Sen. Cornyn Wastes No Time Attacking Latest Democrat Hoping To Replace Him

Chris Fox
July 23, 2019 - 8:20 am
U.S. Senator John Cornyn

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AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) - US Senator John Cornyn of Texas has targeted his newest Democratic challenger, State Senator Royce West in an ad campaign.

The YouTube video was released at roughly the same time West was making his candidacy for the Democratic Senate Primary.

The release of the commercial attacking West comes just weeks after Cornyn said he wouldn’t go after the Democrats running for his senate seat.

On Cornyn’s regularly scheduled media call he was asked about charges leveled against him by one of the first Democrats to file to run for his Senate Seat, Air Force Vet MJ Hegar. Cornyn responded saying, “I’m going to let the Democratic Primary work itself out and then I’ll be glad to run against the nominee of the Democratic Party. I’m not going to run against three or four of them.”

When asked about West’s candidacy Cornyn did say on the media call, “Of all the people thinking about the race he’s the only one I know of whose actually has a record of public service as a Texas Senator.”

So far Democrats MJ Hegar, Chris Bell, Amanda Edwards and Royce West have announced their run for Cornyn’s senate seat.

Online: Cornyn Commercial