U.S. Representative Steve Stockman (R-TX) shook up the 2014 midterms on Monday night, when he made the surprising announcement that he will challenge Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) in his upcoming re-election campaign.
“Liberal John Cornyn wakes up every morning and works to make the Senate a more liberal place, That’s why I am running for the United States Senate,” Stockman said in a statement announcing his candidacy. “I have a 100 percent pro-gun, pro-life, conservative voting record in Congress.”
Despite Cornyn’s extremely conservative voting record, he is now the seventh Republican incumbent to face a challenge from the right. Although polls suggest that he could be vulnerable to a strong primary challenger, as regular This Week In Crazy readers know, Stockman is not that candidate. In fact, the extreme-right-wing congressman may finally be a candidate who’s too far on the fringe for even the Tea Party.
Here are four reasons that Steve Stockman will not be the next senator from Texas: