Despite a crushing loss against incumbent Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) Tuesday night, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) called himself a “fighter” and promised he’d be returning to the political spotlight during an interview with conservative news site WorldNetDaily Tuesday evening.
“Quite frankly, we took on a huge challenge, and we did fairly well. We still have the skill-set to win again, so we’ll be back,” Stockman, who received 17 percent of votes, told WND. “I’m a fighter. I’m not going to stand down. The difference between a winner and a loser is whether you get back up. And I’m going to get back up.”
After lamenting his campaign’s lack of financial support, Stockman blamed Cornyn for calling him "Shady Stockman" over Houston's “saturated" radio "with $2 million in ads."
“It’s not what we wanted, but he had $14 million,” Stockman said. “I don’t think we could honestly compete with that. We tried, though.”
Since announcing his longshot bid for Cornyn’s Senate seat in December 2013, Stockman’s campaign has been riddled with bizarre political missteps, including the promotion of several fake campaign endorsements from groups who never issued them.
In August of 2013, Stockman invited a Missouri rodeo clown who'd performed in an Obama mask to repeat his performance in Texas.
A few months later, the freshman congressman sparked attention after walking out in the middle of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. His guest at the event was controversial rockstar Ted Nugent.