Cornyn wins Senate primary in Texas

Cornyn wins Senate primary in Texas
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Sen. John CornynJohn CornynThere will be no new immigration law under Biden, unless he changes course Tim Scott sparks buzz in crowded field of White House hopefuls Cornyn is most prolific tweeter in Congress so far in 2021 MORE (R-Texas) won his party's Senate primary Tuesday, defeating his closest opponent by double digits.

Cornyn held a comfortable lead over his GOP challengers as election results came in Tuesday evening, defeating four Republican primary contenders who all lack experience in government at the state or national level.

The Texas incumbent won an endorsement for reelection from President TrumpDonald TrumpCaitlyn Jenner says election was not 'stolen,' calls Biden 'our president' Overnight Health Care: FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine for adolescents | Biden administration reverses limits on LGBTQ health protections Overnight Defense: US fires 30 warning shots at Iranian boats | Kabul attack heightens fears of Afghan women's fates | Democratic Party leaders push Biden on rejoining Iran deal MORE last February when it was reported that former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeO'Rourke clarifies remarks, leaves door open to gubernatorial bid O'Rourke says he's not planning on run for Texas governor O'Rourke slams Cruz for video of border visit MORE (D-Texas) was considering entering the race against him. O'Rourke later opted to continue his presidential campaign instead.


"Senator John Cornyn has done an outstanding job for the people of Texas," Trump tweeted last year, adding that the three-term senator had his "complete and total endorsement."

A number of Democratic challengers have declared for the seat, with Air Force veteran M.J. Hegar and state Sen. Royce West leading the field as results poured in Tuesday evening.