TEXAS -- Senator John Cornyn kicked off his re-election campaign Friday.
Cornyn is the senior United States senator and the current Senate Minority Whip.
Governor Rick Perry joined Cornyn at an event in Austin for the launch of his campaign.
The deadline to file in the race is December 9, and so far Cornyn has no opponents in the primary, and no well-known Democrats either.
Cornyn raised almost $5.2 million in campaign funds when running for his first term in 2002, more than any other candidate in the nation, according to the Federal Election Commission.
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