|The Stockman campaign seems to be trying to will the entire episode from existence. Last Friday they filed a libel lawsuit against Texans for Conservative Majority over the 'Shady Stockman' campaign. The complaint included various statements including, "He has been jailed more than once, and was charged with a felony after one such incident when authorities found Valium in his pants."
The whole controversy revolves around Stockman being caught in 1977 with 3 Valium in his underpants during a strip search before serving a weekend in jail for traffic violations. According to a Dallas Morning News article the Valium was given to him by his girlfriend to get him through his short stint in the pokey, but turned into a felony charge (reportedly later reduced) once they were found.
Camp Stockman is claiming the 'Shady Stockman' campaign is "not fair, untrue and illegal," and that "Michigan advises Stockman criminal complaints are in order against those who published records." The "Michigan official" is somewhat of a shady character himself in that he or his agency is never named by the campaign. Stockman's campaign says the "erroneous" documents were removed from the state's website and that they "were supposed to be destroyed in the 1978." So Stockman doesn't have his story straight which isn't surprising for someone who failed to file campaign disclosures from 2012, and seems to be quite shady on where his income is derived.
Last month the Congressman was also embroiled in allegations that he engaged in illegal campaign activity when mailers hit the boxes of Republican Primary voters that appeared to be from a newspaper entitled "Conservative News." Stockman denied any connection.
Now Cornyn has been running robocalls advertising a new site called "Stockman files," that chronicles his misdeeds including his claim that he grabbed, "one of the biggest Tea Party endorsements in Texas." The "endorsement" was quickly dismissed by Tea Party Patriots (TPP) President Jenny Beth Martin who said her "complement...should not be misconstrued as such."
The circus that is the Steve Stockman campaign could very well all be over tomorrow if John Cornyn is able to avoid a runoff. But, if history serves any lesson one thing is for sure -- it's hard to keep a good clown down.
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