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TX-Sen: So The GOP's Big Attack Strategy Against MJ Hegar (D) Is To Make Her Look Like A Zombie

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Kudos to The Dallas Observer for bringing this to our attention:


And of course, Hegar had the perfect response:


— MJ Hegar (@mjhegar) August 10, 2020

The Dallas Observer explained why it took them a bit to discover this:

In our and her defense for being so far behind on our Twitter reading, two points: 1. Life is too short even for Senate candidates and newspaper people to follow NRSC's tweets and 2. Same goes for the rest of Twitter.

The Observer reached out to the NRSC's media office, via Twitter naturally because no one answered the phone, but didn't hear back before deadline. We did get an emailed reply to questions we put to Hegar's campaign.

“It really says a lot about our opponent that his allies have absolutely nothing better to do than play with photo filters,” Jake Lewis, the campaign's deputy communications director, wrote. “I suppose they've learned there's nothing they can do to improve his [Cornyn's] failed record addressing this prolonged pandemic. They're resorting to cheap tricks like this, because they are scared of MJ and her growing momentum. Guess we know what to expect more of in the future.”

Well said. The Dallas Morning News raises some big questions about the upcoming race between Cornyn and Hegar but they point out this issue for Cornyn:

Polls show many suburban women voters have soured on Trump. If Cornyn is closely linked to Trump and his policies, that could hurt him in areas that Republicans have traditionally won, including the suburbs around Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio.

But if Cornyn tries to move away from Trump, he’ll infuriate rural and small town voters who are solidly behind the president.

That means Cornyn, a former Texas attorney general and former state Supreme Court justice, has to develop his own brand, or risk being defined by Hegar. She is already describing him as a “lapdog” for Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

I’d also tie Cornyn to Moscow Mitch on this:

Business groups pushing to make it harder for employees to sue the companies they work for if they contract the coronavirus on the job have given more than $1.2 million to the two Senate Republicans leading the charge to include a corporate “liability shield” in any new pandemic relief legislation.

And one of those senators is threatening to block any relief legislation until the shield becomes law.

Sen. John Cornyn of Texas and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are the co-authors of the so-called Safeguarding America's Frontline Employees To Offer Work Opportunities Required to Kickstart the Economy Act. The act requires workers who contract the coronavirus to show that they did so due to their employer's “reckless disregard” for safety measures.

Let’s send Trump and Cornyn packing. Click below to donate and get involved with Hegar and Biden’s campaigns:

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