If you are lagging in the polls, not conservative enough or generally on the National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman's bad side, you will not be supported in your re-election.
That's the pictureJohn Cornyn is painting in Nevada.
National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn, (R-Texas) offered no encouragement to Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) Tuesday — in the wake of a poll showing Ensign badly trailing potential primary opponent Rep. Dean Heller (R-Nev.).
Yes, Ensign, like so many other national Republicans, is fraught with scandal, but John Cornyn's job is to re-elect Republicans. He is instead choosing to open a door for Democrats to take on open seat with a Sharron Angle type right winger in Nevada. With leadership like this, expect the pendulum to swing back for Democrats in 2012