Stockman Resurfaces, Claims He Was Never Hiding

*Correction appended. 

WASHINGTON – The media search party for U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman can now rest easy. After weeks of speculation and unanswered phone calls, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn's GOP primary opponent released a statement on his campaign website saying he'd been on a 10-day congressional delegation trip to Egypt, Israel and Russia.

Though questions about Stockman's whereabouts had been roundly ignored for weeks, the Friendswood Republican suggested the media was fully briefed on his plans.

“We were with media and public officials every day and conducted press conferences.” Stockman said in the statement. “Reporters knew ...

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