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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...