Sen. John CornynJohn CornynGOP senator praises Supreme Court's abortion ruling This week: Zika, Puerto Rico fights loom ahead of recess Juan Williams: GOP sounds the sirens over Trump MORE (R-Texas) is ignoring his primary opponent and attacking President Obama in his latest TV ad, framing himself as a warrior against an "astonishingly liberal" White House.
Cornyn, the well-funded Senate GOP whip, is facing a surprise challenge from Rep. Steve StockmanSteve StockmanCruz will skip State of the Union Ethics: Lawmakers didn’t ‘knowingly’ break rules with Azerbaijan gifts Lawmakers deny knowledge of secret funding for 2013 trip MORE (R-Texas), who's hoping to corral Tea Party support against the incumbent.
"Astonishingly liberal. An administration that has squandered our trust, using backhanded methods to change the very fabric of American life. Who stands up to him? John Cornyn. Conservative. Pro-life. Lives the Second Amendment. Fights for truth from a dishonest Administration. He stands up to Obama every day. Pushes back," the ad's narrator says. "John Cornyn’s for us — for Texas."
The TV ad and a longer radio version are running statewide, according to Cornyn's campaign.
His positive ad comes a day after a pro-Cornyn super-PAC run by former aides to the senator launched an ad attacking Stockman on his ethics.