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Chad’s Morning Brief: Texas Primary Election Results and Other Top Stories

Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of March 5, 2014. Give me your feedback below and tune in to The Chad Hasty Show for these and many more topics from 8:30 to 11am. Remember, you can listen online at KFYO.com or on your iPhone/Android with the radioPup App.

Results

There were few surprises in the state-wide Republican Primary races. Dan Patrick will face Lt. Governor David Dewhurst in a runoff election for Lt. Governor. Dan Branch will face Ken Paxton in a runoff for Texas Attorney General. And the Comptroller’s race will either be won by Glen Hegar or it will go into a runoff as well with Harvey Hilderbran still holding on.

Senator John Cornyn easily won his primary race against Steve Stockman and a list of other candidates. This race surprised absolutely no one, but if you look at some of the state-wide and national press you wouldn’t believe that. The media is treating the Cornyn win as a punch in the gut to the Tea Party. It wasn’t. What people must remember is that just because you call yourself a member of the Tea Party doesn’t mean you will become a serious candidate. Ted Cruz didn’t win just because he had that Tea Party label. Ted Cruz won because he is a talented politician who ran an organized campaign. He didn’t do or say anything crazy, unlike Steve Stockman. Cruz was also running for an open seat and not against the Senior Senator who has a pretty good voting record. The Tea Party/Conservative movement isn’t dead. But please, let’s stop running embarrassments for office.

Locally, there were no real surprises. Charles Perry easily defeated Steve Massengale in the race for HD83. Congressman Randy Neugebauer sailed through his primary as well though his numbers in Lubbock County weren’t very impressive.

Today on the show I discuss these races and get your thoughts as well.

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Hernandez Under Fire for Comments 

Officials See Few Voter ID Problems

Russia Test-Fires Missile 

White House to Extend Obamacare “Fix” 

Discrimination and My Brother’s Keeper

These and many more topics coming up on today’s edition of The Chad Hasty Show. Tune in mornings 8:30-11am on News/Talk 790 KFYO, streaming online at kfyo.com, and now on your iPhone and Android device with the radioPup App. All guest interviews can be heard online in our podcast section after the show at kfyo.com.

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