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.
“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.
Well, his dog loves him.. guess he can't be all bad :)
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.
What’s with the sliming of World Net Daily?
“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.
So does Mr. Obama, but we know his secret, don’t we?
“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.
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.
“The congressmans office said the PAC lists Karl Roves 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!!!!!!
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.
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.
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?
Here’s Stovall’s (actually engaging) commentary on illegal aliens and how he’d end the invasion:
He gives himself to complete psychoanalysis in this interview... I liked it.
That’s an excellent question for *Big* Con, er, John McCornyn.
Ping for later ;-)
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.
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?
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.
If Cornyn gets below 50% he is done in the runoff.
Don't forget she supported Hatch as well.
Vote for I Don’t Know. He’s much better than Who’s on First.
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.
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.
Drum Corny out
Rule of thumb: 80 percent of Undecideds ALWAYS go for challenger(s)
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.