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Titanic Republican shift in key Senate race (Cornyn now at 43%, can't avoid a runoff election)
WorldNetDaily ^ | February 18, 2014 | Garth Kant

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 he’s 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.

That’s why forcing a runoff is the centerpiece of Stockman’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Texas; Campaign News; Polls; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: cornyn; cruz; stockman; tedcruz
Long piece.
1 posted on 02/18/2014 8:58:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too bad it’s from WND, but I hope it’s true.


2 posted on 02/18/2014 9:00:06 PM PST by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stockman’s been absent on opening day of 2014.

I am now going with Stovall in the ABC strategy.


3 posted on 02/18/2014 9:03:17 PM PST by txhurl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Call on line 1 for Sarah Palin... a Mr. Stockman from Texas.


4 posted on 02/18/2014 9:03:39 PM PST by Sapwolf (Talkers are usually more articulate than doers, since talk is their specialty. -Sowell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

DONT GET COMPLACENT!!!!!!

YOur vote in the primaries is most important


5 posted on 02/18/2014 9:04:43 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Sapwolf

She’ll endorse Cornyn.


6 posted on 02/18/2014 9:06:47 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great article. Thanks for posting Vet.


7 posted on 02/18/2014 9:07:45 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: demshateGod

She will not.


8 posted on 02/18/2014 9:09:43 PM PST by txhurl
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To: demshateGod

Yeah, just like she did Dewhurst.


9 posted on 02/18/2014 9:09:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Mr. K

Don’t worry, going tomorrow.


10 posted on 02/18/2014 9:10:52 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Usagi_yo

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
https://www.politicususa.com/2014/02/18/crazy-steve-stockman-force-senator-cornyn-runoff-tx-gop-primary.html

and here’s HuffandBlow:

Steve Stockman Gains On John Cornyn In Latest GOP Primary Poll
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/18/steve-stockman-poll_n_4811070.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

and Human Events:

Texas GOP poll: Cornyn 43% leads Stockman 28%; Failure to garner 50% triggers run off
http://www.humanevents.com/2014/02/17/texas-gop-poll-cornyn-43-leads-stockman-28-failure-to-garner-50-triggers-may-run-off/


11 posted on 02/18/2014 9:17:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: txhurl

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.


12 posted on 02/18/2014 9:18:09 PM PST by matthew fuller (The GOP is dead- Long Live the TEA Party!)
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To: demshateGod

She’ll 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?


13 posted on 02/18/2014 9:18:50 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Diversity is just racism against white folks)
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To: txhurl

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!


14 posted on 02/18/2014 9:21:39 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cornhole is the second-most powerful Republican in Senate eh?

Right after Ted Cruz, then....


15 posted on 02/18/2014 9:22:06 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: matthew fuller

Bump!


16 posted on 02/18/2014 9:23:02 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: SeminoleCounty; demshateGod

17 posted on 02/18/2014 9:24:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep, read all of them. News by consensus.


18 posted on 02/18/2014 9:27:56 PM PST by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: Jane Long

I cannot figure Stockman’s *strategy* out.


His strategy was to sit his election out, giving up his own House seat, even.

Ergo, Senator Stovall. Man, that was the quickest a race has ever been decided.


19 posted on 02/18/2014 9:30:36 PM PST by txhurl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

a) It’s World Nut Daily

b) The author can’t even spell “John”.

Let’s say I’m not sold on this.


20 posted on 02/18/2014 9:41:58 PM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Stockman also zeroed in on crucial factor revealed by the poll. While there are now only 15 points separating the two candidates, 29 percent of Texans are still undecided, giving the congressman ample opportunity to catch the senator.”

Will that 29% hold their noses and vote Cornyn? Who knows, but the incumbent is in trouble. Stockman’s campaign has been anemic, but to make up 29 points worth of deficit doing literally nothing is rather remarkable.


21 posted on 02/18/2014 9:43:19 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: txhurl

Well, his dog loves him.. guess he can't be all bad :)

22 posted on 02/18/2014 9:45:12 PM PST by txhurl
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To: bigbob

Haha. Good point. Cruz controls a good 25 House Republicans, and probably another 30 in the petrified forest by default. He is the most powerful senator.


23 posted on 02/18/2014 9:45:39 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: OrangeHoof

What’s with the sliming of World Net Daily?


24 posted on 02/18/2014 9:46:25 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The congressman said all of his victories have been David versus Goliath races, noting that he beat the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jack Brooks, D-Texas, in 1994 even though the incumbent outspent him by 12 to one.”

I would like to know Stockman’s secret. He has a knack for this kind of upset.


25 posted on 02/18/2014 9:49:18 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

So does Mr. Obama, but we know his secret, don’t we?


26 posted on 02/18/2014 9:51:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Jane Long

“The congressman maintained it is one thing to face a Democrat as a clearly defined opponent, but quite another when you have a Republican who consistently works against other Republicans, saying that Cornyn worked against Sen. Marco Rubio in Florida, Senate candidate Joe Miller in Alaska and even against his fellow Texas senator, Cruz.”

I had no idea Cornyn has come the aid of rotten cheat MurCOWski. If that’s true, I now hate him even more.


27 posted on 02/18/2014 9:52:42 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Usagi_yo
Too bad it’s from WND, but I hope it’s true.

It's a flawed poll, courtesy of the Stockman campaign.

Evidently, there were three choices:

1. John Cornyn
2. Steve Stockman
3. Don't know

There are actually a half-dozen-or-so candidates running in the GOP Senate primary.

The results were: Cornyn (43%), Don't Know (29%), Stockman (28%). So Stockman himself was losing to "Don't know".

Cornyn's number, if it's reliable, is very encouraging. But the poll's provenance (and methodology) is disturbing.

28 posted on 02/18/2014 9:54:36 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The congressman’s office said the PAC lists Karl Rove’s Warrenton, Va., address in TV station records for its ad purchases.”

What a freakin’ surprise! The long flabby arm of Tokyo Rove interfering in OUR damn primaries again! Did he commission these ads before or after he went to North Carolina to pimp Toll Road Tillis?

KARL ROVE, GO AWAY!!!!!!


29 posted on 02/18/2014 9:55:05 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

It’s coming back to me.

I remember Cornball, as head of the NRSC, was very slow to help Miller in his race against murCowski. He had to be deluged with calls to even lift a finger to help Joe Miller, IIRC. It seems like he’d held out and/or considered possibly even helping murky? I can’t remember all of the details.


30 posted on 02/18/2014 10:10:08 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: bigbob
From the article:

Stockman told WND, “Rove got on stage and said, ‘John Cornyn is the second-most conservative senator,’ which begs the question, who is first? Who is the most conservative senator? Is it Mike Lee? Is it Rand Paul? Is it Ted Cruz?”

Answering his own question, the congressman continued, “No, in 2010 the National Journal ruled that John McCain was the most conservative member of the Senate. So it puts my opponent in an awkward position, because it means John Cornyn is more liberal than John McCain.”

Seems like a real opening for an opponent here. The poll was taken before the debt ceiling vote. Cornyn might be in a world of hurt.

31 posted on 02/18/2014 10:10:17 PM PST by stormhill
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To: Jane Long

But the party rules stated clearly that write-in campaigns were not an option, right? That if you lost your primary, you do the honorable thing and bow out. Why was MurCOWski never censured?


32 posted on 02/18/2014 10:13:19 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: okie01

Here’s Stovall’s (actually engaging) commentary on illegal aliens and how he’d end the invasion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_bzmP07OBQ

He gives himself to complete psychoanalysis in this interview... I liked it.


33 posted on 02/18/2014 10:13:38 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Viennacon

That’s an excellent question for *Big* Con, er, John McCornyn.


34 posted on 02/18/2014 10:15:00 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: txhurl

Ping for later ;-)


35 posted on 02/18/2014 10:16:19 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

Cornyn advised Lizard, upon realizing she’d lose the primary to TEA Joe Miller, to run Ind. and scoop up all the Alaskan RAT votes and sent 787s full of lawyers up there to make sure she was re-elected. They bussed thousands of eskimos to the polls with wristbands to show the election officials the name they wanted to vote for since they didn’t know who she was, much less how to spell her name in the write-in.


36 posted on 02/18/2014 10:18:38 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Viennacon

I have a question?
I have one of those Limbaugh “Operation Chaos” ballcaps and when I used to be naïve about Rove I was at a function and got Karl to autograph it and got my picture made with him. How much do you think I could sell it for on ebay to someone who would like to burn it?


37 posted on 02/18/2014 10:22:33 PM PST by Cats Pajamas (Send your dollar to see the birth certificate)
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To: Cats Pajamas

Not sure. I’m pretty confident Christine O’Donnell would pay handsomely for it. Rove spent three weeks trashing her all over Fox and the radio, ensuring her loss.


38 posted on 02/18/2014 10:23:54 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: okie01

If Cornyn gets below 50% he is done in the runoff.


39 posted on 02/18/2014 10:45:09 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: demshateGod
Many on FR want to ignore her support of RINO's.

Don't forget she supported Hatch as well.

40 posted on 02/18/2014 10:48:21 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Usagi_yo

Vote for I Don’t Know. He’s much better than Who’s on First.


41 posted on 02/18/2014 11:25:41 PM PST by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: Viennacon

He really doesn’t have any nack for an upset. In 1994 he was just in the right place at the right time. Newt Gringrich unveiled the contract for America and there were a massage number of a Democrats that were ushered out and Stockman was there take advantage of the situation. He didn’t stay in office long after that.


42 posted on 02/19/2014 12:47:12 AM PST by RedWhiteBlue (Mama tried)
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To: Viennacon

There is an echo chamber effect on FR these days. So many copy cat posters trying to out smart the last poster. Who can come up with the best impression of second grade spelling of names? Absolute certainty of the outcome of future events.


43 posted on 02/19/2014 2:43:32 AM PST by billhilly
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Drum Corny out


44 posted on 02/19/2014 7:39:31 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Viennacon

Rule of thumb: 80 percent of Undecideds ALWAYS go for challenger(s)


45 posted on 02/19/2014 11:42:54 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOPe will shoot Stockman in the general election just as they have with every other non-Babylonian candidate.

They would rather have a Dem win than a real American.
.


46 posted on 02/19/2014 11:49:24 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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