Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has won re-election against his Democratic challenger MJ Hegar, several outlets are now projecting, with 64 percent of the vote in. That's despite Hegar, a former Air Force pilot who served in Afghanistan, raising tens of millions from national liberal donors. The race had been competitive for quite awhile.
John Cornyn beats back Democratic challenge in Texas https://t.co/ZXmvP9PGmO— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) November 4, 2020
***JUST IN*** @ABC is projecting that @JohnCornyn will win retain his seat in the U.S. Senate.— Matt Howerton (@HowertonNews) November 4, 2020
On @TXsecofstate's website, he leads 52% to @mjhegar's 45% with only 318 of 6162 polling locations reporting statewide. https://t.co/fFFnFE2M2t
Cornyn, a third-term senator, was voted into the upper chamber back in 2002. He currently sits on the Senate Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary Committees. He previously served as a district judge, a member of the Texas Supreme Court and for one year as Attorney General of Texas.
The trend continues. Texas hasn’t had a Democratic senator since the early 1990s.
It's good news for Republicans as they try to maintain their 53-47 majority in the Senate.
The presidential race in the Lone Star State, in the meantime, is still too early to call.