#1 Grab the Popcorn: John Cornyn Is Getting Primaried by Eglman 10.12.2013 08:20

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On Monday, with only minutes to spare, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Tex) unexpectedly filed the necessary paper work to primary his fellow Texas Republican, Sen. John Cornyn. Cornyn is up for re-election next year.

Let the fireworks begin:

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Texas Republican Party spokesman Spencer Yeldell confirmed reports that Stockman withdrew his application for his congressional seat and filed papers to run in the Senate race.

Monday was the filing deadline to enter the race. The primary is March 4.

Stockman was elected to the House last year and has been an outspoken critic of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

Cornyn was elected to his second term in 2008, taking 55% of the vote against Democrat Rick Noriega.



Question: Why is Stockman (a fiery Tea Partier himself) primarying a guy National Journal described as recently as last year as the second most conservative member of the upper chamber? Because he betrayed Ted Cruz, or something (via WND):

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Stockman told WND he is filing the paperwork Monday evening and that he is running against his fellow Republican because, “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.”

The Texan added, “And now, it looks like Cruz was right and Cornyn was wrong. He (Cornyn) sided with the president, essentially, in making sure Obamacare became law while Cruz did everything possible to stop it.”

It wasn’t just what Cornyn did, but how he did it, that rankled Stockman.

“If you disagree with someone, that’s fine, but I really believe you should do it privately, not so publicly,” he said. “He made a big show of removing his name from a letter supporting Cruz.”



Incidentally, some on the Right would perhaps welcome this fight. Cornyn, they argue, isn’t a True Conservative anyway:

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Read more:http://townhall.com/tipsheet/danieldoher...maried-n1760291

#2 RE: Grab the Popcorn: John Cornyn Is Getting Primaried by conservgramma 10.12.2013 10:30

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May he be the first of many!

#3 RE: Grab the Popcorn: John Cornyn Is Getting Primaried by Sanguine 10.12.2013 10:44

Good for Stockman. Can you imagine both Texas senators being fire-breathing Tea-partiers? Heads will explode.

I supported Cornyn originally, but he allowed himself to be absorbed into the D.C. machine. Very sad.

#4 RE: Grab the Popcorn: John Cornyn Is Getting Primaried by Frank Cannon 11.12.2013 00:50

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I will love seeing that shifty bastard Cornyn trying to defend all the beltway idiocy he was involved in.

John is a perfect example of why there needs to be a limit of 1 term for senator.

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