John Cornyn and Donald Trump
Republicans are nervous about Texas in 2020. How nervous? $25 million in voter registration drives’ worth of nervous.
A new 501(c)4 political group named Engage Texas is trying to register a million new Republican-leaning voters in the state by the 2020 elections, in an attempt to avoid a repeat or expansion of the House and down-ballot losses of 2018. ““Everybody thinks it was a Cruz-Beto thing. But it’s a mess,” a Republican told the Washington Examiner. “Independents are behaving like Democrats—like they did in 2018.”
Texas remains a major stretch for Democrats, but it sure would be nice to keep Republicans freaked-out and focusing on the state to the detriment of their efforts in other states. If only there was a really strong candidate with a national platform and a huge fundraising list challenging Sen. John Cornyn this cycle …