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Ted Cruz in a tight race for the Texas Senate seat
Beto O’rourke is gaining momentum on Senator Cruz; Casey Stegall shares an update on the race.
DALLAS – Most of the political analysts can agree in the rule: Texas is a state that is virtually “bleeds red,” as it has been for decades.
But in the last legislative periods, there was a lot of talk about the Lone Star State potentially go purple.
And to win now, a Texas Congressman, is trying to do, to do what no Democrat in the situation here in almost 25 years — state-wide office.
Democratic Republic of Beto O’rourke from El Paso, was elected in 2012 to serve Texas’ 16th constituency, battling it out with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, with the goal of Cruz’s seat come November.
“We listen and bring in everyone-Republican, Democrat, independent-everyone in Texas is important,” O’rourke told Fox News.
His message appears to some resonance with the voters, with polling data showing O’rourke in striking distance of Cruz.
According to the latest Quinnipiac poll, Cruz is a six-percent lead-to-point — 49 percent to 43 percent. But some polls suggest a closer race. A recent Texas Lyceum poll, which is distributed to only two points.
This is unusual, analysts say, and some wonder if it is the first sign of Texas at the beginning of the political change.
“The normal Republican margin in Texas these days is somewhere [around] 14, 15 points,” says Cal Jillson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
“Senator Cruz is awake, at this point,” Jillson added.
The incumbent himself says that he is not also wrapped in the “noise”, because he was on the bottom.
“If I no one ran in 2012 in the state thought I could win,” Cruz declared. “I have people in Texas, ‘If you choose me, I will fight for you.’ And I think I’ve kept my promise.”
Now the mudslinging has followed.
Cruz is the first TV advertising came at the beginning of this month – he accused O’rourke of extreme and ruthless. The democratic Challenger countered with a call for donations — computing to help in more than $1 million in a couple of days — that is, ads with more “positive” spin.
In the meantime, the both of them try to continue to criss-cross the state, to win over the voters.
A series of discussions in the coming months.
“Everyone in Texas is important. Each has a place in this campaign,” O’rourke.
The junior Congressman has consistently outraised Cruz campaign cash. In the most recent quarter alone – he raked in $10.4 million in contributions, compared with Cruz’s $4.6 million compared to the same period of time.
With the November elections inching closer and closer, all the stops are pulled out. Cruz is trying to get his former rival, President Trump, a campaign for him.
The two had a rather rocky relationship, during the GOP presidential primaries in 2016, if the trombone of the pointed name ” Cruz “Lyin’ Ted.” And the Texas senator called then-candidate Trump a “narcissist”, among others.
Casey Stegall Fox News Channel (FNC) entered into force in 2007 and currently serves as a correspondent based in the Dallas office. He formerly served as a Los Angeles-based correspondent.