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  • Trump, Cruz mend fences and try to save each other

    09/20/2018 1:23:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 20, 2018 | Betsy Klein
    Donald Trump questioned his Christianity, insulted his wife's appearance, suggested his father was involved with President John F. Kennedy's assassination and nicknamed him Lyin' Ted. Ted Cruz called Trump a "sniveling coward," a "pathological liar" and "utterly amoral." It's all water under the bridge now, as Cruz fights to hold his Senate seat in deep-red Texas and the President struggles to keep a Republican majority in the Senate. Trump has volunteered himself, as well as two of his most high-profile surrogates -- his children, Don Jr. and Ivanka -- to appear alongside the Texas senator as his re-election race tightens....
  • What to Look For in Friday’s First Debate Between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke

    09/20/2018 12:20:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | September 20, 2018 | R.G. Ratcliffe
    Two politicians not known for brevity will face off at 6 p.m on statewide television. When Republican incumbent U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and his Democratic opponent, Beto O’Rourke, face off in their first debate Friday, watch as two long-winded politicians struggle for brevity. This past weekend, a reporter asked Cruz a simple question about Hurricane Harvey. His answer lasted 3 minutes, 57 seconds—which is forever on television. O’Rourke recently used 3 minutes, 38 seconds to give his defense of National Football League players taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police violence against blacks. The abridged version of...
  • Watch–Beto O’Rourke to Black American: Illegal Immigrant Labor Needed for Cotton Gin

    09/20/2018 5:57:45 AM PDT · by DFG · 62 replies
    breitbart ^ | 09/19/2018 | John Binder
    During a town hall event on Wednesday night, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) — running against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the Senate seat — told a black American who questioned his support of illegal immigration that illegal aliens from Central America and Mexico are today’s cotton pickers. O’Rourke’s remarks were made after a black American asked the congressman if he supported illegal aliens being given U.S. citizenship despite breaking the country’s immigration laws. O’Rourke responded by saying that it is illegal aliens who are working at cotton gins today.
  • Ted Cruz vs. Beto O'Rourke | How poll results can be so different

    09/20/2018 4:13:50 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 42 replies
    kvue abc ^ | Published: 5:32 PM CDT September 19, 2018 Updated: 7:34 PM CDT September 19, 2018 | Ashley Goudeau
    There are now conflicting polls in the race to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. On Tuesday, Quinnipiac University released a poll showing Ted Cruz with a nine-point lead. But Wednesday, an Ipsos poll put Beto O'Rourke up by two points... ...Tuesday, Cruz was up by nine points in the polls and then Wednesday, a different poll had O'Rourke up by two points. That's a significant shift because Wednesday's poll is the first to give O'Rourke the the lead... ...But how can the polls have such different results? "There are different polling techniques," said Sherri Greenberg , Clinical Professor at...
  • Flores defeats Gallego in Senate District 19 [Repub Wins Special Election In District Hillary Won]

    09/18/2018 7:19:31 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 95 replies
    mysanantonio.com ^ | 9/19/2018
    Voters elected political newcomer Pete Flores to the Texas Senate on Tuesday, flipping a Democratic district red for the first time in 139 years and further bolstering Republicans’ supermajority in the chamber ahead of the November elections. A retired game warden, Flores defeated former state and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego for the Senate District 19 seat after receiving backing from some of the state’s most prominent politicians, including Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and U.S. Sens John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. “We conservatives are conservative in the way we make approaches. The gun fight’s not over until the...
  • Poll: Cruz Leads O’Rourke By Nine In Texas Senate Race

    09/18/2018 10:12:45 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 18 Sep 20148
    Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz has a 54 – 45 percent likely voter lead over U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, his Democratic challenger, in the Texas Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today. This is the first survey of likely voters in this race by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll, and can not be compared to earlier surveys of registered voters. Among Texas likely voters who choose a candidate, 93 percent say their mind is made up. That includes 94 percent of Cruz backers and 92 percent of O’Rourke backers. Women are divided as 50 percent back...
  • Cornyn, Cruz push for Judiciary Committee to hear from Kavanaugh’s accuser

    09/17/2018 6:19:24 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 74 replies
    Chron ^ | September 17, 2018 | Kevin Diaz
    Texas Republicans John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, both influential figures on the Judiciary Committee, were among those calling for the allegations to be taken seriously. Cruz said Ford should have a “full opportunity to tell her story before the Judiciary Committee, and Judge Kavanaugh should have a full opportunity to defend himself.”
  • Vanity: We need Ted Cruz in the Senate.

    09/15/2018 10:06:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 158 replies
    Trump needs him. Texas needs him. If we are going to help Trump move his (our) conservative agenda, then we ALL need him. It would be absolutely insane to have any FReepers working against us on this critical point. O'Rourke would be a disaster for all of us. If you're going to badmouth Cruz, don't do it on FR! Go, Trump, GO!! Go, Cruz, GO!!
  • LUBBOCK COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY TO DISTRIBUTE TED CRUZ CAMPAIGN SIGNS ON SEPTEMBER 16

    09/15/2018 7:18:15 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 17 replies
    1340 The Fan ^ | September 15, 2018 | ROB SNYDER
    The Lubbock County Republican Party will be distributing long-awaited Ted Cruz re-election campaign yard signs on Sunday, September 16. The event, described as a "Republican tailgate", will be held from Noon-2pm in the back parking lot of the KFYO Studios at 4413 82nd Street (behind Abuelo's) in Lubbock. Lubbock County Republican Party Chairman Steve Evans will be in attendance, along with other supporters of the party. The Ted Cruz yard signs will distributed for free, first-come, first-served.
  • Dubya Refusing To Fundraise For Ted Cruz?

    09/13/2018 10:40:17 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 77 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 09/12/18 | Allahpundit
    Noticeably absent from [Bush’s] list is Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican who is facing a surprisingly robust challenge from Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso. Cruz once worked for the former commander in chief, both on Bush’s presidential campaign and then in his administration. The senator also met his wife, Heidi, while working for Bush’s campaign, leading him to say that he “will always be grateful” to the former president…
  • In Texas, Ted Cruz Has ‘A Dogfight on His Hands,’ Some Republicans Admit

    09/11/2018 7:10:26 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 130 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/11/2018 | By Manny Fernandez and Mitchell Ferman
    HOUSTON — Days after a top adviser to President Trump questioned Senator Ted Cruz’s chances of winning re-election, the Texas lawmaker casually stepped into the pinnacle of his hometown’s energy industry on Tuesday — the lobby of the Petroleum Club of Houston, on the 35th floor of a downtown skyscraper. Mr. Cruz shook hands while holding a cup of McDonald’s coffee. By the end of his remarks to the American Petroleum Institute, the audience rose for two standing ovations. It was not a campaign event, but it might as well have been: Mr. Cruz was relaxed and confident, eager to...
  • Former Cruz Spokesman: 'It's Possible' O'Rourke Could Win

    09/10/2018 3:31:41 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 151 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 09, 2018
    Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) former campaign spokesperson said that it’s “possible” for Cruz to lose his reelection bid to Democrat Beto O’Rourke. Rick Tyler, who served as Cruz’s former communications director during his 2016 presidential run, appeared on MSNBC Sunday and admitted that Cruz could lose in the red state. “As the former Cruz strategist, it does seem as though the signs are that Ted Cruz might actually lose this race?” MSNBC host Kasie Hunt asked. Tyler said that even in a predominately Republican state, O’Rourke is posing a real challenge for the senator. “It’s possible
  • Cruz: Democrats want Texas to be 'like California,' have 'tofu' and 'dyed hair'

    09/09/2018 9:06:45 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 3:45 PM ET, Sun September 9, 2018 | Eli Watkins
    Washington (CNN)Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz told supporters at a rally on Saturday that Democrats wanted to make Texas like California and listed off a few things as stereotypical staples of the blue state. "We are seeing tens of millions of dollars flooding into the state of Texas from liberals all over the country who desperately want to turn the state of Texas blue," Cruz said. "They want us to be just like California, right down to tofu and silicon and dyed hair." Cruz added that his wife, Heidi Cruz, was "a California vegetarian." "She's wonderful, but I brought her...
  • Trump Adviser Suggests Cruz Isn't Likable Enough to Be Re-elected

    09/08/2018 3:48:35 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 152 replies
    WRAL ^ | October 8, 2016 | By Alexander Burns and Kenneth P. Vogel, New York Times
    President Donald Trump’s budget chief, Mick Mulvaney, expressed confidence to Republican donors Saturday that the party would overcome a Democratic “movement of hate” in November, but he acknowledged Republicans could lose races where they have nominated candidates who are not seen as “likable” enough, like Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.
  • Country watching Cruz, Beto race (O'Roarke asks for flags to be taken down at VFW)

    09/07/2018 5:22:03 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 44 replies
    The Examiner ^ | Sep 4, 2018 | Nicole Shupe
    Political pundits throughout the country are watching a Texas Senatorial race to help them gauge the tone of the mid-year 2018 and subsequent 2020 elections. The race between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Democrat challenger Beto O’Rourke is shaping up to be the pivotal election for 2018. As part of his self-proclaimed campaign promise to personally drive to all 254 counties in Texas, O’Rourke hosted a town hall meeting Saturday, Aug. 25, in Navasota, renting the hall at the VFW Post #4006. “This (O’Rourke’s town hall) had nothing to do with the Democrat Party,” said local event organizer and Grimes...
  • Michael Avenatti Will Counter Trump’s Rally For Ted Cruz With A “Resistance” Event Of His Own

    09/07/2018 3:33:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Brinkwire ^ | September 6, 2018
    Last week, President Trump took to Twitter to announce that he would be holding a re-election rally for one of Texas’ senators, proclaiming that he would find the largest stadium in Texas in which to gather supporters. However, on Saturday, one of Trump’s nemeses announced a competing rally scheduled to take place at the same time. Michael Avenatti will counter Trump’s rally for Ted Cruz with a “resistance rally” of his own. In announcing the rally, the attorney indicated that he wants to “fight fire with fire.” Trump has endorsed Senator Cruz for re-election and seemingly desires to show his...
  • WATCH: Ted Cruz shreds ‘table-pounding’ Dem BS on Kavanaugh

    09/04/2018 5:13:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 67 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 9/4/18 | Chris Pandolfo
    In his opening statement at Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called out the Democrats for their clownish obstruction tactics, accusing them of trying to “reverse” the 2016 presidential election by sinking President Trump’s nominee.“I’m sorry that your daughters had to endure the political circus of this morning,” Cruz told Kavanaugh as he began. Earlier, Senate Democrats refused to let the hearing proceedings begin, interrupting Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, numerous times and motioning to adjourn. Nearly two dozen Women’s March protesters were arrested for disrupting the hearing. Cruz accused the Democrats in the...
  • How Much Trouble Is Ted Cruz Really In?

    09/03/2018 2:24:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 158 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | August 31, 2018 | Dhrumil Mehta and Janie Velencia
    Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Poll of the week A new Texas Senate poll came out this week showing Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke within 1 point of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. It gave new life to a familiar question: Could Texas finally flip blue? Normally, this would be the point where we lecture everyone about the dangers of putting too much stock in one poll. But this poll wasn’t even much of an outlier — it came on the heels of a few others that also show O’Rourke within a few points of Cruz. That’s an awfully close...
  • Beto O’Rourke: Clean-Cut Man with a Dirty Family File Pt. 1

    Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke, who is seeking to unseat Incumbent Senator Ted Cruz, has been linked to a family that has had skirmishes with law enforcement, as well as the federal government over the past few decades, as well as covering potential ties to aiding drug cartels in El Paso since the 1980s, evidence shows. O’Rourke, who is playing up a “family man” and “good boy” picture, is quickly trying to scrub or censor any mention of his family’s wrongdoings, as well as his ethical violations from public view on social media. The criminal-like behavior and history dates back to...
  • David Hogg's GoFundMe wants to put Trump's anti-Cruz tweets on Texas billboards

    09/02/2018 2:13:51 PM PDT · by gattaca · 108 replies
    <p>With the help of Parkland survivor and gun control activist David Hogg, a GoFundMe raised $9,760 to put Donald Trump's tweets bashing Ted Cruz up on a billboard in Texas.</p> <p>The GoFundMe, organized by political group USA Latinx, raised the money in less than 24 hours. The campaign was a response to Trump endorsing Cruz through Twitter. On Friday, the president announced a "major rally" that would take place in "the biggest stadium in Texas we can find."</p>