Updated at 8:45 a.m.: Denis O’Hayer of WABE (90.1FM) has posted audio of the entire session with the senators.
Original: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, was in Atlanta this afternoon for as the keynote speaker for a fund-raiser aim at pursuing a GOP majority in that chamber this year.
Twenty-three Democratic seats are up for grabs this year, as opposed to 10 Republican ones. Until the last few weeks, GOP control next year was a presumption – made less so by Democrat Bob Kerry’s entry into the race in Nebraska, and the decision by Republican Olympia Snowe of Maine not to seek another term. Not to mention the extended presidential contest.
After the fund-raiser, Cornyn and his hosts, Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, met with reporters to discuss the Senate contests, Syria and Afghanistan. (The Keystone pipeline, which had been Cornyn’s favorite recent topic, wasn’t discussed.)
On the domestic front, Cornyn mentioned Romney as the Republican presidential frontrunner. The names