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Dwayne Stovall Files to Challenge John Cornyn in Texas Republican Senate Primary
yourhoustonnews.com ^ | 11/18/13 | Community Reports

Posted on 11/19/2013 5:29:58 AM PST by cotton1706

Dwayne Stovall, a small businessman from Liberty County, formally filed his application to be on the ballot as a U.S. Senate candidate opposing current Senator John Cornyn in the Republican primary on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

Stovall released the following statement on the morning of Monday, Nov. 18:

“It’s time for the citizens of Texas to be represented by one of their own, a citizen statesman, rather than by a Washington-based elitist who serves special interests that are in opposition to the interests of Texas and its good citizens.”

“The Constitutional role of a United States Senator from the Lone Star State is to put the best interests of Texas first.”

“During his tenure in the United States Senate, the federal government has continued to relentlessly encroach on the rights of Texas and Texans. When John Cornyn went to Washington as our senator 11 years ago, the federal deficit was $6 trillion. Today, it’s $17 trillion, almost triple.”

“It’s time for that to stop. It’s time to represent Texas in Washington, DC, and it’s time for the citizens of Texas to be represented by one of them, a citizen statesman, rather than by the nationalist interests of the elites in Washington.”

“My campaign will not be won with establishment money. I’ve traveled across Texas and spoken to thousands of Texans throughout the year. They are fired up at the idea of having two senators representing them in Washington, DC, who believe in the Constitution and America’s founding principles.”

“Federalism, Republicanism, and limited government — these are sorely lacking from Sen. Cornyn’s voting record. I have stepped forward to unapologetically advocate for the values of Texans and for putting Texas first. “

(Excerpt) Read more at yourhoustonnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 11/19/2013 5:29:58 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Dwayne who? LOL.


2 posted on 11/19/2013 5:32:01 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: cotton1706

Have you seen any info on the other potential candidates, Wyatt and Vega? They have
talked about getting into the race but I haven’t seen where they have filed to do so.


3 posted on 11/19/2013 5:40:41 AM PST by deport
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To: cotton1706

Found his site. I’m looking for more information on him...

http://www.texansforstovall.com/


4 posted on 11/19/2013 5:43:41 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: deport

Apparently, Wyatt has.

http://www.erickwyatt.com/wyatt_files_for_u_s_senate

Haven’t seen anything on Vega yet. She may have though.


5 posted on 11/19/2013 5:43:48 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Let the moderates and the establishment be very afraid. Burn the bridges to mushy moderates


6 posted on 11/19/2013 5:58:51 AM PST by stocksthatgoup (Take out the trash)
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To: cotton1706

http://www.texansforstovall.com/

Future generations of Texans are being sentenced into servitude to a bankrupt unconstitutional National Government (not federal) that is becoming more tyrannical by the day. The founding principle of liberty is being destroyed by the very people we have entrusted to protect it and we cannot afford to stand by any longer. If you will have me I will gladly take up the fight, but I will need your help to do so.

In liberty,

Dwayne Stovall
Texan 1st


7 posted on 11/19/2013 6:03:59 AM PST by PLD
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To: DIRTYSECRET
Doesn't matter that he's not well known. Neither was Cruz until the primary. Stovall is someone to vote for in the primary that isn't Cornyn, and lots of folks are looking for that right now.

/johnny

8 posted on 11/19/2013 6:07:44 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cotton1706
Haven’t seen anything on Vega yet. She may have though.

I note that Wyatt's website has "Linda Vega just joined." posted on the right margin.

9 posted on 11/19/2013 6:49:46 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

You’ve got that right. I like what I’ve read, now we need to reserve some time, from him, to meet us, personally. He sounds good, I’d like to see him in person. Being a businessman rather than a lawyer, is good to see.
Cornyn is professional politician and will go with the flow and the money. nuff said.


10 posted on 11/19/2013 6:59:22 AM PST by tillacum
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To: cotton1706
Visit Stovall's website and read his position statements. He sounds solid to me. For instance, on the second Amendment:

Today, because of unconstitutional misinterpretations by 20th century supreme court judges, the federal Bill of Rights is constantly being violated by the Federal Government. I suggest everyone reread the Preamble to the Bill of Rights. The members of the 1st Congress did not mince words:

"THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of ITS powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution." (emphasis added [by DS])

Let us be clear; the Federal Government has no authority under the Constitution --NONE-- to involve itself in any area restricted under the Bill of Rights. So when it comes to guns, they are not to infringe, no matter what the Supreme Court has unconstitutionally ruled to the contrary.

Stovall is not plugged in to the big money machine so will need lots of individual supporters. If you want to get rid of the RINO who brought us "Republican" Senate candidates such as Arlen Specter - Democrat, Charlie Crist - Democrat, Lincoln Chafee - Democrat, and Lisa Murkowski - Independent, then Stovall needs your Support.

Support Dwayne Stovall to oust John Cornyn in TX

11 posted on 11/19/2013 7:29:04 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Paine in the Neck
"THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of ITS powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution." (emphasis added [by DS])

I'd be willing to vote for almost anyone who actually knows that there is a preamble to the bill of rights.

12 posted on 11/19/2013 7:47:45 AM PST by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: El Gato; Eaker; hocndoc; Squantos; SwinneySwitch; MeekOneGOP; weegee; EQAndyBuzz; 2ndDivisionVet; ..
“Federalism, Republicanism, and limited government — these are sorely lacking from Sen. Cornyn’s voting record. I have stepped forward to unapologetically advocate for the values of Texans and for putting Texas first. “

~ Wayne Stovall



13 posted on 11/19/2013 7:50:24 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: Paine in the Neck
I note that Wyatt's website has "Linda Vega just joined." posted on the right margin.

Hmmm...to support...or keep up with?

Hoping Stovall or Wyatt can get the traction needed to oust Cornpone.

14 posted on 11/19/2013 8:25:11 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: cotton1706

The info is sparse at best it seems. The Tx SOS website shows that only
Cornyn and Mapp have filed as of today. Yet Wyatt says he has based upon
the link you have. So who knows at this time. I find nothing on Vega yet.

https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/candidate-filing/cf-report.aspx

You have to select Travis County from the list as Austin is where they have
to file for the primary.

The Texas GOP website with filings says that Stovall has filed also:

http://www.texasgop.org/elections/candidates/#United%20States%20Senator

Thanks and take care


15 posted on 11/19/2013 8:42:08 AM PST by deport
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To: cotton1706

If he’s not a professional politician nor a lawyer then he gets my vote.


16 posted on 11/19/2013 8:44:01 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: deport

We probably have to call the SOS for updated filings.


17 posted on 11/19/2013 8:47:47 AM PST by txhurl
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To: fella

He must have old Texan roots.... I attended an middle school in Houston named Stovall 30something years ago.


18 posted on 11/19/2013 8:49:11 AM PST by txhurl
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To: txhurl

At some point they will get them all in. A candidate may have filed but the
State hasn’t accepted the filing for some reason. The TxGOP website indicates
that on their listing of filings.

http://www.texasgop.org/elections/candidates/#United%20States%20Senator


19 posted on 11/19/2013 8:54:04 AM PST by deport
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To: Windflier

Thanks for the ping!


20 posted on 11/19/2013 8:55:40 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: cotton1706; All

He (Stovall) walks and talks the right stuff, but I have heard, and I am holding out final judgement until I get irrefutable proof that Stovall is not a libertarian in republican clothing...

I met the guy at a Texas Independence celebration/Tea Party event a few months ago...Seems to be ok, not very assuming, approachable, clear in hsi campaign message...

There was just something about him that caused me to start looking a little deeper...That’s all...No biggy deal...

He is going to have a hard road to hoe, going up against the Cornyn machine...

We only have about 4 months to get this done if it turns out to be a significant, well supported campaign...


21 posted on 11/19/2013 8:57:24 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: txhurl

Stovall claims to be born “oil field trash” in Baytown, Tx. Lived in the
Humble Camps for his first 10 years of life.

http://www.texansforstovall.com/about.html


22 posted on 11/19/2013 8:57:51 AM PST by deport
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To: Alamo-Girl


Retire these Gutle$$ Old Party B@$@$D$; don't show
them any respect for their previous actions / deeds.
BOOT ' EM ALL OUT!

Support Matt Bevins, Defeat Sen. *itch "Mumbles" McConnell. *(D.C.-GOP / E)
Support JD Winteregg, Defeat (SotH) Rep. John *HIC! / HIC!* Boehmer. *(D.C.-GOP / E)

Support Linda Vega or Dwayne Stovall, Defeat John Cornyn *(D.C.-GOP / E)
Support Joe Carr, Defeat Lamar Alexander *(D.C.-GOP / E)
Support Lee Bright, Defeat Lindsey Graham *(D.C.-GOP / E)
Support Chris McDaniel, Defeat Thad Cochran *(D.C.-GOP / E)
Support Dr. Milton Wolf, Defeat Pat Roberts *(D.C.-GOP / E)

*District of Criminals-Gutle$$ Old Party / E$tabli$hment


23 posted on 11/19/2013 8:59:54 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: stevie_d_64

Looks like there could be four or more challenging Cornyn base upon the
current names being floated. Stovall, Mapp, Wyatt and Vega.


24 posted on 11/19/2013 9:00:15 AM PST by deport
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To: deport

We had a thread where we investigated Wyatt a little, I like that guy too. Either one, but not Varga. I sense a trojan horse in her.


25 posted on 11/19/2013 9:08:56 AM PST by txhurl
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To: deport

I was almost thinking there was a credible effort to entice someone like Louise Gohmert to take a run on the Senate seat Cornyn has...

Part of me still wanted him to stay put in the House for now though...


26 posted on 11/19/2013 9:20:06 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Windflier

Stovall doesn’t sound bad, but he doesn’t go into details on a lot of issues.

Some other guy Wyatt or something, never calls himself a conservative. So I forgot about him, lol


27 posted on 11/19/2013 9:21:29 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: cotton1706

Is Wyatt the one who never describes himself as conservative?


28 posted on 11/19/2013 9:22:05 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: stevie_d_64

Well the big names have all backed away for whatever the reasons. With a
group of lesser known opponents it maybe that a runoff won’t even be in the future.


29 posted on 11/19/2013 9:22:46 AM PST by deport
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To: cotton1706

From his website - he certainly seems to understand the principles of government which have gone astray the last 100 years. How can we find out if his theoretical positions will be implemented and that he is an honest man of integrity?
I definitely like what he says, a lot!


http://www.texansforstovall.com/blog/?viewDetailed=00005

What are federalism, republicanism, and limited government?

I have received a few emails asking me to explain federalism, republicanism, and limited government. This is my understanding.

When the Constitution of the United States was debated and ratified, it created a general government; a Republic. This newly formed Republic was based in three principles; federalism, republicanism, and limited government.

FEDERALISM: ALL powers, save those few and enumerated limited powers delegated to the new government by the States, are to be reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. Federalism is a mechanism by which power is decentralized and divested from the general government. If adhered to, federalism can stop the tyrannical growth of power.

REPUBLICANISM: This means the citizens of each State will be represented by those they elect. This is required if a government is to be ruled by the governed. The original formula for representation (30,000 citizens per representative), although forgotten in the 20th century, is still in the Constitution. The purpose of that formula was to keep those elected in as close a proximity to the voters as possible. There was no talk of term limits at the time, because it was much harder for a bad elected official to remain in office. The possibility of a citizen personally knowing their representative was much greater. I suggest trying to have a face to face meeting with your congressman. There are over 700,000 of us to each of them.

LIMITED GOVERNMENT: This can best be described as the basis for liberty and freedom. There is one historical truth that cannot be argued; more government = less liberty and freedom. As a government grows, it requires evermore power, and that power can only come from the governed. Whether that power (liberty) is taken forcibly as in Communism, or whether the people vote away their liberty as in socialism, the results are ultimately the same; servitude to an all-powerful elite.

We do not live under the limited general government for which the Constitution created; a Republic based in federalism. What we live under is an unlimited National Government, not supported by the Constitution, but supported by interpretations of basically 20th century unelected, well connected lawyers in robes. Yes, we have declined into a Nation based in socialism.

Make no mistake, regardless of what the Declaration of Independence made clear, the States are in no way independent, much less sovereign. They are nothing more than counties in a Nation State administering the unconstitutional demands of an unlimited National Government; a National Government made up of an elite few, in a town far, far away. Does that sound familiar?

The battle for freedom is upon us. The time is now; today. It is no longer up to the next generation. We Texans have been charged with protecting our liberty, and the liberty of future Texans. If we cannot protect our own, what good are we to the other States? We are Texans! We can do this!

Please join me in the fight to restore federalism and liberty!

In liberty,

Dwayne Stovall
Candidate for United States Senate


30 posted on 11/19/2013 9:36:25 AM PST by boxlunch (Psalm 2)
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To: GeronL

I haven’t studied Stovall’s record or positions yet. Just pinged the Texas bunch to the post so they can begin the vetting process.


31 posted on 11/19/2013 10:18:30 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: Windflier

Let the vetting begin


32 posted on 11/19/2013 10:33:19 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: stevie_d_64

Just a little nit-picky thing: The phrase is “a hard ROW to hoe” - as in weeding cotton.


33 posted on 11/19/2013 10:45:33 AM PST by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed "Elderly Kooky Type" Catholic Texan)
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A nyone
B ut
C ornyn.

Please.


34 posted on 11/19/2013 6:42:21 PM PST by jy8z (When push comes disguised as nudge, I do not budge.)
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To: nanetteclaret

Yep...My mind loses a little bit of snap at the time I wrote that, but at least you got the point...hehehe, muh bad...


35 posted on 11/21/2013 3:28:37 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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