Polling Center: Will the Tea Party Press John Cornyn?

At last weekend's Texas Tribune Festival, the Tea Party lobbed a couple of cannonballs across Sen. John Cornyn’s bow. When asked if Texas’ senior senator should be challenged in the 2014 GOP primary, all six members of a lively Tea Party panel unequivocally answered yes. Earlier, Cornyn’s junior colleague, Tea Party hero Ted Cruz, offered a polite but definite demurral when offered a chance to endorse Cornyn in that primary.

The willingness of Cruz and his Texas Tea Party admirers to tread on Cornyn raises a question that has been bouncing around Texas politics for several months now ...

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