As if the National Republican Senatorial Committee Needed any more bad news. There is, um, more bad news. A new poll out of Texas shows the Senate race in a dead heat, with Republican incumbent John Cornyn  with 38%, Democratic challenger Rick Noriega at 36% and 24% undecided.

Only 23% of Texans think the country is headed on the right track.

With recent news that the Obama Campaign is going to put some resources into Texas, and Noriega’s Hispanic background and status as a military man (recently he had to report to duty while such vets as Wes Clark and Jim Webb "filled his boots") this race is going to be another in a long list of states (Alaska, North Carolina, Kentucky) where the GOP thought they’d have it easy, but a strong Democratic recruit, weak incumbent and toxic environment for the GOP have conspired to make it a race. 

h/t Burnt Orange Report