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Stockman Headed to New York for Second Bitcoin Event

A campaign mailer from Coin PAC in support of U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman's bid for U.S. Senate. The political action committee favors candidates that support the digital currency Bitcoin.
A campaign mailer from Coin PAC in support of U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman's bid for U.S. Senate. The political action committee favors candidates that support the digital currency Bitcoin.

With early voting starting in two weeks, most candidates are spending every day in the interim hitting the campaign trail.

But as he's demonstrated for weeks, U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman is not running a typical campaign.

After spending part of January on an international trip with other members of Congress, and missing multiple campaign events in Texas, Stockman is now headed to New York City on Monday night to attend a meeting hosted by the Bitcoin Center NYC, according to an advisory from that organization. 

Stockman was previously at the center on New Year's Eve, touting his support for the digital currency. Stockman's campaign has drawn national attention for his embrace of the national currency. Last month, he began accepting Bitcoin donations for his Senate campaign against U.S. Sen. John Cornyn. (He will have to begin reporting any donations he receives via Bitcoin later this month.) 

Stockman's efforts in support of the digital currency prompted an endorsement from Coin PAC, a pro-Bitcoin PAC based in Elgin, Ill. Last week, the group sent out a mailer to some cities in Texas supporting Stockman's campaign against Cornyn. The mailer was the PAC's first focused on a single candidate, according to Sean McGovern, the PAC's treasurer.

“We would certainly like more candidates for federal office to be supportive of virtual currency," McGovern said. "So far, Steve Stockman is one of the few."