Steve Stockman is for real. I haven't followed his political career as closely as I probably should have but still in all, I don't recall ever hearing a discouraging word about him...from anyone that matters. He is my congresscritter; for the second time. The first being some years ago before the union thugs in Jefferson County(where I lived at the time) "fixed" their machines to more accurately reflect the views of the union label. Many things have happened since then; not the least of which was redrawing congressional districts. For now at least, Jefferson County's voting machine shenanigans aren't enough to foil the larger conservative demographic drawn into that district. Which BTW, no longer includes Stockman's district. Breaks my heart, truly... ;^)
I lived in Houston for ten years and was very familiar with him.