Senator John Cornyn, in a statement today, enthuasically backed Wendy Long.

“Wendy Long would make an outstanding addition to the U.S. Senate, and I believe she is the perfect candidate to break the Democrat stranglehold on New York. I endorse her with enthusiasm and believe with her platform of Jobs, Freedom, and Accountability she can win this race,” said Cornyn.

Cornyn is the Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and was named one of the “most conservative congressmen” by the National Journal in 2010.

Cornyn joins former Governor George Pataki in endorsing Long in her bid to unseat liberal Kirsten Gillibrand.

Pataki stated, “We need to send Wendy Long to Washington to cast the deciding vote to repeal Obamacare, end our dangerous addiction to borrowing and do what the Senate has failed to do for over three-years: finally pass a budget.”

Added Pataki, “In Kirsten Gillibrand and Wendy Long, New Yorkers have a clear choice between an ultra liberal agenda that favors higher taxes and government intervention versus a belief in limited government that values individual freedom and private sector initiative.”