Cruz, O'Rourke respond to name-mocking ad

Sergio Conner
March 12, 2018

Not a chance on earth he'll get a vote from millions of Texans. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released a "jingle" criticizing his Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, after he clinched the nomination in Tuesday's primary, the former presidential hopeful made the cable news rounds to convince his supporters (and himself) that his re-election bid was secure.

"There's no doubt the extreme left right now is energized".

"In terms of the jingle, some of it is just have a sense of humor", Cruz told Cuomo Wednesday. "We're seeing that in turnout". Cruz is a well-connected incumbent with more cash on hand-about $6 million to O'Rourke's $4.9 million. GOP chair eyes opioid bill vote by Memorial Day HHS official put on leave amid probe into social media posts Trump, Pence to address CPAC this week MORE says the conservative Republican is a moderate by the standards of his home state of Texas.

In 2016, some polls gave Democrats hope of a Hillary Clinton upset victory in Texas as part of a resounding electoral college victory for her in the general election.

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O'Rourke, however, declined to respond to Cruz's name-calling.

Democrats in Texas face an uphill battle: the state hasn't elected a Democrat to the Senate since 1988, and Trump won there in 2016 by 9 percentage points. "So I think he's pretty strong for the election in Texas".

"Now, those are wonderfully popular positions if you're running for the Senate in NY or MA or California", he said. Wendy Davis' primary performance on the border in 2014, during her bid for governor. So what? "Ted" Cruz's real name is Rafael.

"But the biggest crime of this song isn't the hypocrisy or the lyrics", Colbert said.

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