John Cornyn Holds Off Liberal Challenger in Texas

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Posted: Nov 03, 2020 9:15 PM
John Cornyn Holds Off Liberal Challenger in Texas

Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

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.

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.