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Cornyn Casts Doubts on Texas' GOP Future in Radio Interview

One of Texas’ two U.S. Senators told a radio show this week that Texas may not be reliable for Republicans in future elections.

On Hugh Hewitt’s show, Cornyn, Texas’ senior Republican U.S. Senator, told the radio host that he has concerns regarding Republican voters in the state. Cornyn, who is up for re-election in 2020, said he feels Texas is no longer “reliably” a Republican state for future election cycles.

“Texas is no longer, I believe, a reliably red state,” Cornyn told Hewitt. “We are on the precipice of turning purple, and we’ve got a lot of work to do to keep it red, because we lost, we got blown out in the urban areas. We got beat in the suburbs, which used to be our traditional strongholds. And if it wasn’t for the rural areas of the state where Senator Cruz won handily, it might not have turned out the way it did.”

Cornyn also addressed fundraising in the interview and warned candidates not to take elections for granted.

The next time voters head to the polls in Texas, Cornyn will be looking to secure another term in the U.S. Senate. Cornyn, so far, is being challenged by Dwayne Stovall in the Republican primary election. No Democrats or Libertarians have announced their candidacies, as of this time.



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