A Texas Blueprint for A Red Wave Election in 2018 ~ VIDEO

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USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- I have been writing a lot about the power of a big choice election in November.

This week, the Texas Republicans won a special election for a state senate district along the Mexican border. Every Republican campaign in the country should study this race carefully.

You may not have read about this GOP victory, because the liberal national media is not exactly excited to report that Republicans reclaimed a seat they had not held in 139 years. The liberal media is especially shy about reporting on a Republican victory in a district Hillary Clinton carried by 11.6 percent in the 2016 election.

From the Left’s standpoint, this victory is even more frightening because the district is 73 percent African American and Hispanic.

Furthermore, at a time when people are touting gigantic Democrat voter turnout and lagging Republican participation, this special election runoff had twice as many voters as the last Texas State Senate special election runoff in February, 2015. In fact, the turnout for this race went up from 26,207 in the first round of the election to 44,487 in the runoff, according to Sam Taylor with the Texas Secretary of State’s Office. The Republicans turned out 23,576 to the Democrats’ 20,911.

Pete Flores, the Republican victor, spent 27 years as a game warden. As Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick told me, “Flores was tireless as a campaigner. He put 7,000 miles on his car during the last five weeks of the campaign.”

In many ways, the Flores all-out, personal campaigning resembled President Trump in the last weeks of the 2016 campaign. This is a good reminder to Republicans that campaigns matter, and you can’t predict who will win six weeks out from an election.

Pete Flores
Pete Flores

Flores had run four years earlier and lost by 20 points. Now, he is the first Hispanic Republican State Senator in Texas (yet another reason the liberal media is avoiding talking about the race). Since Flores defeated former Democratic Congressman Pete Gallego, his victory has some extra punch to it.

Lieutenant Governor Patrick said this race was a classic example of a big choice campaign. He had read my recent paper, The Republican Choice for 2018: Win or Lose, which outlines the importance of big choice campaigns over small choice campaigns and said this was a perfect example of the potential for a big choice campaign to overwhelm the media bias (a point Brooke Rollins had also made to me).

The big choices in this 17-county border district were:

Right to life versus tax-paid abortion. As devout Catholics, many Hispanic voters simply won’t vote for a liberal once they understand they are for tax-paid abortion. Of course, every Democrat who is campaigning for free government-run health care is campaigning for tax-paid abortion.

Safe borders versus dangerous gangs. As Lieutenant Governor Patrick explained, “most law-abiding Hispanics support controlling the border, stopping criminals, and keeping their community safe from gangs like MS-13.” As he pointed out, he campaigned four years ago on repealing the sanctuary city law in Texas and got about 50 percent of the Hispanic vote. Flores’s own campaign website clearly states: “Our borders must be secure, and our communities must be safe…We will make Texas borders secure and a bad place to be for criminals and gangs. We are and must remain a state where the rule of law reigns.”

Gun rights versus gun control. Many Hispanic voters strongly support the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. They distrust and oppose liberals who want to have government control their guns.

Local rule versus centralized bureaucracy. Most Hispanic voters favor smaller government, lower taxes, and more community rather than Washington controls (or Austin controls in this case).

Work versus welfare. There is a strong work ethic in the Hispanic community, and the job-creating power of the Trump system is being admired and applauded. Currently having the lowest Hispanic unemployment rate in history is a real asset for Republicans in the 2018 campaign.

Matt Walter, the president of the Republican State Leadership Committee, noted that this was the 38th Republican special election victory in 2018 – more than the Democrats have won. This makes you wonder how big the supposed blue wave is going to be if the Democrats keep losing actual elections – when the people, rather than the media have a voice.

So, every Republican candidate, campaign, professional, and activist should look carefully at this Republican victory in Texas.

  • If we have the courage to make the 2018 midterm a big choice election.
  • If we have the courage to campaign on issues which the American people support – even if the liberal media hates them and despises us for raising them.
  • If we are willing to go into every neighborhood and every precinct and appeal to every American of every background.
  • If we are willing to challenge liberal lies and distortions head on and force the Left to admit they are not true.
  • If we do this at the national level in the media and the local level in each campaign.
  • If we pick up the big choice themes President Trump is beginning to lay out (note his recent rally speech in Montana).

Then I think election night 2018 could be an even bigger upset – with even more shocking and decisive Republican victories – than election night 2016 was.

This is the lesson of the great victory in the Texas State Senate District 19 special election. It is not based on a theory. It is based on real victories, in real elections.

Now, we must believe, act, and fight. The 2018 victory is there for the earning.

Your Friend,
Newt

P.S. This November, voters will decide between two competing alternative universes. In my new e-book, The Republican Choice for 2018: Win or Lose,


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Don Baker

The gun issue is one reason the democrat lost.

Dan
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Dan

My question is, who are all these traitors voting for Demonrats? Don’t they know whats at stake?

Edwin Schur
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Edwin Schur

People forget, what happens when you wake up the sleeping giant! Time has come to smell the flowers and tug on those demcratic weeds.and getum out of our ground! Old fashion tar and feather job and air drop them over to russis or cuba. Let those demo figure out how to wipe their butts with only one news paper in the country!Wake up America and smell the flowers.Youve lost more rights in the last eight yr.because of your button pushing,ignoance then youll know.AND ,while maybe for a crash course you might want to watch THE movie RED DAWN and talk… Read more »

Edwin Schur
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Edwin Schur

People are finally starting to smell the flowers and tugg on those weeds! These demwits forget what happen the last time they woke up the sleeping giant?

Rock
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Rock

Not ONE Democrta/lib…………… ZERO !
Not one RINO…………. ZERO !

Rock
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Rock

That was to be… Not ONE Democrat/lib !

Jack
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Jack

No longer be concerned about the spelling of the Democrat Party as it no longer exist. The people in the current group are not democratic.

m.
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m.

a blue wave is what happens when some people flush their toilet bowl

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

I hope that Pete Flores campaigns to support Ted Cruz!

eaglesnester
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eaglesnester

This up coming election is the most important election in the history of the United States. If the dems get a majority kiss the Constitution good by. This could spark a second civil war after citizens have had their rights taken away under color of law and have nothing to lose. The dems have no skin in the game and do not understand what true patriots believe and hold dear. They are walking past the graveyard of history and have no understanding of what caused rebellions in other countries. In the United States the battle of Athens comes to mind… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@eaglesnester, I have to agree about this next election. The hiLIARy has already called for a change in our federal government. Various democrats have called for a return to higher taxes and open borders. And we all know what the socialist democrat’s want for our civil rights.
Don’t go on vacation. Don’t go to your wife’s cousin’s daughter’s wedding only one state over. Don’t go hunting “cause I’ll have plenty of time.” Don’t even go to the Norsky Troll ” all you can eat” smorgasbord! Go vote.

Ansel Hazen
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Ansel Hazen

Could Spark? If any part of the bill of rights is messed with it HAD BETTER spark a response.

m.
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m.

rather call it a texas red-print