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Editorial: We recommend John Cornyn in GOP primary for the U.S. Senate (LSM Endorsement)
Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/16/14 | Editorial Board

Posted on 02/16/2014 8:21:43 PM PST by jimbo123

Sen. John Cornyn is a principled lawmaker whose brand of Texas conservatism makes him the best choice in this eight-way GOP primary race for the Senate.

Cornyn is the deputy GOP Senate leader and a senior Republican on the Judiciary Committee. Holding these positions of influence can only bode well for Texas. Cornyn, 62, also has long supported immigration reform, which we think is important, though at times in recent years he’s not been as much a problem solver on this issue as we’d like.

Still, unlike his challengers, he’s committed to governing, having recently won additional funds for rape test kits, and he’s a champion for reforming drug-sentencing laws. Cornyn has clear conservative fiscal stripes; he co-sponsored a Balanced Budget Amendment and opposed the Affordable Care Act before it became law.

The other candidates are less informed, little known and generally offer extreme, vague or impractical ideas. Several are particularly intemperate.

South Texas businessman Chris Mapp, 53, told this editorial board that ranchers should be allowed to shoot on sight anyone illegally crossing the border on to their land, referred to such people as “wetbacks,” and called the president a “socialist son of a bitch.” Ken Cope, 60, a retired aerospace executive, wants to build a fence along the entire border and deport anyone who fails to learn English. U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman has run a clownish campaign with the baseless claim that Cornyn supports the Affordable Care Act.

(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cloture; cornyn; cornyncloture; cornyncloturevotes; johncornyn; primarycornyn; texas
Cornyn polling at 43% prior to his cloture vote. No wonder the LSM is in a panic.
1 posted on 02/16/2014 8:21:43 PM PST by jimbo123
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Dwayne Stovall
http://www.texansforstovall.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Texans-For-Stovall/155741434543722
https://twitter.com/dwaynestovall

Steve Stockman
http://www.stockman2014.com/
https://www.facebook.com/congressmanstevestockman
https://twitter.com/stockmansenate

Linda Vega
http://www.lindavegafortexas.net/
https://www.facebook.com/lindavegafortexas.net
https://twitter.com/LindaVega4Texas

Chris Mapp
http://mappforussenate.com/
https://www.facebook.com/mappforussenate
https://twitter.com/c_mapp

Ken Cope
http://www.copetexas.com/
https://www.facebook.com/copetexas
https://twitter.com/CopeTexas

Curt Cleaver
http://www.curtcleaver.com/
https://www.facebook.com/curtcleaver
https://twitter.com/cleaver4senate

Reid Reasor
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Colonel-Reasor-for-US-Senate-Texas-Cornyn-has-to-go/216804378487564

John Cornyn
http://www.johncornyn.com/
https://www.facebook.com/johncornyn
https://twitter.com/JohnCornyn


2 posted on 02/16/2014 8:22:23 PM PST by jimbo123
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Cornyn can be fored into a primary and destroyed. This is the canary in the coal mine, and we must see victory. We have candidates that are not very well prepared here. If we can defeat Cornyn in Texas, Mississippi and Knetucky could be easy.


3 posted on 02/16/2014 8:26:09 PM PST by Viennacon
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Take a look at Cornyn’s Facebook pages. His constituents are in open revolt.

https://www.facebook.com/johncornyn

https://www.facebook.com/Sen.JohnCornyn

And his rally/fudraiser in Longview today with Karl Rove was a big flop.

https://twitter.com/TeamCornyn

He is in big trouble.


4 posted on 02/16/2014 8:33:06 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Please go on the site and urge voters NOT to vote for him.


5 posted on 02/16/2014 8:33:09 PM PST by struggle
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To: jimbo123
he’s committed to governing, having recently won additional funds for rape test kits

Yeah, when I think of governing, especially in the context of the role of the federal government, rape test kits immediately come to mind.
6 posted on 02/16/2014 8:35:39 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: jimbo123

Is this the DMN just trying to set up an easier win for whomever the Dems run? Won’t they dump Cornyn in favor of the Dem come November?


7 posted on 02/16/2014 8:39:06 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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Cornyn voted for cloture for Amnesty, Obamacare, Debt Ceiling along with the democrats. Why should the DMN dump him if Cornyn is giving Obama, Pelosi and Reid everything they want?


8 posted on 02/16/2014 8:42:05 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

So Cornyn has now been endorsed by the Dallas Morning News and the Houston Chronicle. I’d say its not looking good for Cornyn.


9 posted on 02/16/2014 8:42:17 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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So Cornyn has now been endorsed by the Dallas Morning News and the Houston Chronicle. I’d say its not looking good for Cornyn.

lulz
10 posted on 02/16/2014 8:43:08 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: jimbo123
The Houston Comical will endorse Coryn too if they haven't already. The only reason I continue to take that paper is to see who died and for them to tell me who I should vote for, so I can vote the opposite way.
11 posted on 02/16/2014 8:43:11 PM PST by Ditter
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To: SeaHawkFan
So Cornyn has now been endorsed by the Dallas Morning News and the Houston Chronicle. I’d say its not looking good for Cornyn.

And Karl Rove is working for Cornyn's anti-Stockman superpac.
12 posted on 02/16/2014 8:43:57 PM PST by jimbo123
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Fingers crossed. Like I say, being the first primary, this one sets the tone.


13 posted on 02/16/2014 8:44:18 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: jimbo123
They want Davis for governor, I can't imagine Dem supporters wanting anything but a true liberal with the D after his/her name (even though they love to try and force RINOs on Repubs).

It just seems like a setup to help Dems try to keep a true conservative from winning.

14 posted on 02/16/2014 8:47:20 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: jimbo123

Dallas Morning News endorsement?

That should be the kiss of death.


15 posted on 02/16/2014 9:06:02 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: jimbo123

Shear panic. Below 50% and it’s on to a run-off.


16 posted on 02/16/2014 9:25:19 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: jimbo123

If the Dallas Morning News endorses him, that’s reason not to vote for him.


17 posted on 02/16/2014 10:02:19 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: jimbo123

bump

The MSM is trying to pump up the RINOs


18 posted on 02/16/2014 10:03:39 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: jeffc

yes, just another lefty rag


19 posted on 02/16/2014 10:04:24 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: jimbo123

I did look at his facebook messages- You’re right, Big John is in Big Doo-Doo. Remember, Facebook is NOT Free Republic- the resentment against Cornyn is very widespread, HE’S GOING DOWN!


20 posted on 02/16/2014 10:29:19 PM PST by matthew fuller
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To: andyk
he’s committed to governing, having recently won additional funds for rape test kits

I was going to post the same exact phrase, but I focused on the word "won," as if going to the Senate is like being on a game show.

-PJ

21 posted on 02/16/2014 10:36:19 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: jimbo123

Spot on. Cornyn is a lying snake who needs to go.


22 posted on 02/16/2014 10:52:51 PM PST by SUSSA
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To: jimbo123

The rag is promoting Wendy Davis.

Cornyn is in the company he deserves.


23 posted on 02/17/2014 2:51:25 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: jimbo123

commies loving on a fellow commie.


24 posted on 02/17/2014 3:50:22 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Ha! John Cornyn, come on down!


25 posted on 02/17/2014 5:49:56 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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