I’m not sure if the right expression for this is “Praise the Lord!” or “Lord help us”.
Rep. Steve Stockman is down for now, but not out forever, he says.
In his first interview since Tuesday night’s primary defeat to Sen. John Cornyn, the Clear Lake Republican said he’s not sure what’s next– but it could very well include another shot at office.
“We had fun, and we’ll probably do statewide again,” Stockman said off the House floor.
Stockman pinned the loss on negative ads, and lack of support from tea party groups which distanced themselves from him. He didn’t address questions that dogged his campaign over his background, allegations of campaign finance irregularities, and his absences from the campaign trail and House votes.
He said he wouldn’t have run the way he did if he didn’t think he was going to win.
“It was unfortunate — a lot of outside groups didn’t think it could be won, but clearly, looking at it now, it could have,” he said.
Asked if he would have done anything differently, Stockman said he would have quit his job as a congressman.
“I probably would have stepped down and run full time. I was doing full time congressman, full time campaign manager, and full time candidate. You just get spread so thin,” he said.