Rep. Steve StockmanSteve StockmanEx-GOP staffer pleads guilty to fraud, money laundering on behalf of ex-lawmaker Cornyn to run for reelection in 2020 Former congressman indicted on conspiracy charges MORE (R-Texas) removed an endorsement list from his campaign website after The Washington Post found more than half of those listed had not actually backed his Senate campaign. 

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Stockman, who is challenging Sen. John CornynJohn CornynMcConnell names Senate GOP tax conferees Air Force makes criminal reporting changes after Texas massacre We need a better pathway for allowing civilians to move guns across state lines MORE (R-Texas) in the Republican Senate primary, previously touted 12 groups on his website under “past and present endorsements.”

The Post found that seven of those organizations had not endorsed his Senate campaign, and one endorsement came from a conservative activist, Howard Phillips, who died last year — before Stockman entered the Senate race.

A spokesman for Stockman’s campaign told the Post over the weekend the campaign was too busy to respond because “we are very busy talking to voters.” However, the newspaper notes that by Saturday the endorsement page had been taken off Stockman’s website. 

The National Rifle Association was also previously listed under “past and present endorsements,” The Huffington Post pointed out in December, even though the gun-rights group came out in favor of Cornyn shortly after Stockman entered the race. 

Stockman, who unexpectedly announced his run for Senate in early December, is seen as a long shot against the well-funded GOP incumbent. A private poll released in December showed Cornyn with a huge advantage over the freshman congressman.