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Cruz says he's willing to participate in debate with O'Rourke on CNN
The Hill ^ | 10/12/18 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO

Posted on 10/12/2018 5:40:31 PM PDT by yesthatjallen

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Friday that he is now willing to debate Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D) on CNN, the Associated Press reported.

O'Rourke was previously scheduled to appear solo in a townhall in McAllen, Texas, on Oct. 18. Cruz had initially accepted CNN's invitation to join O'Rourke, but later declined earlier this week.

"Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign initially accepted CNN's invitation to participate" but has since declined, CNN said in an announcement.

"To be clear, the Cruz campaign proposed that @CNN host one of the Cruz-O’Rourke debates. The O’Rourke campaign declined. @CNN subsequently offered back to back town halls, in which we are unable to participate," Cruz's campaign manager, Jeff Roe, wrote in a tweet.

Cruz was critical of the network earlier this year after one of CNNs graphics accused him of being "afraid" to appear on the network by attending a town hall about school shootings following the February mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Cruz and O'Rourke are locked in a tight Senate race in deep-red Texas, with the Republican incumbent leading by 6 points in the RealClearPolitics polling index. A Quinnipiac University poll released early Thursday showed Cruz with a 9-point lead over O'Rourke.

O’Rourke, on Friday, announced that his campaign had raised more than $38 million in the third quarter of this year, a haul that would rival that of a strong presidential campaign. O'Rourke's victory in the Texas Senate race is seen as one of a few ways in which Democrats could secure control of the upper chamber. The party needs to flip two seats to have a majority in the Senate.

The two are set to debate on Tuesday in San Antonio.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cnn; cruz; orourke
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1 posted on 10/12/2018 5:40:31 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

Why walk into an ambush when you are ahead?


2 posted on 10/12/2018 5:42:21 PM PDT by TADSLOS (I hate Russian Dolls. They are so full of themselves.)
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To: yesthatjallen

A friend of mine lives in McAllen.

A white girl who never, ever sees another white person. The entire town is MS13’s front porch and is nothing but pimps and hookers.

Beto, or “Robert” who likes to tell people that he’s somehow mexican will be welcomed here, but Ted not so much.

Do a debate, but this is going to get ugly in the parking lot.


3 posted on 10/12/2018 5:43:17 PM PDT by Celerity
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To: yesthatjallen

I sure hope there is a method to Ted’s on-again/off-again game. But it’s not my vote he has to worry about.


4 posted on 10/12/2018 5:49:01 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: yesthatjallen

Now willing? Beto has avoided the debates.

Ted will KILL him, Only Cruz rivaled Trump in debates, and they are allies now.


5 posted on 10/12/2018 5:49:37 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: TADSLOS

Yes.

They’ll give Cruz a lectern 15 inches shorter, a microphone that has static and is 55% quieter in sound output than the other guy’s, shine an impossibly bright spotlight in Cruz’s eyes and give O’Rourke an earpiece with future questions and expert replies with on demand facts from the internet to back them up. Just like the Hillary debates.

Also questions to opponent: Was greatness thrust upon you or do you feel it was a long term destiny for you due to all your many accomplishments? To Cruz: were you always snappish and surly or did you develop that harsh temperament when journalists caught on to what a crook you are and called you on it?

There is a distinct possibility CNN is biased.


6 posted on 10/12/2018 5:52:51 PM PDT by frank ballenger (End vote fraud,noncitizens & illegals voting & leftist media news censorship or we're finished.)
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To: Celerity

Yer Funny :)

Mexican girls will “cut ya”


7 posted on 10/12/2018 5:53:09 PM PDT by mylife (er)
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To: frank ballenger
There is a distinct possibility CNN is biased.

Braizile

8 posted on 10/12/2018 5:54:52 PM PDT by timestax
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To: yesthatjallen

Cruz is in reality 25-30 points ahead of Beto.

With the debate, he will win by 40 points.


9 posted on 10/12/2018 6:00:32 PM PDT by Blue House Sue
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To: frank ballenger

Donna Brazier will give Beta-male the questions in advance, and Cruz will still mop the floor with him. Cruz is well grounded in the Constitution and what is right. He is also a sharp guy and can think on his feet.

Beta-male is going down.


10 posted on 10/12/2018 6:01:37 PM PDT by meyer (WWG1WGA, MAGA!)
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To: timestax

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFn04RRqazc


11 posted on 10/12/2018 6:06:12 PM PDT by mylife (er)
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To: Blue House Sue

Cruz will beat Beta boy like a toy drum.


12 posted on 10/12/2018 6:06:14 PM PDT by Trumpisourlastchance
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To: yesthatjallen
Cruz and O'Rourke are locked in a tight Senate race in deep-red Texas, with the Republican incumbent leading by 6 points in the RealClearPolitics polling index.

That is not a tight race. That is like 500,000 voters. It is still sad to me that there are some many socialist wannabes in Texas. The usual suspects. Blacks, Former Mexicans, and Austin.

13 posted on 10/12/2018 6:09:21 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: meyer

Good. The sooner the better.


14 posted on 10/12/2018 6:09:49 PM PDT by frank ballenger (End vote fraud,noncitizens & illegals voting & leftist media news censorship or we're finished.)
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To: Blue House Sue

This boy is a nut case.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhpGTaWT960


15 posted on 10/12/2018 6:21:52 PM PDT by mylife (er)
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To: crusty old prospector

They just want pot.


16 posted on 10/12/2018 6:28:20 PM PDT by mylife (er)
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To: LUV W; Army Air Corps

Ping!


17 posted on 10/12/2018 6:29:28 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: All

The entire Frontera is a basket case.

Beto does not make it better.


18 posted on 10/12/2018 6:30:58 PM PDT by mylife (er)
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To: All

Beto has not been round here, oh he drove through my county?

I drove through 7 or 8 last weekend


19 posted on 10/12/2018 6:39:22 PM PDT by mylife (er)
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To: Jane Long; Arrowhead1952; NYTexan; mylife; Eaker; TheMom; laurenmarlowe; El Gato; RebelTex; ...
Cruz Can!!


20 posted on 10/12/2018 6:41:30 PM PDT by LUV W (The bravery and dedication of our troops in keeping us safe & free make me proud to be an American!)
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