Skip to comments.I Called Stockman's Campaign HQ For an Update (Vanity)
Posted on 02/26/2014 8:01:58 AM PST by Din Maker
Early Voting began a week ago Monday here in Texas, and ends this Friday, February 28th. Many of us have worked hard to defeat John Cornyn in the March 4th Primary, or at least get him into a Run-Off Election and possibly "Cruz" him out of the Senate. We started out with a lot of expectation and enthusiasm; of which both seem to be dwindling somewhat. Why is that? Probably because only one candidate, seemingly, is even serious about defeating Cornyn. And it is NOT Mr. Stockman.
Since he is my Congressman, I called his Congressional Office in my town yesterday to see how the campaign is going (since we never hear a peep out of him except via an occasional e-mail) and to just get an update and possibly some "encouraging" news. The lady said: "Oh, we're the Congressional Office; we know nothing about his campaign." I'm thinking: Hmmmmmm.... Then she said: "Let me give you his campaign office number." I took the number and thanked her. I then called what is apparently his ONLY campaign office in the entire State of Texas, located in Houston. I got a recording telling me to leave my name and number and they would get back with me. That was two (2) days ago and I have not heard a word from them. That is the first time since I've been politically active in 1980, that I have ever gotten a recording at the HQ of a State-wide Campaign Office in the middle of the day. Does he have only one person in the office?
I've made no secret about the fact that I am NOT supporting my two-time Congressman, Steve Stockman, for the U.S. Senate because he is just freakin' weird. Now, I'm convinced that he doesn't even want to win the Senate Race. He just wanted to raise over $450,000 this time around, to pay off his campaign debts from the 2012 Congressional Election. What suckers we've been.
By the way, that candidate who seems to be the only one even trying to win against Cornyn is Dwayne Stovall. But, I'm afraid all the Stockman lovers have already voted and it might be too late for Stovall to come in second place. I would love to see him and Cornyn in the Run-Off. I think Stovall will win. And, the Cornyn folks who are holding all that "dirt" on Stockman for the Run-Off Election, will be terribly disappointed.
Perhaps your Congressman Stockman has separated his Senate Campaign from his official Congressional auspices. Could be there are FEC rules here that are applicable.
I don’t understand your “weird” comments about him. Why this? Why now?
Sorry, but there just isn’t enough here for me to feel good about.
When all the Democrat papers in TX refer to the “Cornyn V. Stockman” race, you know they are promoting this idea because Stockman is an easy target for Cornyn’s attack ads. He is a flake with a checkered past who should be replaced by a serious candidate with a chance to win. We hope Dwayne Stovall can gain some traction before Election Day.
Stockman has run a bizarre campaign. I had high hopes for him, in the beginning...due to his being a current Rep and name recognition.
He’s pretty much been AWOL, except for his twitter “tweets”. No mailers, no web ads, no TV commercials, etc.
I’m voting for Dwayne Stovall. I’d like to see more ads from Dwayne, too. All I see/hear are non-stop “I’m a Conservative” Corny and Stockman smear ads :(
Anyone voting for Stockman will rapidly find out he is actually a Cornyn Strawman who was put up by Cornyn or his cronies to keep Cornyn in the Senate. If Strawman Stockman gets in the runoff he will campaign no more than he has for the Primary, guaranteeing Cornyn’s reelection.
Stovall is actually wanting to replace Cornyn, is conservative without any doubt. He has been endorsed by many Tea Party orgs. Stovall is as close to another Cruz as will have running. His problem is lack of campaign funds and Strawman drawing enough ill-informed votes to keep Stovall from being #2 in a runoff.
Let’s not fall for another Virginia style MacAwful libertarian strawman, vote Stovall in the Primary.
I’ve never seen either of them as serious, realistic challengers for Cornyn. Don’t even bring up Ted Cruz, there ain’t one this year.
I won’t vote for Cornyn but I’m not voting for Stockman or Stovall either.
Having looked at the candidates, I’m going with Stovall.
We can at least ask Stockman to keep taking Cornyn’s arrows, keeping Stovall - for whom I voted - under the GOPe radar.
Stovall is the man. I’ve met him twice. He is conservative and he’s busting his butt across the state.
If Strawman Stockman gets in the runoff
Haven’t seen one campaign sign of his.
Even though Cruz said he’d not interfere with the Senate race, I think we’ll start to see some Cruz-Stovall associations sooner than later, even if oblique.
hes busting his butt across the state.
My wife and I went to vote last Saturday. There were zero campaign signs for Stockman or Stovall.
I think well start to see some Cruz-Stovall associations sooner than later
It best show up posthaste as the election is only 6 days out.
I know.. but if TX FReepers are representative of the population, not a lot have voted yet. I know you have the SOS daily ballot totals...
What we need is the Madison Project associating with Stovall, as Cruz’ proxy.
In the back of my mind is lurking the thought that the Stockman candidacy was all manufactured and the only one who will truly benefit from it is Cornyn, particularly if he and Stockman end up in a runoff.
I keep thinking that if Stockman was truly trying to unseat Cornyn he would be running a very aggressive campaign but I have yet to see any of it. My mailbox on a daily basis is full of continuous brochures from all the candidates except Stockman. I have had robocalls from several of the candidates asking that we vote for them but none for Stockman. No one from his campaign office has called and asked if he could speak to our group. I have yet to see any campaign ads on TV from him. Just nothing!
Suspicious? Yes. Rightly so? Would welcome comments from others.
To: Gaffer: Why did I use the term “weird”? Let me count the ways:
1. He has been my Congressman both times he served. He disappears periodically and no one knows where he is. This last “disappearance”, apparently he was in Israel. When in the middle of a short campaign season, why would a “serious” candidate leave the country?
2. During his first term on a radio interview on KLVI in Beaumont, TX with Jack Piper, Stockman dude was either drunk or stoned.
3. He’s been investigated numerous times for FEC violations.
4. He once admitted being in jail, now, that it has come out that he was in jail, he is denying it and threatening to sue.
5. How can he manage your tax dollars if he can’t manage his own affairs. Dude filed Bankruptcy. His reason: So he cold take care of his father who was ill. (Weird... millions of people have taken care of ill parents without filing bankruptcy.)
6. He has raised approximately $450,000 this campaign. What has he done with it. Not one Radio/TV ad, Newspaper Ad, Yard Sign, Billboard.... Nothing. How many campaign offices does he have? Where are they? Are they staffed.
7. Too much secrecy around this guy. I promise you; the Cornyn Team has all the dirt and it will come out in the Run-Off Election.
Now, do what you want to do Gaffer.
I don’t think Stockman will make the runoff, he’s simply not running! We have one good bond to make, that between the Madison Project and Stovall. Fast.
Obviously, you seem to be very well informed in dirt on him. Several of the items you cite are rather unspecific as to disposition and/or results from ‘investigations’ or such.
Frankly, I don’t know what to think. However, I’m not in Texas, and I don’t have a voting ‘dog’ in this hunt. I’m just curious because I don’t recall having ever seen one of your posts, that’s all.
You can do what you want with that, Din Maker.
You are spot on, my friend; spot on.
I am a newbie. Been here 3 or 4 months I guess. This is my 3rd Vanity Post and I have about 500 comments on FR probably. Well, maybe more like 300. But, I’m on here every day. Where have you been?
I dont think Stockman will make the runoff, hes simply not running!
You may well be correct. I’m not sure Stockman is very well known outside of SETX.
You mentioned early voting totals so I’ll post a link in case others may want to
look at the current data.
The largest 15 counties and their early voting turn out so far.
I don’t recall having ever carped at someone for being a newbie (maybe have done, possibly in jest, but it’s been a long time over the last 15 or so years where I have stood that up as evidence of anything - pro or con). Just never had recalled seeing anything by you, comments or otherwise, that’s all.
I asked legitimate questions, and you responded with what I’d call unresolved and loosely substantiated claims (for the most part), some innuendo, and a later an ad hominem comment just now about ‘where have I been’.
I’m here like you, mostly every day. I’m not claiming you’re anything but incomplete.
Frankly, you are doing a disservice to yourself and your interest in this guy. I told you I don’t have dog in the hunt, yet you seem to think I’m against what you said.
Thanks for the link.
Interesting how light turnout has been. Only 2.70% where I am in Bexar County so far, vs. 3.70% total in 2010 (the last comparable year).
I was going to vote for Stockman before, based on his statements; however, given that he’s been a no-show and seems to be in it either to raise money to pay for past debts and/or to be a drain on serious anti-Cornyn (read: Stovall) votes, I’ll be voting for Stovall.
I’ve had enough of Cornyn. The RINO couldn’t support Cruz for literally even 1 minute during the latter’s filibuster against Obamacare, and has become a consummate insider. Nope, I’m tired of that, and we don’t need a Texas version of the NE RINOs or McStain.
For you pro-Cornyn voters, PLEASE don’t be fooled by his ads and his claims to be “Mr. Conservative.” He does this around election time, but behind the scenes displays his inside-the-Beltway attitude whenever it really counts.
Stockman has had a good voting record, but he doesn’t seem interested in winning.
I sincerely apologize if I responded inappropriately; apparently I did. Sometimes I “shoot from the hip” too quickly. Sorry. Let’s be friends.
No problem....you apparently have some reservations with him, and it appears from ensuing comments after ours that others have problems with him, too. I can buy all that.
After all, it’s about getting rid of Cornyn. But that doesn’t mean we have to vote for a kook - we just have to be able to clearly explain why not. :o)
Interesting how light turnout has been. Only 2.70% where I am in Bexar County so
far, vs. 3.70% total in 2010 (the last comparable year).
You aren’t comparing the same number of total voting days. Thru 8 days you are
at 2.07% and in 2010 you were at 2.07%. The Dems are at 1.90% and 1.54%.
Stockman doesn’t even have as good a conservative rating by some groups as Cornyn does. Hard to see how he is much of a step up, compared to someone like Stovall.
Should proof my post more carefully. The numbers are 2.70%
vs 2.07% for the same number of voting days. Take care.
FWIW. Breitbart’s on Stockman’s case now, too...
PRO-REP. STEVE STOCKMAN LAST MINUTE MAILINGS CONSTITUTE POSSIBLE FEC VIOLATIONS
Then can you tell me why so many FReepers jumped on his bandwagon so early? I’ve been trying to tell folks about Stockman for the past 3 or 4 months since I’ve been here on FR, but it has, for the most part, fallen on deaf ears.
He was first, and had a big name, and they want to get rid of Cornyn — enough that a good number of them would rather have a democrat win.
If you are willing to let a liberal take over the seat just to get rid of Cornyn, why would you care a slightly less conservative republican took it, so long as that republican isn’t considered “establishment”.
That is the fight many want to pick, against the “establishment”, which has little to do with conservative voting records, and instead is about who has the power in the republican party.
Which is why they are targeting some senators and congressman who have higher ratings than others that have lower ratings, mostly because those they are targeting are in leadership positions and those they are not do not hold leadership positions.
I just hope this doesn’t turn out to be the 3rd cycle in which we fail to take the senate because we spend all our energy getting rid of republicans we don’t like. We have a few dozen horrible judges now because of the last two elections — we were of course told not to worry, because we’d have the filibuster, but now we don’t have that and all the extra conservatives don’t help a bit when you are in the minority.
Stovall is the man. Ive met him twice. He is conservative and hes busting his butt across the state.
I just sent this e-mail to all my e-mail contacts in Texas re: John Cornyn:
March 4th is the GOP Primary here in Texas; the first in the nation. A great chance to send a message to the “liberal” Republicans in D.C. (Yes, I said “liberal Republicans”.... that is not a typo.) One of the most liberal Senators in Washington is from Texas. He claims to be a Conservative. No, I’m not talking about Ted Cruz; I’m talking about Obama’s buddy and butt-kisser, John Cornyn.
Cornyn recently voted with the Democrats to give Obama a blank check by raising the Debt Ceiling when he voted for Cloture in the Senate. Only 12 Senators voted with the Democrats and all of them are of the Liberal “bent”. Don’t believe the ads Cornyn is running saying he is a Conservative; he’s not. Plus, he fought Ted Cruz when Ted tried to get ObamaCare defunded. Cornyn stood with Obama and ObamaCare. He went so far as to call Ted Cruz “dangerous”. He hates Ted Cruz but he and Obama get along great.
If you have not voted, early voting ends Friday. The Primary is Tuesday, March 4th. Political analyst say with voter turn-out in Primaries being so low, one vote is equivalent to 10 votes in a General Election. Please vote in this Primary and please consider anyone running for Senate (there are 8 of them) except John Cornyn and Steve Stockman. Stockman has been my Congressman both times he served and he is “nuts” and Cornyn has a lot of dirt on Stockman that will come out in the run-off election if Stockman comes in second place. The true Conservatives are supporting Dwayne Stovall. A great, East Texas guy, who will make us proud. Stovall is my choice, but you make your own decision. I’d say say at this point in time: In the Senate Race, vote ABC (Anybody But Cornyn). At his age, this will probably be his last 6 year term in the Senate. Not having to ever face the voters again, he will be the Senate Liberals best friend for the next 6 years.
Thanks for posting this. I got one of these “newspapers” in the mail today. I glanced thru it and saw it was a Stockman campaign ruse.
Since I have decided to vote for Stovall next week (quite some time ago)....the “newspaper now resides in my trash.
I’m still researching some of the races. Any opinion on Commissioner of Agriculture or Railroad Commissioner?
Ag Comm — Sid Miller
RR Comm — Wayne Christian
Land Comm — David Watts (Stay outta da Bushes!)
Well, I know who I’m not for. I’m not for Streusand. The people who endorse him are the same ones who endorse Cornyn. And, I’m not for Babin. I worked for him back in the late 90s when he ran. He has no integrity IMO. He stiffed Mr. Cloeren who owns Cloeren Industries in Orange. He “encouraged” his employees to donate to Babin’s campaign. A complaint was filed and Babin bailed on him and let him take all the blame. It was nasty. I’m leaning toward Centilli. How about you? What’s your take on the race?
Wow. The replies to the e-mail that I sent out (See my Post #36) are staggering. Most people either said they did not plan on voting or were going to vote for Cornyn out of ignorance. Everyone who has replied says they WILL vote for Stovall.
Come on FReepers.... Hit your e-mail, Facebook and Twitter accounts. WE CAN DO THIS!!! Let’s put Stovall in the Run-Off. HECK YEAH!
>> “Lets put Stovall in the Run-Off.” <<
Hell yes, let’s make the election irrelevent!
Din Maker is obviously a Cornyn strategist.
Ya have to give him credit...
What the hell are you talking about?
Apparently you are a Stockman supporter. Where is your boy, Stevie hiding out? Why has no one seen him on the Campaign Trail, or anywhere else? How come his one, and only, campaign office does not answer the phone and does not return calls? Oh, I know.... they’ve all taken the $450,000 campaign cash he has received since jumping into the Senate race, and are on an important Congressional trip overseas. If he makes the run-off, I’ll vote for him because I loathe Cornyn, but he will get his clock cleaned. Talk about making the election irrelevant; let Stockman be in the run-off and wait until Cornyn releases all the dirt he has been holding onto. Any of the other 6 Challengers could win a run-off with Cornhole, but not Stockman. BTW, you’re a freakin’ idiot.
Wow! RINO vs RINO, What excitement.
Thanks. I’ll give Miller and Christian an extra hard look (already decided on Watts). I guess I better get in gear and make my final decisions this weekend.
(BTW, I really like your FR moniker! I just read an article about JL in my electric co magazine.)
Not really, I think. We had an exchange of thoughts and I think we are on the same page. I just wanted to know more specifically about why.