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President Donald Trump talks with Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, right, and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, as he arrives at El Paso International Airport to meet with people affected by the El Paso mass shooting, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

John Cornyn wants to be seen as a Trump loyalist heading into next year's reelection effort.

Democrats hoping to unseat him want exactly the same thing.

Those agendas met Monday, when the Cornyn campaign sent out a fundraising appeal from Donald Trump Jr. calling the Texas Republican his dad's "biggest ally."

Texas Democrats pounced.

Trump's embrace will both help and hurt the state's senior senator in his bid for reelection, The Dallas Morning News' Todd Gilman says.