New polling shows the Republican incumbent Senator, John Cornyn, running 16 points ahead of his challenger, Rick Noreiga. Noreiga was recruited by Democrat activists to run for the Senate due to the fact that he is an Army veteran and a member of the Texas Army National Guard. Plus, he makes a fine team player for the likes of the Democrat leadership in D.C., even as he bashes Cornyn for 'rubber stamping' the agenda of the Bush administration.
Noreiga was a member of the Texas State legislature when he was called up to serve in Afghanistan after 9/11. His wife was his replacement until he came back. She is now a member of the Houston City Council.
According to his web site, Noreiga is running to "dedicate himself toward restoring integrity in the U.S. Senate". Hey, I thought that was what was to be accomplished by the Democrat takeover in the 2006 election.