
Times Blank Voted 2477
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

John Cornyn REP 119450 68.36%
David M. Alameel DEM 48876 27.97%
Rebecca Paddock LIB 5014 2.87%
Emily Sanchez GRN 1259 0.72%
Write-in Votes 142 0.08%
US Representative D3
Total
Number of Precincts 178
Precincts Reporting 178 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 159088/439126 36.2 %
Total Votes 137485
Times Blank Voted 21603
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Sam Johnson REP 112726 81.99%
Paul Blair GRN 24759 18.01%
US Representative D4
Total
Number of Precincts 22
Precincts Reporting 22 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 8265/22479 36.8 %
Total Votes 6646
Times Blank Voted 1619
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

John Ratcliffe REP 6646 100.00%
US Representative D32
Total
Number of Precincts 9
Precincts Reporting 9 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 9865/27427 36.0 %
Total Votes 9574
Times Blank Voted 291
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Pete Sessions REP 6502 67.91%
Frank Perez DEM 2778 29.02%
Ed Rankin LIB 294 3.07%
Governor
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 176150
Times Blank Voted 1067
Times Over Voted 1
Number Of Under Votes 0

Greg Abbott REP 115647 65.65%
Wendy R. Davis DEM 57431 32.60%
Kathie Glass LIB 2470 1.40%
Brandon Parmer GRN 518 0.29%
Write-in Votes 84 0.05%
Lt. Governor
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 174709
Times Blank Voted 2507
Times Over Voted 2
Number Of Under Votes 0

Dan Patrick REP 113146 64.76%
Leticia Van de Putte DEM 56052 32.08%
Robert D. Butler LIB 4633 2.65%
C. Courtney GRN 878 0.50%
Attorney General
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 174478
Times Blank Voted 2737
Times Over Voted 3
Number Of Under Votes 0

Ken Paxton REP 115197 66.02%
Sam Houston DEM 54516 31.25%
Jamie Balagia LIB 3993 2.29%
Jamar Osborne GRN 772 0.44%
Comptroller Public Accounts
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 171799
Times Blank Voted 5416
Times Over Voted 3
Number Of Under Votes 0

Glenn Hegar REP 113074 65.82%
Mike Collier DEM 52189 30.38%
Ben Sanders LIB 5066 2.95%
Deb Shafto GRN 1470 0.86%
Commissioner General Land Office
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 173274
Times Blank Voted 3941
Times Over Voted 3
Number Of Under Votes 0

George P. Bush REP 117884 68.03%
John Cook DEM 48623 28.06%
Justin Knight LIB 4987 2.88%
Valerie Alessi GRN 1780 1.03%
Commissioner of Agriculture
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 171153
Times Blank Voted 6063
Times Over Voted 2
Number Of Under Votes 0

Sid Miller REP 113987 66.60%
Jim Hogan DEM 49763 29.08%
David Palmquist LIB 5010 2.93%
Kenneth Kendrick GRN 2393 1.40%
Railroad Commissioner
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 171012
Times Blank Voted 6204
Times Over Voted 2
Number Of Under Votes 0

Ryan Sitton REP 113723 66.50%
Steve Brown DEM 49458 28.92%
Mark A. Miller LIB 5636 3.30%
Martina Salinas GRN 2195 1.28%
Chief Justice Supreme Court
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 171789
Times Blank Voted 5426
Times Over Voted 3
Number Of Under Votes 0

Nathan Hecht REP 116055 67.56%
William Moody DEM 50284 29.27%
Tom Oxford LIB 5450 3.17%
Justice Supreme Court P6 Unexp
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 170898
Times Blank Voted 6319
Times Over Voted 1
Number Of Under Votes 0

Jeff Brown REP 115446 67.55%
Lawrence E. Meyers DEM 49788 29.13%
Mark Ash LIB 5664 3.31%
Justice Supreme Court P7
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 170996
Times Blank Voted 6219
Times Over Voted 3
Number Of Under Votes 0

Jeff Boyd REP 114025 66.68%
Gina Benavides DEM 50962 29.80%
Don Fulton LIB 5013 2.93%
Charles E. Waterbury GRN 996 0.58%
Justice Supreme Court P8
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 149433
Times Blank Voted 27784
Times Over Voted 1
Number Of Under Votes 0

Phil Johnson REP 120389 80.56%
RS Roberto Koelsch LIB 16602 11.11%
Jim Chisolm GRN 12442 8.33%
Criminal Appeals Judge P3
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 170125
Times Blank Voted 7091
Times Over Voted 2
Number Of Under Votes 0

Bert Richardson REP 114644 67.39%
John Granberg DEM 49507 29.10%
Mark W. Bennett LIB 5974 3.51%
Criminal Appeals Judge P4
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 151622
Times Blank Voted 25596
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Kevin Patrick Yeary REP 118124 77.91%
Quanah Parker LIB 19275 12.71%
Judith SandersCastro GRN 14223 9.38%
Criminal Appeals Judge P9
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 150041
Times Blank Voted 27176
Times Over Voted 1
Number Of Under Votes 0

David Newell REP 118976 79.30%
William Strange III LIB 19084 12.72%
George J. Altgelt GRN 11981 7.99%
State Board of Education D12
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 170545
Times Blank Voted 6673
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Geraldine Miller REP 113181 66.36%
Lois Parrott DEM 51241 30.05%
Mark Wester LIB 6123 3.59%
State Senator D8
Total
Number of Precincts 154
Precincts Reporting 154 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 150880/416091 36.3 %
Total Votes 124861
Times Blank Voted 26019
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Van Taylor REP 99148 79.41%
Scott Jameson LIB 25713 20.59%
State Senator D30
Total
Number of Precincts 55
Precincts Reporting 55 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 26338/72941 36.1 %
Total Votes 23005
Times Blank Voted 3333
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Craig Estes REP 20045 87.13%
Cory Lane LIB 2960 12.87%
State Representative D33
Total
Number of Precincts 30
Precincts Reporting 30 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 20366/59403 34.3 %
Total Votes 14920
Times Blank Voted 5446
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Scott Turner REP 14920 100.00%
State Representative D66
Total
Number of Precincts 41
Precincts Reporting 41 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 37087/104588 35.5 %
Total Votes 24631
Times Blank Voted 12456
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Matt Shaheen REP 24631 100.00%
State Representative D67
Total
Number of Precincts 41
Precincts Reporting 41 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 39549/105607 37.4 %
Total Votes 32122
Times Blank Voted 7427
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Jeff Leach REP 25223 78.52%
Patrick Peavy LIB 6899 21.48%
State Representative D70
Total
Number of Precincts 50
Precincts Reporting 50 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 39690/112662 35.2 %
Total Votes 29366
Times Blank Voted 10324
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Scott Sanford REP 29366 100.00%
State Representative D89
Total
Number of Precincts 47
Precincts Reporting 47 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 40526/106772 38.0 %
Total Votes 39097
Times Blank Voted 1429
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Jodie Laubenberg REP 27992 71.60%
Sameena Karmally DEM 11105 28.40%
Justice Court of Appeals D5 P3
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 122826
Times Blank Voted 54392
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Ada Brown REP 122826 100.00%
Justice Court of Appeals D5 P5 Unexp
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 167534
Times Blank Voted 9683
Times Over Voted 1
Number Of Under Votes 0

Craig Stoddart REP 115558 68.98%
Ken Molberg DEM 51976 31.02%
Justice Court of Appeals D5 P6
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 121947
Times Blank Voted 55271
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

David L. Bridges REP 121947 100.00%
Justice Court of Appeals D5 P8
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 121757
Times Blank Voted 55461
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Bill Whitehill REP 121757 100.00%
District Judge D219
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 121799
Times Blank Voted 55419
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Scott J. Becker REP 121799 100.00%
District Judge D296
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 122485
Times Blank Voted 54733
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

John R. Roach, Jr. REP 122485 100.00%
District Judge D366
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 119842
Times Blank Voted 57376
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Ray Wheless REP 119842 100.00%
District Judge D417
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 120244
Times Blank Voted 56974
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

C. McCrann Wheless REP 120244 100.00%
District Judge D429
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 119703
Times Blank Voted 57515
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Jill Willis REP 119703 100.00%
Criminal District Attorney
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 120031
Times Blank Voted 57187
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Greg Willis REP 120031 100.00%
County Judge
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 119555
Times Blank Voted 57663
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Keith Self REP 119555 100.00%
County Court at Law 1
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 119701
Times Blank Voted 57517
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Corinne A. Mason REP 119701 100.00%
County Court at Law 2
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 119258
Times Blank Voted 57960
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Barnett Walker REP 119258 100.00%
County Court at Law 3
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 119207
Times Blank Voted 58011
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Lance S. Baxter REP 119207 100.00%
County Court at Law 4
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 118959
Times Blank Voted 58259
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

David Rippel REP 118959 100.00%
County Court at Law 5
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 119138
Times Blank Voted 58080
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Dan Wilson REP 119138 100.00%
County Court at Law 6
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 118909
Times Blank Voted 58309
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Jay Adam Bender REP 118909 100.00%
County Probate Judge
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 119146
Times Blank Voted 58072
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Weldon S. Copeland REP 119146 100.00%
District Clerk
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 119900
Times Blank Voted 57318
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Andrea Thompson REP 119900 100.00%
County Clerk
Total
Number of Precincts 209
Precincts Reporting 209 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 177218/489032 36.2 %
Total Votes 120337
Times Blank Voted 56881
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Stacey Kemp REP 120337 100.00%
County Commissioner Pct 1 Unexp
Total
Number of Precincts 41
Precincts Reporting 41 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 47321/132386 35.7 %
Total Votes 33217
Times Blank Voted 14104
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Susan Fletcher REP 33217 100.00%
County Commissioner Pct 2
Total
Number of Precincts 51
Precincts Reporting 51 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 41339/113461 36.4 %
Total Votes 27338
Times Blank Voted 14001
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Cheryl Williams REP 27338 100.00%
County Commissioner Pct 4
Total
Number of Precincts 52
Precincts Reporting 52 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 43944/118395 37.1 %
Total Votes 27904
Times Blank Voted 16040
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Duncan Webb REP 27904 100.00%
Justice of the Peace Pct 1
Total
Number of Precincts 38
Precincts Reporting 38 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 23603/67244 35.1 %
Total Votes 16534
Times Blank Voted 7069
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Paul Raleeh REP 16534 100.00%
Justice of the Peace Pct 2
Total
Number of Precincts 33
Precincts Reporting 33 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 18580/51891 35.8 %
Total Votes 13348
Times Blank Voted 5232
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

Jerry Shaffer REP 13348 100.00%
Justice of the Peace Pct 3 P2
Total
Number of Precincts 89
Precincts Reporting 89 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 82829/223153 37.1 %
Total Votes 79531
Times Blank Voted 3298
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

John E. Payton REP 52508 66.02%
Denise Hamilton DEM 27023 33.98%
Justice of the Peace Pct 4
Total
Number of Precincts 49
Precincts Reporting 49 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 52206/146744 35.6 %
Total Votes 37107
Times Blank Voted 15099
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

W. M. Yarbrough REP 37107 100.00%
C Dallas Prop 1
Total
Number of Precincts 13
Precincts Reporting 13 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 9663/27283 35.4 %
Total Votes 8665
Times Blank Voted 998
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

For 8090 93.36%
Against 575 6.64%
C Dallas Prop 2
Total
Number of Precincts 13
Precincts Reporting 13 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 9663/27283 35.4 %
Total Votes 8460
Times Blank Voted 1203
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

For 4855 57.39%
Against 3605 42.61%
C Dallas Prop 3
Total
Number of Precincts 13
Precincts Reporting 13 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 9662/27283 35.4 %
Total Votes 8346
Times Blank Voted 1316
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

For 3036 36.38%
Against 5310 63.62%
C Dallas Prop 4
Total
Number of Precincts 13
Precincts Reporting 13 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 9653/27283 35.4 %
Total Votes 8717
Times Blank Voted 935
Times Over Voted 1
Number Of Under Votes 0

For 6165 70.72%
Against 2552 29.28%
C Dallas Prop 5
Total
Number of Precincts 13
Precincts Reporting 13 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 9653/27283 35.4 %
Total Votes 8240
Times Blank Voted 1413
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

For 6671 80.96%
Against 1569 19.04%
C Dallas Prop 6
Total
Number of Precincts 13
Precincts Reporting 13 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 9653/27283 35.4 %
Total Votes 8104
Times Blank Voted 1549
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

For 7003 86.41%
Against 1101 13.59%
C Dallas Prop 7
Total
Number of Precincts 13
Precincts Reporting 13 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 9653/27283 35.4 %
Total Votes 8351
Times Blank Voted 1302
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

For 7271 87.07%
Against 1080 12.93%
C Dallas Prop 8
Total
Number of Precincts 13
Precincts Reporting 13 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 9653/27283 35.4 %
Total Votes 8726
Times Blank Voted 927
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

For 4369 50.07%
Against 4357 49.93%
C Dallas Prop 9
Total
Number of Precincts 13
Precincts Reporting 13 100.0 %
Vote For 1
Times Counted 9653/27283 35.4 %
Total Votes 8078
Times Blank Voted 1575
Times Over Voted 0
Number Of Under Votes 0

For 7479 92.58%
Against 599 7.42%

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WHO ARE OUR READERS? – Collin County Demographics:

County Seat: McKinney

Area: 848 sq. miles of land, 38 sq. miles of water

Towns and Cities: 27

Estimated Population (2013): 854,788

New residents moving in each day (2013: 55 Paved County Roads: 726 miles

Median Household Income (2012 estimate): $82,238

Median Family Income (2011 estimate): $96,008

Average Taxable Home Value (2013): $238,030

County Tax Rate (2014): $0.2375 per $100 assessed value

Independent School Districts: 21

Special Districts: 2

Hospital Districts: None

County-level Elected Officials: 35

Registered Voters (September 2013): 456,843

Voter Turnout (November 2012): 65.8%

 

Stonebriar getting new steak restaurant; Collin County weekend update

By Brian Bearden

Look for news today on Bret Michaels, Glora D’Arezzo, the Edgefest, a Centennial celebration, Scott Sanford, Scott Turner, Zane Williams, beer gardens, discoveries in Frisco, concerts by the creek in Allen, a new steak place to try in Frisco and much more …

Did you know? In downtown McKinney, Patina Green Home and Market is raffling off a vintage egg basket from France. Are you on the chicken coop tour today? Stop in to get a free iced tea and enter the raffle. … The beer garden is now open at Top Golf in Allen at the Stacy Road exit off U.S. 75. … In Plano, Bavarian Grill has a dog friendly Biergarten just for you and your pets at 75 and Parker Road. … On Saturday night, Zane Williams performs live at Hank’s! Adrian Johnston will open the show! Music starts at 9 p.m. at White Ave. and U.S. 75 in McKinney. In Allen, Gloria D’Arezzo and Friends will be performing at Watters Creek at the Concert by the Creek.

Troop 1066 presents the 9th-annual Spaghetti Dinner and Show at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26. The talent showcase starts at 6:45 p.m. at 2700 Roundrock Trail in Plano. The event is the Scout’s Summer Camp and High Adventure fund-raiser.

Perrys

Pass the word: Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille will open its doors at Stonebriar Centre in Frisco in November 2014. … State Highway 5 in Fairview has been re-opened to thru traffic between FM 2786 (Stacy Road) and FM 1378 (Country Club Road). Work on the project will be ongoing through May for completion of final project tasks. … In McKinney, TxDOT says the entrance to Craig Drive from the U.S. 75 frontage road (north of Eldorado Pkwy.) is expected to remain closed through Wednesday, April 30, while the intersection and new ramp to Eldorado Parkway are completed.

Prosper Centennial Celebration Opening Ceremony will be today. Check the Facebook link for some updates and photos.

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The Frisco Mini Maker Faire will be Saturday and Sunday at the Sci-Tech Discovery Center! Suggestion: Bring the family to check out what more than 50 “makers” are creating—prepare to be impressed and inspired!

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At Frisco’s Mini Maker Faire, Howard Greisdorf’s jewelry making booth displays many gorgeous pieces! Mothers’ Day IS coming up, after all! — at Sci-Tech Discovery Center.

Road Warriors – Rumble about roadways and the future of transportation in the region at a Transportation Town Hall meeting presented by State Rep. Scott Sanford at 7 p.m. April 30 at the Collin Higher Education Center, 3452 Spur 399 and U.S. 75 in McKinney. For more information and to RSVP to the Town Hall, contact rsvp.district70@gmail.com or 972-548-7500.

ScottTurner

In Austin, Scott Turner is running for Texas Speaker of the the House. Turner says: “I believe in America and I believe in the future of Texas. Ingenuity, innovation and hard work have made Texas the best place to live and work. But this is fleeting unless we stand firm on our principles of faith, family and freedom. As Texans, we must strive to be the absolute very best in all we do and we must have leaders with uncompromising integrity, who govern with transparency and accountability.

“As Speaker of the House, I will take swift bold action against federal encroachment, require a fiscally responsible balanced budget and ensure we are eliminating wasteful spending, fight for tax relief for small businesses and hard working Texans, and call for education reform that is focused on what is best for our children.”

Edgefest 24

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Edgefest 24 rolls into Frisco on Saturday at Toyota Stadium at 9200 World Cup Way. Edgefest 24, Beck, The Avett Brothers, Bastille, GROUPLOVE, The Neighbourhood, Switchfoot, MS MR

The Dallas Cowboys signed Pro Bowl defensive end Anthony Spencer to a one-year deal, according to agent Jordan Woy. Last year, Spencer missed all of training camp, plus 15 of 16 games with a leg injury. The Cowboys say he underwent microfracture knee surgery and has been rehabilitating the leg in Dallas during the off-season. Dallas has lost DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher to free agency.

You can be transported back in time to the Prohibition-era music of yesteryear with Matt Tolentino and The Singapore Slingers Orchestra, a quirky retro jazz group presented by McKinney Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Friday, May 2. General admission tickets are $15 and available for purchase online at mckinneyperformingartscenter.org, at MPAC, 111 N. Tennessee St. or by calling MPAC’s Emerson Ticket Office at 214-544-4630.

McKinney Performing Arts Center and the Arts and Music Guild present the opening of the Juried Art Show Saturday, May 3. Artists from the Juried Art Show will be at the public reception at 7 p.m. and winners will be announced in Noble Hall at 8 p.m. Winning artwork will be become permanent pieces of the MPAC Public Art Collection and will be on exhibit in the Gallery at MPAC for public viewing May 3–21.  Visit mckinneyperformingartscenter.org or call 972-547-2650 for additional details.

Mark your calendar for May 31 – Color Up 5K

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Let’s get colorful! A 5K is fine, but the Color Up 5K is fun fun fun! Register for the May 31 race, where you’ll start out wearing pristine white, and finish wearing every color of the rainbow!

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Music in the Square concert series returns to Simpson Plaza in Frisco every Friday evening in June from 7:30 to 9p.m. Motion will open the season on June 6 with its blend of Motown, R&B, pop, and top 40, so save the date!

Bike the Bricks 2014 in historic downtown will be racing into McKinney on Friday, May 23.

Smiles Charity

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Smiles Charity says each ticket gives you the opportunity to win one of these prizes AND the grand prize 2015 Cadillac Escalade (72K value) AND helps us to build a home for a 100 percent disabled Veteran!!
*Griffin Jewelry Diamond Earrings (3K value)
*Kenny Chesney Autographed Rogue Guitar
*Keith Urban Autographed Stratocaster Guitar
*Bret Michaels Autographed Dean Guitar
*$1,000 Orisons Art and Framing Gift Certificate
*Cooper Fitness Personal Training ($300 Value)
*HP Pavilion Laptop
*HP Notebook Computer
*Premier Hair Salon Beauty Basket ($200 value)
*Tivoli Radio ($260 value)
*2 Traxxas Stampede Remote Control cars (30 mph-$249)
*Hot Air Balloon Ride for 2($450 value)
*Universal Studios Orlando Trip for 4-includes 3 night stay and park passes for 4($2500 value)
*Cooper Fitness 1 year Membership ($2293 value)
*Spa Day at Cooper Spa (2 spa treatments and hair service from Jovie Salon)-($450 value)
*Two months of advertising on “Outdoor Competitor” Website and Social Media ($1400 value)
*2 Traxxas Slash remote control cars (30 mph-$299)

Tickets are $100 each/ only 2000 sold. DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN!!!
Go to www.smilescharity.org to purchase your ticket

 

State Rep. Sanford’ s Austin update

Good Afternoon District 70:
As we progress through the 83rd Legislative Session I want to keep you updated on the actions of my office and the Texas Legislature. Thus far this session our office has completed extensive work on the state budget, education, CSCOPE, and ways for Texas to defend our 2nd Amendment rights.
Along with my legislative duties, I have become an active member of the Capitol Commission’sweekly bible study. It has become my priority and highlight to each week in Austin. This organization has helped to keep me grounded and principled down at the Capitol.

Our first piece of legislation is House Bill 783 which places a cap on the size of the state budget. HB783 will not allow the budget to exceed our state’s population growth plus inflation. We filed this bill moments after Governor Perry’s State of the State Address, because during his speech he implored that this type of legislation is needed in Texas.  Our pro-business climate has guided us through the economic down turn the Nation has faced, and I will do everything in my power to maintain that climate.
Throughout this month I have had extensive conversations with constituents and community leaders of District 70 about education and CSCOPE.  In response to our growing concerns with CSCOPE I have Co-Authored House Bill 760 which puts curriculum under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Education, so it can be correctly scrutinized and overseen. The next item I have been combating is S.T.A.R.R. testing. My goal is to substantially reduce testing and return true teaching and learning hours to the classroom.
Finally, on Tuesday Sen. Paxton and I filed House Concurrent Resolution 63 which asserts Texas’ sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and demands that the federal government immediately cease and desist from the actions that infringe on the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. This legislation will make it abundantly clear to President Obama and the rest of the federal government, Texas will not give up our right to protect our families, homes, and businesses.
Throughout this session I encourage you to use my office as a resource, and please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance to you at 512-463-0356. Also if you are on social media I encourage all of you to follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/scottsanford.us, on Twitter at @Scott_SanfordTX, or on Instagram at Scott_SanfordTX.
For God and Texas,
Scott Sanford
State Representative – House District 70

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State Rep. Sanford gives invocation in Austin



On Thursday, State Rep. Scott Sanford said: “This morning I had the honor of delivering the invocation during the opening of the House of Reps. It is always humbling to look around the Chamber and know that I get to serve the people of District 70 in this amazing Capitol.” #txlege

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Meet your new representatives Nov. 13

REPUBLICAN WOMEN OF NORTH COLLIN COUNTY INVITE YOU TO
MEET YOUR LEGISLATIVE LEADERS!

 
State Senator-Elect Ken Paxton Representative-Elect Scott Sanford Representative-Elect, Scott Turner  Representative-Elect Jeff Leach
 
Want to know what the 83rd Legislative Session topics will be and how they impact Collin County? Then join us Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. to hear special guests, State Senator-Elect Ken Paxton (Dist. 8), Representative-Elect Scott Sanford (Dist 70), Representative-Elect, Scott Turner (Dist. 33) and Representative-Elect Jeff Leach (Dist. 67)  discuss topics ranging from the upcoming Speaker of the House race, health care, transportation and education issues.

You will not want to miss this meeting as we hear what the 140 days in Austin holds for our County beginning in January, 2013.
 
Date:        Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Time:        11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Buffet lunch served at 11:30 a.m.
                  $20.00pp (cash at the door)
Place:       Stonebriar Country Club
                 5050 Country Club Drive
                 Frisco, Texas 75034

In addition, RWNCC is one again partnering with AIRBOURNE ANGEL CADETS OF TEXAS. This organization is a 501c3 charity who sends care packages to our service men and women in 5 platoons in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as other overseas remote posts. The care packages include toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, baby wipes/wet wipes in small packages, beef jerky, Ramen Noodles (no pork), tuna in dry pack, snack & cracker packages, small packages of hard candy and magazines.  In addition white or black cotton socks (no logos) are needed.
With the holidays upon us lets work to give these brave people a “touch of home”. Financial donations will be accepted for postage to mail the packages.

Please bring some of these items to the meeting. They will be  collected by our Outreach Chairman, Sandy Simpson.

Both men and women are welcome to attend our meetings. Reservations can be made at www.rwncc.org, or contact Terri Green at terri@terrigreenlaw.com and pay–$20 cash at the door. See you there!

**State Representatives Jodie Laubenberg and Van Taylor are unable to join us that day due to prior commitments.

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Cruz sparks conservatives on race to runoff

By Brian Bearden

Cautious conservatives packed a McKinney tea party rally Tuesday to decide if Ted Cruz has what it takes to battle higher taxes, the president’s health care law, voter fraud, a government looking to steal their liberties and the mysterious United Nations’ Agenda 21.
“Obamacare will be fought at the ballot box and in the Senate,” Cruz said. “Now is not the time for conciliation and moderation. Now is the time to draw a line in the sand. If you elect me, I intend to lead the fight in the senate to repeal every word in Obamacare. I give you my word, Texas will lead the fight to turn our nation around.

“It is easy for us to be frustrated by what has happened in Washington,” Cruz said. “In 2010, conservatives and the tea party helped win elections across the country, and it seems like nothing happened. We are frustrated by how slow change can be. I’m here to tell you that 2012 will be the second half of what we started, what you started, in 2010.”

Cruz outlined the mission for the tea party.
“Number 1, we must defeat Barack Obama,” Cruz said. “I am convinced that will happen. Number 2, we must win a majority in the senate and retire [Senate Majority Leader and Democrat] Harry Reid.”
At the meeting in Allen at Cottonwood Creek Baptist church, where newly elected State Representative Scott Sanford serves as executive pastor, Cruz did not receive a pass as tea party members and guests listened intently to his speech. Then they hammered him with questions to find a hole in his armor and to make sure his views weren’t actually more liberal than their own.
McKinney activist Jeremiah Joseph Hammer said he was encouraged by an auditorium full of people genuinely interested and actively engaged in the political process, some intelligent questions and a sense of genuine care and concern from everyone there. Hammer said he was impressed by “well thought-out questions asked by the audience: the first from a girl not yet old enough to vote, the second from a young man.”
Cruz said that if he wins the July 31 runoff in the Republican primary for senate that he will go to Washington with them in mind.
“It is your future we are fighting for,” Cruz said. “You might not be old enough yet to vote, but you are old enough to get on a phone bank or get on Facebook and Twitter and tell your friends and spread the word. I am honored you are here fighting right alongside us.”
Cruz said he will take on go-along to get-along politicians in both parties and challenge the establishment as a senator from Texas.
“They view us as sheep,” Cruz said. “We need to stand up and fight for liberty.”
McKinney tea party officials said Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst was invited to the meeting in the Allen church across the Sam Rayburn Tollway / 121 from McKinney, but could not attend.
One McKinney tea party member challenged Cruz not to fall in line with other big government politicians if he wins the runoff and the general election in November.
“We are in a run-off against a Lt. Governor who is supposed to win,” Cruz said. “We are not supposed to be here, and we were not supposed to make it this far. We are running against the establishment candidate. We should not be even with him in fund-raising but we are thanks to hard working grass-roots conservatives and the tea party.
“We are running the insurgent grass-roots conservative race in this election,” Cruz said, adding the average contribution to his campaign is $165. “I am here tonight asking you to hold me accountable.”
Cruz said Republicans win elections when they communicate their message effectively. “Democrats win when they obfuscate what they believe in,” Cruz said. “The Democrats who have won were smooth-talking snake oil salesmen.
“Barack Obama won because he ran as a small government conservative,” Cruz said, asking voters to imagine if Obama had run on what he had planned to do once he took office. Cruz ran down a list of the president’s achievements.
He said under Obama bureaucrats are ignoring laws, changing rules and “jamming it down your throats.”
One example Cruz cited is the health care law. Cruz said the president has been telling the “entire country it is not a tax” and then celebrating the Supreme Court ruling that “Obamacare is a tax.”
Cruz has been picking up steam since the field has been narrowed down to two candidates in the May 29 Texas Primary.
“Down in the [Rio Grande] valley, they said they usually have 20 to 30 people show up to meet the candidates. They were packed. It is that way everywhere we go. In the valley, they told me ‘You are the only candidate who has actually come here to hear what we have to say. Everyone else only comes in for a fund-raiser.”
NO TIME FOR NICE GUYS
Cruz pointed to Sen. John McCain’s choice to be nice when running against President Obama in 2008.
“You can see where that got us,” Cruz said, adding where is it said that Republicans have to fight like little kids. Cruz said if you want to repeal Obamacare … shrink the size of government … throw out the tax code for a flat tax, audit the Federal Reserve, secure the border, battle the U.N. and open up natural resources for serious exploration and development, he is the choice for Republican voters.
“There are 35 Republicans in Washington who are terrified out of their minds by the prospect of tea party and conservatives winning elections,” Cruz said. “We must pick up 10 to 12 to 15 strong conservatives in the Senate in this election.”
Cruz waived off any suggestions that a moderate can save the Constitution.
“Has anyone ever gone to Washington and grown a backbone?” Cruz asked. “Politicians can strut like peacocks and give a good speech but we all know that talk is cheap. I’ve only had two heroes in my life. My dad and Ronald Reagan. I have spent my life studying and fighting for the Constitution.
“In Texas, all Republicans have an issues page on their Web site,” he said. “The political consultants give them the same things to say. In Texas, the right answer is ‘I am for the Second Amendment.’ Even the Democrats say that. If you go to our Web site, we don’t have an issues page. Instead, our Web page tells you what we have accomplished. As the scriptures say, ‘You shall know them by their work.’ I won a landmark case upholding that right.”
ENDORSEMENTS
Cruz said he’s not concerned about David Dewhurst receiving the endorsements of the Dallas or Houston newspapers. He said the first three questions he received from The Dallas Morning News were about a need for a moderate, bipartisan compromiser.
“I just laughed when they asked me the third question,” Cruz said. “I told them, ‘If you are looking for a moderate, bipartisan compromiser, I am not your guy.’ “
Cruz said Dewhurst deserves both endorsements if that’s the criteria for picking a senator.
“For once in my life, I agree with the Houston Chronicle,” Cruz said. “David Dewhurst is a moderate, and he should be proud of it.”
Cruz said Texas needs a senator who will stand up to voter fraud.
“Voter fraud is a huge issue,” he said. “Democrats argue voter fraud does not exist. We need to stand and be vigilant against it. The best defense against voter fraud is a landslide.”
After his speech and question-answer period, Cruz did not rush off. Instead, he greeted voters and posed for pictures.
“I’ll be here until the cows come home,” Cruz said. “I am here for one single reason: To thank you. This election will be won by conservatives. It is the dead of summer. It is hot out. Everyone is on vacation. We are in the run-off. If conservatives show up, we win. Run-offs are won by grass-roots conservatives. If you agree that it is important that the next senator from Texas be a fighter and a conservative, then we need everyone here to get out our message, and bring 10 friends out to vote. The senate is the battlefield.”
Cruz fielded a tea party question about the United Nations’ Agenda 21 (www.un.org/esa/dsd/agenda21), calling it a war on U.S. sovereignty.
“You can count on me to be one of the leading defenders of U.S. sovereignty and the U.N. with every breathe of my body,” Cruz said.
One of the questions from tea party dealt with population control.
“What this fight is all about is not health care,” Cruz said. “It is about liberty and tyranny. You have a bunch of nanny state, good government nimrods who want to run our lives. They promise hope and change, and in every instance their good intentions have led to shared suffering and misery.”
REACTIONS
What was Jeremiah Joseph Hammer’s view after hearing Cruz?
Hammer said: “My take on Ted Cruz after hearing him talk for the first time. Disingenuous. Egomaniac. Obsessed with war and fighting. Little differentiation between him and Dewhurst. … Is likely being test marketed by GOP along with Marco Rubio for VP spot. … As religiously misguided as Scott Sanford.”
Cody Baker: “Tea Party 2.0!! We are awake!”
Steve Spence:  “Tea Party carried 2010, and we do it again in 2012.”
Carol Cole: “I am re-energized and inspired.”
Pastor Stephen Broden, a former candidate for Congress in Dallas, said the tea party left the event energized by Cruz. Broden, who leads Texans for the Protection of the Constitution and opened the McKinney tea party meeting by reading the Declaration of Independence, estimated the attendance Tuesday at more than 500.
“There was an energy there, one of action,” Broden, senior pastor at Fair Park Bible Fellowship, said. “The Tea Party is maturing, and [we] are ready to fight! The power is in ‘We the people.’ If each of you silverheads in here will talk to your children, we can win. They may think you are a kook, but you need to invest your time and help them recognize the urgency of the situation. We have seen a quickening in America. All three branches of government are rapidly moving to take away our freedom and liberty.”
Notable: Want to hear more from Cruz? The candidate was on the Wayne Richard Show on 1190 AM at 2 p.m. Saturday. Look for the podcast at standwithwayne.com
LINKS
Ted Cruz: www.tedcruz.org

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