Texas Senator Cornyn Confirms He’s Running For Reelection In 2020, Calls Midterm ‘Wake-Up Call’

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Republican U.S. Senator from Texas John Cornyn confirmed Thursday he will seek reelection in 2020.

He said there are lessons for him as he runs to keep his seat after Senator Ted Cruz narrowly beat Democrat Beto O’Rourke.

“It is a wakeup call and we’re thinking through this and try to be prepared for 2020.”

Cornyn described O’Rourke this way: “This phenomenon of a charismatic candidate.”

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Senator John Cornyn (CBS11)

While the Senator believes O’Rourke was wrong for Texas on the issues, the El Paso Congressman energized Texas Democrats and Independents and inspired young and new voters to go to the polls, especially during a midterm election.

“I don’t know whether this is a once in a lifetime confluence of events or whether this represents something of the new normal.”

For now, the Senator says there is one thing he intends to do. “I think what we…

Original published: 2018-11-08 18:33:28 Read the full Dallas News here


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