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Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) released a new campaign ad on Friday that blasts President Barack Obama, while completely ignoring his own primary opponent, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX).

The ad — titled “Astonishing” — covers most of the standard Republican complaints against the president, displaying images of the Benghazi attack and anti-health care reform signs while labeling Obama as “astonishingly liberal.”

“An administration that has squandered our trust, using backhanded methods to change the very fabric of American life. Who stands up to him?” the ad’s narrator asks. “John Cornyn. Conservative. Pro-life. Lives the Second Amendment. Fights for truth from a dishonest administration. He stands up to Obama every day. Pushes back. John Cornyn’s for us — for Texas.”

“Astonishingly liberal” is also a term that Rep. Stockman might use to describe Cornyn. But Cornyn seems determined not to engage his primary challenger; the ad does not mention Stockman a single time. The incumbent Republican, who is already burying his opponent in the polls (and has no compelling reason to assume that Stockman can mount a comeback), apparently sees no incentive to break Ronald Reagan’s Eleventh Commandment. That task has been left to Texans for a Conservative Majority, a SuperPAC supporting Cornyn’s re-election.

“Astonishing” — which warns that Obamacare is “to DIE for” — fits well with Senator Cornyn’s history of over-the-top campaign spots. But for sheer ridiculousness, the minority whip may never be able to match the “Big John” ad from his successful 2008 re-election campaign:

The Republican primary in Texas will take place on March 4.

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President Trump boards Air Force One for his return flight home from Florida on July 31, 2020

Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Florida senior residents have been reliable Republican voters for decades, but it looks like their political impact could shift in the upcoming 2020 election.

As Election Day approaches, Florida is becoming a major focal point. President Donald Trump is facing more of an uphill battle with maintaining the support of senior voters due to his handling of critical issues over the last several months. Several seniors, including some who voted for Trump in 2016, have explained why he will not receive their support in the November election.

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