As Texans gather with our loved ones and friends in the coming days to celebrate Thanksgiving, I am reminded that so many of our blessings would not be possible without the contributions of our men and women in uniform—past and present—and the families who support them from the homefront.
From a young age, I was fortunate to learn the value of military service from my father, a career Air Force officer who served as a B-17 pilot in World War II. On his 26th mission over Germany, he was shot down by the Nazis and spent several months in a POW camp before General Patton’s troops freed him and his fellow service members. He instilled in me a love for our country and a deep respect for those who serve. Likewise, I learned these valuable lessons from my father-in-law, who stormed Utah Beach 70 years ago. We sadly lost him earlier this year, and he will be sorely missed by all of us this Thanksgiving.
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.
We made it—-Welcome to Election Day 2014!
All of your hard work, sweat, and dedication has led up to this day. Right now, voters all over Texas are heading to the polls and sending a message to Texas Democrats that we like our Texas RED, and we plan on keeping it that way for years to come!
Senator Cornyn took time this morning to swing by the Republican Party of Texas Headquarters in Austin to greet our hardworking phone bankers, discuss policy priorities for the next Congressional session, and rally the troops one last time.
Central Texas may play host to one of the “weirdest” cities in America, but the conservative activists out here are fired up to push through today’s elections and come out looking RED!
This past weekend, conservatives near the coast gathered to send a unified message to Democrats:
Don’t mess with HOUSTON!
One of Democrats’ favorite myths about Republicans is that we like to keep close to communities that they insist are “traditionally” conservative. Over the past year, however, Team Cornyn has worked with our amazing slate of Republican candidates to destroy that narrative by spreading the conservative message to communities from the panhandle, to “weird” Austin, to the Rio Grande Valley.
It’s almost election day, which means that this long cycle is finally coming to a close. We’re spending our last few days on the campaign trail rallying voters all over Texas to head to the polls to cast their votes for Senator Cornyn, General Abbott, and the rest of our fabulous Republican ticket.
This week’s rallies with General Abbott brought together supporters from every point on the conservative political spectrum, and sent a strong message to Democrats that Republicans all across the state are ready to fight for a win on Tuesday.