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  Cornyn, John
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2009-09-30  
 
NameJohn Cornyn
AddressP.O. Box 13026
Austin, Texas 78711, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
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Born February 02, 1952
Died Still Living (62 years)
ContributorSir Liberal
Last ModifiedRBH
Feb 17, 2014 03:47pm
Tags Caucasian - Very Conservative - Anti Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Anti Environment - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Civil Unions - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Labor - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro Free Trade - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Life - Married - Church of Christ - Straight -
InfoJohn Cornyn was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002. In a short period of time, he earned a national reputation as a forceful and articulate voice for Texas values. He was selected by his colleagues in December 2006 to be a member of the five-person Republican Senate leadership team – Vice Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference – the only first-term Senator in recent memory to be so honored.

Sen. Cornyn continues to take a leading role on many important issues in the Senate. He is committed to bolstering our national defense and keeping America safe from terrorism, reducing spending, securing our borders, making health care more accessible, continuing to strengthen the economy and expand job opportunities, improving educational opportunity for all Texans, and protecting the most vulnerable in our society.

Sen. Cornyn serves on the Armed Services, Judiciary and Budget Committees. In addition, he is Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics. He serves as the top Republican on both the Judiciary Committee’s Immigration, Refugees and Border Security subcommittee and the Armed Services Committee’s Airland subcommittee. For a full listing of Senator Cornyn's committee assignments, and links to the committee websites, click here.

Sen. Cornyn has distinguished himself as a prominent supporter of President Bush’s judicial nominees; he continues to work tirelessly on behalf of Texas military personnel, veterans and their families; he has played a leading role in securing our nation’s borders, while working to bring about broader reforms of our broken immigration system; and he stands as a dedicated defender of free markets, traditional values and individual liberty.

In addition to his legislative committees, Sen. Cornyn is the chairman of the Senate India Caucus, chairman of the Senate RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Caucus, Vice Chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, and Vice Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference Task Force on Hispanic Affairs. He is also a member of the Senate Republican High Tech Task Force, the Congressional Oversight Group on Trade and the President’s Export Council.

While in the Senate, John Cornyn has received various awards and recognitions, including the 2005 Border Texan of the Year Award; the National Child Support Enforcement Association’s Children’s Champion Award; the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Friend of Farm Bureau Award; the Texas Association of Business’s (TAB) Fighter for Free Enterprise Award; the National Federation of Independent Business’s (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award; the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leader’s (CONLAMIC) Latino Leadership Award; and the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce’s (TAMACC) International Leadership Legislative Award; among others.

As Texas Attorney General from 1999-2002, John Cornyn directed many initiatives vital to the interests of Texas families. Cornyn served for six years as a District Court Judge in San Antonio before being elected to the Texas Supreme Court in 1990, where he served for seven years.

John Cornyn was born in Houston on February 2, 1952 and was raised in San Antonio. He is the son of John and Gale Cornyn, both native Texans. His father, a B-17 pilot in World War II, served for 31 years in the U.S. Air Force and, later, taught at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. A graduate of Trinity University and St. Mary’s School of Law, both in San Antonio, John Cornyn also earned a Masters of Law from the University of Virginia Law School in 1995. He was named the St. Mary’s Distinguished Law School Graduate in 1994 and a Trinity University Distinguished Alumnus in 2001.

Sen. Cornyn is married to Sandy, his wife of 27 years. They have two daughters.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
06/28/2013-07/01/2013 Public Policy Polling (D) 36.00% ( 8.0) 33.00% ( 1.0) 31.00% ( 7.0)
01/14/2011-01/16/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 44.00% ( 2.0) 32.00% ( 1.0) 24.00% ( 1.0)
10/26/2010-10/28/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 46.00% ( 9.0) 31.00% ( 2.0) 23.00% ( 7.0)
09/02/2010-09/06/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 37.00% ( 3.0) 33.00% ( 4.0) 30.00% ( 1.0)
06/19/2010-06/21/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 40.00% ( 0.0) 29.00% ( 0.0) 31.00% ( 0.0)
09/24/2007-09/26/2007 Research 2000 45.00% ( 0.0) 44.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
06/08/2007-06/10/2007 Survey USA 42.00% ( 1.0) 43.00% ( 3.0) 15.00% ( 2.0)
04/13/2007-04/15/2007 Survey USA 43.00% ( 2.0) 40.00% ( 2.0) 17.00% ( 4.0)
11/08/2006-11/11/2006 Survey USA 45.00% ( 2.0) 42.00% ( 6.0) 13.00% ( 3.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 47.00% ( 6.0) 36.00% ( 2.0) 16.00% ( 5.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 23, 2010 09:00am General Gay GOP group gives Cornyn award after 'no' vote to move on DADT repeal  Article Brandon 
Dec 30, 2008 04:00pm General Cornyn: Franken camp promoting chaos  Article Brandon 
Nov 12, 2005 12:00am News E-mails show link between Cornyn, lobbyist under investigation  Article -- 
Jun 07, 2005 06:00pm Statement Cornyn says he'd consider top-court offer  Article RP 
Apr 18, 2005 04:00pm General Cornyn denies ties to lobbyist  Article DFWDem 
Apr 05, 2005 07:00pm General Senator Cornyn Links Violence to 'Political' Decisions  Article COSDem 

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RACES
  11/04/2014 US Senate Majority Leader ???
  11/04/2014 TX US Senate ???
  03/04/2014 TX US Senate - R Primary Won 59.45% (+40.31%)
  11/06/2012 US Senate Assistant Majority Leader Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  11/16/2010 National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/18/2008 National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 TX US Senate Won 54.82% (+11.98%)
  03/04/2008 TX US Senate - R Primary Won 81.49% (+62.97%)
  01/03/2007 Seat 08 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/15/2006 US Senate Republican Conference Vice Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/04/2003 Armed Services Seat 12 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 TX US Senate Won 55.30% (+11.97%)
  03/12/2002 TX US Senate- R Primary Won 77.32% (+69.74%)
  11/03/1998 TX Attorney General Won 54.26% (+10.07%)
  04/14/1998 TX Attorney General - R Runoff Won 57.91% (+15.82%)
  03/10/1998 TX Attorney General - R Primary Won 32.24% (+0.00%)
  11/05/1996 TX Supreme Court Justice (Place 7) Won 51.99% (+6.48%)
  11/06/1990 TX Supreme Court Justice (Place 7) Won 55.67% (+11.34%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US Secretary of the Interior - Apr 10, 2013 D Sally Jewell
US Secretary of State - Jan 29, 2013 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Commerce - Oct 20, 2011 NPA Reject
Solicitor General of the United States - Jun 06, 2011 D Donald B. Verrilli, Jr.
FL US Senate - R Primary - Aug 24, 2010 D Charlie Crist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 05, 2010 NPA Reject
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 28, 2010 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 NPA Reject
Solicitor General of the United States - Mar 19, 2009 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Labor - Feb 24, 2009 NPA Reject
US Deputy Secretary of Defense - Feb 11, 2009 NPA Reject
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 NPA Reject
US Secretary of the Treasury - Jan 26, 2009 D Timothy F. Geithner
TX Governor - R Primary - Mar 07, 2006 R Rick Perry
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 R Harriet Ellan Miers
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 R Samuel A. Alito, Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John G. Roberts, Jr.
TX - District 10 - R Runoff - Apr 13, 2004 R Michael McCaul
TX Railroad Commissioner - R Primary - Mar 09, 2004 R Victor G. Carrillo
TX - District 10 - R Primary - Mar 09, 2004 R Michael McCaul