September 15th, 2010
03:10 PM ET

Cornyn defends record

Dana Bash
CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent

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2:15 p.m. – Christine O'Donnell told CNN's Jessica Yellin in a mocking tone that the National GOP does not have a "winning track record" in GOP primaries this season.

The NRSC, under the leadership of John Cornyn, has in fact backed losing GOP candidates this primary season in Kentucky, Alaska, Colorado, and more.

I just interviewed Cornyn, who responded to that by saying, "My record will be determined after November 2nd and how many pickups we'll have. I'm not making any predictions here today. We have about a dozen seats in play. I think November 2nd, that's when my report card will get graded."

Still, Cornyn is joining other GOP leaders in bending over backwards to signal there is unity now that O'Donnell is the GOP nominee from Delaware.

A day after telling me he thinks he has "doubts" about O'Donnell's electability and that it is a "serious issue," now he says this:

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