GOP leader suggests vote might be pending on health care repeal
February 1st, 2011
11:54 AM ET
4 years ago

GOP leader suggests vote might be pending on health care repeal

Washington (CNN) - Senate Republicans have vowed to force a vote on repealing the health care law, but when should we expect it to occur?

Well, Sen. John Cornyn suggested Tuesday morning it might happen soon.
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Filed under: Congress • Healthcare • John Cornyn
Possible primary battle in bid to take on McCaskill in '12
November 30th, 2010
12:22 PM ET
4 years ago

Possible primary battle in bid to take on McCaskill in '12

Washington (CNN) - The National Republican Senatorial Committee says it isn't taking sides in any battle down the road for the party's Senate nomination in Missouri.

The primary winner there will take on freshman Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, who's up for re-election 2012.

A Republican party source confirms to CNN reports that Sen. John Cornyn, the NRSC chairman, spoke before Thanksgiving with former Missouri Treasurer Sarah Steelman about a possible bid for the Senate nomination. The source tells CNN that Steelman called Cornyn, rather than the other way around, and that Cornyn suggested to Steelman that if she thought she could mount a good campaign, then she should run.
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Filed under: 2012 • Claire McCaskill • John Cornyn • NRSC
November 15th, 2010
05:36 PM ET
4 years ago

Cornyn to make bid to remain head of NRSC

(CNN) - Sen. John Cornyn is expected Tuesday to formally make a bid for another two years as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

GOP sources confirm to CNN that the Texas Republican will put his name up for nomination for re-election as NRSC chairman, as the Senate Republican Conference meets behind closed doors. According to the sources, the two-term senator is not expected to face any opposition in his bid to remain as NRSC chairman, and has already secured the support of a number of new Republican Senators, including Marco Rubio of Florida, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Rob Portman of Ohio, and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire.
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Filed under: John Cornyn • NRSC
November 14th, 2010
11:20 AM ET
4 years ago

Priorities for Congress surface

(CNN) - When Congress returns for its lame duck session this week, its members will have to decide which issues to tackle first, and according to one Republican, that will not include a discussion of the "don't ask, don't tell" military policy.

Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn said the priorities should be passing a continuing resolution so the government will continue to run through January and addressing the tax cut extensions.
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Filed under: Congress • John Cornyn • Mark Warner • TV-State of the Union
October 13th, 2010
06:11 PM ET
4 years ago

Trump teams up with Christie for GOP fundraiser

(CNN) – Donald Trump is teaming up with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for a Republican fundraiser later this month, a Republican source with knowledge of the event confirmed to CNN.

The real estate mogul will host a reception for the National Republican Senatorial Committee at Trump Towers on October 25. NRSC chairman Sen. John Cornyn will also join Christie and the Apprentice star.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Donald Trump • John Cornyn • NRSC
October 6th, 2010
05:05 PM ET
4 years ago

O'Donnell meets with Cornyn in DC

Washington (CNN) - CNN has learned that Delaware Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell came to Washington on Wednesday to meet with National Republican Senatorial Chairman John Cornyn. It was their first face-to-face meeting since her upset victory 22 days ago.

A senior NRSC official told CNN that O'Donnell met with Cornyn at NRSC headquarters, and agreed that a top NRSC aide would go to Delaware on Thursday to sit down with her campaign advisers to help with budgetary and other items.

It is no secret that Cornyn and other GOP leaders were not happy that O'Donnell beat Rep. Mike Castle, whom they considered much more likely to take the seat out of Democratic hands.

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Filed under: 2010 • Christine O'Donnell • Delaware • John Cornyn • NRSC
October 3rd, 2010
02:03 PM ET
4 years ago

Tackling immigration reform

(CNN) - Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey said Sunday that he introduced immigration legislation just before Congress left town so he could get "lame-duck movement" on the bill after the November mid-term elections.

While Menendez made clear there was zero chance the bill would pass this year, he said the goal of proposing it was to get it moving through the legislative process as soon as possible.

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Filed under: Bob Menendez • Candy Crowley • issues • John Cornyn • State of the Union
October 3rd, 2010
10:37 AM ET
4 years ago

Senators clash over elections

(CNN) - The two senators responsible for how their parties will fare in November's elections agreed Sunday that Democrats will lose some seats, but disagreed on how many.

Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, predicted a "tsunami" for the GOP, while Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, said Democrats would maintain their Senate majority.

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Filed under: 2010 • Candy Crowley • John Cornyn • Robert Menendez • State of the Union
September 17th, 2010
02:24 PM ET
4 years ago

UPDATE: O'Donnell – Cornyn meeting postponed

Sen. John Cornyn will meet with GOP Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell.
Sen. John Cornyn will meet with GOP Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell.

Washington (CNN) - A senior GOP aide tells CNN that Christine O'Donnell postponed her meeting that was planned today with NRSC John Cornyn, citing scheduling conflicts because of her speech at the Values Voters summit in Washington.

This aide said staff from both camps still intends to meet Friday, and that they hope to reschedule to meet with her personally "in the near future."

CNN first reported earlier that this first meeting between the two, who have publicly sparred from afar, was set to take place in Washington.


Filed under: Christine O'Donnell • John Cornyn
September 17th, 2010
06:31 AM ET
4 years ago

Social conservative criticizes GOP leader

Tony Perkins is taking aim at John Cornyn.
Tony Perkins is taking aim at John Cornyn.

Washington (CNN) - A leading social conservative is sharply criticizing Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, for refusing to skip a fundraiser for a GOP gay and lesbian organization, suggesting that decisions such as this are why there has been backlash by the conservative base against the Republican establishment.

Cornyn declined a request by Family Research Council President Tony Perkins not to attend the Log Cabin Republican event scheduled to take place next week in the nation's capital. Perkins said in a Sept. 13 letter that he found it "deeply troubling" the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee would associate himself with the organization.

Perkins admonished Cornyn in a note Thursday evening that will be included in his organization's daily update to be sent to the FRC email list.

"Let me again state my appreciation for Sen. Cornyn's strong stand on conservative issues, however, this is precisely why the Republican Party is in the minority and it is why eight of the senatorial candidates that the Republican establishment have selected in this cycle have been defeated in primaries by conservative candidates." Perkins wrote in the note that was provided to CNN. "What conservatives want to see is the election of those who will uphold the constitution and dial back expansive, expensive government. You don't do that by helping groups like the LCR raise money to elect candidates who oppose most of what is in the Republican Party Platform."

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Filed under: John Cornyn • Tony Perkins
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