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Steve Stockman on Health Care

Former Republican Representative (TX-9)


Challenge incumbent because he supported ObamaCare

One of Washington's most reliably conservative lawmakers will challenge a mainstay of the Republican establishment--all because the incumbent GOP senator "undermined Sen. Ted Cruz's fight to stop ObamaCare." Rep. Steve Stockman told WND that he will run against Sen. John Cornyn in the 2014 US Senate primary.

Stockman said he is filing the paperwork against his fellow Republican because, "We are extremely disappointed in the way he treated his fellow congressmen and broke the 11th commandment and undermined Sen. Ted Cruz's fight to stop ObamaCare. Now, it looks like Cruz was right and Cornyn was wrong. Cornyn sided with the president, essentially, in making sure ObamaCare became law while Cruz did everything possible to stop it."

It wasn't just what Cornyn did, but how he did it, that rankled Stockman. "If you disagree with someone, that's fine, but I really believe you should do it privately, not so publicly," he said. "He made a big show of removing his name from a letter supporting Cruz."

Source: World Net Daily on 2014 Texas Senate race , Dec 10, 2013

Supported Sen. Ted Cruz's fight to stop ObamaCare

When it comes to policy, Cornyn & Stockman don't disagree on much. They both want to repeal President Obama's healthcare law. Instead, their differences stem from strategy and tactics.

Stockman (aka @SteveWorks4You) is Congress' foremost Twitter troll. He's the type to compare Pres. Obama to Saddam Hussein and call for his impeachment over gun rights. Stockman even invited conservative rocker Ted Nugent to the State of the Union.

Cornyn, well, isn't likely to do any of those things. Cornyn decided in July to remove his signature from a letter demanding that ObamaCare be defunded in a government-funding deal, the strategy that resulted in the government shutdown. That irked Tea Party types like Stockman. "We are extremely disappointed in the way he treated his fellow congressmen and broke the 11th commandment and undermined Ted Cruz's fight to stop ObamaCare," Stockman told World Net Daily. Cornyn has voted multiple times to defund and repeal ObamaCare, according to his office.

Source: Fusion.net editorial on 2014 Texas Senate race , Dec 10, 2013

Supports repealing ObamaCare.

Stockman supports the CC Voters Guide question on ObamaCare

Christian Coalition publishes a number of special voter educational materials including the Christian Coalition Voter Guides, which provide voters with critical information about where candidates stand on important faith and family issues. The Christian Coalition Voters Guide summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Repealing "Obamacare" that forces citizens to buy insurance or pay a tax"

Source: Christian Coalition Voter Guide 12-CC-q5a on Oct 31, 2012

2012 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Health Care: Steve Stockman on other issues:
TX Gubernatorial:
Annise Parker
David Dewhurst
Julian Castro
Mike Rawlings
Rick Perry
TX Senatorial:
David Alameel
John Cornyn
Jon Roland
Ted Cruz

Left 113th Congress, 2013-2014:
AL-1: Jo Bonner(R,resigned)
FL-13:Bill Young(R,deceased)
FL-19:Trey Radel(R,arrested)
IL-2: Jesse L. Jackson(D,convicted)
LA-5: Rodney Alexander(R,resigned)
MA-5: Ed Markey(D,elected)
MO-8: Jo Ann Emerson(R,resigned)
NC-12:Mel Watt(D,appointed)
NJ-1: Rob Andrews(D,investigated)
SC-1: Tim Scott(R,appointed)

Newly-elected special elections 2013-2014:
AL-1: Bradley Byrne(R)
FL-13:David Jolly(R)
FL-19:Curt Clawson(R)
IL-2: Robin Kelly(D)
LA-5: Vance McAllister(R)
MA-5: Katherine Clark(D)
MO-8: Jason Smith(R)
NC-12: Pending Jul.15
NJ-1: Pending Nov.4
SC-1: Mark Sanford(R)
Won primary 2014:
TX-4: John Ratcliffe(R)
VA-7: Dave Brat(R)
GA-11:Barry Loudermilk(R)
GA-10:Jody Hice(R)
MA-6 :Richard Tisei(R)

Retiring to run for Senate in 2014:
AR-4: Tom Cotton(R)
CO-4: Cory Gardner(R)
GA-1: Jack Kingston(R)
GA-10:Paul Broun(R)
GA-11:Phil Gingrey(R)
HI-1: Colleen Hanabusa(D)
IA-1: Bruce Braley(D)
LA-6: Bill Cassidy(R)
MI-14:Gary Peters(D)
MT-0: Steve Daines(R)
OK-5: James Lankford(R)
TX-36:Steve Stockman(R)
WV-2: Shelley Moore Capito(R)

Former Reps running for House in 2014:
AL-5: Parker Griffith(R)
CA-3: Doug Ose(R)
CA-31:Joe Baca(D)
IL-10:Bob Dold(R)
IL-17:Bobby Schilling(R)
KS-4: Todd Tiahrt(R)
MS-4: Gene Taylor(D)
MT-0: Denny Rehberg(R)
NH-1: Frank Guinta(R)
NY-11:Vito Fossella(R)
NY-18:Nan Hayworth(R)
OH-7: John Boccieri(D)
PA-13:Marjorie Margolies(D)
TX-23:Francisco Canseco(R)
Lost primary 2014:
TX-4: Ralph Hall(R)
VA-7: Eric Cantor(R)
GA-11:Bob Barr(R)

Retiring to run for State Office in 2014:
AR-2: Tim Griffin(R)
CA-35:Gloria McLeod(D)
ME-2: Mike Michaud(D)
PA-13:Allyson Schwartz(D)
VI-0: Donna Christensen(D)

Retiring effective Jan. 2015:
AL-6: Spencer Bachus(R)
AZ-7: Ed Pastor(D)
CA-11:George Miller(D)
CA-25:Howard McKeon(R)
CA-31:Gary Miller(R)
CA-33:Henry Waxman(D)
CA-45:John Campbell(R)
IA-3: Tom Latham(R)
MI-4: Dave Camp(R)
MI-6: Tom Petri(R)
MI-12:John Dingell(D)
MN-6: Michele Bachmann(R)
NC-6: Howard Coble(R)
NC-7: Mike McIntyre(D)
NJ-3: Jon Runyan(R)
NJ-12:Rush Holt(D)
NY-4: Carolyn McCarthy(D)
NY-21:Bill Owens(D)
PA-6: Jim Gerlach(R)
UT-4: Jim Matheson(D)
VA-8: James Moran(D)
VA-10:Frank Wolf(R)
WA-4: Doc Hastings(R)
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