Is Royce West the Top Democrat in the Senate Race? That Might Be What John Cornyn Wants You to Think

AUSTIN - Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn has set his sights on Dallas Democrat Royce West as the candidate to beat in 2020. Never mind that the Democratic primary election is more than seven months away, with four declared candidates. Never mind that Air Force veteran MJ Hegar raised $1 million before West even announced his intentions to run. On Tuesday, Cornyn's camp aired a 30-second commercial in Austin and Dallas during the Democratic presidential debate on CNN, warning that West is a "liberal politician" who is associated with the likes of abortion rights crusader Wendy Davis and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. The attack ad mimicked a website, called, that was launched the day West announced his campaign.  Continue reading...

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