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  • TexasGOPVote Blogger Endorsements: Dwayne Stovall for Senator (Cornyn opponent)

    02/11/2014 6:33:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    October 23, 2013 Freedom Works via Texas GOP Vote ^ | October 23, 2013 2/10/14 | By Joshua Withrow Shirley Freedom Works copied by Spellerberg
    It's time to term limit Senator Cornyn. There is no need to pass a term limit amendment to the Constitution If mandatory term limits were in place, then John Cornyn would be out of a job this election. It is up to the voters to effect term limits on long-term incumbents. This is especially true when the incumbent has too often followed the establishment party line of increasing the federal debt, even before Obama was elected. According to Freedom Works here are the ten worst votes cast by Senator Cornyn: 1. Cornyn Voted to Let Harry Reid Fund ObamaCare (2013,...
  • Cornyn backers set benefit with Rove, McCoy

    02/10/2014 1:05:24 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Kilgore News Herald ^ | 2/5/14 | JAMES DRAPER
    Second-term U.S. Senator John Cornyn’s influence as Minority Whip is key for Texas and for the Republican Party, says a longtime friend and fundraiser. Longview’s Dr. John Coppedge has known the former Texas Attorney General for more than two decades and is once again sounding the fundraising call as Cornyn seeks a third term in office in November – partnering with other East Texas politicos, he’s putting together a Feb. 16 rally featuring the Texas senator alongside renowned GOP strategist and political pundit Karl Rove and country music star Neal McCoy.
  • Cornyn plans campaign stop in Longview (with Karl Rove)

    02/10/2014 12:41:04 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Longview News Journal ^ | 2/8/14 | Glenn Evans
    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is returning to Longview for a fundraiser that aims low at the wallet but high on attendance. “What we’re trying to do with this event is something I don’t think, typically, has been done before,” said John Coppedge, a Longview doctor. “We wanted to have an event that was fun and afforded the opportunity for a lot more people to participate in the process.” Political fundraisers, particularly for national office candidates, tend to be those $1,000-a-plate soirées that most people just hear about. Coppedge said the one planned for Feb. 16 is designed to draw as...
  • Longshot Senate candidate Dwayne Stovall draws some tea party support (Cornyn opponent)

    02/10/2014 6:56:45 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/9/14 | NICK SWARTSELL
    Dwayne Stovall, a Republican primary candidate for Senate, will drive across Texas to tell you he’s more conservative than Sen. John Cornyn and tighter with the tea party than Rep. Steve Stockman. A former oilfield worker and business owner from Cleveland, Texas, Stovall is one of seven primary challengers for Cornyn’s seat. With just a few weeks until the March 4 primary, he’s crisscrossing the state and reaching out online, having some success raising funds and gaining supporters. While the outspoken Stockman has claimed the title of the tea party candidate, some tea party groups are going with Stovall, who...
  • Cornyn for the GOP nomination (LSM Endorsement)

    02/10/2014 6:50:21 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 2/7/14 | EXPRESS-NEWS EDITORIAL BOARD
    We recommend incumbent John Cornyn for the GOP's U.S. Senate nomination, based on unmatched experience and decades of service to Texas. The theme among a bevy of challengers seems to be that Cornyn is a CINO, a conservative in name only. This is not just counter-intuitive but counter-factual. Various ratings — liberal and conservative — have agreed on one thing, Cornyn's conservative credentials are genuine. Not conservative? Cornyn is No. 2 in Senate leadership and diverged only slightly from the conservative playbook in a year in which he offered a measure that would further beef up security at the border...
  • Dwayne Stovall Earns Endorsement (Cornyn opponent)

    02/07/2014 1:03:15 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    The Gilmer Mirror ^ | 2/6/14 | The Gilmer Mirror
    Dwayne Stovall Earns Endorsement from Grassroots America and from Former Stockman Supporter and Wins Seventh Straw Poll (February 6, 2014) - Tea Party-endorsed candidate in Texas for U. S. Senate, Dwayne Stovall, just received a notification from JoAnn Fleming, executive director of Grassroots America - We the People - one of the largest constitutional conservative grassroots groups in Texas, that Dwayne Stovall has earned the enthusiastic and unanimous support from its board of directors. The organization will release a full statement of support later today. Stovall also wins the support and endorsement of Southern Conservative, a group that formerly supported...
  • Cornyn: Republicans must show they are ‘responsible adults’ and will govern if elected

    11/15/2013 7:35:04 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 90 replies
    chron.com ^ | November 15, 2013 | Peggy Fikac
    AUSTIN – U.S. Sen. John Cornyn – bedeviled by some in the tea party who’d prefer him to be more Ted Cruz-like – said Friday Republicans must prove they can govern like ‘responsible adults’ and be a big-tent party welcoming a variety of people who share their principles. “What we’ve seen is that when we’re divided, we capitulate. We basically hand the victory to our political opponents. They win elections, and then they get to govern, and that leads us in disastrous directions like we’re seeing now,” Cornyn told reporters. Cornyn was joined by Gov. Rick Perry at a re-election...
  • Senator John Cornyn on Obamacare and 'Republican on Republican violence'

    10/11/2013 5:17:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 10/10/13
    In a heated radio interview with Texas-based Matt Patrick of KTRH Wednesday, Senator John Cornyn awkwardly defended himself from charges that he did not support Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz in their efforts to defund the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, as nicely laid out by Matthew Boyle of Breitbart. According to Boyle, a "a senior congressional staffer" told Breitbart that "Instead of helping Cruz with their power as Senate GOP leaders, [Senate Minority Leader Mitch] McConnell and Cornyn are working against him." Indeed, the staffer did not mince words and said, ““To be clear, nobody is...
  • Hold Your Ground and Shut John Cornyn Up

    10/02/2013 5:29:46 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 10/2/13 | Erick Erickson
    After three years of getting ready, yesterday the nation signed on to get Obamacare only to have websites across America crash. The ones that were not crashing were scam sites designed for identity theft. Amid all of that, if you tried to get Obamacare through an internet search engine, you probably got scammed. “[S]ome of these scam sites actually have better search-engine rankings than official sites,” reports UPI. This is the backdrop to the fight to defund Obamacare. Some pundits claim if it were not for the shutdown the press would have covered the disastrous launch. A press that has...
  • Tea Party Targeting John Cornyn's 2014 Reelection

    10/02/2013 5:26:28 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 46 replies
    keranews.org ^ | 10/1/13 | Shelley Kofler
    Texas Senator John Cornyn is in trouble with the tea party. At the Texas Tribune policy conference last weekend six tea party leaders were asked if want a strong candidate to challenge Cornyn in the Republican primary. Five of them said yes. Listen 0:003:09Story airing on KERA 90.1 Included in that group were former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, who now heads We Texans a limited government group; Northeast Tarrant County Tea Party President Julie McCarty; and Republican state representatives Matt Krause from Fort Worth and Jonathan Stickland from Bedford. The fifth and most vocal critic was JoAnn Fleming. Her email...
  • John Cornyn Isn’t Merely a Coward – He’s a Shameless Fraud Too!

    10/02/2013 5:24:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    I explained to fellow Texans in a note last Friday why they shouldn’t support John Cornyn. Today comes further evidence. In an effort to further mislead Texans, and in an attempt to pretend his cowardice hadn’t been, this deceptive politician, this un-Texan, has posted a phony poll on his website asking a question based on a false premise. The question itself is a lie. He asks: “Do you agree with Senator Cornyn’s vote to De-fund Obamacare?” The truth is that he didn’t vote to de-fund Obamacare. Instead, he voted to permit Harry Reid and the Democrats to prevail. His poll...
  • Armed Citizen Project: Cornyn's Not Listening

    09/28/2013 10:00:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    KTRH ^ | 9/27/13 | Dale Forbis
    Members of the Armed Citizen Project say they’re not getting any direct response to their requests for U.S. Senator John Cornyn to change his mind about Obamacare. They say they want the Texas Republican to support fellow Texan Ted Cruz in the effort to defund the health care reform law. Project founder Kyle Coplen says the response from Cornyn’s Houston office has been unsatisfying so far… “They've painted John Cornyn as a master strategist who, you know, we just don't know what's good for us (but) he does,” explains Coplen. “It's really a lot of elitist talk.”
  • Ted Cruz again refuses to back John Cornyn

    09/28/2013 9:54:04 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/27/13 | KATIE GLUECK
    Sen. Ted Cruz refused point-blank to endorse his Texas Republican colleague Sen. John Cornyn in his upcoming reelection bid at an event here Friday. “I think it is very likely I’m going to stay out of all incumbent runs,” Cruz responded, when posed with an endorsement question at the annual Texas Tribune festival. Moderator Evan Smith, the head of the Texas Tribune, said that the junior Texas Republican’s failure to endorse Cornyn had inspired tea party activists to call for Cornyn’s head. “You could put a stop to this,” Smith said of grassroots unrest. “Endorse him right now. Will you...
  • Tea party blasts John Cornyn for failing to back Ted Cruz (Cornyn to vote with Reid on cloture)

    09/27/2013 4:22:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/27/13 | Todd J. Gillman
    Few senators in either party have the stomach to risk a government shutdown over demands to defund Obamacare. When the showdown heads to a vote Friday, the tally will be lopsided — a sharp repudiation of Sen. Ted Cruz and the tactics he advocated during his 21-hour talkathon. For Texas’ senior senator, John Cornyn, refusing to join Cruz’s crusade has invited the wrath of tea partiers. “I assure you that I try to make the decisions I make based on the merits and not based on political risk,” Cornyn said Thursday, shrugging off the potential backlash. So far, Cornyn —...
  • Meltdown! GOP bosses' phones unplugged

    09/25/2013 6:32:41 PM PDT · by blueyon · 74 replies
    WND ^ | 9/29/13 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON — Following the epic, 21-hour speech by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, supporting the defunding of Obamacare, either voters made so many calls to establishment Republicans that their phone lines melted, or those GOP leaders took their phones off the hook. Even in this age of digital wizardry and limitless voicemail, callers could not get through at all to Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
  • Cornyn Praises Cruz, but Disagrees on Obamacare Tactics (Cornyn will vote for cloture)

    09/25/2013 9:23:17 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 83 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 9/25/13 | Niels Lesniewski
    As Ted Cruz continued to hold the Senate floor, his senior GOP colleague from Texas was calling in to local radio stations expressing general support for the effort while noting a significant tactical disagreement. “Ted’s been a great addition to the United States Senate,” Sen. John Cornyn said on KTSA. “He and I were dove hunting in Hondo this weekend together and we both agree that we need to defund and delay and defeat Obamacare to protect the American people.” But Cornyn, the Republican whip, is in the camp along with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., that plans to support...
  • The Ultimate Betrayal

    09/24/2013 6:20:18 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Senate Conservatives Fund ^ | 9/24/13 | Senate Conservatives Fund
    This is an urgent update on the fight to stop funding Obamacare. Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and John Cornyn (R-TX) — the top two Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate — announced yesterday that they will support "cloture" on the government funding bill, giving Harry Reid and the Democrats a procedural green light to fund Obamacare with only 50 votes. Mitch McConnell and John CornynBreitbart News is reporting that McConnell and Cornyn are using their leadership positions to pressure other Republicans to oppose Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) in their effort to defund Obamacare. According to a...
  • RNC chairman backs Cruz in party-splitting Obamacare battle

    09/24/2013 5:25:32 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 24 Sep 2014 | Patrick Howley
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus backed Sen. Ted Cruz’s anti-Obamacare quasi-filibuster Tuesday, possibly sending a message to senior GOP leaders who are criticizing Cruz’s tactics in defunding Obamacare. Cruz is speaking against Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid’s plans to hold a vote on a stopgap continuing budget resolution Wednesday, where Reid is expected to strip out language from the House version of the budget resolution that defunds Obamacare. Cruz doesn’t want the vote to happen until Obamacare is definitively defunded — without Reid’s expected changes. “In a fight between Harry Reid and Ted Cruz, I will stand with Ted...
  • Conservative group: Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn ‘turncoats'

    09/24/2013 3:47:13 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/24/13 | KATIE GLUECK
    A conservative political action committee on Tuesday slammed two of the Senate’s top Republicans as “turncoats” who have “surrendered” on the health care fight. “Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn have surrendered to Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and the Democrats,” charged an email blast from the Senate Conservatives Fund. “More importantly, they have surrendered to Obamacare — the biggest job killer in America.” -snip- “We knew Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn weren’t with us when they voted to fund Obamacare earlier this year,” the email continued. “But then, under pressure from grassroots, they said they supported the effort to defund it....
  • Texas Sen Cornyn ignoring Texas Voters

    09/24/2013 11:05:40 AM PDT · by rstrahan · 75 replies
    Tried calling Sen Cornyn's office, both the local office and the DC office. The offices are not answering the phones and the voice mail boxes are responding that they are full. Sen Cornyn has joined the McLame/Gramnesty wing of the party, and for all his protestations, with his actions today to stand against efforts to fund Obamacare, he has lost my vote next election.
  • Conservative group targets McConnell, Cornyn over Cruz filibuster

    09/24/2013 11:50:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/24/13 | Alexis Levinson
    As legislators squabble over defunding Obamacare in a government funding bill, the top two Republican senators find themselves in the crosshairs, not of a Democratic group, but of a conservative group. Senate Conservatives Fund has declared Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn “turncoats,” after both said they would not support a filibuster by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to prevent a vote on the House bill that funds the government while defunding Obamacare, a move Cruz hopes will prevent Democrats from amending the bill to fund the health-care law. On Tuesday, McConnell said he supported the...
  • Ted Cruz Talking Filibuster in progress (Live Thread)

    09/24/2013 11:50:51 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 4,108 replies
    U.S. senate, via CSPAN-2 ^ | September 24, 2013 | CSPAN-2
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  • Cruz: I Will Speak About Defunding Obamacare ‘Until I Am Unable To Stand’

    09/24/2013 12:16:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    CBS ^ | September 24, 2013
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz began a filibuster Tuesday with the intent of defunding the Affordable Care Act, known also as Obamacare. The Texas Republican noted while on the Senate floor, “I intend to speak about defunding ObamaCare until I am unable to stand.” Cruz additionally asserted that Democrats are not listening to their constituents in regards to the health care law, which is set to take effect Oct. 1. “I rise today in opposition to ObamaCare in an effort to speak for 26 million Texans and 300 million Americans,” Cruz asserted. “It is time quite frankly to make...
  • 2 Republicans Open Door to Increases in Revenue(McPsycho & Cornyn)

    07/03/2011 7:30:30 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 147 replies
    NYT ^ | 07/03/11 | JOHN M. BRODER
    July 3, 2011 2 Republicans Open Door to Increases in Revenue By JOHN M. BRODER WASHINGTON — Two senior Republicans said Sunday that they might be open to raising new government revenue as part of a deal to resolve the dispute over the federal debt ceiling, but they warned that there was little time to enact a comprehensive deal. One of the senators, John Cornyn of Texas, said he would consider eliminating some tax breaks and corporate subsidies in the context of changes in the tax code, provided there was not an overall increase in taxes. “I think it’s clear...