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  • Cornyn optimistic about primary - Calls primary campaign 'strange'

    02/22/2014 5:58:35 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    KSAT ^ | 2/21/14 | Charles Gonzalez
    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, spoke to students of KIPP San Antonio's University Prep high school during a short visit Friday and told them the most difficult part of his job is his schedule. Trying to organize fellow Republicans in Texas might be a bit tougher. Fellow Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has not publicly endorsed him for re-election. "This is all more or less to be expected and it's manageable, but I hope after the primary is over we can all come together and be unified, because then we're much more likely to be successful," said Cornyn. "The Republican...
  • John Cornyn’s Three Pensions Make for One Uncomfortable GOP Situation (2013)

    02/20/2014 8:15:52 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/19/13 | LLoyd Grove
    Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas likes to present himself as a deficit hawk—a red-state conservative who “believes that Congress must be a good steward of the taxpayers’ money,” as his official website declares, and that “fiscal responsibility is the cornerstone for good governance.” So the revelation in the National Journal that the 61-year-old Cornyn is collecting three different state-government pensions while receiving his federal salary as a senator (a total of $239,383 in taxpayer-funded largesse) is slightly off-message, and just a tad inconvenient, as he gets ready to run for a third term next year. “There’s a lot of...
  • Republican candidates show opposition for incumbent (Cornyn, Stockman no-shows at forum)

    02/19/2014 6:18:43 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 2 replies
    The Shorthorn UT Arlington ^ | 2/18/14 | Kathryn Cargo
    Each of the four Republican candidates for U.S. Senate for Texas who attended Monday night’s College Republican debate showed opposition to current Texas Sen. John Cornyn. “Our own Senator has violated his own constitutional oath,” candidate Reid Reasor said. “I just want students to read our Constitution. Look at what our Senator has done and look at what the Constitution says. If you read the Bill of Rights, you’ll see our own senator has messed up.” Four of the eight Republican candidates for U.S. Senate attended the debate hosted by the College Republicans in the University Center. Reasor, Dwayne Stovall,Chris...
  • Titanic Republican shift in key Senate race (Funny Stockman comments on Rove, Cornyn)

    02/19/2014 5:26:12 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    WND ^ | 2/19/14 | GARTH KANT
    It is a monumental shift in major race that could be sending shock waves through the GOP establishment. Underfunded and targeted by GOP strategist Karl Rove, Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, has defied the odds in his long-shot bid to topple the second-most powerful Republican in the U.S. Senate, and he’s on the verge of forcing a crucial runoff with incumbent Sen. Jon Cornyn, R-Texas, in the Texas GOP primary. According to the results of a stunning new poll, Cornyn has fallen from 50 percent to 43 percent. That means Cornyn would have to gain eight points in the next two...
  • 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...
  • Stovall hoping citizen statesman appeal will land Senate seat

    02/18/2014 6:56:54 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Deer Park Broadcaster ^ | 2/18/14 | VANESA BRASHIER
    Just weeks before the March 4 Republican Primary, Dwayne Stovall is spending his days just as he has the last several months — driving across the state and appearing before large and small groups of Texans, hoping to gain their votes in his race for U.S. Senate. If he is fatigued, he’s not showing it. In fact, Stovall appears to be energized by his grassroots campaign that boasts 1,100 volunteers, and counting. Stovall, a resident of Tarkington in Liberty County, is vying for the U.S. Senate seat of veteran politician John Cornyn. Though he may be considered a long shot...
  • Primary Colors – Part 1 – “A Vote to Remember” (Dwayne Stovall Endorsement)

    02/18/2014 6:36:44 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Texas GOP Vote ^ | 2/17/14 | Mark Ramsey
    The March 4 primary is right around the corner and early voting starts Tuesday. First, understand that due to Gerrymandering, the VAST MAJORITY of elected officials win or lose their races in the primary. The November general election is mostly a rubber stamp of whatever candidate wins the primary for the dominant party in their district. I cannot overstate the importance of your vote and the impact it has in the primary. -snip- Part 1: The U.S. Senate Race I originally was simply neutral on the race for U.S. Senate. I could not support the incumbent but did not know...
  • Dear John: An open letter to John Cornyn

    02/18/2014 6:01:35 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Tomball Tribune ^ | 2/17/14 | Caleb Harris
    Dear John (Conyers…oops, my mistake. I mean Cornyn), I hate that I have to say this in a letter, rather than face to face, but it's over. As George Strait once sang, so long, farewell, Vaya con dios goodbye. It's not me. It's you. You lost me at the word cloture. No, now shush. You can't talk your way out of this one with your sweet talk about how you voted against the debt ceiling increase in the end. The fact remains is you got in bed with Harry Reid, stabbed Ted Cruz in the back and prevented his filibuster...
  • Cornyn to showcase financial literacy curriculum at Estacado HS

    02/17/2014 5:40:31 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Lubbock Avalanche Journal ^ | 2/17/14 | A-J MEDIA
    U.S. Senator John Cornyn will visit Estacado High School this week to showcase a new web-based financial literacy curriculum. The curriculum, which was underwritten by Prosperity Bank, uses the latest in new media technologies, including video, animation, 3-D gaming, avatars and social networking, according to a news release from the Lubbock Independent School District. The program is designed to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation. It will assist hundreds of students each year in understanding money management principles.
  • SEN. CORNYN BLASTS ‘PORKULUS’ ANNIVERSARY DESPITE ABSENCE ON VOTE

    02/17/2014 2:20:21 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 2/17/14 | MICHAEL QUINN SULLIVAN
    In the heat of a re-election campaign, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn’s press office issued a strong statement today condemning the 5-year anniversary of President Obama signing the Democrat-led stimulus package into law. Yet Cornyn was one of two senators — both Republicans — who were absent when the measure first went before the Senate in 2009. “Five years later, our economy is still sluggish, Americans are dropping out of the workforce by the thousands, and the President’s latest big government experiment, Obamacare, is now on track to slash 2 million more jobs from the workforce,” wrote Cornyn about the American...
  • 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...
  • Customary to campaign, Steve Stockman gimmicks poll and still comes up short (Stovall Press Release)

    02/17/2014 11:51:42 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Pearland Journal ^ | 2/17/14 | STOVALL CAMPAIGN PRESS RELEASE
    Losing yet again to "Unsure," Rep. Steve Stockman released a poll that pitted only him against Sen. John Cornyn. Fewer than 800 were polled and Stockman finished behind "Unsure." These results mimic the results in a poll done by the Republican Leadership Council in his own district where he finished fourth, behind "Unsure." In that poll of 660 in Stockman's CD 36, all of the candidates for US Senate were available for selection, and Dwayne Stovall, as he has in ten straw polls to date, beat Cornyn and Stockman. Stovall said in a statement: "Steve Stockman imagines that he's the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cornyn unveils bill to fund sex trade battle during Longview stop

    02/17/2014 7:37:15 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Longview News Journal ^ | 2/17/14 | Glenn Evans
    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn unveiled legislation in Longview on Sunday to give agencies that are battling sex trafficking a funding source in their effort to return young women to normal life. “It’s been called, I think properly, modern-day slavery,” the Texas Republican said at a news conference at the Longview Police Department. In introducing the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, Cornyn and Police Chief Don Dingler were joined by leaders of four leader organizations who said they lack options when a sex slave is taken off the street. “We have to do more than that,” said Norma Mullican of...
  • Political rally in Longview features Neal McCoy performance (Cornyn rally with Karl Rove)

    02/17/2014 7:01:42 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Longview News Journal ^ | 2/17/14 | Reese Gordon
    Peanuts were cracking and boots were stomping Sunday at a Longview rally for U.S. Sen. John Cornyn. More than 1,000 people attended the event at Maude Cobb Convention Center — which featured a performance by Longview resident and country music singer Neal McCoy. Karl Rove, former senior adviser and deputy chief of staff for President George W. Bush, delivered a short speech to introduce Cornyn. With a large American flag as a backdrop, McCoy led the crowd in a rendition of “the Star-Spangled Banner.” Rick Hulburt, a Hallsville resident, said he and his wife, Mary, decided to attend the event...
  • Sen. John Cornyn marks five-year anniversary of Obama’s stimulus with harsh words

    02/17/2014 5:47:42 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/17/14 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn on Monday marked the five-year anniversary of President Obama’s economic stimulus, but it was hardly a laudatory toast to the 2009 bid to restart America’s infrastructure and workforce. Mr. Cornyn, Texas Republican, said promises of “shovel-ready” jobs from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 were supposed to “get our economy moving.” “Five years later, our economy is still sluggish, Americans are dropping out of the workforce by the thousands, and the President’s latest big government experiment, Obamacare, is now on track to slash 2 million more jobs from the workforce,” he said.
  • Cornyn Stumbles as Chief Fundraiser for GOP Senate Candidates

    02/17/2014 5:08:03 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Dallas Blog ^ | 2/16/14 | Tom McGregor
    As chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Sen. John Cornyn (R.-Tx.) has taken charge of fundraising for GOP Senate candidates. However, his performance has proven to be an 'epic fail,' as Democrat Party Senate candidates are way ahead in campaign contributions. According to the Washington Times, "Democratic senators facing tough re-election campaigns this year have a significant cash advantage over their potential challengers, according to the latest finance reports — though in some of those races, the GOP candidates are at least making up ground." Nevertheless, campaign contribution figures have also shown that Sen. Cornyn is raking in big...
  • Sen. John Cornyn addresses sex trafficking issue in ETX

    02/17/2014 4:37:30 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    KETK ^ | 2/17/14 | Alexa Vogue
    TYLER TX — U.S. Senator John Cornyn visited Longview Sunday to address a problem that is all too common here in East Texas. Sex trafficking is more prevalent now than ever before and the number of sex crimes is on the rise. The reason it is so hard to catch these guys, is because the internet makes it effortless for these criminals to commit these crimes behind closed doors. "The senator being here is a great help to us. It sheds light on an issue that we have," said Longview Police Chief Don Dingler. Senator Cornyn listened to the needs...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Stockman sues Cornyn super PAC for false statements (Rove working for Cornyn)

    02/04/2014 2:18:49 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Examiner ^ | 2/1/14 | Your Houston News
    Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) today filed a libel lawsuit challenging numerous false statements made by a John Cornyn super PAC operating under the name “Texans for a Conservative Majority.” The Cornyn PAC claims Stockman had been “jailed more than once,” was “charged with a felony” and “violated federal ethics laws,” all of which are false statements. The website even falsifies Stockman’s voting record, falsely telling voters Stockman voted against a food stamp reform bill (2013 House Roll Call Vote 476) when Stockman, in fact, voted for it. The group continues to promote that statement online, even though they have been...
  • John Cornyn is best Republican for Texas in U.S. Senate

    02/03/2014 7:17:31 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 2/1/14 | Editorial Board
    Despite a crowded field of Republicans seeking to unseat U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, voters are well-served to support him for a third term. Within a decade of his first election, Cornyn emerged as a party leader in the Senate, quickly climbing to the position of minority whip — a role in which he wields tremendous influence in the 100-member body. While several of his primary opponents articulately express what they see as Cornyn’s complacency in supporting an all-too-powerful federal government, none can be considered a serious challenger. The seven candidates seeking to unseat Cornyn are hotel industry executive Curt Cleaver;...
  • Cornyn Loves Obamacare (Great website!! Documents Cornyn's Treachery!)

    01/28/2014 1:43:23 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    A Message from Congressman Steve Stockman Will the GOP endorse Obamacare on March 4? If Republicans re-elect John Cornyn, who voted twice to fund Obamacare, it will send a message that Republicans are beginning to embrace Obamacare. I gave up my safe U.S. House seat to run against John Cornyn for U.S. Senate because I am willing to risk everything to see Obamacare repealed. The primary is just weeks away. You can help stop Obamacare by helping me defeat an Obamacare funder. Sincerely, Congressman Steve Stockman
  • Despite tea party grumbling, John Cornyn in good shape in GOP primary (Wichita Falls Country Club)

    01/26/2014 5:49:12 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/26/14 | TODD J. GILLMAN
    With five weeks to go before the primary, tea partiers are still grumbling about Sen. John Cornyn. But grumbling isn’t the same as spitting mad. After a dozen years in the Senate and his climb to become the party’s deputy leader, he’s the definition of the “establishment” many of them despise. He’s not aggressive enough, they say. He abandoned Sen. Ted Cruz in the fight to defund Obamacare, they say. “Yeah, I hold it against him. Doesn’t mean I won’t vote for him, but I hold it against him,” said Wayne Pharries, 48, a commercial banker who came to hear...
  • Cornyn: Immigration Reform Not Out of the Question in 2014

    01/13/2014 11:36:45 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    WOIA ^ | 1/13/14 | Jim Forsyth
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tx) says he is optimistic that some sort of immigration reform can be considered and possibly approved by Congress this year. But Cornyn told 1200 WOAI news it won't be the 'comprehensive' type of immigration reform that the White House is demanding. "Particularly after the failure of Obamacare, the people are very skeptical of thousand page bills," Cornyn said. He says there is talk among Senate Republicans of a 'bit by bit' approach, which could include an expansion in the visa program for people who attend and graduate from college in the United States.
  • Whoa! Attacks on Steve Stockman hit front page already (Vanity)

    12/25/2013 2:27:07 PM PST · by Din Maker · 8 replies
    Beaumont (TX) Enterprise ^ | December 25, 2013 | News Staff
    Well, John ("Cornhole") Cornyn has wasted no time going after Steve Stockman. We knew Steve was vulnerable and this was going to come, but, who would have thought the attacks would come this early in the campaign. This article re: The FEC looking into Stockman's Campaign Contributions was, of all places, on the FRONT PAGE of the Beaumont (TX) Enterprise newspaper today. This will be a very nasty Primary; tighten your seat belts folks. http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/default/article/FEC-questions-excessive-donations-to-Stockman-5092723.php
  • Texas Conservative Steve Stockman to Challenge Senator John Cornyn

    12/10/2013 6:27:10 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 19 replies
    New York times ^ | 11/10/2013 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    WASHINGTON — In a surprise move, Representative Steve Stockman of Texas, a conservative, filed just before the Monday evening deadline to challenge Senator John Cornyn, two-term incumbent, in next year’s Texas Republican primary. Mr. Stockman’s move against Mr. Cornyn, the second-ranking Senate Republican, offers the potential for yet another ideological showdown in the 2014 Republican Senate primaries.
  • Senate's No. 2 Republican faces new primary challenge

    12/10/2013 5:38:34 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 12/9/13 | Michael Memoli
    WASHINGTON - Mitch McConnell isn't the only Republican Senate leader who must contend with a noteworthy primary challenge. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the Republican whip, will face a conservative challenger in Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas), who submitted paperwork late Monday for the March primary. Stockman, who returned to Congress this year after serving a single term in the 1990s, had been planning to run for reelection. An aide filed the application just 15 minutes before the close of the state filing period, the Houston Chronicle reported. It's unclear how serious a challenge Stockman can mount in a short campaign...
  • PER TWITTER: Rep Steve Stockman (R-TX) files to run in US Senate primary against Sen. John Cornyn

    12/09/2013 4:50:07 PM PST · by TheBigB · 70 replies
    Texas Tribune
    Per the Texas Tribune twitter feed: Republican Party of Texas confirms that @SteveWorks4You will run against @JohnCornyn in the GOP U.S. Senate primary. Story to come. #tx2014
  • Cornyn Says Republicans Need To Be “Responsible Adults” (RINO give GOP voters Obama-style scolding)

    11/17/2013 8:34:55 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    KWTW ^ | 11/15/13 | KWTX
    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, called for big-tent inclusiveness among Republicans Friday and suggested Republicans need to be the "responsible adults in the room and actually govern." The Senate's No. 2 Republican kicked off his campaign for a third term Friday in Austin. His sentiments contrasted sharply his junior colleague and fellow Texan, Ted Cruz, who has promised never to stop fighting for conservative principles, no matter the cost. -snip- Gov. Rick Perry endorsed Cornyn at the event. Cruz was invited, but didn't attend.
  • 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...
  • Cornyn calls for halt to ObamaCare navigators on heels of undercover video

    11/12/2013 11:03:22 AM PST · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/12/2013 | fox news
    Republican Sen. John Cornyn -- citing Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' recent admission that felons potentially could become ObamaCare navigators as well as new undercover video showing questionable behavior by these officials -- called Monday for the program to be halted. Cornyn ripped the program after conservative activist James O'Keefe released a new video that appears to depict ObamaCare navigators, in Cornyn's home state of Texas, encouraging applicants to fib on their applications. "This behavior is unacceptable, and is yet another broken piece of a deeply flawed system. The Obama administration should stop this program immediately," Cornyn said in a statement....
  • Iraq veteran to challenge John Cornyn’s Senate seat

    11/04/2013 5:12:53 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    blog.chron.com ^ | 11/1/13 | Nora Lindtner
    <p>Erick Wyatt, a 37-year-old veteran of the war in Iraq, is running for Sen. John Cornyn’s seat in the Republican primary in March 2014.</p> <p>The young Veteran said he does not think Cornyn is doing a good job representing Texas, and the current Senator is “a moderate at best.”</p>
  • Republican Linda Vega Will Run for Cornyn's Senate Seat

    10/23/2013 1:43:40 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 39 replies
    texastribune.org ^ | 10/23/13 | Alexa Ura
    Republican attorney and activist Linda Vega will run in the GOP primary for the U.S. Senate seat held by John Cornyn. During a Tuesday announcement five months ahead of the March primaries, Vega said she will push for limited government and the fight against excessive government spending. “Washington, D.C., needs a red-state model on education and economic growth, that of low taxes and pro-business,” she said. And she said there are "politicians from our own state who feel so entitled to their political position that one week they tell you they are for something, but the following week they are...
  • Why We Need Both Sen. John Cornyn and Sen. Ted Cruz (Cornyn protection piece)

    10/18/2013 5:23:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 50 replies
    blogchron.com ^ | 10/17/13
    Sen. John Cornyn has taken a lot of heat from the right for not supporting Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Mike Lee when they filibustered a House-passed bill that would fund the federal government but defund Obamacare. It was a complicated mess, but anyone who has followed Cornyn’s career knows he has fought against Obamacare from day one. The difference here was a difference in strategy. Cornyn has been in the Senate for 11 years. Cruz has been in the Senate for less than a year. I think Cornyn knew that strategically this wouldn’t work, and he ended up being...
  • Senate Debt Deal Includes Provision Lessening Congress' Power On Debt Ceiling

    10/16/2013 4:49:51 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 188 replies
    Capitol Hill talk regarding the Senate deal apparently includes a provision that would take away the Congress’ power to increase the debt ceiling. According to Politico, it looks like the buzz appears to be true.: The plan includes a proposal offered by McConnell in the 2011 debt ceiling crisis that allows Congress to disapprove of the debt ceiling increase, which means lawmakers will formally vote on whether to reject a debt ceiling increase until Feb. 7. Obama can veto that legislation if it passes. If Congress fails as expected to gather a two-thirds majority to override the veto, the debt...
  • John Cornyn slams Yellen as Fed chair nominee

    10/10/2013 9:03:48 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies
    mysanantonio.com ^ | October 10, 2013 | Nora Lindtner
    Texas Sen. John Cornyn condemned President Barack Obama’s nomination of Janet Yellen as the head of the Federal Reserve. The Senator feels the reason why America finds its self in a fiscal predicament is due to stimulus “obsession”, and that the last thing the nation needs is someone who intends more “quantitative easing” because that will further harm the economy. “Ms. Yellen subscribes to the liberal school of thought that the best way to handle to our nation’s fiscal challenges is to throw more money at them,” Cornyn wrote in a press release. Not supporting Cornyn’s opposition of Yellen, is...
  • John Cornyn seeks to protect right flank with first TV ad

    10/08/2013 5:37:36 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 39 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 10/7/13 | Sean Sullivan
    Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-Tex.) released the first television ad of his reelection campaign Monday in an attempt to shore up his image among conservative voters. "National Journal named him the second most conservative senator in America," says the narrator of the 30-second spot. The commercial mentions Cornyn's votes against Obamacare and support for "smaller government" and a balanced budget amendment, among other things. Cornyn has not attracted any major primary challengers yet, but he is taking the potential threat of one very seriously. The fact that he is releasing a TV ad at this early stage of the...
  • Senate Conservatives Fund roils GOP

    09/30/2013 5:46:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 57 replies
    politico.com ^ | 9/29/13 | Anna Palmer and Manu Raju
    There’s a new public enemy No. 1 in Senate GOP circles, and it’s not Ted Cruz. It’s the Senate Conservatives Fund, an organization that used to prop up underdog conservative candidates but now is training its fire mainly on Republican incumbents — rather than Democrats. The group has ginned up anger on the far-right towards Republican senators for refusing to use a government shutdown threat as leverage to defund Obamacare — a campaign that has been good for its bottom line. Since it started engaging in the defund Obamacare campaign, the group brought in the vast majority of the $3.5...
  • 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 —...
  • CRUZADE: DEFUNDING EFFORT NEARING 30 VOTES IN SENATE

    09/26/2013 9:06:43 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 81 replies
    Breitbart/Big Government ^ | 9-26-2013 | Mike Flynn
    September 26, 2013 CRUZADE: DEFUNDING EFFORT NEARING 30 VOTES IN SENATE Mike Flynn According to sources on the Hill, there is growing support among Senate Republicans to support Sens. Cruz and Lee's efforts to scuttle Sen. Harry Reid's attempt to reinstate ObamaCare funding in the House Continuing Resolution... According to Hill sources, over 20 GOP Senators are set to buck Leadership on Friday and reject this procedural game, by voting against cloture. By some accounts, up to 30 Senators could vote against GOP Leadership, which would represent an existential crisis within the caucus. McConnell and Cornyn have publicly put their...
  • 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...
  • Cruz: A Vote For Cloture Is A Vote For Obamacare

    09/25/2013 5:54:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    RCP ^ | 9/23/13 | Ian Schwartz
    -snip- And so, if Harry Reid says, you know what, I'm going to run the Republicans over. I'm going to ignore the bill passed by the House of Representatives, I'm going to ignore the will of the people and I'm going to do this on a 51-vote threshold -- then, from my mind, it should be easy decision for Senate Republicans to stand united and to support House Republicans. And I'll tell you, any vote for cloture, any vote to allow Harry Reid to add funding for ObamaCare with just a 51-vote threshold, a vote for cloture is a vote...