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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:33 AM

Abbott says Biden will fade and Trump will win Texas

by Jonathan Tilove


When I interviewed Gov. Greg Abbott for his take on the just completed legislative session, I noted that with Donald Trump up for reelection, some competitive congressional seats and control of the Texas House on the line, 2020 should be a pretty spectacular year in Texas politics.

It should be, the governor said. Its shaping up.

Abbott wont be on the ballot, but hes taking a keen interest in how the presidential race might play out in Texas, which, based on early polls, could be close in a state that hasnt seen a close contest for president since Bob Dole beat Bill Clinton by 5 percentage points in 1996.

Heres an unknown factor, Abbott continued. Were seeing something that I have predicted. And that is that (former Vice President Joe) Biden is going to fall. If Biden falls, I think Democrats will have trouble in Texas. Hes not one of these off-the-deep-end leftists who has already adopted the leftist agenda. But in order to win the nomination, hes increasingly having to take positions that are kind of contrary to where hes been, like suddenly moving away from the Hyde Amendment, things like that.

https://www.statesman.com/news/20190614/tilove-abbott-says-biden-will-fade-and-trump-will-win-texas

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:45 AM

1. just the fact that republicans will have to put effort into winning Texas says a lot

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:49 AM

2. Put a Texan on the ticket and the challenge will be daunting.

I'll also enjoy rubbing it in to some of my Republican relatives.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:52 AM

3. it would also be nice to have less ass kissing of Florida and Ohio

and to show we can win even without them.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:59 AM

4. Agreed.

If Democrats make substantial showings in Texas and Arizona it could change the political calculus for presidential elections. The states in the Southwest rarely see any presidential contenders campaign in their states.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:58 AM

5. Texas republicans are worried

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 09:26 AM

6. They're Already Rigging the Voting Machines

Thete will be epic Republican cheating in 2020.

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