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    Noriega blasts Cornyn in UT visit

    Noriega blasts Cornyn in UT visit
    GOP Senate incumbent waffles on immigration reform, challenger says
    By R.G. RATCLIFFE
    Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau
    Oct. 6, 2008, 11:48PM

    AUSTIN — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Noriega on Monday said Republican incumbent John Cornyn is an "obstructionist" on immigration reform who wants to have it "both ways" for political purposes.

    Noriega, speaking to students at the University of Texas, also likened the $700 billion economic recovery legislation to the invasion of Iraq. Noriega said federal officials have no real plan for helping Wall Street and the American economy.

    "The invasion of Iraq was a similar blunder, where you're making it up as you go along," Noriega said.

    Cornyn spokesman Kevin McLaughlin countered that Cornyn has been a leader in the fight for immigration reform. He accused Noriega of "fear-mongering" for votes.

    McLaughlin also said it was hypocritical of Noriega to criticize the economic recovery package and then have New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton raise money for him in South Texas a day after she joined Cornyn and 73 other senators in voting for the package.

    Though the forum was small, about 20 students participating in a lecture series, Noriega's critiques of Cornyn likely demonstrated the kinds of differences he plans to accentuate with the incumbent when they meet in their first statewide televised debate on Thursday. That debate will be carried on public broadcasting system channels.

    Noriega's sharpest criticism of the first-term senator occurred in response to a student's questions on immigration. Noriega said Cornyn has told border officials he opposes a fence to halt illegal immigration, and then voted in favor of some fencing in strategic areas.

    He also said Cornyn supported immigration legislation that included "deport and re-port" provisions that would have required illegal immigrants to leave the country and then return before being eligible for work visas or possible citizenship. That plan, Noriega said, is impractical and one that Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona described as obstructionist.

    "There are those who, for political purposes, want to have it both ways," said Noriega, adding that these politicians want to look like they are working for immigration reform while blocking it so immigration will remain a hot political issue.

    Afterward, he said he believes Cornyn is one of those politicians.

    McLaughlin described Noriega's attack as "irresponsible." He noted that 70 border sheriffs, mayors and members of the Border Patrol have endorsed Cornyn's re-election.

    "Rick Noriega wants to promote fear-mongering and to scare people into voting for him," McLaughlin said.

    On the $700 billion economic recovery package, which focuses on buying bad mortgage debt from Wall Street, Noriega said he read a story in The New York Times over the weekend stating that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is only now putting together a team of economic advisers on how to use the money. Noriega said that means the government is moving forward without a plan.

    But McLaughlin said moving without a plan would have been to vote on the bare-bones plan that originally was proposed by Paulson and the White House. McLaughlin said the final plan was more than 400 pages long and passed on bipartisan votes in both the Senate and House.

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    Sure Noriega did... The University of Texas is friendly OBL territory.

    Ol' Noriega was in his comfortzone. However, the guy is a flake that constantly runs his mouth and is wrong as the days are long. He can't keep his foot out of his mouth.

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    Although Cornyn does "flip" on the issue of ILLEGALS he is a much better choice and much stronger than Texas's other United States Senator. But saddly they are all Politicians and most are lawyers.

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    Unfortunately for Cornyn, after his vote supporting this Bailout he will not get my vote again. However, Noriega is a much worse choice as he has no problem saying he wants amnesty. So once again, I will give my vote to a 3rd party.
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    Texas .... U.S. Senate

    (Incumbent)
    John Cornyn (R-TX) (Grade B+) SAVE
    Campaign Address
    Post Office Box 13026
    Austin, TX 78711
    Phone: 512-494-8535
    Campaign Website:
    http://www.johncornyn.com/
    Campaign Email:
    info@johncornyn.com
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    (Challenger)
    Rick Noriega (Democratic),
    Campaign Address
    Post Office Box 231163
    Houston, TX 77223
    Phone: 713-921-7425
    Phone: 512-628-6010
    Fax: 713-621-4484
    Campaign Website:
    http://ricknoriega.com/
    Campaign Webmail:
    http://ricknoriega.com/contact ...
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    Yvonne Adams Schick (Libertarian) Campaign Website:
    http://yvonneforsenate.com
    Campaign Address
    4105 Crawford Road
    Spicewood, TX 78669
    Phone: 512-264-9218
    E-Mail:
    info@yvonneschick.com
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    Yvonne Schick will fight for you as Texas' U.S. Senator
    Yvonne Schick is the Libertarian Party candidate for United States Senator from the state of Texas. Her energy and commitment are needed now in the U.S. Senate. If elected, Yvonne will work tirelessly to:


    End the interventionist war in Iraq and stay out of no-win nation building actions
    Let everyone keep more of the money they earn
    Secure our borders and end illegal immigration
    Eliminate the income tax and the IRS
    Stop run away spending that is bankrupting our country and making us increasingly dependent on China and Saudi Arabia
    Protect our privacy and stop any national ID card
    Restore our constitutional rights that have been trampled by the "Patriot Act"
    Stop the central banking policies that are causing the rapid increase in the cost of fuel and food
    End corporate welfare and bail out programs that protect businesses from the consequences of bad practices

    Might want to contact her office and get more information on her immigration stance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOSADFORUS
    Texas .... U.S. Senate


    Yvonne Schick will fight for you as Texas' U.S. Senator
    Yvonne Schick is the Libertarian Party candidate for United States Senator from the state of Texas. Her energy and commitment are needed now in the U.S. Senate. If elected, Yvonne will work tirelessly to:


    End the interventionist war in Iraq and stay out of no-win nation building actions
    Let everyone keep more of the money they earn
    Secure our borders and end illegal immigration
    Eliminate the income tax and the IRS
    Stop run away spending that is bankrupting our country and making us increasingly dependent on China and Saudi Arabia
    Protect our privacy and stop any national ID card
    Restore our constitutional rights that have been trampled by the "Patriot Act"
    Stop the central banking policies that are causing the rapid increase in the cost of fuel and food
    End corporate welfare and bail out programs that protect businesses from the consequences of bad practices

    Might want to contact her office and get more information on her immigration stance.

    Yvonne Schick is exactly who I planned on voting for. I just sent her the Numbers USA survey. I will post the results if I get it back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtex
    Quote Originally Posted by SOSADFORUS
    Texas .... U.S. Senate


    Yvonne Schick will fight for you as Texas' U.S. Senator
    Yvonne Schick is the Libertarian Party candidate for United States Senator from the state of Texas. Her energy and commitment are needed now in the U.S. Senate. If elected, Yvonne will work tirelessly to:


    End the interventionist war in Iraq and stay out of no-win nation building actions
    Let everyone keep more of the money they earn
    Secure our borders and end illegal immigration
    Eliminate the income tax and the IRS
    Stop run away spending that is bankrupting our country and making us increasingly dependent on China and Saudi Arabia
    Protect our privacy and stop any national ID card
    Restore our constitutional rights that have been trampled by the "Patriot Act"
    Stop the central banking policies that are causing the rapid increase in the cost of fuel and food
    End corporate welfare and bail out programs that protect businesses from the consequences of bad practices

    Might want to contact her office and get more information on her immigration stance.

    Yvonne Schick is exactly who I planned on voting for. I just sent her the Numbers USA survey. I will post the results if I get it back.
    Great, she sounds good to me, at least you have a choice, so many don't, there are alot of races with no challenger to the Incumbent, it just makes me ill.
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