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On Bus Tour Stop In Plano, Sen. John Cornyn Tells Supporters ‘We Got To Run Through The Tape’



PLANO, TX – With record turnout during early voting, Texas Senator John Cornyn thanked his supporters who’ve already voted but urged them to make sure their family and friends do too. “Feeling pretty good about November 3, but we got to run through the tape.”

Cornyn made his remarks as he brought his bus tour to Plano five days before Election Day.

He said he believes he and President Trump will win Texas.

Cornyn is leading Democratic challenger MJ Hegar in the Real Clear Politics average of polls by 7.5 percentage points.

That is higher than President Donald Trump’s margin over Joe Biden in Texas.

The Real Clear Politics Average shows the President ahead of the former Vice President by 2.3 percentage points.

During a one-on-one interview aboard his campaign bus, CBS 11 asked Senator Cornyn his thoughts about the Cook Political Report’s decision to move the presidential race in Texas from “Lean Republican” to “Toss-Up” and the impact it could have on his race.

Cornyn said, “I do think the race is closer than I would like for the President and frankly my race, too. We’re seeing unprecedented amounts of money coming into this state particularly directed at my race as well as down-ballot for the State House and Congressional races.

The money has helped Democratic challenger MJ Hegar run TV ads statewide and get out the vote.

After voting in Central Texas Tuesday, Hegar told reporters while she doesn’t pay attention to the polls, she likes her chances.

“I’m confident that I’m accomplishing what I set out to accomplish. I think we’re going to win but I also set out to try to help increase voter turnout,” she said.