South Carolina State Sen. Lee Bright (R), one of a handful of challengers in the Republican primary running to defeat Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), has been endorsed by Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX), who has gained little traction in his primary challenge against Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX).
Stockman himself has struggled to gain endorsements in his current campaign. After The Washington Post pointed out Stockman had listed endorsements from people who had endorsed the congressman for his House seat — not for his bid against Cornyn — Stockman removed the list from his campaign website.
“He’s a proven conservative who understands the proper limited role of government,” Stockman said according to The State newspaper on Thursday. “Whether it’s the Second Amendment, the right to life or fighting against Obamacare, Lee has built a record that would immediately make him one of the top conservative leaders in the U.S. Senate.”
Stockman has gained notoriety for his bizarre seemingly unaccounted for absence from many congressional votes. He finally resurfaced and defended his disappearance by saying he missed over 15 House votes because he was fundraising for his Senate campaign which doesn’t have a “zillion dollars” like Cornyn’s. Stockman also gained attention for walking out of the president’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday.