Bitcoin is not new for a political campaign, as the Libertarian Party of the U.S. already accepts them in donation. Now, this firebrand Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockmanon has announced that he will be accepting Bitcoin for his campaigning. He is a far-right conservative who has called for the president’s impeachment.
Earlier on December 9, 2013, Steve Stockman filed for the Republican nomination of U.S. Senate for Texas against incumbent U.S. Senator John Cornyn. Though Cornyn has gathered quite a lot of money for his campaign, Stockman who has been lagging behind has now started to accept the latest technology and announced that his supporters may now pay in Bitcoin.
Born on November 14, 1956, this American politician has been the United States Representative for Texas’s 36th congressional district since 2013. Steve is a staunch Republican and had earlier served as the U.S. Representative for Texas’s 9th congressional district from 1995 to 1997. Thus, he comes with a lot of experience and now running against Texas U.S. Senator John Cornyn in the 2014 Republican primary.
NYC Bitcoin Center Organizes the Event
Located just up the street from the New York Stock Exchange, the launch event for the NYC Bitcoin Center; however, the major attraction of the event was Rep. Steve Stockman. The event was also graced by Center founder Nick Spanos, a real estate developer and Bitcoin enthusiast who is helping the Representative.
Nick Spanos’ organization, which itself is in something of a planning stage, got support from Rep. Steve Stockman. The mutual cooperation is expected to grow further as Nick Spanos too is trying to help Stockman’s most recent Congressional campaign. The success of Stockman will mean that Nick’s company which is existing as a statement about Bitcoin itself would be able to mark its presence.
Nick Spanos’ organization is trying to host a hackathon later this month to support Stockman who has been supporting the cause of the virtual currency. Stockman has been a renowned vocal opponent of Fed policy and advocates the cause of Bitcoin and promoting it as an alternative to fiat currency.
In order to promote Bitcoin he is now accepting it for his Senate campaign against incumbent John Cornyn. He is known for his conservative stands on the women issues, gun issues, etc. This far-right conservative is a staunch opponent of gun control legislation and he even threatened for Obama’s impeachment if he tries to regulate guns through executive orders.
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