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Former NRSC communications director takes a shot at Steve Stockman
DailyCaller ^ | January 8, 2014

Posted on 01/09/2014 5:48:27 PM PST by SMGFan

Republican Texas Rep. Steve Stockman’s war on the mainstream element of his own party is now being met with return fire.

Stockman is running an underdog campaign in the 2014 Texas Senate primary against GOP incumbent Sen. John Cornyn. His sharp attacks on Cornyn have been indicative of the growing schism between the tea party wing of the party and what Stockman calls the GOP “establishment.”

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cornpone; stevestockman

1 posted on 01/09/2014 5:48:27 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan
The use of scare quotes around Stockman's use of the word "establishment" tells you everything you need to know about the writer.

RiNO attack. Go, Steve!

2 posted on 01/09/2014 5:52:43 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: SMGFan

Speaking as a Texan born, raised, reside currently Stockman is a waste of time seriously. Stovall is who I will vote for in primaries. Stockman sounds like an idiot, sorry


3 posted on 01/09/2014 5:54:00 PM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Stockman is no CruZ


4 posted on 01/09/2014 5:55:14 PM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: GoCards
True, but he isn't a Dewhurst, either, and that's why they are attacking him.

He isn't a Member of the Club.

5 posted on 01/09/2014 5:57:35 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: SMGFan

Takin’ it to the RINOs...I like it

Primarying RINOs will be key in 14. It is a waste of conservative votes to vote for any RINO


6 posted on 01/09/2014 5:58:49 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: lentulusgracchus

They are attacking him because he is the only one with name recognition he is no threat. It will be one that comes out of the blue like a Dwayne Stovall.


7 posted on 01/09/2014 5:59:51 PM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: GoCards
Stovall is my first choice, and Stockman isn't as pure as the wind-driven snow by any measure.

The biggest thing Stockman has going for him is that he refused to vote for Boehner as Speaker and has called for Obama’s impeachment.

In Texas, having the establishment GOP against you does not hurt; it helps. Stockman is an aggressive campaigner who gets in the news. On the other hand, I have not seen even one article about Stovall.

8 posted on 01/09/2014 6:07:58 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: GoCards

Who is?


9 posted on 01/09/2014 6:08:41 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan

For some bizarre reason TX Republican primary voters think they are required to re-nominate Cornball.


10 posted on 01/09/2014 6:12:34 PM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014 cheer: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: SMGFan

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11 posted on 01/09/2014 6:14:08 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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12 posted on 01/09/2014 6:25:50 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Theodore R.

With the number of candidates, Cornyn will not get a majority of the votes in the primary. The second place person will beat him in the runoff.


13 posted on 01/09/2014 6:41:48 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Theodore R.; oldfossil; texas booster; All

” - - - For some bizarre reason TX Republican primary voters think they are required to re-nominate Cornball. - - - “

Reasons:
* The dreaded voter affliction of “RINO Inertia.”
* Many Low information voters.
* No fire-in-the-belly opponents to Cornyn.


14 posted on 01/09/2014 8:19:53 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SMGFan

Thanks for posting
Who is this ? “Former NRSC (national republican senate committee) Communication Director Takes a Shot as Steve Stockman” What is the NRSC ? and why should we care ?

No attribution in this DC piece for good reason; Whatever happened to the AP style where the first paragraph names the name, explains why it’s important.


15 posted on 01/09/2014 8:31:54 PM PST by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: SMGFan

Stockman needs money. Let’s give him every kind of help we can.


16 posted on 01/09/2014 8:52:55 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: SMGFan

The guy quoted used to work for Cornyn.


17 posted on 01/09/2014 9:00:13 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Theodore R.

For some bizarre reason TX Republican primary voters think they are required to re-nominate Cornball.
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That didn’t work out so well with the other liberal RINO Senator, Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Stockman seems to lean Conservative. I don’t care if it’s him or another Conservative, but Cornyn needs to be kicked to the curb.


18 posted on 01/10/2014 1:55:21 AM PST by octex
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; 5thGenTexan; AirForce-TechSgt; Alamo-Girl; Allen In Texas Hill Country; ...
Texas PING!
19 posted on 01/10/2014 6:29:23 AM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: GoCards

At this point I agree with you.

Have no use for Cornyn, there are warning flags waving about Stockman.

If Cornyn gets past the Primary, which I doubt, he will be re elected.

Stovall is a genuine conservative and has a clean record. He has little public recognition. That is an advantage as far as I am concerned, but I am not the average voter.

That said, I despise the RNC gamers. They hate the conservative grass roots. But they will have to deal with us.


20 posted on 01/10/2014 6:55:17 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: GoCards

And your point is???

I have met Stovall at several events down here in SE Texas...I like him a lot...I think he has potential, but like you said, Stockman is no Cruz...the same could be said about Stovall as well...

If your primary vote is a principled position, I can dig it...I would not even begin to try and change your mind...

Let’s let the primary weed out the chaff, and see what is left of the slate...

I was a part of the effort wayyyyyy back in ‘93 to help Stockman beat the crap out of the longest tenured democrat in that district down our way...his two years were a real pill for the liberals to swallow and they spent MILLIONS to unseat Stockman and replace him with the traveling wilbury in Nick Lampson...that tells you a lot about Stockmans tenacity and unwavering Pro-life and Pro-Gun positions...

I have tried to get Stovall to open up to me on several occasions and all I get is the usual leanings towards our side of the issues...That smells to me of a slight libertarian bent to Stovall’s political ideology...But I am going to keep an open mind...

Stockman is catching a lot of heat for daring to challenge the establishment incumbent, and the mood of Texas is not all that favorable to Cornyn...And recently Stockman is getting the donations to run opposition ads to counter the negativity that was started by Cornyn and his PAC’s...

The goal here is to at least come out of this primary with a run-off at the very least...

Stovall has local name recognition, Stockman has more state-wide recognition and that base is growing...

I would love to see Stovall make some moves and staty active in the local scene...If he takes the primary, a lot of ambiguities will be resolved and we’ll know a little more about him that may very well sway a few people his way...

I hope their time is not wasted either...Nor ours...

Any conservative over Cornyn in my opinion...


21 posted on 01/10/2014 9:45:00 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Texas Fossil

What is Stovall’s record??? ;-)


22 posted on 01/10/2014 9:47:06 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: stevie_d_64

http://texansforstovall.com/about.php

Now if mean voting record? None.

He is not a Lawyer, Politician, Bureaucrat, Academic.

Why would you vote for a politically unknown? He is not infected by the DC disease. Is a good clean businessman.

Yes, I know, Cornyn can win the General Election. But if he does, what does that give us?

Stockman has some baggage that the ComDems will exploit. Nothing to do with voting record.


23 posted on 01/10/2014 11:47:35 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Fair enough, I figured that would be the response...And I can dig it...No problem...

but...

What baggage is it you are talking about in regards to Steve Stockman??? I am genuinely curious to what you have heard...


24 posted on 01/10/2014 11:57:06 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: SeaHawkFan

I see Cornball with 65 percent in the first round, same as George P.


25 posted on 01/10/2014 9:08:20 PM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014 cheer: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: mosesdapoet
What is the NRSC ?

National Republican Senate Club?

26 posted on 01/10/2014 9:55:07 PM PST by PAR35
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