Cornyn Touts "Big Tent" GOP With Perry

At the re-election campaign kickoff for Texas’ senior U.S. senator on Friday, the specter of the state’s junior senator loomed large.

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn spoke to a crowd of supporters at Austin’s Scholz Garten about the need for Republicans to unite against the threat posed by Democrats, rather than fighting one another.

“We need to say we’re the party of the big tent. ...We’ve got libertarians, we’ve got social conservatives, we’ve got the Tea Party, the establishment," Cornyn said.

The argument seemed like a direct response to the anger Cornyn has drawn from some conservatives for his ...

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