Crowd of Hopefuls Lining Up to Take On Cornyn

Twenty Texans think they could do a better job than U.S. Sen. John Cornyn.

In his re-election bid, the two-term Republican senator has drawn seven Republicans, five Democrats, four independents, three Libertarians and one Green Party candidate to run for his seat. It is by far the most crowded statewide race in Texas this year.

In the Republican primary, U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman has drawn outsize attention, thanks in part to his surprise decision in December to forgo re-election and challenge Cornyn. His campaign strategy since then has puzzled both supporters and critics. Stockman has made few public ...

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