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Tea partiers blast Stockman for lazy and unethical campaign; Stovall gets support
The Dallas News ^ | February 27, 2014 | Todd J. Gillman

Posted on 03/01/2014 4:15:42 AM PST by Din Maker

A group of Texas tea party activists took Rep. Steve Stockman to task Thursday, issuing an open letter that depicts him as unethical and lazy, and certainly undeserving of promotion to the U.S. Senate. Instead, these activists are throwing their support behind Dwayne Stovall, another of the seven people challenging Sen. John Cornyn in Tuesday’s GOP primary.

“As your campaign rolled into 2014, Texans have witnessed what might be the laziest statewide campaign to date. The media salted your staff with questions, but these questions were sneered at and rebuffed,” wrote the group, led by JoAnn Fleming, a Tyler activists who serves as executive director of Grassroots America and chairs the Texas Legislature’s TEA Party Caucus advisory committee. The letter notes that Stockman, R-Clear Lake, has made virtually no campaign appearances.

“We disavow your lack of accessibility to the people of Texas during this campaign and these unethical activities. Your actions have disqualified you.”

In throwing their support to Stovall, Fleming and her allies are betting on a small business owner who has won good reviews from small tea party gatherings. His political experience is limited to a seat on a small town school board, and a losing bid for seat in the state House.

“Today we stand with a fighter to protect us from an overreaching, over-taxing, over-regulating, over-spending federal government. We stand with the man who truly embodies the TEA Party ideal of freedom and liberty for all. Senator Ted Cruz needs a kindred spirit with him in this fight against Washington – that man is Dwayne Stovall,” Fleming’s letter says.

(Excerpt) Read more at trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: stockman; stovall
Now, for all the Stockman lovers who have called me a RINO, a troll, a Cornyn Campaign operative.... put this in your pipe and smoke it.
1 posted on 03/01/2014 4:15:42 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

No one bothered to check out Stockman before he got his seat in Congress. In this election, the media pumped him up as being Cornyn’s chief opponent, knowing Cornyn could make mince meat out of him in any possible run-off.

The TEA Party of Texas should learn a lesson from this and be prepared with one great candidate to successfully challenge the GOPe’s incumbent. We were just incredibly fortunate to have Sen. Cruz to back last time, but that is extremely rare.


2 posted on 03/01/2014 4:24:19 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Din Maker

At the end of the day all that really matters is Cornyn not making it over 50 percent on Tuesday.

If he does, I think everyone will have to consider why and plan to support a third party conservative candidate in the fall.

NO MORE VOTES FOR RINO’S UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.....


3 posted on 03/01/2014 4:35:54 AM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: Nextrush

Stockman is a bit daft. I am in his district.


4 posted on 03/01/2014 4:49:54 AM PST by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: Din Maker

Link to the letter and the signers


5 posted on 03/01/2014 4:51:46 AM PST by deport
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To: Din Maker
"Seven people challenging Sen. John Cornyn in Tuesday’s GOP primary."

What? How did so many people get registered to run against Cornyn? And why did the Tea Party wait until just a few days before the primary before endorsing their candidate? This is looking pretty bleak.

6 posted on 03/01/2014 4:55:58 AM PST by Liberty Wins ( The average lefty is synapse challenged)
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To: Nextrush

Bingo.


7 posted on 03/01/2014 5:06:52 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: Liberty Wins

There is no “the tea party” so “it “ doesn’t endorse candidates.


8 posted on 03/01/2014 5:08:01 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: Liberty Wins

it takes a while for the dead to relay a message. after all, the media has said the TP has been dead for years ;)


9 posted on 03/01/2014 5:14:03 AM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: shankbear

He’s my Congressman also. Has been both times he “served”.


10 posted on 03/01/2014 5:24:53 AM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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Candidate Ken Cope calls on Stockman to stepdown


11 posted on 03/01/2014 5:28:57 AM PST by deport
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To: Nextrush

Is there a third-party conservative on the fall ballot? He has to have filed already to run. There could be a write-in though, but most voters don’t know how to write in anyone.


12 posted on 03/01/2014 5:31:18 AM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Liberty Wins

What? How did so many people get registered to run against Cornyn? And why did the Tea Party wait until just a few days before the primary before endorsing their candidate? This is looking pretty bleak.
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To answer your first question: All you have to do is get enough signatures on an Election Petition OR pay a certain fee amount to get into a race in Texas and you’re on the ballot. There’s like 14 running for Stockman’s Congressional Seat in this Primary.

To answer your second question: IDK, other than the fact that more than one of the seven challengers are Tea Partiers and the Tea Party was just hoping to force Cornhole into a run-off and then unite behind one candidate for the Run-off Election. And, there will be a Run-off Election. So, IT IS NOT LOOKING BLEAK!!!


13 posted on 03/01/2014 5:32:11 AM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: Nextrush

The likely Democrat choice, endorsed by Wendy Davis, is liberal activist David Alameel, who never met an abotion he too didn’t endorse.


14 posted on 03/01/2014 5:32:29 AM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Din Maker

A poll released this weeks says TX Republican primary voters are not that conservative and that Cornball will win the primary with some 64 percent of the ballots.


15 posted on 03/01/2014 5:34:27 AM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Theodore R.; All
There you go again Theodore. You keep pushing your boy Cornyn every chance you get. He's going down Tuesday night. There will be a run-off and he will get his old, wrinkled, RINO butt kicked.

Ignore Theodore folks. He's a Cornyn campaign operative who has infiltrated Free Republic.
16 posted on 03/01/2014 5:41:05 AM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: Theodore R.
Troll.

Cornyn will wind up in a run-off.

/johnny

17 posted on 03/01/2014 5:42:02 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Din Maker

I’ve already early voted for Stockman. We shall see how it pans out, but I don’t think Cornball can be stopped.


18 posted on 03/01/2014 5:56:13 AM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Din Maker

Yeah, Stockman has just been rather strange. No real campaign, no ads, no media presence. It’s more like a stunt or fund raising campaign than anything else with him.

I cautioned people on the Cruz talk with him. I want Cornyn out but, jeez. Stovall seems to be the flavor of the week now.

When there is no new Ted Cruz let’s not try to make one up, please.


19 posted on 03/01/2014 6:09:59 AM PST by FAA
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To: Din Maker

Looking at the voting records of STEVE STOCKMAN and John Wayne McCornyn, STOCKMAN votes the way we want him to and that’s a FACT. I’ll take “Honest but Quirky” over Back Stabbing RINO any day.

I haven’t voted as yet because I have been waiting until Tuesday to arrive.


20 posted on 03/01/2014 6:24:07 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Nextrush

“At the end of the day all that really matters is Cornyn not making it over 50 percent on Tuesday.”

NO, thats not what really matters. If Stockman is #2 then it will be a Cornyn/Stockman runoff, Cornyn will win and it will have made no difference. The MSM knows this and its why they never mention primary opponents by name other than Stockman


21 posted on 03/01/2014 6:28:41 AM PST by The Bat Ladys Husband ( No More Bush No more Cornyn)
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To: Din Maker

I was going to vote for Stockman but his ads turned me off so I voted for Stovall instead.


22 posted on 03/01/2014 6:34:53 AM PST by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: Theodore R.
A poll released this weeks says TX Republican primary voters are not that conservative and that Cornball will win the primary with some 64 percent of the ballots.

Still pimping the GOP-e, I see. Man, your act here is getting tired.

23 posted on 03/01/2014 7:34:50 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Theodore R.

More astroturf from the
Gop elite crap.
What poll and who paid for it !!!
I notice how no one states these facts before yelling it over give up !!!


24 posted on 03/01/2014 7:36:15 AM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: FAA

I didn’t realize that I was trying to “make up” a new Ted Cruz. I just think that right now, Stovall has the best chance of beating Stockman out of 2nd Place so we won’t have to choose between a RINO scumbag or an idiot.


25 posted on 03/01/2014 8:04:34 AM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: Howie66

“Honest but Quirky”
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Stockman is not honest and he’s a helluva lot more than just “quirky”. The guys is a charlatan.


26 posted on 03/01/2014 8:10:36 AM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: Din Maker

I voted for Stovall. Stockman has ran a very strange campaign,


27 posted on 03/01/2014 8:12:46 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Theodore R.

I’ve already early voted for Stockman.
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Well, that says a lot about you. Stockman is a shyster and has no credibility.


28 posted on 03/01/2014 8:12:57 AM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: The Bat Ladys Husband

Your Post #21 is right on!!!


29 posted on 03/01/2014 8:14:01 AM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: Howie66

I haven’t voted as yet because I have been waiting until Tuesday to arrive.
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Tuesday is almost here Howie. I hope you will consider Dwayne Stovall.


30 posted on 03/02/2014 6:19:49 PM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: Din Maker

Actually, I am considering DWAYNE STOVALL very seriously. It’s always been a toss-up between him and STOCKMAN.

John Wayne McCornyn will never get my vote again and that’s a promise.


31 posted on 03/03/2014 4:48:19 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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