July 23, 2010
I'll believe it when I see it. CQ Reports:
However, Cornyn indicated that once the candidate field is set, the NRSC is inclined to let West Virginia Republicans sort out the nomination for themselves. Cornyn also said the NRSC would decide how much money to commit to the fall special election and base the decision on how the contest between Manchin and the eventual GOP nominee develops.
"I haven't made any commitment to get involved in the primary," Cornyn said. "I think in this environment, it's best to let the primary voters do their thing and select the candidate. Because -- I think particularly in this environment -- folks are less interested in what people who work in Washington have to say."
I'm of mixed mind when it comes to party endorsements. In theory, the party could do some homework and weed out the nutter candidates. In practice however, it seems they chose unelectable dipshits more often than not, and give short shrift to legitimate candidates who could use help polishing their images. Cornyn's track record is particularly weak in this respect. His truth-telling track record about staying out of primary races is also pretty poor. So forgive me if I'm a bit skeptical of this pledge.
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