Skip to comments.Titanic Republican shift in key Senate race (Cornyn now at 43%, can't avoid a runoff election)
Posted on 02/18/2014 8:58:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
'Cruz missile' strategy propels Stockman toward runoff vs. Cornyn.
It is a monumental shift in major race that could be sending shock waves through the GOP establishment.
Underfunded and targeted by GOP strategist Karl Rove, Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, has defied the odds in his long-shot bid to topple the second-most powerful Republican in the U.S. Senate, and hes on the verge of forcing a crucial runoff with incumbent Sen. Jon Cornyn, R-Texas, in the Texas GOP primary.
According to the results of a stunning new poll, Cornyn has fallen from 50 percent to 43 percent.
That means Cornyn would have to gain eight points in the next two weeks to break the 50 percent threshold to avoid a runoff, but he seems to be losing ground, fast.
A runoff is critical because it can change the entire direction of a race.
Thats why forcing a runoff is the centerpiece of Stockmans strategy, the same strategy that sent Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to the Senate in 2012.
The goal is to force a runoff to buy time needed to rally the grassroots, raise funds and obtain key endorsements....
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
Too bad it’s from WND, but I hope it’s true.
Stockman’s been absent on opening day of 2014.
I am now going with Stovall in the ABC strategy.
Call on line 1 for Sarah Palin... a Mr. Stockman from Texas.
DONT GET COMPLACENT!!!!!!
YOur vote in the primaries is most important
She’ll endorse Cornyn.
Great article. Thanks for posting Vet.
She will not.
Yeah, just like she did Dewhurst.
Don’t worry, going tomorrow.
Yeah, I know. Here’s a sort of “leftwing” WND saying basically the same thing from their perspective:
Crazy Steve Stockman Could Force Senator Cornyn Into Runoff in TX GOP Primary
and here’s HuffandBlow:
Steve Stockman Gains On John Cornyn In Latest GOP Primary Poll
and Human Events:
Texas GOP poll: Cornyn 43% leads Stockman 28%; Failure to garner 50% triggers run off
I voted Stoval today. I think a great many Texans will do the same, as well as for Stockman. The combination of the two will be the downfall of Harry Reid’s voting partner.
Shell endorse Cornyn
Like she did McCain in 2010, Jeff Flake and Sarah Steelman in 2012....
Wonder if she will endorse McCain’s buddy Lindsey Graham?
I cannot figure Stockman’s *strategy* out. Regardless, we just need to force McCornyn into a run-off. It will be Stockman or Stovall who will be the challenger. I’ll back either, over Cornball. A B C!
Cornhole is the second-most powerful Republican in Senate eh?
Right after Ted Cruz, then....
Yep, read all of them. News by consensus.
I cannot figure Stockmans *strategy* out.
Ergo, Senator Stovall. Man, that was the quickest a race has ever been decided.
a) It’s World Nut Daily
b) The author can’t even spell “John”.
Let’s say I’m not sold on this.
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