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This Texas Congressman Is Now Accepting Bitcoins For His Senate Run
Business Insider ^ | 01 January 2014 | Robe Wile

Posted on 01/14/2014 6:16:09 PM PST by Lorianne

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) is the outsider's outsider — what other Texan would spend a freezing New Year's hundreds of miles away in New York City?

But there he was last night at the launch event for the NYC Bitcoin Center, located just up the street from the New York Stock Exchange.

Stockman's attendance was a favor to Center founder Nick Spanos, a real estate developer and Bitcoin enthusiast. Spanos helped phone bank on Stockman's most recent Congressional campaign.

The Center itself is still in something of a planning stage, existing more as a statement about Bitcoin itself, though it plans on hosting a hackathon later this month.

Stockman, a vocal opponent of Fed policy, told Business Insider last night that he wants to promote Bitcoin, whose most fervent evangelists tout as an alternative to fiat currency.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bitcoins; cornyn; senate2014; texas

1 posted on 01/14/2014 6:16:09 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

Seems kind of risky to me.


2 posted on 01/14/2014 6:17:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Errant

Here’s one for your list.


3 posted on 01/14/2014 6:18:17 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Lorianne

4 posted on 01/14/2014 6:27:15 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Lorianne

Interesting, Just one more way to get some e-media exposure?


5 posted on 01/14/2014 6:28:07 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL
It plays well enough with this voter.

/johnny

6 posted on 01/14/2014 7:17:03 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

This takes untraceable campaign donations to the next level.


7 posted on 01/14/2014 8:54:44 PM PST by pingman (In the Land of the Perpetually Outraged, truth is the enemy.)
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To: pingman

Might even catch Obama in untraceable donations.


8 posted on 01/14/2014 8:56:43 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Lorianne

As much as I would like to see him kick Cornyn out, the only place where you can find anything regarding Steve Stockman is here on FR. Not an ad, not a yard sign, not a single bumper sticker here.


9 posted on 01/14/2014 9:29:38 PM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: X-spurt

not a single bumper sticker here

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If here means Texas then are you seeing any activity at all from any of the other
seven candidates. I understand Cornyn has media advertising ongoing
but I’ve not seen anything about the others. I’m sure some are making personal
appearances but Texas is so large it needs mass media, imo. Thanks for any
info you may provide.


10 posted on 01/15/2014 5:22:49 AM PST by deport
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To: deport

Only Cornyn’s radio ads.

Stockman must be waiting on the Cruz style grassroots to push him into the public’s awareness. Stockman ain’t no Cruz, charisma-wise!

None of the “others” have a snowball’s chance anyway.

Sure would have been nice if Guv’ner Goodhair had thrown his hat in that ring.


11 posted on 01/15/2014 6:23:16 AM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; txrangerette

over here


12 posted on 01/15/2014 6:24:37 AM PST by txhurl
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To: cripplecreek
seems kind of risky to me

I'm not a bitcoin fan and don't get it. But if people will donate bitcoins to this campaign and he can use them to pay for stuff, why not? I'm sure it will drive the IRS nuts.

13 posted on 01/15/2014 6:27:02 AM PST by grania
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To: deport

I’m thinking of making my own Stockman signs.


14 posted on 01/15/2014 6:30:19 AM PST by txhurl
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To: grania

My main concern is that Government and their fed friends will simply render them valueless.


15 posted on 01/15/2014 6:47:06 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: X-spurt

None of the “others” have a snowball’s chance anyway.

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Thanks. I don’t think any have a real chance but I’m not there any longer so I
don’t know the general feelings that are being displayed. Stockman is somewhat
known in SE Tx but statewide I doubt many have heard of him. If he gets close
then expect to see a lot of Stockman’s past being used by Cornyn.

Take care.


16 posted on 01/15/2014 6:50:03 AM PST by deport
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To: deport

Cornyn is already running attack ads on Steve Stockman in the Houston television market.


17 posted on 01/15/2014 6:51:22 AM PST by 38special (For real, y'all.)
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To: cripplecreek

The main risk, right now, with Bitcoin is that the government will act in response to the real threat that Bitcoin has to the gov’t’s/thieves’ power.


18 posted on 01/15/2014 6:52:26 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: 38special

That would make sense since that is the area in which Stockman is best known.

I think three of them are from the SE Tx area:
Stockman
Stoval
Vega


19 posted on 01/15/2014 6:58:06 AM PST by deport
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin; nascarnation; TsonicTsunami08; SgtHooper; Ghost of SVR4; Lee N. Field; DTA; ...
Thanks Lurkina.n.Learnin


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20 posted on 01/15/2014 7:35:48 AM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Errant

I’m gonna buy some BTCs just to send to Stockman.


21 posted on 01/15/2014 8:35:35 AM PST by txhurl
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