Stockman: NRA Endorses Me. NRA: Not So Much.

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-eally, really stupid) is challenging Sen. John Cornyn in the 2014 Republican primary, running far to the right of the man who was rated the 2nd most conservative member of the Senate by the National Journal and calling him a liberal. And he’s got a bit of a problem with his endorsements.

If you look at his campaign page he lists the National Rifle Association as one of his “past and present endorsements” — with nothing to indicate which ones were in previous races and which ones are for the current race. The problem? The NRA is loudly endorsing Cornyn in this particular race.

In fact, the NRA publicly endorsed Cornyn on Wednesday. But Stockman’s campaign website suggests otherwise…

NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam was clear that the gun group is solidly behind Cornyn.

“NRA is not endorsing Rep. Stockman, or supporting him,” said Arulanandam. “Any claims to the contrary by him are totally false.”

A spokesman for Stockman did not respond to a request for comment.

Of course not. But Stockman does have endorsements from Gun Owners of America, a group so extreme that they think the NRA is a bunch of liberal appeasers. And by Ted Nugent, which I’m sure counts for something in Texas.

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  • timgueguen

    Too bad the confusion won’t have an effect during the actual election, as it really doesn’t matter which one gets the nomination. They’re both right wing creeps.

  • Modusoperandi

    The old saying, “Opinions are like assholes. Everybody’s got one” is wrong. Republicans have most of the assholes now. Sure, Democrats have incompetence, general fecklessness and corruption, but god damn is the GOP ever good at assholes. It’s a practical monopoly.

  • dingojack

    Modus – there’s an old (and a favourite) Australian expression: ‘An ugly as a hat full of arseholes’. Based on your post above I ‘m guessing that this candidate has a shit load of opinions then….


  • scienceavenger

    FYI Cornyn has now been declared a RINO by Townhall (read Teatard) commentors. Attila the Hun would be a raving Marxist by the new standards.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    scienceavenger @ # 4 – Well, Attila did favor serious redistributionism.

  • busterggi

    Ted Nugent counts for something everywhere, just not the same thing.

  • d.c.wilson

    Just wait until the next election cycle when Steve Stockman’s primary opponent will call HIM a liberal.