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Stockman sues Cornyn SuperPac for false statements
yourhoustonnews.com ^ | 1/31/14

Posted on 02/01/2014 6:56:18 AM PST by cotton1706

HOUSTON - Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) today filed a libel lawsuit challenging numerous false statements made by a John Cornyn super PAC operating under the name "Texans for a Conservative Majority."

The Cornyn PAC claims Stockman had been "jailed more than once," was "charged with a felony" and "violated federal ethics laws," all of which are false statements.

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The website even falsifies Stockman's voting record, falsely telling voters Stockman voted against a food stamp reform bill (2013 House Roll Call Vote 476) when Stockman, in fact, voted for it. The group continues to promote that statement online, even though they have been provided with the official Congressional Record showing it to be false.

The group is run by former Cornyn staffer Randy Cubriel and funded by a $2 million check from the late Robert Perry, a $185,000 donor to Cornyn and advocate for illegal alien amnesty. In TV station records for its ad buys, the group lists Karl Rove's Warrenton, Virginia address.

Stockman released the following statement.

"Today I have filed suit for libel in Houston's 344th District Court against the attack group that misleadingly calls itself 'Texans for a Conservative Majority.

"The operators of this big money PAC, who are supporters of John Cornyn, set it up for the sole purpose of a smear campaign all too familiar to American voters. Then, they hide behind the PAC they set up.

"This time, these Cornyn supporters have gone too far. And I'm sure that John Cornyn would agree.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
"The Cornyn supporters have committed libel per se against me, falsely and maliciously accusing me of a felony. Of course, I have never been charged with or committed any such act, and these anonymous Cornyn supporters know it. As a sitting member of the United States Congress, I find it unconscionable that another member's supporters would make such reckless, malicious and false allegations.

"By law, Senator Cornyn cannot authorize nor coordinate his campaign activities with the PAC. I therefore call upon Senator Cornyn to publicly denounce the defamatory tactics of his supporters who are hiding behind Texans for a Conservative Majority.

"Voters are entitled to more from their elected officials than secretive smear-campaigners who operate PACs. It's time that men like John Cornyn join with me in condemning reckless and malicious defamation by misleadingly-named groups like Texans for a Conservative Majority."

1 posted on 02/01/2014 6:56:18 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

I like this guy Stockman. I think I’ll send him a few more bucks—and hope other freepers will too………...


2 posted on 02/01/2014 7:09:01 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: cotton1706

Alright! Give ‘em hell, Steve! Especially that squirrelly Rove.


3 posted on 02/01/2014 7:11:50 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: cotton1706

well-done!


4 posted on 02/01/2014 7:12:36 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: cotton1706

Good. Cornhole needs to go down.


5 posted on 02/01/2014 7:18:58 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: cotton1706

Wanton and willful disregard for veracity. It’s a high bar to prove libel against a public figure, but in this case, Cornyn may have hurdled it.


6 posted on 02/01/2014 7:21:02 AM PST by IronJack
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To: cotton1706

“from the late Robert Perry, a $185,000 donor to Cornyn and advocate for illegal alien amnesty.”

Okay, this is poorly worded.

Is Perry an advocate for illegal alien amnesty or is Cornyn an advocate for illegal alien amnesty.


7 posted on 02/01/2014 7:24:15 AM PST by staytrue
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To: cotton1706

Hmm, appears that being around little barry basatrd boy’s lying regime has rubbed off on Cornyn & associates. Democrips and republicants, whatta bunch of vermin.


8 posted on 02/01/2014 7:25:01 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: cotton1706

Figures Kommie Karl Rove would be behind this.

Stockman will beat Cornyn in a run off


9 posted on 02/01/2014 7:25:31 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (A Theory is not a Fact....It is not called the "Fact of Evolution")
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To: cotton1706

Wonder when that noisy Stockman hater will pop in to tell us this is just a big passel of lies?


10 posted on 02/01/2014 7:26:33 AM PST by txhurl (Everyday I think I witnessed the liberals' destructive high-water-mark. Next AM, proven wrong.)
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To: staytrue

Why would he give the money to Cornyn and go to such lengths to defeat Stockman if Cornyn weren’t a vote for the invasion of the US?


11 posted on 02/01/2014 7:27:02 AM PST by grania
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To: cotton1706

This could get interesting....

http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2014/01/in-1995-stockman-admitted-jail-time-felony-charge-today-he-denies-that-accusing-cornyn-allies-of-lying.html/

WASHINGTON – Tonight, Rep. Steve Stockman accused a group that supports Sen. John Cornyn
of lying about him, by asserting that he had been “jailed more than once” and was “charged
with a felony.”

That is strange, because Stockman has admitted to these facts, several times.

“I may have been in jail a couple of times, two or three times,” he told this newspaper.

As for the felony charge, that
stemmed from the time his girlfriend hid three Valium tablets in his underpants when
he was reporting for a weekend in jail. “When they found that they charged me with a felony,”
he told the Houston Chronicle.

Those interviews were back in 1995, during Stockman’s first two-year stint in Congress.

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12 posted on 02/01/2014 7:40:05 AM PST by deport
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To: deport

bttt


13 posted on 02/01/2014 7:58:22 AM PST by txhurl (Everyday I think I witnessed the liberals' destructive high-water-mark. Next AM, proven wrong.)
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To: cotton1706

Good, Cornyn needs to go, now.


14 posted on 02/01/2014 8:05:39 AM PST by mulligan
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To: cotton1706

I like this approach. Democrats are a target rich environment!


15 posted on 02/01/2014 8:51:27 AM PST by stocksthatgoup (Take out the trash)
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To: stocksthatgoup

Would like to include MSNBC etal to the list of sorties to be flown


16 posted on 02/01/2014 8:52:29 AM PST by stocksthatgoup (Take out the trash)
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To: deport
As for the felony charge, that stemmed from the time his girlfriend hid three Valium tablets in his underpants when he was reporting for a weekend in jail

Ok, I have to know. 1) Why would Person A put 3 Valium's in Person B's underpants, 2) how did Person B not know about them and 3) how did the pills manage to stay in the underpants for an extended period of time without falling out? Hmm, maybe I don't need to know that last one.

17 posted on 02/01/2014 10:55:15 AM PST by bgill
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To: bgill
Some semblance of an explanation is in the link I posted. Supposedly she did it to help make the weekend stay in the jail easier to bear.
18 posted on 02/01/2014 11:10:18 AM PST by deport
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To: deport

Stockman is a very odd duck, but, heck, we one elected Pappy Lee O’Daniel to the Senate.


19 posted on 02/01/2014 11:58:25 AM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: RobbyS
Stockman is a very odd duck,

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

For sure his quack is different.....

The major difference this time is that this is a statewide race and localizing becomes
negligible. He's got to get media attention. But at the same time the other candidates
aren't exactly household names either.

20 posted on 02/01/2014 12:13:55 PM PST by deport
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To: RobbyS

One of the next things you’ll see is Stockman posing with Willie Robertson at the
State of the Union Address. Scroll down for the photo along with others....

http://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/tv-news/willie-robertson-state-of-the-union-address-duck-dynasty-181613982.html


21 posted on 02/01/2014 12:29:41 PM PST by deport
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To: basil

BTTT!


22 posted on 02/01/2014 2:44:17 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: staytrue
Is Perry an advocate for illegal alien amnesty or is Cornyn an advocate for illegal alien amnesty.

Yes and yes.

FIRE "SNAKE OIL" CORNYN!!

He says one thing during campaign season, then does the complete opposite, afterwards. And, has been doing this since 2002.

23 posted on 02/01/2014 2:51:29 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: deport

Did he also violate federal ethics law at some point?


24 posted on 02/01/2014 3:15:24 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Jane Long

BTTT


25 posted on 02/01/2014 3:20:35 PM PST by txhurl (Everyday I think I witnessed the liberals' destructive high-water-mark. Next AM, proven wrong.)
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To: Fightin Whitey

Did he also violate federal ethics law at some point?

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

I really don’t know. There have been some banter back and forth about filings,
rules, disclosures, etc but I don’t where they stand. The House has inquires
trying to follow the 435 members and their activites. I’m surprise that anyone
can keep all the rules and regs straight. An internet search may offer info.


26 posted on 02/01/2014 3:38:45 PM PST by deport
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