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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas)

Assistant Majority Leader

Political Highlights: Texas District Court judge, 1985-91; Texas Supreme Court, 1991-97; Texas attorney general, 1999-2002; U.S. Senate, 2003-present
Born: Feb. 2, 1952; Houston, Texas
Residence: Austin
Religion: Non-denominational Christian
Family: Wife, Sandy Cornyn; two children
Education: Trinity U., B.A. 1973; St. Mary's U. (Texas), J.D. 1977; U. of Virginia, LL.M. 1995
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (3rd term)
Committee Assignments: Finance (Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure; International Trade, Customs & Global Competitiveness - Chairman; Taxation & IRS Oversight); Judiciary (Constitution - Chairman; Crime & Terrorism; Immigration and the National Interest)

Election History
2014generalJohn Cornyn (R) 2,861,53161.6
David Alameel (D) 1,597,38734.4
Rebecca Paddock (LIBERT) 133,7512.9
Emily Sanchez (GREEN) 54,7011.2
2008generalJohn Cornyn (R) 4,337,46954.8
Richard Noriega (D) 3,389,36542.8
Yvonne Schick (LIBERT) 185,2412.3
2002generalJohn Cornyn (R) 2,496,24355.3
Ron Kirk (D) 1,955,75843.3
Scott Jameson (LIBERT) 35,5380.8
Roy Williams (GREEN) 25,0510.6
James Wright () 1,4220.0
Roll Call Vitals


Texas is 3rd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.