Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Health Care | By Alberto Manning

Ted Cruz goes on a jingle offensive against new Democratic opponent

Ted Cruz goes on a jingle offensive against new Democratic opponent

That Mr. Cruz would move so quickly to try to skewer his opponent is a measure of how seriously he is taking the challenge from Mr. O'Rourke, even though no Democrat has won a statewide office since 1994.

While Cruz received almost double the number of votes as O'Rourke in Tuesday's primary, the Democrat has received a groundswell of support in recent months. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) mocking his Democratic challenger for going by a different name than he was given at birth-just like Cruz does.

Hernandez managed to win almost 250,000 votes despite raising less than $9,000 for her campaign, compared to O'Rourke's 637,000 votes after raising several million dollars. Robert Krueger in 1993.

"If you're gonna run in Texas, you can't run as a liberal man", his jingle intoned.

"I remember reading stories, little Robert wanted to fit in".

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Cruz, meanwhile, goes by Ted instead of his given name - Rafael Edward Cruz. "Not a chance he'll get a vote from millions of Texans".

But O'Rourke said he doesn't plan on getting involved in political mud-slinging.

"We can get into name-calling and talk about why the other person is such an very bad guy, or we can focus on the big things that we want to do for the future of our country, for the generations that will succeed us", he said. "There's really not much I need to say about Sen".

Although Cruz has more of what CNN calls "cash on hand" (an estimated $1 million), the bigger issue comes down to an unmistakable air of political change in Texas. Cruz received more votes than every Democratic candidate in their primary combined. Turnout is up over 100 percent in the Democratic primaries so far during early voting and it's down in early Republican voting. "The extreme left is energized and angry, and it makes it all important for conservatives to show up in November", Cruz said. The attack led to it being pointed out to Cruz, whose first name is Rafael, that O'Rourke is not the only one in the race to opt against going by his real first name.

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