Tea Party Favorite Steve Stockman to Challenge John Cornyn in Texas Senate Primary

Congressman Steve Stockman announces run against Senator John Cornyn

Congressman Steve Stockman announces run against Senator John Cornyn

In a surprising announcement, Texas Congressman Steve Stockman, a Tea Party favorite, announced Monday that he will be running against GOP establishment Senator John Cornyn in the 2014 Senate primary, which takes place on March 4. Stockman, in an exclusive WND interview, said that a major reason he is taking on the well-funded ($7 million cash on hand) Cornyn is because of the way Cornyn handled the fight , led by his fellow Texas Senator Ted Cruz, to defund Obamacare. Stockman told WND:
“We are extremely disappointed in the way he treated his fellow congressmen and broke the 11th commandment and undermined Ted Cruz’s fight to stop Obamacare.” 
Stockman specifically criticized incumbent Cornyn, who headed the National Republican Senatorial Committee from 2007-2011, for being on the wrong side in the defund debate, stating in the interview:
And now, it looks like Cruz was right and Cornyn was wrong. He sided with the president, essentially, in making sure Obamacare became law while Cruz did everything possible to stop it.” 
Stockman had previously filed for re-election in his congressional district (TX-36), however he has withdrawn in order to run for Cornyn’s seat. Conservative radio talk show hosts like powerhouses Mark Levin and Glenn Beck have been extremely critical of  Cornyn, who has been in leadership since 2006, leading labels like RINO (Republican in Name Only) to be attached to him. Cornyn alienated many in the grassroots Tea Party movement, when he accused Freedomworks of using “Republican-on-Republican violence” to raise money. Late last month, Cornyn appeared on Beck’s program to try to smooth over the comment. The Washington Post credited Cornyn for blocking Cruz’s attempt to defund Obamacare. Cruz has declined to endorse the senior senator from Texas, breaking with tradition.
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  1. Awesome. I love it when Teabaggers and normal GOPers duke it out. It’s much easier for a Dem to beat a Teabagger.

    1. Yeah… like all the Dems that beat all those Teabaggers in 2010. Hope you have the same amount of success in 2014!

    2. 2014 is another “waterloo” for liberals. Liberalism will fail in the United States just like it has failed throughout history. It goes against human nature. It is a good idea on paper but in the real world it is unworkable. Americans are generous but liberalism is governmental tyranny

  2. I for one will be voting for Stockman, and encouraging everyone I can to do the same. Cornyn is a RINO and a coward. He should’ve had nothing to fear in a state that totally backs their Republican legislators. He should have been behind Cruz all the way and FAILED. He too will fail in his attempt to keep his office. WE WILL NOT FORGET WHAT HE FAILED TO DO!


  3. Cornyn is a decent guy that is like many of the old guard GOP. He is dealing with street brawlers (Democrats) who fight to win by any means and the moment you show weakness you have lost the fight. Stockman is outspoken and very conservative. Ted needs him in the Senate.