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PER TWITTER: Rep Steve Stockman (R-TX) files to run in US Senate primary against Sen. John Cornyn
Texas Tribune

Posted on 12/09/2013 4:50:07 PM PST by TheBigB

Per the Texas Tribune twitter feed: Republican Party of Texas confirms that @SteveWorks4You will run against @JohnCornyn in the GOP U.S. Senate primary. Story to come. #tx2014


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; cornyn; gopprimary; primarycornyn; primarytherinos; stockman; tx2014
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Hoping this is true...lots of folks talking about it on Twitter.
1 posted on 12/09/2013 4:50:07 PM PST by TheBigB
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To: TheBigB

Cornyn is in serious trouble if he runs. His polling is as bad as Linda’s


2 posted on 12/09/2013 4:52:31 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: TheBigB

Bring it!


3 posted on 12/09/2013 4:53:24 PM PST by struggle
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To: TheBigB

Don’t know anything about Stockman but anyone is better than Whichever Way the Wind Blows Cornyn.


4 posted on 12/09/2013 4:53:41 PM PST by bgill
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To: All

I don’t know enough about him. Is he one of those Tea Party type??

;)


5 posted on 12/09/2013 4:54:30 PM PST by I_Publius
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To: bgill

Stockman is the guy who brought Nugent to Obama’s inaugural and has been one of the leading figures in the ‘impeach Obama’ movement. Guy is solid.


6 posted on 12/09/2013 4:56:37 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: bgill
Don’t know anything about Stockman...

He was in the forefront of the concealed carry movement when Texas got CCW in 1996. He is not afraid to express politically-incorrect positions, much like Ted Cruz.

7 posted on 12/09/2013 4:57:45 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Viennacon

Seems the diffident Establishment types are about to get their well groomed feathers ruffled


8 posted on 12/09/2013 5:07:38 PM PST by Regulator
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To: bgill

I have always been a stockman fan . This is good news .


9 posted on 12/09/2013 5:08:10 PM PST by katykelly
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To: TheBigB

Sounds good.


10 posted on 12/09/2013 5:10:41 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: TheBigB

Politico (apparently) confirms: Breaking: Rep. Steve Stockman has filed a primary challenge to Sen. John Cornyn, Texas GOP spokesman confirms http://politi.co/cYo9Kj


11 posted on 12/09/2013 5:12:26 PM PST by TheBigB (Al Sharpton would scream racism at a bowl of Cheerios.)
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To: TheBigB

This sounds hugh and series


12 posted on 12/09/2013 5:13:48 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Marcella
WOOT!

/johnny

13 posted on 12/09/2013 5:14:41 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: TheBigB

does he have a website and facebook page up yet?


14 posted on 12/09/2013 5:14:51 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: TheBigB

Stockman tells the WND folks, yep, it’s so:

http://www.wnd.com/2013/12/tea-party-favorite-takes-on-gop-big-name/


15 posted on 12/09/2013 5:18:18 PM PST by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief (Our Joe Wilson can take the Dems' Joe Wilson any day of the week)
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To: JRandomFreeper

bttt


16 posted on 12/09/2013 5:21:51 PM PST by txhurl
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To: TheBigB

Does this mean that if he loses the primary, he’ll also be out of the house?


17 posted on 12/09/2013 5:23:04 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: TheBigB

BTTT.

I think the voters are on to Cornyn talking conservative and voting Big Government. Also stabbing conservatives in the back in the Senate cloakroom and when he chaired the NRSC.

Time to go back to whatever you were doing before you went to the Dist. of Corruption, Mr. Cornyn.


18 posted on 12/09/2013 5:28:08 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

The lawmaker is risking his place in Congress because running for the Senate means he will have to give up his seat
in the House of Representatives.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/12/tea-party-favorite-takes-on-gop-big-name/#Ri351rWpii3zheVk.99


19 posted on 12/09/2013 5:30:27 PM PST by txhurl
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To: GeronL

It is. Stockman isn’t a nobody. He’s one of Texas’ most prominent House members and has deep roots with conservatives nation-wide. This along with the fact that there are two other candidates already running against Cornyn, means we have a good shot of keeping him under 50%. Then it’s run-off time.


20 posted on 12/09/2013 5:36:06 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: TheBigB

Please make it so....please!!!


21 posted on 12/09/2013 5:40:26 PM PST by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: TheBigB

Those crony “moderate Republican” PACs are gonna be broke before the election at the rate conservatives are challenging their RINOs!


22 posted on 12/09/2013 5:44:09 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: TheBigB

Here’s my vote for Stockman!!


23 posted on 12/09/2013 6:06:08 PM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: TheBigB

HALLELUYAH! Stockman has some weight and can raise big money. This is VERY good news.


24 posted on 12/09/2013 6:06:58 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RitaOK

Okay, I can’t seem to spell any longer.


25 posted on 12/09/2013 6:09:57 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: All

Absolutely Stockman...good, conservative man!


26 posted on 12/09/2013 6:16:58 PM PST by Birdlady
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To: bgill

I think Stockman is also one who questions Benghazi Barry’s hidden background.

Wish I lived in Texas—he’d get my vote.


27 posted on 12/09/2013 6:24:44 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: TheBigB

I will certainly be with Stockman, but I think Texans are too corny to reject Cornball.


28 posted on 12/09/2013 6:27:26 PM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs are flirting with Christie, but it's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Does this mean that if he loses the primary, he’ll also be out of the house?

Yes, it does; he could have been vulnerable for House reelection, but I don't know that. People in TX believe in Cornball though most don't know his record.

29 posted on 12/09/2013 6:29:03 PM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs are flirting with Christie, but it's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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30 posted on 12/09/2013 6:30:44 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Mortrey

“Wish I lived in Texas—he’d get my vote.”

I do. He does.


31 posted on 12/09/2013 6:32:13 PM PST by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: Viennacon

Sounds good to me


32 posted on 12/09/2013 6:52:45 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: RitaOK
>>Stockman has some weight and can raise big money. This is VERY good news<<

If this is indeed true, we need to put our money where are mouths are.

I know times are tough, but ten, twenty bucks...whatever y'all can afford to Stockman’s campaign.

Unseating an incumbent is very expensive. Rally round this ol boy, he'll do right by conservative folks.

33 posted on 12/09/2013 7:06:17 PM PST by servantboy777
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>>Wish I lived in Texas—he’d get my vote.<<

Vote for Stockman with a $$ check $$.

34 posted on 12/09/2013 7:10:03 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: El Gato; Eaker; hocndoc; Squantos; SwinneySwitch; MeekOneGOP; weegee; EQAndyBuzz; 2ndDivisionVet; ..
Dump Sen. John Cornball (RINO-TX) ping



35 posted on 12/09/2013 7:19:43 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Ok, let’s roll. Past time to retire Cornyn.


36 posted on 12/09/2013 7:27:04 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: servantboy777

On board with you.

Whoever gets his campaign address first, ping the rest.

STOCKMAN FOR SENATE!


37 posted on 12/09/2013 7:31:37 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: TADSLOS

YYYEEEEEESSS! Broken glass!


38 posted on 12/09/2013 7:34:00 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Windflier

I like Stockman, but I would MUCH rather have Rafael Cruz (Ted Cruz’s father) than anyone. There has been talk of him running. How serious? Not sure.


39 posted on 12/09/2013 7:36:19 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: txhurl

Paul Ryan didn’t have to give up his seat while running on the national ticket, and Joe Lieberman was reelected to the Senate at the same time he was running with AlGore. Is this a Texas law?


40 posted on 12/09/2013 7:40:27 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Theodore R.
but I think Texans are too corny to reject Cornball

I think Cornyn is toast. He did it to himself. He has been far too anxious to side with Obozo on some issues that count. He was seriously on the wrong side in Syria, I wrote him and on his response, I told him that someone who blowing smoke up his ...

41 posted on 12/09/2013 7:43:05 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: txhurl
Stockman is my Repand I love him... but I love that he is running against Cornyn.

Years ago Stockman ran against and beat long-term Dem congressman Jack Brooks.

42 posted on 12/09/2013 8:15:40 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Rafael would not be elected, IMO.


43 posted on 12/09/2013 8:20:50 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: bgill
My thoughts exactly! What part of Texas is Stockman from, anyone?
44 posted on 12/09/2013 8:34:22 PM PST by Ditter
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He is the kind of opposition to Cornyn I have been waiting for. Stockman lives in Clear Lake area a little over an hour south of me. That is where I lived for a number of years and worked in that school system as a counselor for special program students and Associate School Psychologist.

Being so close to NASA, our schools pushed reading, math and science, very good schools. We had many bright students since so many people were involved with NASA. The school nurse at one school where I worked was the wife of an astronaut - her office was right across the hall from mine. There was just a high level of educated people there. And that is where Stockman lives.

The way Obama has stomped on NASA, I feel sure he is not popular in that area.

45 posted on 12/09/2013 8:36:00 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Mortrey

“Wish I lived in Texas—he’d get my vote.”

If you have any money, vote for Stockman by sending it to him. Cornyn has big money but so did Lt. Gov. Dewhurst and Cruz, the new man, beat him.


46 posted on 12/09/2013 8:42:02 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Jet Jaguar

I just read Stockman lives in Clear Lake and that isn’t in the district you have outlined as Clear Lake is south of Houston down Hwy. 45. I wonder if what I read meant he was born/raised in Clear Lake, doesn’t live there.


47 posted on 12/09/2013 8:45:18 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Marcella

I don’t know where he lives. I took the TX district 36 and searched for a map.

That’s what I found. It may be outdated.


48 posted on 12/09/2013 8:48:51 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Windflier

Thanks for the ping!


49 posted on 12/09/2013 8:50:04 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Marcella

He does live in Clear Lake. That area was redistricted in 2010 and it hooks in the southern part to include the Clear Lake Area. That is a strange line for a district.

“Rep. Stockman serves the people of the 36th Congressional District of Texas, which was created as a result of the 2010 census and includes the counties of Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, Tyler, and portions
of southeastern Harris County.”

“The district is home to NASA’s Johnson Space Center, the research and training facility for all manned space exploration and the location of the popular Mission Control Center. As a member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Rep. Stockman highlights the importance of a vigorous space exploration program to keep the U.S. at the forefront of space technology.”


50 posted on 12/09/2013 8:51:21 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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