Rep. Steve StockmanStephen (Steve) Ernest StockmanConsequential GOP class of 1994 all but disappears Former aide sentenced for helping ex-congressman in fraud scheme Former congressman sentenced to 10 years in prison for campaign finance scheme MORE (R-Texas) said he will reveal where he has been, but it will have to wait until Monday.

The Texas congressman responded to reports that he had largely been absent from the campaign trail and had missed a string of House votes in Washington since announcing his primary challenge to Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas).


Stockman said followers could find out Monday where he is, but his campaign Twitter account offered no further clues.

The Associated Press reported he had missed every vote since Jan. 9 — a total of 17, which included the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill which he had rallied against.

He made one public appearance on Jan. 14 to a group of Tea Party activists and visited Egypt as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the AP reported.

Stockman’s official congressional Twitter account and his campaign account have remained active during his absence. It is not uncommon for lawmakers’ Twitter accounts to be run by a staffer.

Reports last year indicated that a staffer in his congressional office did much of the tweeting from his official account.

Stockman faces a huge fundraising deficit in his long shot bid to defeat Cornyn in the March 4 primary election.

Stockman’s office did not return a request for comment seeking further details about the Monday plan.