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GOP Poll: 'Liberal' Cornyn Crushes Tea Party Challenger Stockman

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Stockman caught many off guard last week when he announced his intention to challenge Cornyn, the no. 2 Republican in the Senate. The congressman immediately branded Cornyn a "liberal" for opposing Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) forever-doomed campaign to defund Obamacare.

"Dear patriot, You are in a foxhole fighting to save our constitutional Republic… …and the last thing you need is a Republican bayonet in your back," Stockman wrote in a fiery fundraising email last week. "But that’s what liberal John Cornyn has been doing to you every day."

The email was par for the course for Stockman, who's made a career out of saying some pretty wild things.