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Celebrity politicians test voter interest in post-Trump era

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So Caitlyn Jenner is the new Repub rising star.....

I wonder what the pro-Trump, bible-thumping Evangelicals will think of that...

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Jenner is an idiot and Yang is an embarrassment.

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here is a great policy here. as a trans person and an athlete, Jenner would know.

Still getting attacked by liberals anyway for this comment.

"This is a question of fairness. That's why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls' sports in school," said Jenner, a Republican who is one of the most high-profile transgender Americans in public life. "It just isn't fair.

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So Caitlyn Jenner is the new Repub rising star.....

He/she thinks so, lol

I wonder what the pro-Trump, bible-thumping Evangelicals will think of that...

As you can tell, no one is supporting Jenner

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we won that election yesterday in Texas by 20 points that Dems claimed they would flip.

No celebrities were needed, just a Trump endorsement.

The anti-Trump candidate came in 9th or 10th.

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we won that election yesterday in Texas

Republicans won an election in Texas? That's amazing!;)

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best Dem hope of 2021, according to liberal media. ummm Sanchez (D) didnt even make the top 2.

with the "D" standing for Disappointment.

https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/551073-tomorrows-special-election-in-texas-is-the-democrats-best-house-hope-in-2021

The most likely scenario is a runoff between Wright and Sanchez. And while Wright would be the initial favorite, the more divisive the intra-GOP competition gets and the less resounding Wright’s first round performance, the better Sanchez would be positioned for a potential runoff victory, which is the Democratic Party’s most realistic hope to increase its narrow House majority in 2021.

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Republicans won an election in Texas? That's amazing!;)

That’s like saying, it’s a shocker a Democrat won the State of California.

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my point is simply that the Trump backed candidate won and no Democrat even proceeded to the next round.

Republicans dont need "celebrity" candidates, Trump IS the celebrity and his endorsement still matters. I wonder if he will actually endorse Jenner here or not.

The "we hate Trump" Republicans endorsed the 9th place finisher in Texas.

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Trump only won Texas by a very small margin for a big red state. About 600,000 votes.

Uh-huh, lol

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Republicans dont need "celebrity" candidates, Trump IS the celebrity and his endorsement still matters.

The "we hate Trump" Republicans endorsed the 9th place finisher in Texas.

And that is exactly why the GOP is toxic and needs to cheat a lot in order to win the next presidential elections.

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I wonder what the pro-Trump, bible-thumping Evangelicals will think of that...

If Republicans in South Carolina could vote in a female Indian-American as governor and a black man as their US Senator (defeating Strom Thurmond’s son) anything is possible.

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That’s like saying, it’s a shocker a Democrat won the State of California.

You got the joke. Congratulations?

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If Republicans in South Carolina could vote in a female Indian-American as governor and a black man as their US Senator (defeating Strom Thurmond’s son) anything is possible.

That is very true. After all, the "bible-thumping Evangelicals" had no qualms voting for the least religious presidential candidate in history, a known liar and philanderer who cheats on his wife with porn stars. Those people don't have actual values or principles to follow, so yeah, anything is possible.

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Trump only won Texas by a very small margin for a big red state. About 600,000 votes.

Uh-huh, lol

Texas is getting closer. You can uh-huh, lol, smh or ROFL and counter with anecdotes, but the numbers don’t lie.

Are you saying this isn’t a concern for republicans?

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Celebrity politicians don't have a great track record. It's depressing that the focus isn't on the people they seek to represent.

I believe, or I hope, that US voters have sense and aren't blinded by the artificial light from these weekend politicians. Be they Republicans or Democrats.

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And that is exactly why the GOP is toxic and needs to cheat a lot in order to win the next presidential elections.

Say the people that whine about voter verification, interesting how so many minorities that have homes and apartments, wonder if they needed to verify who they are in order to qualify…..

Now that Florida and other Republican red states are ensuring that there is zero cheating, the left still complain…smh

Texas is getting closer. You can uh-huh, lol, smh or ROFL and counter with anecdotes,

The liberal numbers would tell them so, they also had the numbers that Trump was going to lose Florida. Lol

but the numbers don’t lie. 

Florida and many Red States they did. Remember Pelosi said, the Dems were going to overwhelmingly gain seats in the House and Senate that didn’t happen as well

Are you saying this isn’t a concern for republicans?

Texas, absolutely not.

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Now that Florida and other Republican red states are ensuring that there is zero cheating, the left still complain…smh

At last the far right admit to cheating.

Texas, absolutely not.

Sounds like the much trumpeted never going to happen, on the possiblitly of 45 losing the election.

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Now that Florida and other Republican red states are ensuring that there is zero cheating

The amount of cheating was already zero. The GOP is simply ensuring that people will have a harder time voting so that their toxic candidates can win. They have no policies and no agenda other than that.

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Name recognition is important, but not everything.

Start on the school board, if you want to get into politics and don't have a law degree.

And a law degree would be nice - don't need to practice law, but having that sheepskin is important ... for a "law maker."

Call me crazy.

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Texas is getting closer. You can uh-huh, lol, smh or ROFL and counter with anecdotes,

The liberal numbers would tell them so

The numbers are clear over the last few presidential elections - Texas is getting closer. Romney beat Obama by 1,200,000 votes in 2012, Trump beat Clinton by about 800,000 votes in 2016, Trump beat Biden by about 600,000 votes in 2020. Three elections is a pretty decent gauge of change. From 2012 to 2020 the percentage vote for the Republican candidate dropped from 57% to 52%.

This should be taken seriously.

This has nothing to do with liberal or conservative views. Perhaps you regard these numbers as being part of massive election fraud, but there is no proof of that.

I’d say strategists of either party should be fired if they reacted to these numbers with a Lol.

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And we had an election yesterday where the Republican candidates got 60-65% of the vote and 3 of the top 4 spots.

not even close.

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At last the far right admit to cheating.

I never said that, don’t put words in my mouth. I said, Republicans are ensuring that there is no cheating, no voter suppression, no irregularities, that way both sides can rest easier. That’s a good thing for the US.

Sounds like the much trumpeted never going to happen, on the possiblitly of 45 losing the election.

The GOP just gained 2 house seats in Texas. So no, not worried

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/texas-gains-house-seats-while-new-york-loses-in-census-count/ar-BB1g4YNo

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Trump only won Florida by a small margin. In 2008 and 2012 Florida voted for Obama.

That’s not the point, the point is, liberals bought the idea it was going to turn blue, it didn’t and probably won’t

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That’s not the point, the point is, liberals bought the idea it was going to turn blue

No they didn't, actually. Very few people (if any?) believed Texas would turn blue last year, but most credible analysts are simply pointing out to the rapidly shrinking vote difference between republican and democratic candidates, which is indicating Texas could eventually turn blue in the future. That is what people mean by Texas turning "pink".

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not even close.

Yeah, in Texas.

Tell that to Kelly Loeffler and that other Republican rook who lost his senate seat.

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actually they did. I posted it above.

this was about yesterday election, that the MOST LIKELY scenario is that the Dem Sanchez would come in 2nd. they then went further to tell us the scenario how the Dem could win the runoff.

Or has the meaning of most likely changed too?

Cant wait for this next round of elections that dont have the COVID-19 relaxations of the voting rules.

*The most likely scenario is a runoff between Wright and Sanchez.*

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