- National Rife Association
Senator John Cornyn’s re-election campaign was a huge success, not only because we won big, but because we helped down-ballot candidates flip seats from Democrat to Republican control, and made important progress in expanding the Republican Party’s base of voters.
Senator Cornyn received more votes (2.85 million, 62%) than any other candidate on the ballot. According to CNN exit polling, Senator Cornyn made history by carrying the Hispanic vote, out-performing every previous Republican statewide candidate in the modern era of Texas politics. Senator Cornyn won a historic 48% of the Hispanic vote in Texas, with his opponent receiving 47% of the Hispanic vote.
No other Texas Republican statewide candidate in the modern era has ever carried the Hispanic vote in Texas.
With the help of our supporters all across the state who committed their time, their money, and their vote to Keep It Red, our campaign sent a strong message to Democrats in Texas and around the country today:
The American Dream is alive and well in the Lone Star State.