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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 03:45 PM

2. Think about what would happen if he were to win both races.

He can't serve as both President and Senator, so he'd have to relinquish the Senate seat. The governor of Texas would then be able to name his replacement for the full 6 year term. The governor in 2020 will still be Republican Greg Abbott, who won reelection a month ago. Abbott will name a Republican to replace President O'Rourke.

Of course Beto could lose both seats or win only one of them, which would avoid this complication, but the risk is too great for me to want him to run for both offices in 2020.

Moreover, should he run for both Senate and President, Trump would be able to hit him with "chicken liddle Beto knows he can't beat my glorious self so he's running for Senate too. Chicken Liddle Beto is running scared. SAD! And he'd probably pull off reelection with this because that would be exactly how it would look to most voters.

SAD.

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