Thursday, December 19, 2013

Stockman wins CTRA Straw Poll


"Then David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead, so that the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth."
1 Samuel 17:49

[Full Disclosure: Cahnman's Musings is a dues-paying member of the Central Texas Republican Assembly; we voted in tonight's straw poll.]

In the contest over the 2014 Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Texas one candidate has supported Wall St. Bailouts, the PATRIOT Act, and Obamacare; tonight, the Central Texas Republican Assembly chose the alternative.

In the contest to hold John Cornyn under 50%, Steve Stockman won a clear plurality.  Like Dewhurst in 2012, Cornyn finished second.  Among alternative candidates, Reid Reasor out-polled Dwayne Stovall.

The message was obvious: grassroots conservative Texans (aka. the Tea Party) don't like Wall St. bailouts, the PATRIOT ACT, or Obamacare.  One candidate has voted for all three.  Sorry John Cornyn, you had your chance.

Steve Stockman isn't Jesus.  He doesn't pretend to be.  Steve Stockman might have skeletons in his closet.  So what?!?  Steve Stockman has never voted to support Wall St. Bailouts, the PATRIOT Act or Obamacare.

The 2014 race for the Republican U.S. Senate race in Texas is about substance.  Only one candidate has voted to endorse Wall St. Bailouts, the PATRIOT Act, and Obamacare.  Tonight, Steve Stockman emerged as the clear alternative.

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