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Sat Dec 1, 2018, 03:24 PM

Top GOP Senator Says Texas Is 'No Longer A Reliably Red State'

I often referred to Cornyn as senator boxturtle because this idiot thinks that same sex marriage is the same as someone marrying a box turtle. Democrats have been winning the big cities for a while and the Texas Democratic Party has expanded its emphasis on the suburbs which has Cornyn nervous https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-cornyn-texas-purple-state_us_5bfe3706e4b030172fa83705?fbclid=IwAR0aH7lIN7aOwrRdYRyYcq5ejyc9mdKYQwDN7r0jEY6qNO8LDdzxucEB1zk
Speaking to radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt on Monday, Cornyn, who has served as Senate majority whip since 2015, said his home state is not “a reliably red state” anymore ― but is instead an increasingly “purple” one.

Cornyn, who was first elected to the Senate in 2002, was discussing the hotly contested midterm Senate race between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke. Cruz managed to eke out a win by about 3 percentage points but his narrow victory cast a spotlight on a changing Texas, Cornyn said.

“Texas is no longer, I believe, a reliably red state,” the senator 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” in the Cruz-O’Rourke race.

“We got beat in the suburbs, which used to be our traditional strongholds,” he said. “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.”

Beto won the counties with the largest populations but was killed in the rural counties.

Texas is turning blue and Senator Boxturtle needs to be worried.

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Sat Dec 1, 2018, 03:53 PM

1. k&r

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Sat Dec 1, 2018, 04:50 PM

2. As Texas goes, so goes the whole country!

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