August 25th, 2010
10:45 AM ET
12 years ago

Cornyn weighs in on Alaska

(CNN) - Sen. John Cornyn, chairman of the NRSC, is out with a statement Monday on the close Alaska election race.

His message: It doesn't matter who wins.

Read Cornyn's statement after the jump:

"As we await the final outcome of the Republican primary in Alaska, one thing is clear – this seat will remain in Republican hands this November. While political pundits and the Democrats in Washington will attempt to spin this race inside the Beltway, the fact remains that voters in Alaska and across America are deeply concerned about the reckless spending and rapid growth of government that we've witnessed under the Obama White House and the current leadership in Congress.

"That's why the choice in Alaska will be clear this November: If voters support higher taxes, more spending and bigger government, then they should elect a Democrat who will continue to rubberstamp the status quo in Washington. But if voters in Alaska believe that our country is on the wrong course and that we need to rein in out-of-control government spending and restore accountability, then I am confident that they will elect a fiscally responsible Republican leader to the U.S. Senate this November."

Filed under: 2010 • Alaska • Joe Miller • John Cornyn • Lisa Murkowski • NRSC
soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. maine liberal

    vote republican if you want millions of bottomollars going to the top 2 percent. vote democrat if you want millions of jobs going to the working class bottom 98 percent

    August 25, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  2. tim

    Yes, and those fiscally conservative measures REALLY helped from 2000-2008 putting us in the mess we're in today-and so the dems dig out for 18 months trying to rectify the total mess left to them...let's make certain we give MORE tax cuts to the rich!!! good idea! your ONLY idea! Let the wealthy keep all the money while the middle class scraps for crumbs from their tables...

    Wake up America– the right is LYING to you– and you think you're a part of the dream ? Get REAL.

    The wealthy need you to cut their grass, paint their homes, fix their cars, water their flowers and serve them drinks.

    August 25, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  3. Steve in Denver

    Cornyn – they don't have any mirrors in Texas, eh? Reckless spending, rapid growth of government didn't start under Obama. Bush grew the government more than any president since Johnson, and spent more than any president. You didn't say anything about deficits and government growth then, did you?

    There must be a special medical practice to treat spinal injuries of neocons suffered by showing their two faces too quickly.

    August 25, 2010 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  4. Anonymous

    He is talking RUBBISH.

    Bush and GOP (GREEDY OBSTRUCTIONIST PEOPLE) scewed us up so much and this guy is saying President Obama brought us to this!!!!!!!!

    August 25, 2010 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  5. Tom

    I would like to see Alaska cut from the Federal dole. They are consistently one of the top recipients of federal funds compared to the Federal taxes collected. If the republical nominee has any courage, they will refuse the welfare coming to their state from the Feds. That's fiscal responsibility we can live with!

    August 25, 2010 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  6. anagram_kid

    So it does not matter what decision making skills the person brings to the table as long as they have an ‘R’ behind their name? This is why I have truly lost all faith in the Republican party. As a rule they cannot see past their ideology to do what is best for the country, even if that means a candidate from outside their party is the better choice. As for the remarks about higher taxes and spending… does this mean Alaskans will start returning all the surplus tax money that is sent there? I believe it is $1.50 for every $1 they contribute. The largest welfare state in the nation complaining about taxes… now that is rich!

    August 25, 2010 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  7. chill

    So john, since ELIMINATING every penny spent on ANYTHING other than SSN, Medicare and Medicaid, military and debt payments doesn't eliminate the deficit, what is it you are proposing? I assume you don't want to default, and the GOP hs never met a weapons system they don't like (needed or not), and you never met a tax increase you do support (even if you don't like it), I guess the only thing left is to cut Social Security and healthcare for the elderly and poor. Now THAT does sound Republican.

    August 25, 2010 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  8. NVa Native

    Cornyn is pretty sleazy, but how about the sleazy pack of Repubs in Va??
    They took $2.5 BILLION in stimulus money, while bad mouthing the program, and then claimed it was their "hard work" that balanced the state budget?!
    You can't get any sleazier than McDonnell, Cuccenelli, McWaters, Rigell (like a snake), and "the Grand Lizard" who is Pat Robertson. Parasites!

    August 25, 2010 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  9. drr

    No. We're more concerned about the blaten lies the Retaliban party preeches on a daily basis just to gain power and people are dumb enough to believe them! Remember they drove the car (the economy) in the ditch and now want the keys back. They want tax cuts for upper 2% stating it will generate more income to the government. People actually believe this crap. If this worked, then why did the economy tank when Shrub initiated it? Why did the economy tank? Oh. That's right. It's president Obama's fault. Everything is his fault you know. Just ask the retaliban party. They'll tell you!

    August 25, 2010 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  10. Ron in Califonia

    Obama and the Dems have been istening to the voters....they just don't hear or don't care. Time to vote them out.

    August 25, 2010 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  11. Rush Goebbels

    As the head bobblehead for ExxonMobil,little Johnny Cornball should know.

    August 25, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  12. independent

    The establishment Party of No can say it doesn't matter all it wants, which means it really does matter. Great job Sarah.

    August 25, 2010 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  13. independent

    "Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski has some Republican-to-Republican advice for Gov. Sarah Palin: If you want to make a run at the White House, keep your hands off my Senate seat.
    As Murkowski’s tense talk suggests, the politics between the two women is personal. Palin won the governor’s race in 2006 by defeating Frank Murkowski, the senator’s father. On the presidential campaign trail this year, Palin crowed about upending the “old boys network” in Alaska."

    It's personal.

    August 25, 2010 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  14. kitty

    You almost have to feel sorry for these nitwits that back anything Palin had to do with.

    How does it go: "STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES."

    As for that walking cadavar that just won in Arizona he better stock up
    on his Geritol and meds!

    August 25, 2010 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  15. Nadeem

    Now a cab driver in NY was stabbed simply because of his faith. A passengenr entered, asked if he was muslim, when he replied in the affermative the passenger stabbed him. The media and those who have rilled up this hatred have blood on their hands. That includes Palin, Gingrich and Fox News.

    August 25, 2010 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  16. ronalde

    sorry john the people in alaska are a lot smarter than you think,they saw what sista sara didn't do for them,there is no trust in alaska for the republican party,democrats all the way.

    August 25, 2010 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  17. Georgia, Joe

    Why do these guys, like Cornyn, find it necessary to lie to the voters in their quest for power? Government is not growing under Obama as Republicans would like everyone to believe. A recent report showed that Federal government employment is at the same level it was in January of 2009 and state and local government employment is actually down. Additionally, the growth in expenditures on the Federal level is at a much lower percentage than many of the Bush years. They are trying to deceive the American people because they know they can't get power back by telling the truth.

    August 25, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  18. ConstitutionalPatriot

    Send all incumbents to the unemployment line along with the people they have been screwing. This country is so f'ed up if you will and our citizens are so dumb I doubt things will improve. Fire em' all keep Ron Paul!

    August 25, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  19. nate

    Using Alaska as a gauge for November sounds good but I'll wait untill Nov 3rd.

    August 25, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |