Cornyn: Texas On Verge Of Becoming "Purple" State, Will Face Tough Re-Election


Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) predicts he will face a tough reelection in 2020, however doesn't believe he will face Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) as he has "stars in his eyes" for the White House. Hugh Hewitt interviewed Cornyn on the Tuesday broadcast of his nationally-syndicated morning show:

HUGH HEWITT, HOST: So pleased to welcome back United States Senator John Cornyn from the great state of Texas. He is the GOP whip, the number two ranking member of the current Senate delegation, and he’s up for reelection in 2020 as well. Senator Cornyn, I assume you are running for reelection, are you not?

SEN. JOHN CORNYN: I am, Hugh. I still have some things I want to do in the Senate, and I’m looking forward to running in 2020.

HH: Now you know, I thought for a long time that Beto O’Rourke, Congressman O’Rourke, would just pick himself up and dust himself off and run against you. But he sounds like he’s running for president now. Did you get that signal as well?

JC: I did. I did. You know, he’s a national Democrat, which is the main reason why he lost in Texas. Texas is still a conservative state. And even though it is trending more purple than red, and that’s something we have to pay attention to, and I intend to in 2020, but I think Beto’s got stars in his eyes, and he’s going to go for the big one.

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