Saturday, September 02, 2006

Cornyn: Expect Texas Bush boost; Bell: Anti-abortion law won't fly

Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, who won election in 2002 while underscoring his alignment with President Bush, said this week that he expects Bush's popularity in Texas to be a boon for Texas Republicans seeking votes this fall. "Many Texans have come to admire his character and his determination, the fact that he's not poll-driven as many politicians seem to be, particularly on things that involve our national security," Cornyn said after an Austin talk. Bush's popularity nationwide has dropped. The senator continued: "Each individual candidate is going to have to make their own choice whether it's good to make their election a referendum on the president's performance or whether they want to present it as a choice between them and their opponent.

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