FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 19, 2019
CONTACT: Brett Rogers
Previous Senate Candidate Dwayne Stovall Challenges Three-Term Incumbent John Cornyn in Texas Republican Primary
"Itís time to start putting Texas first." ~ Dwayne Stovall
(August 19, 2019) CLEVELAND - Dwayne Stovall, a business owner and lifelong Republican, has announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for the office of United States Senator. In 2014, with zero name recognition and only seventy thousand dollars, Stovall finished third in a field of eight, garnering nearly 11% of Republican Primary voters.
Stovall asked in a statement, "Outside of the few authorities delegated to the federal government by the States, who should manage Texas? Should it be we Texans, among ourselves, according to our morals and traditions, or should it be a few generally non-Texans, a thousand miles to our east, that we will never know and never influence? This is a question that must be answered.
"Although Cornyn has little support from conservatives across Texas, it appears the State's establishment leadership has doubled down on Cornyn in order to scare off a primary challenger. That won't work this time. Texans are tired of career politicians who just go along to get along.
"Cornyn has routinely disappointed Texans for almost two decades. He is not a fighter. He is a compromiser. He embraces climate change, red flag laws, gun control, and no one will forget his vote to allow Obamacare's funding to go forward, or his many votes to allow the government to illegally collect our phone calls, emails, and texts. There is no way John Cornyn should go unchallenged through the primary. Conservative Texans deserve better. Much better.
"The first responsibility of a U.S. Senator is to protect the best interests of his State, which in this case means protecting Texas from the unconstitutional overreaches of a federal government that is out of control. As Senator, I will put Texas first by never voting to grow the government and by working to return power to the States. It's time to start putting Texas first and let Texans manage Texas."
Stovall is a fifth generation Texan who has been in business for over 20 years with experience in highway and bridge construction as well as oil field services. He lives in Liberty County with his wife of 28 years and the youngest of their three children.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 3, 2019
CONTACT: Brett Rogers
US Senate Candidate Dwayne Stovall Calls Out Cornyn for Embracing Impeachment for Fundraising
(October 3, 2019) CLEVELAND - Texan and U.S. Senate candidate Dwayne Stovall has noticed that three-term incumbent, John Cornyn, continues his typical M.O. of acting tough but not doing much to stop Democrat impeachment of President Trump, using the Democrats' agenda for his own fundraising.
Cornyn did the same thing in 2013, for example, when he voted for cloture to allow a simple majority vote that enabled the Democrat funding of Obamacare, which he then used as a campaign issue for Republican fundraising in future elections.
In multiple emails this year, Cornyn uses impeachment for leverage in fundraising, saying such things as, "we don't want to impeach President Trump" and "President Trump could face impeachment" and "Democrats ignored the facts and turned to their most damaging weapon in their arsenal: impeachment."
While he does this, he neglects any investigation that the Senate might do into the Intel community, which changed the whistleblower rules in 2018 that has now catalyzed impeachment. John Cornyn is a key member of the United States Senate Committee on Intelligence
Cornyn made a statement about this very topic on September 25, 2019, saying, "Does the whistleblower complaint deserve to be examined and taken seriously? Absolutely. In fact, the Senate Intelligence Committee on which I sit and the presiding officer sits will do just that. We are in the process of doing that." Rather than question whether the whistleblower's complaint is even valid for being mere hearsay and not direct knowledge as was previously required, Cornyn embraces the complaint so that he can prolong the proceedings and use it for fundraising.
Stovall said in a statement, "The elite establishment in DC, of which Cornyn is very much a part, continue to be more concerned about reelections than doing what is right.
"At multiple times in the past, Senate Republican leadership could have stopped a progressive, Democrat agenda that was never in the best interests of Texas, but was in the best interests for Republican Senate fundraising, so John Cornyn and his boss, Kentucky's Mitch McConnell, allowed the Democrats to have their way and then he turned to the Texans he betrayed and vowed to 'fight' - if only Texans would send him money. Yet he never fights.
"This is why Obamacare is still with us today, and it's why Senate Republicans won't stop an invalid impeachment inquiry now - even though Pelosi herself changed the rules last year to push House Republicans out of the process. Cornyn is part of the gamesmanship in Washington DC. Allowing this precedent to proceed only gives more power to long-time federal bureaucrats and takes power away from Texans to manage their own lives.
"Texans have had enough of Cornyn's dog and pony show. It's time for these games to stop, and when I'm elected, they will."
Stovall has been in business for over 20 years with experience in highway and bridge construction as well as oil field services. He lives in Liberty County with his wife of 28 years and their youngest son.
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