ELECTION 2014: Lee Bright endorsed by first-term U.S. Rep. of Texas who walked out of State of the Union

Posted by JAMIE SELF on January 30, 2014 

State Sen. Lee Bright has picked up an endorsement from a first-term U.S. representative of Texas who walked out of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address and is talking about pushing for Obama's impeachment.

U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, said he is endorsing Bright in his bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, according to an email from Stockman's campaign.

"He's a proven conservative who understands the proper limited role of government," Stockman wrote. "Whether it's the Second Amendment, the right to life or fighting against Obamacare, Lee has built a record that would immediately make him one of the top conservative leaders in the U.S. Senate."

Stockman -- like Bright -- also is running for U.S. Senate as one of seven Republicans attempting to beat U.S. Sen. John Cornyn in that state's GOP primary. Stockman is in his first term representing a district newly formed after the 2010 Census.

Bright's campaign confirmed Stockman's support Thursday after Bright tweeted that a congressional endorsement was coming.

Three other Republicans are running against Graham in the June primary: Easley businessman Richard Cash, Orangeburg attorney Bill Connor and Charleston PR executive Nancy Mace.

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