Dwayne Stovall Earns Endorsement from Grassroots America and from Former Stockman Supporter and Wins Seventh Straw Poll
(February 6, 2014) - Tea Party-endorsed candidate in Texas for U. S. Senate, Dwayne Stovall, just received a notification from JoAnn Fleming, executive director of Grassroots America - We the People - one of the largest constitutional conservative grassroots groups in Texas, that Dwayne Stovall has earned the enthusiastic and unanimous support from its board of directors. The organization will release a full statement of support later today.
Stovall also wins the support and endorsement of Southern Conservative, a group that formerly supported Rep. Steve Stockman. Southern Conservative uses all means necessary to promote conservatism and remind the country of our roots.
Southern Conservative said in a statement: "Why has Southern Conservative now finalized support for Stovall? Stockman, after committing to attend multiple Tea Party Events, did not make an appearance or extend a courtesy call as to why. Southern Conservative believes that becoming an elected official is a privilege, and to earn that privilege starts with standing by your word and proving your sincere interest to fulfill the obligations you have made to your supporters. It has become evident to Southern Conservative that Stovall is the our State's best fit and has the overall framework to return our state back to the constitutional principles necessary to redirect our country to the fundamental values of our founding fathers."
Stovall said in a statement: "It has been my great privilege to spend the last year crisscrossing Texas and meeting thousands of Texans who love this State and America. I believe that candidates for office owe the public an opportunity to vet them, answering questions about their lives directly and thoroughly. I welcome the endorsement of Southern Conservative and look forward to working with them to promote conservatism and our country's founding principles."
Shortly after the endorsement, a separate group, the Houston Young Republicans, announced the results of their straw poll, and they overwhelmingly chose Dwayne Stovall as the winner. Stovall won with three-quarters of the votes cast, and Stockman and Cornyn split most of the small remainder. This is the seventh straw poll win, and that out of seven straw polls. Stovall has won every straw poll to date across a variety of conservative groups.
Stovall said: "I am honored and excited to win their support. Young Texans deserve to live their lives without a looming shadow of debt, and they deserve a senator who will never vote to increase the federal debt. I've made that commitment, and no other candidate has. Sen. John Cornyn can't - he's voted to increase debt many times in his two terms. He's been in Washington for too long."
"Texans deserve to thoroughly question candidates through town halls and debates and candidate forums. Neither Sen. Cornyn nor Rep. Stockman give Texans the time to take personal measure of them. Instead, Texans get an endless barrage of campaign marketing and no-shows at these events because these two men feel they have more important affairs to attend elsewhere."
"It's high time that Sen. Cornyn answer to the people of Texas for not listening to them."
Stovall is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Senator John Cornyn. Sen. Cornyn is running for re-election to his third six-year term.
Dwayne Stovall is a small businessman from Liberty County in the heart of Texas. He is married to his high school sweetheart of 22 years, and has three children. More information on the candidate and his campaign may be obtained at www.texansforstovall.com.