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MILLER: Texas Shootout John Cornyn and Steve Stockman Senate race is all about gun rights
wash times ^ | e miller

Posted on 01/19/2014 6:22:50 AM PST by bestintxas

Edited on 01/19/2014 6:26:01 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

While 2013 was a year of Second Amendment advocates on defense, 2014 is lining up to be a year of gaining ground on gun rights.

President Obama continues to issue his dictates. Michael R. Bloomberg is still throwing around millions of dollars. And Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is just keeping a finger in the dike on Capitol Hill until the midterms.But the American people are ready to get back to strengthening their rights to keep and bear arms.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2014issues; 2014midterms; banglist; cornyn; gunvote; tx2014
Cornyn is seen as desperate in trying to fool us Texans he is a good conservative by running nonstop ads touing his conservative credentials. Meanwhile he stabs Ted Cruz in the back and refuses to support him to defeat Obamacare.

I like what Gun Owners of America said about his chief opponent Steve Stockman: he “enjoys fighting” and is an “activist like Cruz who gets out of bed thinking, ‘Which liberal head can I make explode today?’”

Gimme a Ted Cruz over a RINO any day of the week.

1 posted on 01/19/2014 6:22:51 AM PST by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas
‘Which liberal head can I make explode today?’

Oh, my - swoon.
2 posted on 01/19/2014 6:28:00 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: bestintxas

I hope that all Texans reading this will send some money to Mr. Stockman! I believe he’s the real deal, and am supporting him all I can.


3 posted on 01/19/2014 6:29:32 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: basil

“I hope that all Texans reading this will send some money to Mr. Stockman! I believe he’s the real deal, and am supporting him all I can.”

Already done. Am awaiting my bumper stickers.

BTW, non-Texans can contribute as well.


4 posted on 01/19/2014 6:31:18 AM PST by bestintxas (Obamacare = Obamascrewed)
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To: bestintxas
I prefer Stovall to Stockman. Stockman's got a streak of crazy in him - sort of like a GOP version of Jim Traficant. I find Stovall to be more serious and sober. I do have to admit I enjoy Stockman's shots at Cornyn, though.
5 posted on 01/19/2014 6:34:01 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Either is an improvement. I am going with Stockman, as with him we finally get someone going after Albert Kinsey’s public policy legacy.
About damned time someone took out the NAMBLA trash.


6 posted on 01/19/2014 6:37:37 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: bestintxas

As soon as I organize my financial situation, I expect to be contributing by the end of this month.

The primary is March 4th, so Stockman can use the help now....


7 posted on 01/19/2014 6:40:29 AM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: Paine in the Neck
The Senate could use an occasionally loose cannon on the right as long as he gets most of his shots on target

Targeting Cornyn is a good start.

8 posted on 01/19/2014 6:44:14 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: bestintxas

I smell a runoff in the making.

Go Stockman!


9 posted on 01/19/2014 6:45:03 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: bestintxas

Yes they can!

The goal is to defeat Corynan, who is certainly NOT our friend! I’m sure Mr. Stockman will appreciate all donations.


10 posted on 01/19/2014 6:46:17 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: bestintxas

Stockman can count on my vote!


11 posted on 01/19/2014 6:48:08 AM PST by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: basil
Done!

When I see the attack ads against Stockman....I think to myseff, if they are trying this hard to smear his name, he’z the guy that will get my vote.

12 posted on 01/19/2014 6:48:43 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: bestintxas

You’d be surprised how many millions of uninformed Texans will believe the Cornball ads they see, or at least desperately want to believe.


13 posted on 01/19/2014 6:54:55 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans can't wait until March 4 to nominate Cornball and George P.!)
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To: bestintxas

Stockman sounds crazy enough to be great...I’m just afraid he’d be crazy enough to say a raped woman can’t get pregnant or some such.


14 posted on 01/19/2014 6:55:30 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Paine in the Neck

If there can be a runoff, the Stockman people will go en mass to Stovall if he is second, but I think Stockman will run a weak second to Cornball.


15 posted on 01/19/2014 6:56:37 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans can't wait until March 4 to nominate Cornball and George P.!)
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To: bestintxas

“Which liberal head can I make explode today?’”

I found my new tagline!

Thank you!


16 posted on 01/19/2014 7:04:01 AM PST by austinaero
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To: basil

Save your money. Stockman doesn’t have a prayer.


17 posted on 01/19/2014 7:04:06 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Theodore R.

You’d be surprised how many millions of uninformed Texans will believe the Cornball ads they see,

-************

It will only take somewhere about 700K at most to win the
primary
based upon the 2012 voting and this isn’t a presidential year.


18 posted on 01/19/2014 7:05:53 AM PST by deport
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To: Theodore R.
>>If there can be a runoff, the Stockman people will go en mass to Stovall if he is second, but I think Stockman will run a weak second to Cornball.<<

The point is to force a runoff, then take Cornyn down regardless. Stockman has name recognition and voting record in the house.

Stovall is a good candidate and he'll do well against Cornyn if he comes in second.

19 posted on 01/19/2014 7:07:12 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: Theodore R.

but I think Stockman will run a weak second to Cornball.

*************

I know you follow politics closely and have a lot of info. Who do you think
has the best chance to face Cornyn in a runoff? I know you said Stockman a weak
second but do you think one of the other six may actually come in second. I guess
ultimately the object is get the race into a runoff.


20 posted on 01/19/2014 7:11:30 AM PST by deport
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To: bestintxas

Remember Cornyn voted for cloture (with McConnell and McCain and for Obamacare) against Cruz back in September. That was the show vote (Cruz alluded to these RINO show votes with Rush in his radio interview after his filibuster) that counts and the one I will remember here in Texas.

Cornyn is running scared based on his TV ads.


21 posted on 01/19/2014 7:15:28 AM PST by quantumman
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To: quantumman
John Cornyn claims to be the 2nd most conservative member of the Senate.
Yet, as Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, he
hand-selected these "Republican" candidates:
  • Arlen Specter - Democrat
  • Charlie Crist - Democrat
  • Lincoln Chafee - Democrat
  • Lisa Murkowski - Independent
Also, when he had a chance to stop ObamaCare by supporting Ted Cruz' filibuster
he FAILED
and hid behind a meaningless vote later.

22 posted on 01/19/2014 7:33:34 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: basil

Stockman may be the “real deal”, but why no ads, no nothing ? The only time I see anything about Stockman is here on FR.

Reckon he thinks publicity is un-needed? Just a strawdog for Cornyn?


23 posted on 01/19/2014 7:57:26 AM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: deport

guess
ultimately the object is get the race into a runoff.”

That would be step one which we must accomplish. Answer to prayer would be that Cornyn doesn’t make step one.


24 posted on 01/19/2014 8:50:09 AM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: X-spurt

Uh—ads cost money, and at this point, he’s virtually unknown, although I think he’s on the TEA party’s good guy list.


25 posted on 01/19/2014 8:56:43 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: bestintxas

Cornyn is an example of too long in Wahsington. When he was on TX supreme court - very conservative and that’s why he got elected to senate. He did not take a path of hard nose in Washington like Cruz, so his legal training of getting to a good result has turned him into a center right rather than conservative. As for Stockman - or Spoookieman - this guy is a lose cannon with more problems that anyone who ahs ever run for senate. I’d bet he is running to get a campaign chest to feed his future - he has said he was leaving congress long before this run.


26 posted on 01/19/2014 9:01:32 AM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: X-spurt

Stockman is local to SETX and from what I can find he has almost no money.
His last report showed some $32,000 in cash with over $160,000 in debts.
The FEC is reviewing campaign contributions from an Indian Tribe and recently
fired two staff members for illegal donations. Some PACs show contributions
but aren’t shown as reported by his filings. Stockman apparently runs
a loose ship or hires incompetent workers.


27 posted on 01/19/2014 10:31:47 AM PST by deport
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To: bestintxas

I will be voting for Stockman in the primary.


28 posted on 01/19/2014 11:34:38 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: deport

I think Cornball will win 65 percent upfront, same as McConnell. I wish it were not so. What is your thinking? I imagine I’ll vote for Stockman, but I think he would lose the general election. Stovall would be okay, but he would lose the general election too in my opinion. And I don’t even know who the Democrat candidate is.


29 posted on 01/19/2014 3:31:04 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans can't wait until March 4 to nominate Cornball and George P.!)
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To: bestintxas
I am sick of Cornyn's fake, non-stop, *conservative creds" ads. He rolls 'em out every election. This time, he's pulled out all stops and has borrowed some tips on how to attack your opponent from his BFF Midge McConnell. No thanks.

I'll support Stockman and hope he takes Cornpone in a run-off.

30 posted on 01/19/2014 3:39:37 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Theodore R.

The dems have the following in their primary and I don’t know them either.

David Alameel
Maxey Scherr
Michael “Fjet” Fjetland
Kesha Rogers
Harry Kim

I’m not in TX any longer so I don’t have a real feel for the campaign. Like
you I think Cornyn will win in the primary without a runoff. Stockman
may be the nearest challenger but he’s not senator material imo. Others
obvisiously have a different opinion.

Thanks for your response.


31 posted on 01/19/2014 3:44:08 PM PST by deport
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To: Theodore R.
Here's a 4 page article about Stockman that delves into his past which a lot
of people don't know. I was in his district when he defeated Jack Brooks
in 95 and then lost to Nick Lampson the following election. Stockman
flies under the radar a lot as this article points out. The author I know
nothing about but he is from Austin so that may say something.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2013/12/steve-stockman-john-cornyn-texas-senate-republican-primary-101412.html

32 posted on 01/19/2014 3:50:54 PM PST by deport
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Wait...till Sheriff Joe reveals his work
Witnesses testify
Prosecutions roll


33 posted on 01/19/2014 4:58:50 PM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

“Save your money. Stockman doesn’t have a prayer.”

Bet on FR you were saying the same thing about Ted Cruz

Pathetic, go back into you hole


34 posted on 01/20/2014 5:08:22 AM PST by bestintxas (Obamacare = Obamascrewed)
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To: deport

Feb. 18 -28, early voting for the Texas Primary

In 28 days Texas will know a lot more about who is in and who is out.

35 posted on 01/20/2014 9:04:20 AM PST by deport
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To: bestintxas

The NRA is standing on the sidelines while Cornyn and Democrats work out the fastest way to get 12 million undocumented Democrats to vote.

The GOA gets involved in other issues like immigration and Obamacare. Amnesty means more lapdog Democrats who dont care about gun rights.


36 posted on 01/22/2014 2:23:50 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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