Cornyn Easily Swats Away Tea Partier Stockman

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Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) is finally done with that pesky Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX).

Cornyn handily won his party’s nomination, winning with 63 percent of the vote against Stockman with 17 percent of the vote when the race was called by the Associated Press. The race was called with 2 percent of precincts reporting.

Stockman’s defeat ends a tea party primary challenge that failed to gain much of any traction almost from the beginning. Stockman’s candidacy was premised on the idea that Cornyn, one of the most conservative members of the Senate, was actually secretly liberal. That argument didn’t have much substance though and Cornyn soon became the facto GOP nominee again.

Before polls closed on Tuesday Stockman sent out tweets suggesting that he knew he would lose badly.

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