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.