Rep. Steve Stockman to challenge Sen. John Cornyn in Texas GOP primary

CNN Political Unit

Republican Rep. Steve Stockman is launching a primary challenge against fellow Texan Sen. John Cornyn.

The Senate’s second-ranking Republican, Cornyn is up for re-election next year.

Stockman, a tea party favorite, told WND that he decided to challenge Cornyn in part because he “undermined” fellow Texan Sen. Ted Cruz’s fight to derail Obamacare.

“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,” Stockman said.

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…



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Related: “Cornyn recently spoke with Glenn Beck on his radio show to discuss some of the concerns some conservatives have expressed regarding his strategy in Washington, D.C.”  The video is at The Blaze.


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