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Stovall hoping citizen statesman appeal will help him win Senate seat (Cornyn opponent)
Cleveland/Houston News ^ | 2/16/14 | VANESA BRASHIER

Posted on 02/16/2014 5:56:59 AM PST by jimbo123

Just weeks before the March 4 Republican Primary, Dwayne Stovall is spending his days just as he has the last several months — driving across the state and appearing before large and small groups of Texans, hoping to gain their votes in his race for U.S. Senate.

If he is fatigued, he’s not showing it. In fact, Stovall appears to be energized by his grassroots campaign that boasts 1,100 volunteers, and counting.

Stovall, a resident of Tarkington in Liberty County, is vying for the U.S. Senate seat of veteran politician John Cornyn.

Though he may be considered a long shot by some, Stovall appears to be gaining ground. In recent weeks, he has won his ninth straw poll, has been endorsed by dozens of Tea Party groups and has been recognized by national media, though in some cases the mention is unflattering.

“Greta Van Susteren [of Fox News] called me a jerk on Friday for making a reference to [Minority Leader] Mitch McConnell as a Beltway Turtle,” said Stovall, referring to a video ad that posted side-by-side photos of McConnell and a Looney Tunes character, Cecil Turtle.

In the 30-second ad, Stovall says, “As a senator from Texas, you vote for Texas. You don’t stab her in the back by voting for cloture on Obamacare. You don’t enslave its children with unconstitutional laws and overwhelming debt and you certainly don’t do this to please some guy that looks and fights like a turtle.”

His dog Major is then shown saying, with a voice-over, “I like turtle soup.”

Stovall says he is amazed by the reaction the advertisement has received.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cornyn; dwaynestovall; stovall

1 posted on 02/16/2014 5:56:59 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I’m leaning heavily toward Mr. Stockman,,,,,,,,,,

2 posted on 02/16/2014 5:59:08 AM PST by basil (
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Turtle Soup:

Texans for Stovall

3 posted on 02/16/2014 6:00:29 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
" . . . and you certainly don’t do this to please some guy that looks and fights like a turtle.”

ROTFLMAO! Best description of Mitch McConnell I've ever read.

I've heard him compared to a parrot before and not just because he has certain avian tendencies. But a turtle is so much more apt!

4 posted on 02/16/2014 6:02:01 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: basil

Stockman for Senate

5 posted on 02/16/2014 6:09:36 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I’m still undecided between Stovall and Stockman.

6 posted on 02/16/2014 6:19:21 AM PST by MulberryDraw (Repeal it.)
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To: jimbo123
Email from Stovall:

Hi [Paine]

(Please read this in its entirety... it's long, but important. And if you agree with it, please forward it on.)

This election is not about whether Cornyn is re-elected or whether "anybody but Cornyn" wins.

This election is not even about whether the Democrat or the Republican wins.

This election is about one thing and one thing only: protecting and defending Texas. And in a larger way, it can be about protecting America.

Texas is an economic juggernaut, fueled by the hard work and ingenuity of its 26 million people. Political leaders emerge from Texas all of the time, and that's because Texans understand and adhere to freedom and the 10th Amendment. It's the Texas heritage. If you're a true Texan, it's in your blood. If you're a true Texan, you fight for your independence, no matter the odds.

What separates Dwayne Stovalls's campaign from every other campaign is that he understands that Texas, and America, are under attack by political forces that would steal these freedoms from us. He's not fighting for the Republican Party - he's fighting for something much bigger. He's fighting for Texas and America and freedom. Like you, he's fighting for his children's future.

If you ask Steve Stockman's supporters why they support him, it's because they believe that having "Rep" in front of his name gives him a greater likelihood to win against Cornyn. They're not voting for Steve Stockman because of his amazing representation of Texas. It's not his command of the Constitution or the terrific leadership he has shown while in office for just one and half terms. They just perceive him, for now, as the most viable "anybody but Cornyn" vote.

If you were to ask his supporters whether they believe he embodies Texas, you might get an empty stare in reply. I've never heard anyone accuse Steve Stockman of being a great Texan. He has his fine points to be sure, but he could be a fine congressman in Michigan as much as in Texas.

There's much passion in anger. People are angry at John Cornyn. Oh how they are angry at John Cornyn. John Cornyn, to anyone who's paying attention to what's happening in Washington, is part of the attack on Texas and America and freedom. It doesn't matter whether he's a Republican. He and Mitch McConnell are not the embodiment of everything Republican in the Senate. They are just two men, and those two men thwarted the majority of their caucus by choosing to vote for cloture to raise the debt. They betrayed the Republican Party and sided with the Democrats. As a result, Texans and future Texans now have a greater burden of debt placed upon them.

Texans, those who pay attention and who love freedom, are angry at John Cornyn. They want to vote against him. They want him removed from office. John Cornyn does not represent Texas or the Republican Party. John Cornyn represents Washington and helps Washington grow and grow and grow - to the detriment of Texas. And if you don't like it and complain about it, he'll take the phone off the hook, thank you very much.

You could vote for "anybody but Cornyn." That seems tempting, but it's better to vote for something than against something. Are you mad at John Cornyn? There's passion in anger. But do you love Texas? There's more passion in love. A simple test would answer that: would you give your life to vote against John Cornyn? Of course not. But would you give your life to protect Texas and America and freedom? If you're a patriot, you bet you would. Without hesitation.

Dwayne Stovall's supporters aren't voting for "anybody but Cornyn" or even for Dwayne Stovall, the man. He's certainly a fine man. They're voting for what he's representing and articulating. They're voting for his willingness to go to the mat. They recognize a true and native Texan. They know that he "gets" it. He's not doing this for a career in politics, which is what Stockman wants. He's doing this because he's compelled to do it.

A vote for Dwayne is not a vote for "anybody but Cornyn." It's a vote for the future of Texas and America and freedom.

That's the chief difference between Steve Stockman and Dwayne Stovall. It's also the reason why Texas is brimming with Stovall supporters and not with Stockman supporters. It's why Dwayne has won straw poll after straw poll. It's why Steve Stockman finished fourth in his own district behind Undecided in a poll that Dwayne won. Almost no one is passionate for Steve Stockman; they're just passionate to vote for "anybody but Cornyn."

Our challenge is to get Dwayne's name out there, which we're doing.

That's your job, too. Even more than ours, actually. That senate seat is yours to assign, not Cornyn's to keep or Dwayne's to capture.

I remind all of you over and over to talk relentlessly - to family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, those at your church... you've done that, and we're seeing the results of that.

John Cornyn arrogantly runs ad after ad. He doesn't reach out to you. He doesn't care about you, or the debt that he allows to be placed upon you. Obamacare? It won't affect him or anyone within a thousand feet of him.

John Cornyn owns the sky in Texas. He buys it with big money and we don't know how he got that money. He covers it with his propaganda. The airwaves are saturated with it. We had to puncture that blanket with a turtle video to arrest attention in that sky that he purchases for himself. For those who are uncomfortable with the video, check and ask them if they are exponentially more uncomfortable with the chains of debt being placed upon them and their children by John Cornyn and his leader, Mitch McConnell.

Listen - the ground belongs to you, true Texans - Dwayne Stovall's volunteers and supporters. That's where you live, and politicians who never descend from their imagined heights to acquaint themselves with you or your concerns don't deserve your vote.

America is constantly corrupted by money in politics. Money buys ads and attention and media talking points. It's what allows the big special interests to sway the gullible.

But what would happen if your trusted word to the people you know, and their trusted word to the people they know, and so on... what if that beat the money in politics? What would America be like?

Everyone in other states looks to Texas and wants their own Senator Ted Cruz. (By the way, no one looks to Texas and wants their own John Cornyn.)

What would happen if you get Dwayne elected and everyone looks to Texas to see how Texans embraced freedom and the Constitution and ignored a sky of clouded propaganda to elect a citizen statesman who didn't use PAC money to win the primary and wasn't beholden to anyone but you here in Texas?

How would that change the political landscape in Texas?

How would that change the political landscape in America?

There are a lot of races that are important to Texas. No doubt.

You have an opportunity to defend Texas and America and freedom. This is the only campaign in Texas that can achieve those ends. Not because Dwayne Stovall is a great man. He would tell you that he's just an average Texan. But because what he's fighting for, with every waking moment and every strength he has, is great. He's fighting for Texas and the future of Texas, and you're helping him do that every time you speak and email and tweet.

So go where Dwayne hasn't been. Go where he's not known. Go where you don't know the people there - yet. Introduce them to the campaign worth voting for, and saturate the ground like John Cornyn saturates your skies. If you find resistance, move on to the next place. Don't waste time.

Your patriotic help to elect Dwayne Stovall in this primary is all about one thing and one thing only: protecting Texas. And maybe America too.

7 posted on 02/16/2014 6:30:56 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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Hey—thanks! Some of that I hadn’t seen or didn’t know about…..More than ever he gets my vote.

8 posted on 02/16/2014 6:33:25 AM PST by basil (
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To: MulberryDraw

One very important difference I see between Stovall and Stockman, is that Stovall is not some drama queen as Stockman seems to be with his “anti-campaign”.

It is important that we force the runoff. It is also important that the #2, who will be in the runoff, will be willing to actually campaign against Cornyn. Stovall will actually campaign. Whether Stockman will is the $64 question, and if his Primary effort is any indication, he may not and just roll over like some Cornyn Straw Man.

In the last few weeks I have moved from Stockman to Stovall.

9 posted on 02/16/2014 6:50:53 AM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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I’m going to stick with Stockman, but I can easily switch to Stovall in a potential runoff. I plan to sit out a Cornball general election but vote in the other contests.

10 posted on 02/16/2014 7:18:17 AM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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11 posted on 02/16/2014 7:28:34 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Vigilanteman
‘nd you certainly don’t do this to please some guy that looks and fights like a turtle.” ‘

I agree. I thought it was funny and accurate.
Prissy Mz Greta may not agree, with the remark or with any remark or position a non RINO Conservative may make.
It looks like a fun race in Texas.

12 posted on 02/16/2014 8:02:56 AM PST by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin, the Flame of the North)
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To: jimbo123

Stockman talks a good line but unfortunately he carries a lot of baggage that numerous entities are bringing to light. It’s true that these papers want Cornyn over any Tea Party candidate, but the ongoing assault on his questionable activities will serve to undermine him in a general election. I like the guy, but I don’t think he can win over a Demcrap. On the other hand, Stovall seems like the real deal, plus he’s from a small town, not some city slicker. I will vote for him in the primary.

13 posted on 02/16/2014 8:47:05 AM PST by secondamendmentkid
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To: basil

Stockman far better, but for some reason Breitbart has decided to attack him

14 posted on 02/16/2014 9:15:25 AM PST by montag813
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To: jimbo123

I support Stovall.

15 posted on 02/16/2014 9:45:53 AM PST by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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Senatortoise McConnell is not a happy camper.

16 posted on 02/16/2014 9:53:56 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the
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To: who knows what evil?

I support Dwayne Stovall

17 posted on 02/16/2014 10:22:43 AM PST by Ramonne
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To: Theodore R.

Well if your comfortable with a non-campaigning non-candidate.

If and when we get a runoff, there will only be Cornyn and the next higher count candidate, no choosing between Stovall and Stockman in the runoff. THAT is what I am uncomfortable with.

18 posted on 02/16/2014 11:17:55 AM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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