Skip to comments.Texas Tea Party challengers fizzle (Cornyn panic, GOP-e, LSM fear alert...)
Posted on 02/16/2014 11:06:45 AM PST by jimbo123
early two years after Ted Cruz's come-from-behind primary victory, Tea Party challengers are fizzling in Texas.
Defeating the former Senate and House GOP campaign committee heads would be a top trophy for conservative insurgents. But with just over two weeks until Election Day, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) are both heavy favorites against their primary opponents.
Texas Republicans laugh that gadfly Rep. Steve Stockman's (R-Texas) challenge to Cornyn has been a comedy of errors. Tea Party leader Katrina Pierson (R) has failed to gain any real traction against Sessions as shes struggled with fundraising and name recognition.
Both veteran lawmakers have run strong campaigns, raised huge sums of money and have given conservatives few reasons to reject them. Cornyn, the Senate minority whip and former chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, has raised nearly $10 million for the race. Sessions, the Rules Committee chairman and former head of the National Republican Congressional Committee, raised $1.3 million for his campaign.
Texas Republicans say the only incumbent member of the delegation with a real race on his hands is Rep. Ralph Hall (R-Texas) and thats being driven by Halls age, not ideology.
Cornyns and Sessionss challengers have articulated few credible reasons to oust them and havent raised enough money to even mount serious campaigns. Early voting starts on Tuesday, and the primary is on March 5.
Everyone knows Stockman is a crazy person and that's why none of the national conservative groups are supporting him, said one national conservative strategist.
Every Tea Party candidate especially those in Texas wants to be the second coming of Cruz. But neither Stockman not Pierson has been able to do what Cruz accomplished: Raise millions of dollars,
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
Enjoy the comments to Cornyn from his constituents on his Facebook pages:
Nobody taking the volume and intensity of flak that Cornyn’s getting on his Facebook page can feel comfortable with their chances in an off-year primary.
Stovall’s Turtle Soup ad:
Texans for Stovall
Stockman for Senate
Cornyn has removed all references to his fundraiser and rally with Karl Rove this afternoon. What is he afraid of?
RALLY FOR CORNYN
Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014
$2500 for 2 tickets to Reception and 8 Rally/Concert tickets and listing as Gold Sponsor and photo op with Senator Cornyn and Karl Rove
$5000 for 4 tickets to Reception and 10 Rally/Concert tickets and listing as Platinum Sponsor and photo op with Senator Cornyn and Karl Rove
If Cornyn is forced into a runoff, these people won’t be laughing any more.
Its a damn if you do, damn if you don’t thing if you take down your Facebook page, looking at Cornyn’s FB page. They are slamming him hard for being a RINO. I predict large reduction in the RINO herds in the next 2 years. A lot of hardworking people are rightfully sick of them failing to represent those who put them in power.
It would be funny if Cornyn posts a photo of him and Karl Rove from today’s rally/fundraiser in Longview, TX after it’s over. The Facebook comments would be epic.
Like us peasants could afford to eat at that table...sheesh. So removed from reality they are. Time to make THEM unemployed so they can see what real life is about.
I see that Mr. Cameron Joseph dare not mention Mr. Stovall, which is the real competition to Cornyn.
“Endorsed by the following Tea Party / Conservative Groups in Texas:”
Grassroots America - We the People
South Texas Tea Party Network
Nacogdoches Tea Party
Stand Across America
Young Republicans of Houston
Republican Liberty Caucus of CD 36
Kaufman Tea Party
Pearland Tea Party
Facebook Tea Party
Montague County Tea Party
Sam Houston Tea Party
Llano Tea Party
Cass County Tea Party
Wichita Falls Tea Party
Lake Jackson Tea Party (straw poll win)
Ellis County (straw poll win)
Tri-County Tea Party
Clearlake Tea Party
Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment
Alvin Tea Party
Firefighters for Liberty
There is a reason for so much mileage... http://www.texansforstovall.com/about.php
I saw a huge Stovall billboard on I-10, in between Houston and San Antonio, this weekend.
ABC...anybody but Cornball!!