Sen. John Cornyn says he's got the counties covered --- all 254 of them.
The first-term Republican gearing up for his re-election fight with Democratic state Rep. Rick Noriega of Houston, announced Thursday that he'll have a campaign team on the ground in every Texas county for the fall campaign.
"Each team member has committed to supporting Senator Cornyn’s campaign in their respective counties by dispensing campaign information, recruiting volunteers and encouraging their neighbors to vote for Senator Cornyn in October or November," camp Cornyn says in a news release.
The senator's point person in Tarrant is GOP activist Paula Day.
Some polls show that the incumbent, who's a former state attorney general and a Texas Supreme Court justice, might be in a tough fight. A couple of recent surveys put the incumbent just a few percentage points ahead of his less well known and well underfunded challenger.
But Cornyn is touting a new poll by the Republican firm of Baselice & Association. That one, conducted last week and surveying 801 registered voters, shows him up by 16 points. The margin is 49-33.
But Democrats are taking heart in that even the GOP shows Cornyn polling under 50 percent, which is considered a bit anemic for candidate who's been on statewide ballots dating back to the early '90s.