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Mon Dec 9, 2013, 11:37 PM

Tea Party Congressman Enters GOP Primary Against Sen. Cornyn In Texas

In an unexpected move late Monday just before the qualifying deadline, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) jumped into the Republican primary against Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), setting up what will be one of the most-watched tea party v. GOP establishment clashes of the 2014 cycle.

Stockman, one of the more outspoken conservative members of the House of Representatives -- he once threatened impeachment of President Obama over using an executive order to try and reduce gun violence -- announced his candidacy for Cornyn's seat on Monday in an interview with WND.com.

"We are extremely disappointed in the way he treated his fellow congressmen and broke the 11th commandment and undermined (Sen.) Ted Cruz's fight to stop Obamacare," Stockman told WND.com.

Stockman filed his candidacy for Cornyn's seat at 5:45 p.m. on Monday, just before the 6 p.m. filing deadline, according to the Houston Chronicle.
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more at link: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/rep-stockman-running-against-sen-john-cornyn

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 12:02 AM

1. This will be fun to watch

Stockman is crazy

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 12:20 AM

2. Do you happen to know if Democrats are going to field a candidate this cycle? I was thinking

we were going to go full-bore in Texas, but I haven't heard.

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Response to silvershadow (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 06:11 AM

4. There is a dentist from Dallas who can self fund

I personally like Maxey Scheer from El Paso but the best hope may be the dentist from Dallas who can self fund up to $20 million or so

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 02:43 PM

7. Juanita Jean is looking forward to the debates between these two idiots

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 12:31 AM

3. hmmm.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 07:35 AM

5. Doesn't this just mean that the Senate may move more extreme right?

Doesn't seem like something to crow about unless the Democrats have a viable candidate as an alternative.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2013, 09:53 AM

6. Freedomworks is supporting Stockman

http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/jwithrow/senator-john-cornyns-top-ten-bad-votes. I guess that this means that the Kochs are involved

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