Cornyn and Toomey, Getting Along All Right

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Brad Jackson reports that both National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Pennsylvania Senate race upstart Pat Toomey appeared at Grover Norquist’s Wednesday meeting this morning. The news is in how not awkward the meeting was.

At the meeting this morning, Cornyn spoke first and took no questions. Shortly there after, Toomey was introduced to big applause. He did not go out of his way to criticize the NRSC Chairman saying that Cornyn was elected by Senate Republicans and that Pennsylvania Republicans will now have a chance to elect their own candidate.

It’s really something that Cornyn won’t commit to supporting Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) in the 2010 primary. Sure, the NRSC has a lot of ground to cover and only so much money, but it becomes much, much harder to hold the seat if Specter loses.

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Jim Powers
Comment posted April 22, 2009 @ 4:03 pm

“It’s really something that Cornyn won’t commit to supporting Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) in the 2010 primary.”

No, Senator Cornyn is very adamant about supporting Specter. Check out the letter that he sent to Pennsylvania Republican State Committee members at http://www.votersforrepublicanvalues.com/


JAG
Comment posted April 22, 2009 @ 7:57 pm

John Cornyn and all Republicans should support Specter. Pat Toomey is unelectable in Pennsylvania. A vote for toomey over Specter is a vote to give democrats complete control over the government. I am a conservative Republican who has many issues with Senator Specter, but 2010 is such a crucial election that i am willing to put aside those differences and support the man who can win!


tom veil
Comment posted April 23, 2009 @ 6:53 am

You're getting your facts wrong. Cornyn endorsed Specter on March 26, 2009, and published the endorsement letter on April 14.
http://community.post-gazette.com/blogs/earlyre…


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Pingback posted April 23, 2009 @ 9:13 am

[...] Weigel notes that Senator Jon Cornyn (R-TX), in charge of helping GOP Senate candidates, is being surprisingly friendly with former Rep. Pat Toomey who’s mounting a challenge-from-the-right to Senator Arlen [...]


tom veil
Comment posted April 23, 2009 @ 1:53 pm

You're getting your facts wrong. Cornyn endorsed Specter on March 26, 2009, and published the endorsement letter on April 14.
http://community.post-gazette.com/blogs/earlyre…


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