Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) struck a somber tone after the GOP failed to chip away at the Democratic majority in the Senate, although votes still need to be counted in some races. And specifically referenced the Tea Party favorites who seemed to cost Republicans some seats.
“We had many hard-fought races tonight and I’m proud to welcome several new Republicans to the Senate, particularly my fellow Texan Ted Cruz," Cornyn said in a statement. “But it’s clear that with our losses in the Presidential race, and a number of key Senate races, we have a period of reflection and recalibration ahead for the Republican Party. While some will want to blame one wing of the party over the other, the reality is candidates from all corners of our GOP lost tonight. Clearly we have work to do in the weeks and months ahead."