Skip to comments.Iraq veteran to challenge John Cornynís Senate seat
Posted on 11/02/2013 8:21:25 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
Erick Wyatt, a 37-year-old veteran of the war in Iraq, is running for Sen. John Cornyns seat in the Republican primary in March 2014.
The young Veteran said he does not think Cornyn is doing a good job representing Texas, and the current Senator is a moderate at best.
Wyatt is currently the youngest challenger up for Cornyns seat, but believes his young age and lack of political background is an advantage because it gives him greater opportunity to relate to the working middle class and the younger generation.
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ABC..Anyone But Cornyn...
...I am definitely voting for Mr. Wyatt. Cornyn is running ads on TV touting his "conservative" creds. He had his chance w/ me..I didn't see him anywhere during Sen Cruzs' 22 hr "filibuster". Cornyn cannot take that back, or explain it...so yea for Mr Wyatt.
BTW...I heard yesterday a rumor that Rep Louie Gohmert may be running for Speaker...if true, this will be fun to watch, and if he wins, the whole ball game changes.
No one at any of Cornyn’s offices would answer the phones the morning of the filibuster, the day of the vote.
]I called Cruz’ office just to let them know that.
That is even less than not representing Texas.
We are already getting phone calls urging us to vote for Cornyn when the time comes.
I am going to have to think long and hard before I vote for Cornyn again. I don’t trust him after some of the shenanigans he pulled before the shutdown.
I looked up the publication referenced in The senator’s add, calling him the 2nd most conservative in the senate. It is an inside the beltway magazine. It is read by people inside government. How can you argue with that endorsement?
No one knew who Cruz was either. Everyone knew putz Dewhurst. The Tea Party spread Ted’s name around and word got out.
That’s what it’s all about.
Is Ken Paxton the first?
It's as simple as that!
I emailed Mr. Cornyn during the filibuster and said I was disappointed that he was there supporting Mr. Cruz. Here is his reply:
Thank you for contacting me regarding the Continuing Resolution (CR) and defunding of Obamacare. I know how passionately Texans feel about this issue, and I appreciate the benefit of your comments. All Americans should be exempt from the onerous and costly provisions of Obamacare and the best way to do this is to repeal and defund the law in its entirety.
Texans continue to share with me real-life examples of how this law is hurting businesses, killing jobs, and burdening individuals with costlier premiums. All Americans should receive relief from this law, so I was pleased when the House of Representatives chose to listen to the American people and sent the Senate a CR that funded the government and defunded Obamacare.
Because of procedural rules in the Senate, the only way for Senators to vote yes or no on defunding Obamacare was to vote for cloture, thereby allowing a simple majority vote to defund Obamacare. Only five Senate Democrats were needed to defund Obamacare. However, Democrats continued to ignore the pleas of the American people and stripped the language that defunded Obamacare. I joined with all Republicans to vote against the final Senate CR that included funding for Obamacare.
House Republicans continued to send reasonable packages to the Senate that would have funded the government but provided relief for Americans from this law, including bills that would have delayed Obamacare for a year, permanently repealed the Medical Device Tax, delayed Obamacares individual mandate, and required that Congressional members and staff live under the same rules as the American people. Senate Democrats rejected these reasonable compromises.
On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, the U.S. government funding authority expired, resulting in a government shutdown. Unfortunately, this shutdown did not prevent the implementation of Obamacare and the health care exchanges opened as scheduled.
At every opportunity to defund or repeal the law, I have voted in favor of doing so, and I will not waver in my opposition to this law. To read further about my efforts, please visit my website at: http://www.cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=senator-cornyn-record-on-obamacare.
I appreciate having the opportunity to represent Texas in the United States Senate. Thank you for taking the time to contact me.
United States Senator
I will not vote for Cornyn. Wyatt looks good right now. My family’s 5 votes will go against the incumbent.
See my post #13
but believes his young age and lack of political background is an advantage
Protest vote yes but beat Cornyn? Come on. The best challenger won’t. That’s the problem.
Sounded like clean, honest, straight talk to me.
Get the Tea Party out and defeat the RINO! Get military veterans to walk house to house in support of the Iraq vet and expose the RINO.
Go cry with Dewhurst.
If that is true, he should know that us varlets may have a "perception" of how the Senate SHOULD work....therefore get out there before shtf, and at least try to kill the perceived notion that most Senate R's are using weasel tactics to "fool" constituents?
My perception is that the Senate R's who voted for "cloture" in fact, voted for O/C to go forward. The proper vote was vote against cloture and let all who vote for get on the record as being FOR O/C going into affect.
Voting for cloture and then voting against O/C when they knew for sure that the D votes alone would prevail is the lowest kind of weasel-ality that I can think of.
If he doesn't win by 10 or 15 points, maybe only by 2 or 3 may cause him to have a little more respect for TP conservatives.
Like I say, I intend to vote in the primaries for Mr Wyatt..& vote for Cornyn in the general elections if Wyatt loses the primaries.