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The Medina Conservatives: How Many Today and How Many Tomorrow?

This is the second in a series of five morning stories about today's elections I'll be posting every hour. The first one: "How Does Rick Perry Beat Bill White Without Moderates and Without Medina Conservatives?"

On the Republican side of the ticket, the most important returns tonight won't be for Rick Perry, and they won't be for Kay Bailey Hutchison. Debra Medina's support tonight -- and what her supporters do tomorrow -- could define the next eight months in a way nothing else we see in tonight's numbers can.

Debra Medina, no matter what, is not getting behind Rick Perry. From the Statesman's profile on her, "Medina was a controversial force in Wharton County Politics":

The old-guard Republicans accuse Medina and her supporters of being closeted Libertarians, while the Medina fans say the others aren't real Republicans because they don't adhere strictly to the GOP platform on issues such as abortion.

What both sides can agree on is that the Wharton County Republican Party wasn't the same after Medina took over.

Shaking things up in her party seems to be a pattern for Medina, who has sued the state Republican Party, clashed with Murrile over county spending and is now running for governor in a GOP primary that already includes two heavyweights, Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

When asked if she would support Hutchison or Perry, Medina has said she would support a third party candidate (Source: " The Debra Medina Show: How She Unveiled Rick Perry's Fake Tea Party Persona"). In yesterday's Fort Worth Star-Telegram, one Medina supporter prominently said she would not be supporting Perry and quite possibly the still-to-be-chosen Libertarian party candidate in November.

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Debra what a great role model

for women. I am so proud of her.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

Moving forward!

good article on Medina campaign..shameless bump for more to see!

Sounds like she may throw support to a Libertarian candidate.

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd


be interesting to see what develops from here on out, eh?

"...But don't count Debra Medina out yet, I don't know if she has any quit in her..."


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Good article~Medina has no 'quit' in her!!

It will be very interesting..she will still be quite a force to reckon with!!

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd