April 4, 2019/Media, Press

Texas Democratic Party Launches Expansive, Multi-Million-Dollar War Room Effort to Defeat John Cornyn

Austin, TX — Today, the Texas Democratic Party launched our new groundbreaking, multi-million-dollar war room effort to defeat U.S. Senator John Cornyn in November 2020. Texas is the biggest battleground state and recent polling shows Cornyn is vulnerable to a strong Democratic challenger.

The War Room will feature top-notch, dedicated campaign staff and an aggressive campaign strategy aimed to expose Cornyn’s true record using communications, digital, polling, research, state-of-the-art data, and targeting tactics.


“Emboldened after their gains in 2018 — including the closer-than-expected Senate race — the state party is establishing a ‘Cornyn War Room’ to ‘define Cornyn before he defines himself.’”

Texas Tribune, April 4, 2019

Texas Democratic Party Executive Director Manny Garcia issued the following statement:

“We are proud to announce the creation of a new groundbreaking, multi-million-dollar Cornyn War Room effort to begin immediately.

“Texas is the biggest battleground state in 2020. Polling shows Cornyn is unpopular, unknown, and weak. In the race against John Cornyn, our Democratic candidate is already within the margin of error. This same polling also shows that Senator Cornyn is one of the most unpopular politicians in the state of Texas — even more so than Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.

“The Texas Democratic Party will do what’s never been done before and build a full war room. The size and scope of which have never been undertaken in Texas history. This War Room will allow us to capitalize on our successes in 2018, and unseat Cornyn in November 2020.

“The 2020 election will be the fight of our lifetimes, and we’re gearing up for what will be a hard-fought race to win the White House, take out John Cornyn, send more Texas Democrats to Congress, flip the Texas House, and elect hundreds of local Democrats across the state.”