Cornyn Campaign Mocks Stockman’s ‘Liberal’ Accusation


Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-TX) re-election campaign is straight out mocking Rep. Steve Stockman’s (R-TX) accusation that the incumbent senator is a “liberal.”

Stockman, who on Monday filed to run in the Republican primary against Cornyn, sent out a rambling fundraising email on Tuesday accusing Cornyn of being a backstabbing liberal.

“You are in a foxhole fighting to save our constitutional Republic … and the last thing you need is a Republican bayonet in your back. But that’s what liberal John Cornyn has been doing to you every day. And we have less than 90 days to stop him. I’m conservative Congressman Steve Stockman, and I am running for United States Senate against liberal John Cornyn.

On Tuesday, Cornyn campaign spokesman Drew Brandewie called Stockman out over Twitter, sarcastically referring to Cornyn as “Liberal John Cornyn” and referring to his endorsements from ultraconservative groups and politicians.

Stockman’s attack is what a number of tea party challengers have been making against the Republican incumbents they’re challenging. The problem for Stockman is that Cornyn is rated as one of the most conservative lawmakers in his chamber, according to a National Review analysis of Senate voting records.