Steve Stockman Can’t Even Beat Sen. Cornyn In Tea Party Straw Poll

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) beat even among tea partiers.

Texas’s Ellis County Tea Party posted the results of a new straw poll on Sunday which found Cornyn leading Stockman, 18.3 percent to 0.0 percent.

The whole premise of the Stockman candidacy is that he’s more conservative than Cornyn and that the incumbent Texas senator — even going so far as to call Cornyn a “liberal.” So far, though, Stockman has struggled to gain much of any ground in the Republican primary against Cornyn. A private Republican poll of the GOP primary found Cornyn leading Stockman by a very comfortable 44 percentage points.

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