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Posted: Dec 10, 2013 2:18 PM

Updated: Dec 10, 2013 2:18 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Tea-party activists may be delighted at the thought of Ted Cruz and Steve Stockman representing Texas in the U.S. Senate. But other political observers don't see Stockman as a credible candidate so far in his bid to challenge incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn.

Congressman Stockman shocked the political world by filing a last-minute Republican primary challenge against Cornyn on Monday evening.

But Stockman appears to have too little money, to be joining the race too late and amid too many questions about possible campaign finance violations.

A saving grace could be well-funded, outside conservative groups that helped carry Cruz to his upset victory in last year's primary.

But one such group, the Club for Growth, said Tuesday it's staying out of the race.

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