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  • Dwayne Stovall Highlights Senator John Cornyn’s Obamacare Votes

    02/21/2014 10:25:30 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 2 replies
    Four States News ^ | 1/9/14 | Steve Oglesby
    The campaign for Dwayne Stovall, Texas candidate for U.S. Senate, brings attention to the voting record of Sen. John Cornyn. Sen. Cornyn votes for unconstitutional legislation and then attempts to mislead Texans about his votes. This is part of an ongoing series of press releases exposing the Congressional Record of Senator Cornyn. Stovall said in a statement, “Senator Cornyn betrays the trust of Texans who sent him to Washington. He voted ‘YEA’ on the FY 2013 FUNDING BILL (March 23, 2013) that gave the Obama Administration the money needed to implement Obamacare. Subsequently, he also voted ‘YEA’ on ‘CLOTURE’ (September...
  • Texas Tea (LSM nervous about Cornyn challengers..)

    02/19/2014 11:28:05 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Slate ^ | 2/19/14 | David Weigel
    People are hyping the Tea Party threat to Texas Sen. John Cornyn. The truth is these grassroots conservatives don’t have a chance. HOUSTON—A pattern was beginning to emerge: Sen. John Cornyn entering a room and discovering people who sound much more conservative than he sounds. On Tuesday morning, shortly after early voting began in his primary, the senior senator from Texas rolled into the offices of a local courier service to accept an endorsement from the National Federation of Independent Businesses. He shook hands and took his place at a table of job creators, asking them for ideas to bring...
  • Tea Party Candidate In Texas Makes Viral "Turtle Soup" Campaign Ad

    02/18/2014 2:25:37 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 2/18/14 | Ben Jacobs Washington Bureau
    Dwayne Stovall regrets he didn’t start talking about turtle soup earlier. Stovall is a Tea Party conservative running for Senate in Texas’s Republican primary against incumbent John Cornyn as well as Rep. Steve Stockman. Stovall brags about his grassroots campaign with 1100 volunteers and his track record in straw polls but he wasn’t registering nationally until last week when a quirky campaign ad went viral. -snip- Stovall told The Daily Beast that he never planned to release that ad,” I was not going to do that, not my style.” He was filming other television spots in January and his campaign...
  • John Cornyn and the Tiny Elephant in the Room (Rove Comments at Cornyn Rally..)

    02/17/2014 12:09:07 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Slate ^ | 2/17/12 | David Weigel
    "JOHN CORNYN RALLY," read the LED billboard outside the Maude Cobb convention center. "NEAL MCCOY CONCERT." After 3 p.m., around a thousand local Republican activists started lining up for all of it. For $25, they could watch a local hero country singer perform a full show, collect all the GOP swag they wanted (in Cornyn tote bags), crack open free peanuts and sodas -- oh, yes, and to meet Texas's senior senator. If they parted with four figures, they could talk to Cornyn and Karl Rove at a private reception before the show. -snip- At the Longview rally, Karl Rove...
  • LETTER: Don’t vote for ‘anybody but Cornyn’ (by Dwayne Stovall's campaign manager)

    02/17/2014 11:42:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Deer Park News ^ | 2/17/14 | Brett Rogers
    The Republican Primary election in Texas is not about whether John Cornyn is re-elected or whether "anybody but Cornyn" wins. The 2014 mid-term election is not even about whether the Democrat or the Republican wins. For Texans, this election is about one thing and one thing only: protecting and defending Texas. Texas is an economic juggernaut, fueled by the hard work and ingenuity of its 26 million people. Political leaders emerge from Texas all of the time, and that's because Texans understand and adhere to freedom and the 10th Amendment. It's the Texas heritage. If you're a true Texan, it's...
  • Democrats critical of Cornyn, Hutchison on stimulus (2010 Flashback: Cornyn Cloture Hijinks)

    02/17/2014 9:43:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 2/17/10 | R.G. Ratcliffe
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Democrats are targeting as hypocrits Republicans who voted against stimulus funding and then sought money for their state’s or districts. A pair in the crosshairs are U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison, both R-Texas. The Environmental Protection Agency received two letters from Sen. John Cornyn of Texas asking for consideration of grants for clean diesel projects in San Antonio and Houston. Mr. Cornyn is the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. One of the letters was signed jointly with Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, also of Texas. The letter said...
  • POLL: CORNYN WON’T WIN MARCH 4 TEXAS GOP PRIMARY

    02/17/2014 7:52:32 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 127 replies
    Stockman for Senate ^ | 2/17/14 | Stockman for Senate
    Just 22 months after Ted Cruz’s upset victory over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Texas Republicans want to toss another high-profile establishment Republican into a runoff for a U.S. Senate seat against his conservative challenger. A new Gravis/Human Events poll shows incumbent U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) with only 43 percent support in the March 4 Texas Republican primary, forcing him into a May 27 runoff against U.S. Rep Steve Stockman (R-TX 36.) Stockman is in second place, grabbing 28 percent and quickly closing in on Cornyn. The remaining 29 percent were undecided. The poll was conducted before voters knew Cornyn...
  • Editorial: We recommend John Cornyn in GOP primary for the U.S. Senate (LSM Endorsement)

    02/16/2014 8:21:43 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/16/14 | Editorial Board
    Sen. John Cornyn is a principled lawmaker whose brand of Texas conservatism makes him the best choice in this eight-way GOP primary race for the Senate. Cornyn is the deputy GOP Senate leader and a senior Republican on the Judiciary Committee. Holding these positions of influence can only bode well for Texas. Cornyn, 62, also has long supported immigration reform, which we think is important, though at times in recent years he’s not been as much a problem solver on this issue as we’d like. Still, unlike his challengers, he’s committed to governing, having recently won additional funds for rape...
  • Texas Telephone Poll: Stockman Gaining Against Cornyn In Primary Battle (Cornyn at 43%)

    02/16/2014 6:18:13 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | 2/16/14 | Thomas Young.
    Human Events-Gravis Marketing, conducted a random survey of 729 likely republican primary voters in Texas regarding Republican Steve Stockman and Republican John Cornyn between 2/10/14 and 2/12/14. The poll carries a margin of error of 3.6%. The telephone poll was conducted using automated phone calls to landlines and live operators contacting cellphone only households. The Telephone poll centered on voters’ approval of Stockman and Cornyn and surveyed voters on candidate preference if the election were held today. John Cornyn, the Senate Minority Whip who has held his seat since 2002 has been cast by GOP challenger Congressman Steve Stockman as...
  • Cornyn won’t pay a price for defying Ted Cruz on budget ceiling vote

    02/16/2014 5:51:11 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/15/14 | Todd J. Gillman
    Politics is sometimes the art of choosing the lesser of evils. For Sen. John Cornyn and other GOP leaders, it was better to let Democrats raise the debt ceiling last week than to dig in and risk a federal default. But tamping down a filibuster from Sen. Ted Cruz invited the wrath of the tea party. We’ll find out soon enough whether Cornyn pays a price — or, possibly, emerges stronger and more independent after the March 4 primary. Cruz predicted that voters will punish “establishment politicians in both parties” for their resistance to his filibuster — an extraordinary comment,...
  • Senate votes for Amnesty Bill Cloture (Cornyn Cloture Vote Flashback 2013)

    02/15/2014 8:41:57 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Roger Hedgecock ^ | 6/11/13 | Roger Hedgecock
    Comprehensive immigration reform legislation passed a significant hurdle Tuesday when the Senate voted overwhelmingly to begin consideration of the lightning-rod bill. Thirty Republicans, including Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), voted to take up the measure in the 84-15 vote, revealing a deep well of potential support. -snip- The other GOP "yes" votes were McConnell and Sens. John Cornyn (Texas)
  • Cornyn: We have a moral obligation to deal with our debt

    02/15/2014 6:24:32 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Pearland Journal ^ | 2/6/14 | Pearland Journal
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) spoke on the Senate floor today on the need to deal with our growing national debt to ensure that it does not endanger the future of the next generation. Excerpts of the speech are below: “Back in 1997, the debt was $5.3 trillion. $5.3 trillion in 1997. That was the last time we had a vote in the Senate on a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, and we came within one vote of passing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. But today the debt is $17 trillion-plus. “And the President...
  • Our View: Cornyn, Scherr deserve parties' nominations in Senate primaries (LSM Endorsement)

    02/15/2014 6:20:14 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Lubbock Avalanche Journal ^ | 2/15/14 | A-J Editorial Board
    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, is seeking another six-year term in the Senate. None of his Republican primary challengers has convinced us they should replace Cornyn on the GOP ticket. -snip- Cornyn, the Senate minority whip, deserves the opportunity to continue his fight against President Obama’s agenda of bigger government and overspending. He calls the national debt “beyond comprehension” and said the next six years must see the government gain humility and slow spending. “Our out-of-control spending agenda has resulted in trillion-dollar deficits, a ballooning national debt and a government that now borrows 40 cents out of every dollar it...
  • EDITORIAL: Debt-ceiling vote couldn't be avoided (Defends Cornyn)

    02/14/2014 2:49:52 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | 2/14/14 | Enterprise editorial staff
    To those who think the world can be easily divided into two large boxes labeled "right" and "wrong," this week's vote on raising the debt ceiling in Congress was a no-brainer. They would refuse to raise it unless they got massive budget cuts that would virtually shut down economic growth and be incredibly unpopular - even with conservatives, such as slashing military spending. To adults like Sen. John Cornyn who realize that this is not a good option, that flirting with national default could have ruinous financial consequences, the issue isn't so simple. So Cornyn and Senate Minority Leader Mitch...
  • John Cornyn, Mitch McConnell, a cartoon turtle and a talking dog — all in 1 ad!

    02/14/2014 1:43:24 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/14/14 | WESLEY LOWERY
    Some within the Tea Party are furious over the decision by Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to help shepherd the passage of the debt ceiling increase earlier this week. Both McConnell and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-Tx.) have come under fire -- with national conservative groups slamming McConnell and one of Cornyn's primary challengers, Rep. Steve Stockman, sending a colorful tweet criticizing the incumbent Thursday night. But, just when you thought you had seen it all comes this ad via Dwayne Stovall, who is also challenging Cornyn in the Texas primary.
  • Ted Cruz Will Force Some Republicans to Vote Yes on Debt Ceiling (Cornyn whipping GOP cloture votes)

    02/12/2014 8:51:36 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    National Journal ^ | 2/11/14 | Elahe Izadi
    Sen. Ted Cruz is about to make life a little more difficult for his Republican "friends." The Texas Republican plans to object to a simple-majority, up-or-down vote on the debt ceiling, his office confirms. The clean debt-ceiling bill will then need 60 votes to pass the Senate, meaning at least five Republicans will have to join the entire Democratic caucus for it to pass. Much of the saga over the debt ceiling has played out in the Republican controlled-House. But the Senate may not be without its own bit of drama. An aye vote on the debt-ceiling increase isn't exactly...
  • U.S. House approves 'clean' debt limit after Republicans drop demands (Cornyn needs 5 GOP votes!)

    02/12/2014 8:39:44 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/12/14 | DAVID LAWDER AND RICHARD COWAN
    The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly approved a one-year extension of federal borrowing authority on Tuesday after Republicans caved into President Barack Obama's demands to allow a debt limit increase without any conditions. -snip- The Democratic-controlled Senate was likely to begin consideration of the measure on Wednesday. But Republican Senator Ted Cruz, a conservative Tea Party favourite, said on Tuesday night he would insist on a 60-vote threshold for the debt ceiling measure to pass the Senate. That would mean at least five Republicans would need to join the Democrats, who control 55 votes, for the measure to pass the...
  • House Passes 'Clean' Debt Limit Bill (Cornyn to vote NO, but whipping GOP YES votes?)

    02/12/2014 8:28:58 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | 2/11/14 | David Welna
    Tuesday saw a rarity in Congress these days: a "clean" bill. The House passed one to raise the debt limit, a move that avoids a possible default later this month. In the past, House Republicans have used this debate to extract concessions from President Obama and congressional Democrats. But not this time. House Republicans demanded nothing in return. The House passed the no-strings-attached debt hike Tuesday evening — though just 28 Republicans voted with the Democratic minority to pass the extension, 221 votes to 201 votes. -snip- John Cornyn of Texas, the Senate's No. 2 Republican, said he would probably...
  • 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...
  • Savior or Saboteur? A Texas Senator Shakes Up the Immigration Debate (Cornyn Amnesty Flashback)

    02/10/2014 7:42:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/14/13 | ASHLEY PARKER
    One week into the Senate’s immigration floor fight, Senator John Cornyn of Texas has emerged as one of the most polarizing figures on the issue: a Republican leader from a border state brandishing a border security plan that he says is meant to salvage the measure but that is seen by others as a surreptitious attempt to scuttle it. -snip- One thing is certain: the role of Mr. Cornyn, who has snowy white hair and a visage that looks more British tea-sipper than Texas two-stepper, is sure to have ramifications for him in the Republican leadership, in the Senate itself...
  • Editorial: How to make the most of this opening on immigration reform (Cornyn Loves Amnesty)

    02/10/2014 7:14:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/31/14 | Editorial Board
    Last week was an important one for the future of immigration reform. Tuesday, President Barack Obama made the issue a component of his State of the Union speech — and never mentioned the word comprehensive. Thursday, House Republicans opened their three-day retreat by unveiling a set of immigration principles that could set the foundation for legitimate immigration reform. Suddenly, there seems to be genuine momentum for a solution. Of course, we’ve heard all this before. But this time, there seems to be a recognition by Republicans that the 11 million who operate outside our laws and institutions somehow need to...
  • 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...
  • For John Cornyn (Endorsement)

    02/06/2014 6:14:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 1/24/14 | Editorial Board
    Incumbent should emulate former colleague Kay Bailey Hutchison in approach to service. For the second state election cycle in a row, a Republican primary race will be the main event in the election of a United States senator from Texas. Texas Democrats are effectively spectators, as they have been far too often since 1994. Five relative unknowns have declared to challenge the GOP winner in November. Two years ago, the retirement of veteran U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison triggered a four-person GOP campaign that eventually led to the election of dark horse Ted Cruz. In November, Cruz cruised to victory...
  • Mitch McConnell: Immigration issue is an ‘irresolvable conflict’ in 2014 (Cornyn comment!)

    02/05/2014 4:20:42 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/4/14 | Matt K. Lewis
    Sen. Mitch McConnell Tuesday referred to immigration as an “irresolvable conflict.” “I don’t see how you get to an outcome this year with the two bodies in such different places,” he said during his weekly press conference. He was referring to the fact that the Senate passed comprehensive reform, while the House is pursuing piecemeal legislation. -snip- Keep in mind, this comes on the heels of McConnell’s number two in the Senate, Texas Sen. John Cornyn, saying he was “very skeptical that anything’s going to happen between now and November” — and that: “I honestly don’t think [it] is advantageous...
  • 2014 GOP Grudge Match Starts in Texas

    02/05/2014 4:26:39 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 2/5/14 | Jim Ellis and Jeff Schmidt
    Bad blood is one way to describe it. Soon that political plasma will begin to boil, as the pending 2014-midterm elections will launch a grueling two-year process to determine which major Republican faction wins control of the party. Will the grassroots or the GOP establishment prevail? The war earnestly begins in the Lone Star State less than 30 days from now. Texas Sen. John Cornyn is fighting off intra-party challenges from a crowded field of Republicans, each of whom claims the mantle of grassroots champion. Congressman Steve Stockman (R-Seabrook) is notable among the challengers. In the March 4 Texas primary,...
  • Senate votes for Amnesty Bill Cloture (John Cornyn Amnesty Flashback)

    02/05/2014 6:52:47 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    KFMB ^ | 6/11/13 | KFMB
    Comprehensive immigration reform legislation passed a significant hurdle Tuesday when the Senate voted overwhelmingly to begin consideration of the lightning-rod bill. Thirty Republicans, including Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), voted to take up the measure in the 84-15 vote, revealing a deep well of potential support. The vote tally was a promising sign of bipartisanship and the legislation appeared to have strong momentum after Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) predicted Tuesday that immigration reform would become law by year's end. -snip- The other GOP "yes" votes were McConnell and Sens. John Cornyn (Texas)