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Open Letter from Dwayne Stovall To Texans Republican Primary March 4th

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by Isabel Matos

Just a note before I post the letter.  All my friends in Texas say Stovall is easily reached at any time, answers emails, tweets and comments.  I hope he wins the primary on March 4th, and sticks to the pledges he has made if beats Cornyn.  Stockman is not to be trusted and we need transparency and approachability not the same old politics in races.  I WISH Ted Cruz had not just NOT endorsed Cornyn, but he has to do what he has to do. Good luck Texas! How you can help

My fellow Texans,

As we enter the last week of campaigning before election day, I want to share with you what is going through my head at the moment.

We hear from people all over the state that they’re making the decision to vote for our campaign. We are gaining steam and this election is far –FAR– from over! We have until next Tuesday to make phone calls, send emails, and contact everyone we… can think of to engage them in this battle to PUT TEXAS FIRST! Do not sit down! Do not stop talking! Do not become a bystander! Please, continue this fight until the last moment! You can be certain that I will be working until the polls close on March 4th!

What I have learned over the course of this journey will start coming to light over the coming weeks, and I assure you it will make your blood boil when you learn how elections are manipulated by the political class. Listen to what I am saying: stay engaged, stay tuned, and most of all, put on a helmet, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!

Also, this native Texan will never be able to express the gratitude I have for everyone that has come forward to support my campaign. I have said it before and I will day it again, I am truly humbled, and in awe of all of you. For a regular citizen of this great State it is a little overwhelming at times, but in a good way. I have found that the message I bring resonates and binds people together, and that is all I could have hoped for. It is clear to me today that we Texans WILL make a difference. We are gathering in numbers and the will is there; I know it. I can’t truly convey what I feel and the words “Thank you” just don’t seem to be enough, but that is all I have.

So, THANK YOU!

Dwayne Stovall

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According to Freedom Works here are the 10 worst votes cast by Senator Cornyn:

1. Voted to Let Harry Reid Fund ObamaCare (2013, RCV 206) Senator John Cornyn of Texas voted to end debate and allow Senate Democrats to re-insert funding for ObamaCare into the Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government. Although Cornyn did vote against the final bill, he and all Republicans knew that voting for cloture to end debate would allow Senator Harry Reid to fund ObamaCare by a party-line vote, and thus a vote for cloture was a de facto vote to fund ObamaCare.

2. Voted for the Wall Street Bailout (T.A.R.P.)(2008, RCV 213) Senator Cornyn voted for the $700 billion bailout of Wall Street.

3. Voted for Medicare Part D Senator Cornyn voted to pass Medicare Part D, a massive entitlement expansion that conservatives rightly predicted would tremendously expand the deficit and add trillions of dollars in unfunded liabilities to the federal rolls. (2003, RCV 457)

4. Voted to Increase the Federal Minimum Wage(2007, RCV 42) Senator Cornyn voted for the Fair Minimum Wage Act that increased the federal minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $7.25 per hour in 2007. Raising the minimum wage is a bad idea because it reduces employment especially among low-skilled workers. The cost of raising the minimum wage is passed onto consumers in the form of higher prices for goods and services.

5. Voted for the Fiscal Cliff Tax Hike(2012, RCV 251) The fiscal cliff was a fake crisis created by Congress and the president. Senator Cornyn voted for the infamous New Year’s Day 2013 fiscal cliff deal that raised taxes on 77 percent of U.S. households and contained no real spending cuts.

6. Cornyn Voted against Fiscally Conservative Budgets

Senator Cornyn voted against three of the best, most fiscally conservative budgets ever proposed in the United States Senate. He voted against Senator Mike Lee of Utah’s FY 2013 budget proposal to balance the budget in five years and save $7 trillion over ten years. (2012, RCV 101) He also voted against Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky’s FY 2012 and FY 2013 budget proposals to balance the budget in five years and save more than $8 trillion over ten years. (2011, RCV 80; 2012, RCV 100) Instead, he favored budget plans that either fail to balance the budget or fail to specify clearly how balance would be achieved.

7. Cornyn Supported Intrusive Internet Regulations (PIPA)

Although he later withdrew his support (under withering fire from internet freedom advocates across the political spectrum), Senator Cornyn voted for the Protect Intellectual Privacy Act (PIPA) in committee.  His vote helped move PIPA to the Senate floor, where it met a well-deserved defeat. Under PIPA, the government would have the power to shut down millions of websites. This is economically destructive and a gross violation of our constitutional right to free speech.

8. Cornyn Voted to Allow Warrantless Data Collection on American Citizens

In 2007, Senator Cornyn voted for the FISA Amendments Act, which granted immunity to U.S. telecommunication companies for giving information about their customers to the government without a warrant.  This is one of the key provisions that allowed the NSA to conduct its now-publicized warrantless blanket surveillance of American citizens.

9. Cornyn Has Voted to Raise the Debt Ceiling Eight Times

Since entering office in 2002, Senator Cornyn has voted to raise the debt ceiling eight times (including the debt ceiling increase contained in number 1, above).  Raising the debt limit only encourages reckless spending in Washington. Congress needs to cut spending and balance the budget—not continue to increase our national debt without any spending reforms or reductions.

10. Cornyn Voted to Reauthorize the Patriot Act (2006, RCV 25) Although he was not present in Congress when the original USA-PATRIOT Act was passed, Senator Cornyn has been an enthusiastic supporter of the controversial law, voting to permanently reauthorize most of its provisions in 2006. Despite its attractive-sounding title, the so-called Patriot Act violates our Fourth Amendment right to privacy, authorizing unprecedented surveillance powers that permit the federal government to spy on U.S. citizens without a warrant.

— Julie Borowski and Dean Clancy contributed to this list.  Reasons to vote for Stovall

John Cornyn is part of the problem in D.C.  Businessman Dwayne Stovall is for grassroots, small government, immigration control and constitutional conservativism.

Dwayne Stovall pledges to

1.  Not increase the federal debt.

2.  Restore the U.S. Constitution to the Federalist system our godly founders intended.

3.  Fight Pro-Gun, Pro-Life, Pro-10th Amendment, Pro-Enforcement of existing Immigration Laws.

4.  Eliminate the EPA, Department of Education, Department of HHS, IRS, Funding of Obamacare and Federal punitive regulations on business.

Recently there was a false document being circulated by Stockman’s campaign.  The tweet was caught by the reporter below. It is not the first time Stockman is involved in dishonest campaigning. He reportedly has had people work for him who have contributed to his campaign, against the rules.

https://twitter.com/isabelmmatos/status/439769613308424192

February 11   H/T Pedro Rivera, Tea Party Activist
Endorsements from Stovall’s FB (Texans for Stovall): Nacogdoches Tea Party Stand Across America Young Republicans of Houston (straw poll win) Republican Liberty Caucus of CD 36 (straw poll win) Katy LiberTea… Grassroots America – We the People Southern Conservative Kaufman Tea Party Pearland Tea Party Facebook Tea Party TeaParty911 Montague County Tea Party Sam Houston Tea Party (straw poll win) Cass County Tea Party Wichita Falls Tea Party (2 separate straw poll wins) Lake Jackson Tea Party (straw poll win) Ellis County (straw poll win) Tri-County Tea Party Clearlake Tea Party Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment Alvin Tea Party Nacogdoches County Republican Club (straw poll win) Firefighters for Liberty EIGHT out of EIGHT straw poll wins.
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An influential group of tea partiers said in an open letter Thursday they’re no longer backing Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, in his primary challenge against Republican Sen. John Cornyn. That, however, doesn’t mean they’re getting behind Cornyn — instead, they’re backing businessman Dwayne Stovall in next week’s primary. Tea Partiers backing Stovall 

Stovall needs your help to restore the Constitution as our founding fathers envisioned it, and to get Government out of our schools, businesses and private lives. —   Donate or do whatever you can to his grassroots campaign. Dwayne needs funds for radio adsHow you can help

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A great picture of Maria Espinoza-Lyng (who endorsed Stovall) and Tea Party Activist friends in Texas.

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Twelve Representatives Who Deserve Our Thanks and Recognition (II)

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Thomas MASSIE, Representative of Kentucky, 4th District

Representative Massie speaks his mind without political strings attached.  His portfolio includes a Bachelor and Master of Science in Electrical and Mechanical  Engineering, both respectively from MIT, 24 patents, and the endorsements of FreedomWorks, Young Americans for Liberty, and the official Tea Party of Kentucky.  He has campaigned on behalf of Rand Paul, Senator from Kentucky, which I will not hold against him on this day.  He voted for Lipinski instead of Boehner, so he gets my Kudos!

His Contact Me Page is https://massie.house.gov/contact-me and Facebook link:  https://www.facebook.com/#!/RepThomasMassie?fref=ts

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Steve PEARCE, Representative of New Mexico, 2nd District

He served in the Vietnam War as a C-130 pilot in the United States Air Force

Congressman Pearce explains why he voted for Eric Cantor for Speaker and not John Boehner in this 1:41 clip.   He wants to change directions, in a nutshell.

 

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Ted Yoho, Representative of (North Central) Florida, 3rd District

Congressman Yoho is from Florida. He was sworn in this January 2013.  He was endorsed by Sarah Palin, so he has a special status in my book, and a high calling. Here is his statement in an interview with a CNN “Journalist”, Erin Burnett.  RIGHT ON, Mr. Yoho!  Thank you for your voting FOR and not AGAINST the People!

http://http://cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2013/01/04/exp-erin-freshman-congressman-ted-yoho-cast-speaker-vote-for-eric-cantor.cnn.html

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Steven Ernest STOCKMAN, Representative of Texas, 36th District

“Steve” Stockman was just sworn in as U.S. Representative for Texas’s 36th district. He previously served for Texas’s 9th district from 1995-97.  Congressman Stockman voted PRESENT on January 3rd.   This was his statement prior to the vote:  “I will not vote for or support Congressman Boehner’s bid to remain Speaker of the House. This is not something I do lightly, but out of bedrock conservative principle and a dire need to save this nation from its current course. We cannot tolerate betrayal of conservative principle and economic reality.”  He kept his word and should be commended for it!

Now the best part:   “I have sharp disagreements with the manner in which he has handled President Obama and House conservatives.  While he is all too eager to favorably negotiate with a liberal White House that has outmaneuvered him at every turn, he has been harsh and punitive in dealing with conservatives.”  Is there more you can ask of a true Republican?  I don’t think so!   This Congressman is telling the truth.

To “meet” Steve:  http://congressmanstevestockman.com/meet-steve/

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Abstained: Raúl Rafael LABRADOR, Representative of Idaho, 1st District

Representative Labrador won an upset victory in the Republican primary in November, defeating Vaughn Ward, DC’s GOP establishment candidate of choice.  Congressman Labrador wrote an article on how big business loves big government. In it he writes: “As a conservative, I believe in small government and in the individual. I did not become a conservative to defend the rich. I became a conservative because I believe that my party has a message that resonates with the American people.”  I love it!  What can I add except a slogan that comes to mind: small business loves small government!  Thank you, Sir! You are doing awesome work on our behalf!  By the way, Justin Amash voted for him instead of John Boehner.

Here is his article in full:  http://labrador.congressnewsletter.net/common/mailings/index.cfm?id=71 and two links you can click on to support him: http://labrador.house.gov/#dialog (official) and https://www.facebook.com/raul.r.labrador? fref=ts#!/raul.r.labrador?fref=ts (Facebook)

Mick MULVANEY

Mick MULVANEY, Representative of South Carolina, 5th District

Congressman Mulvaney won his first election in 2010 serving the 16th District of South Carolina. He has recently been sworn in to represent the 5th District.

I thought I was satisfied with everyone so far, I may have left the best for last.  This Congressman did what I was hoping everyone else would do:  Abstain, but I cannot ask for more from the rest who also voted their conscious (at least they have one!).  Here is a highlight from his official Congressional page:  “Mulvaney Returns More Than $160K, Requests Speaker Boehner Pay Down National Debt!”  He is approachable as evidenced by the comments on his wall.  Like Justin Amash he also posts all his votes on his pages, for everyon to see. That is called transparency and accountability. It is just right.  I wish the rest would understand that. Please take the time to thank him if you can. I just did.

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/188649667827713/posts/588805207812155#!/MulvaneySC5 Contact Information:  http://mulvaneyforms.house.gov/

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