Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Ted Cruz ad mocks challenger O'Rourke for going by 'Beto'

Ted Cruz ad mocks challenger O'Rourke for going by 'Beto'

O'Rourke also led his opponents in the Democrat primary by nearly 40-percent, receiving roughly 600,000 votes. "Not a chance he'll get a vote from millions of Texans", the song continued. Early voting also showed signs of Democratic enthusiasm and Republican complacency. Cruz will have his seat threatened by Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke, and already, Cruz is grasping at straws to discredit his competition. In the first month and half of the year, he raised more money than Ted Cruz ($2.3 million to $800,000), and he seems poised to have the funds he needs to be competitive in the general election. "But the good news is there are more conservatives than there are liberals in Texas".

"They want us to take on these really urgent priorities", he said, "not just this smallness and pettiness that dominates the national conversation today". That didn't come to fruition, as Trump cruised to victory.

Cruz said O'Rourke was "running hard to the left" by embracing positions like open borders, amnesty and undermining the Second Amendment. So after Colbert sings that you can't run in Texas while being a liberal man, he rhymes it in every way he can, from talking about Spokane to referencing Tarzan. That style has led many people to ask if O'Rouke is the candidate who can do what no Democrat has done in a quarter-century - win a statewide contest in Texas. "So I think he's pretty strong for the election in Texas". But as pointed out by Chris Cuomo, Cruz himself goes by Ted although his name is actually Rafael.

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