Stockman not running for re-election, will challenge Cornyn
POSTED: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 7:30am
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 7:44am
Cornyn has huge financial advantage
Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Rep. Steve Stockman, a conservative firebrand who has been dogged by ethical questions and campaign debt, withdrew as a candidate for re-election Monday and instead filed as a Republican challenger to U.S. Sen. John Cornyn.
The filing gives Cornyn the Tea Party challenge in the Texas Republican primary that he long sought to avoid in a state where the GOP electorate has moved increasingly to the right.