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Texas Republicans reopen
filing for Stockman´s district

The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Cameron Joseph

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/11/2013 2:56:11 PM

The Texas Republican Party is reopening the filing period for Rep. Steve Stockman´s (R-Texas) congressional district after his last-second decision to run instead against Sen. John Cornyn (R). Stockman filed for Cornyn´s seat rather than reelection just minutes before the state´s legal filing deadline Monday night, giving aspiring politicians in the district no heads up that he was doing so. The party´s move gives candidates an additional week, with the new filing deadline set for next Monday. Texas Republican Party spokesman Spencer Yeldell said the party was reopening the filing because it´s required by Texas´s election code. Stockman is facing a steep uphill

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/11/2013 3:00:52 PM     (No. 9649904)

Ted Cruz had a hard uphill fight.
Texans are smart people, and will sort it all out. Cornyn has crossed over to the dark side, then tried to jump back again..trying to fool Texans.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 12/11/2013 3:15:11 PM     (No. 9649917)

Since I live in Georgia I do not know, which Texas Senator is more popular, Cruz or Cornyn? Is the question relevant? Will Cornyn´s backstabbing of Cruz be a factor in the primary?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Susannah, 12/11/2013 3:16:09 PM     (No. 9649919)

So will James White jump into the race?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 12/11/2013 3:25:02 PM     (No. 9649936)

It seems to me, #2, the "backstabbing" has been reciprocal. According to news reports, Senator Cruz made a pretty big deal of refusing to endorse Cornyn for reelection. Thus, Senator Cornyn found no reason to support Cruz in the doomed defund tactic. They are not friends, I understand.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 12/11/2013 3:28:04 PM     (No. 9649938)

Someone needs to remove Cornyn. Just another RINO keeping conservatives from getting control of the republican party leadership.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 12/11/2013 3:31:33 PM     (No. 9649942)

This Steve Stockman must have a chance...the moderates are surely all in a dither about him.

I´ll send money like I did with Cruz. It works, and if it doesn´t it certainly focuses the attention of the incumbent.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Muguy, 12/11/2013 4:10:01 PM     (No. 9649976)

Ted Cruz didn´t suck up to any of the people who have sold out their conservative birthrights for a mess of porridge.

All those who fight against him and Stockman, can have their opinions, but the facts are that Stockman is more like Cruz, and not affiliated with the RINO side of the GOP.

I´m Cruzing with Ted and hope Stockman can pull off the upset against the big money people surrounding Cornyn who get special treatment for their money.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rakasha, 12/11/2013 5:31:29 PM     (No. 9650081)

I´m sorry, please help me out here. There is a deadline for filing to run in the election. But if someone files to run in that election before the deadline, the law/code requires that the deadline for filing be moved so that other people - who I assume didn´t plan on filing since they didn´t file before the deadline - can still file?



Do I have that right?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/11/2013 5:47:26 PM     (No. 9650091)

No, you have it wrong. Stockman´s announcement was made too close to the deadline (minutes) for anyone to file for his seat. Thus, the Texas law allows an extension.

Local scuttlebutt has it that Stockman wanted to shut Jim White out. That´s a bad deal. Jim White is a good guy. A conservative black.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Northcross, 12/11/2013 5:55:26 PM     (No. 9650096)

The problem in the senatorial primary is that Stockboy is not Cruz. His philosophy is fine but he lacks charisma, and thus can be defeated by a smooth Democrat, even in Texas. It may boil down to whether you want Cornyn or some Obama rubber stamper.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rakasha, 12/11/2013 6:05:25 PM     (No. 9650108)

Ahh! Thank you, #9, I missed that this was filing for Stockman´s abandoned seat. I thought they were reopening the filing for Cornyn´s seat. I need to read more carefully.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: Gretchen, 12/11/2013 6:17:14 PM     (No. 9650120)

In the long run, is there a difference, #10?

Thought not.

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