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36th Annual Conservative Political Action Conference, February 26-28, 2009
February 27, 2009--Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, emphasized the need to reclaim a Republican majority in the Senate.  "Having 41 Republicans means that Harry Reid is only one vote away on each and every piece of legislation from having a filibuster-proof majority," Cornyn said.  (Cornyn acknowledged Norm Coleman of Minnesota as "ole number 42;" Coleman's race is in the courts).  Cornyn spoke of the need to regain the trust of the American people and to broaden the party, particularly reaching out to Hispanics.  Cornyn said the landscape in 2010, in terms of Senate races, looks "pretty promising."  "To be a national party we have to put blue and purple states into play," Cornyn said.  Toward the beginning of his remarks, Cornyn also included a jab at the media.  "The elites in Washington and in the media will continue to portray conservatives as out of touch, out of fashion, and out of luck," Cornyn said.  "But one thing hasn't changed.  They're wrong."  

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