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Friday, March 14, 2014
Floyd Brown Defends The 'Steve Stockman Strategy,' Such As It Was
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Steve Stockman not only got trounced in his run for John Cornyn's Texas Senate seat but lost his own congressional seat in the process -- and WorldNetDaily is not done shilling for him.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown do a little fibbing and a lot of hiding in a March 13 WND column:

I was able to understand why Stockman launched his Senate race because I did a novel thing. I asked him. In fact, I posted a dozen videos of the interview on Youtube and wrote about other parts of the interview.

But now I want to give you the exclusive “rest of the story.”

Stockman never cared about the perks of Congress. He isn’t obsessed by the power like so many of the little people that populate the GOP caucus on the hill. He was frustrated by a do-nothing Boehner and pathetic leaders obsessed with protecting their jobs, damn the country.

Instead Stockman did exactly what he set out to achieve. He knew Karl Rove was intent on taking him out in his congressional primary, so he upped the ante and forced Rove to spend millions protecting his crown jewel, John Cornyn.

Cornyn has been a Rove lackey from way back. Rove uses him for information and access.

I am not sure how many millions Rove had to spend, but I know it was multiple millions, maybe as much as $10 million through all the independent committees he had trashing Stockman.

Needless to say, there's no mention of the fact that Stockman didn't bother to campaign, which even Fox News noticed.

As for the rest of Brown's sycophantic description of Stockman's alleged plan, Dave Weigel rebuts:

 Stockman didn't have a primary opponent. When he filed for Senate, on Dec. 9, no one credible had filed to run against him in the House race. Brown says Stockman forced Cornyn-allied groups to spend up to "$10 million" against him. We need to wait to see the final total, but the pro-Cornyn PAC Texans for a Conservative Majority spent only $1 million before the start of early voting. And Cornyn was facing a bunch of Tea Party candidates who ran harder than Stockman did. It's not like the money wouldn't have moved if Stockman hadn't sleepwalked into the race.

That was apparently the plan. Floyd Brown said so.

Posted by Terry K. at 7:24 PM EDT

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