U.S. Sen. John Cornyn came to Dallas Wednesday with his campaign to stiffen federal regulation of ticket selling and re-selling.

“What we’re trying to do,” Cornyn said, “is focus on the predatory scalpers” in order to “protect the fans.”

Cornyn spoke about his proposed legislation at the American Airlines Center, as part of a panel that included Longhorn Ballroom owner Ed Cabaniss along with representatives from the Dallas Cowboys, the Dallas Stars, FC Dallas, the Texas Rangers and the American Airlines Center.

The event followed a similar one in Austin Saturday at the Moody Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Cornyn noted that it was last fall’s uproar over Ticketmaster’s disastrous handling of ticket sales for Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour that brought the abuses of what’s known as the “secondary market” to his attention — and to most of the rest of the country. These include the use of automated online ‘bots’ to buy up masses of tickets and then re-sell them at inflated…

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