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.
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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.