Senator Cornyn Appointed to a Top Position

A U.S. Senator from Texas is chosen to lead the Republican Party into its next generation.

Today Senator John Cornyn was elected chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

His duties include recruiting candidates, fundraising.

He's also responsible for deciding where and how to spend money in order to win more seats in the senate for the GOP.

The Senator says he will begin to lay the groundwork for Republican victories in 2010.