Cornyn Warns Crist: You Can Never Come Back To The GOP: "'Once you leave the party, you can't come back,' Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) told the Huffington Post. 'And if he has other aspirations, it's hard to see how that works out.'
Speaking moments earlier at a breakfast briefing organized by the Christian Science Monitor, Cornyn relayed that he had urged Crist to abandon his plans to bolt the party and, instead, wait until the 2012 election to launch another bid for the Senate -- in this case, taking on incumbent Bill Nelson.
'I know that message has been communicated both by my staff and other people close to the governor,' Cornyn said. 'I think that is one of his alternatives which, frankly, I would prefer to his switching to an Independent. Either stay in the primary and let the Republican primary voters make their choice, or drop out of the primary, endorse Rubio, and use the next two years to sort of recover... and challenge Senator Nelson.'
'Staying in the primary and dropping out and running in 2012 are much more preferable to running as an Independent,' Cornyn added, 'because I think his future electoral prospects are irreparably damaged by his deciding to run as an Independent.'"
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