Sen. John Cornyn announced at a lunch today that he was forking over $250,000 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Senate Republicans held their weekly policy luncheon at the NRSC today instead of in the Capitol, giving Cornyn a chance to shine. Cornyn is apparently flush with cash - his campaign reported $9.4 million cash on hand as of June 30 while Democratic opponent Rick Noriega reported $916,000.
As a member of leadership, he feels an obligation to pitch in and help the team," said Cornyn campaign spokesman Kevin McLaughlin. Cornyn, vice-chair of the Senate Republican Conference is reportedly interested in being the NRSC chairman next election cycle. But, said McLaughlin, "He is concerned about his re-election right now."
-- Maria Recio