February 2, 2014

The Honorable Rep. Steve Stockman
326 Cannon House Office Building
Independence Avenue
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Mr. Stockman,

As a fellow candidate for Texas U.S. Senator in the Republican primary, I am writing to you today to urge you to exit the race and discontinue your candidacy.

The unserious antics you have engaged in since entering the Senate race have done damage to the Republican brand. There are a number of serious candidates opposing Senator Cornyn. But the way you have conducted your campaign has caused the news media and other observers to view all of the challenging candidates negatively and has had the effect of insulating Mr. Cornyn from the legitimate criticisms we are raising against him.

There is a real chance that one of the serious candidates can successfully unseat Mr. Cornyn in the primary. But as long as you continue in the race, your antics and embarrassing actions will steal the limelight from the serious candidates and enable Mr. Cornyn to avoid facing the valid arguments that we are raising against his re-election.

I thank you for your service as a U.S. Representative, but urge you to take immediate action to clear the way for one of the more serious candidates, for the good of the Republican party.


Ken Cope
Candidate, U.S. Senate