Stockman Hopes to Hang Onto Cruz's Coattails

One year ago, two pugnacious Texas Republicans with very different backgrounds were sworn in as members of Congress.

Ted Cruz, a freshman senator from Houston, had advised President George W. Bush and argued before the U.S. Supreme Court nine times. Pundits were already talking about him as a presidential candidate.

Steve Stockman of Friendswood was returning to the U.S. House after serving one boisterous term two decades earlier in which he drew attention for various outlandish comments and ties to domestic militia groups.

Now, Cruz’s star continues to rise, and Stockman has hitched his wagon to it in ...

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