John Cornyn Institutes Republican Litmus Test at NRSC

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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


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  1. Disagree
    I don't think Cornyn's decision to back a former Congressman over the scandal-plagued John Ensign is evidence of him not lookin out for Senate Republicans' electoral prospects. I wish him all the failure in the world, but this is kindof weak.  

  2. Ensign
    could have easily been indicted. Nevada voters will be smart to get rid of him.

    Cornyn is a great embarrassment and completely incompetent, but it is hard to criticize him for allowing Nevada GOP primary voters to pick their nominee without the involvement of the NRSC.

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