Cruz, O’rourke in discussions for debates, such as the Texas GOP taunts Democrat

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The campaigns of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, the democratic Challenger of U.S. Rep. Beto O ‘ Rourke said to be close to a deal for the debates before their U.S. Senate showdown in November.

Cruz has repeatedly O’rourke for the rejection of its proposal for five debates and criticized – as of Friday – even before the Bundestag election. O’rourke, in turn, accused Cruz and his campaign makes to the terms of the proposed debate, the Houston Chronicle reported.

“One of the challenges that we had, is that Senator Cruz is trying to dictate the date, the place, the time, uh, the presenters, the topics we could talk about it,” O’rourke said Houston Public Media.

So far, the candidates’ back-and-forth came, in the form of answers to the other campaign ads and other rhetoric.

The Cruz campaign, which recently launched an ad accusing O’rourke of the vote against a tax relief for hurricane Harvey devastated Southeast Texas a year ago.

Facts are stubborn things… #TXSen

— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 29, 2018

But O’rourke said at the time that he supported the bill, because the broader legislation lacked funding for other important programs. He added that on Tuesday, he reported supports other Harvey related invoices, which directed more than $ 90 billion for hurricane victims, the Texas Tribune.

Meanwhile, the Texas Republican party on Tuesday, the heat on O’rourke, posting turned some old photos of the Democrat in an attempt to convince him to debate Cruz.

A contribution shows a mugshot of O’rourke from a 1998 DUI arrest. The accompanying texts by the Texas GOP hints that maybe the candidate was too impaired to debate Cruz.

There is always the chance that Robert “Beto” O’rourke is not debate, Senator Cruz, because he’s in a murky situation…

— Texas GOP (@TexasGOP) August 29, 2018

Another photo shows a young O’rourke with his punk-rock band.

“Sorry, can not participate in the debate. We have added a gig,” the text, by the Texas GOP reads.

Maybe Beto can’t debate Ted Cruz, because he already had plans…

— Texas GOP (@TexasGOP) August 28, 2018

Yet another photo of O’rourke includes a scribbled label, the letter to the candidate, probably, that he will not debate Friday because he was “just the killer-board.”

So Beto has been ducking debates with Senator Ted Cruz. We can’t imagine why, but we have a few ideas…

— Texas GOP (@TexasGOP) August 28, 2018

O’rourke supporters were, however, mock quickly to the verse, the Texas GOP contributions.

“That makes me like him even more,” a Twitter user wrote. “We need representatives of the people that have lived, live, not dead bodies to foot in suits. #backfire”‘

“Definitely don’t want to vote for this cool guy that has fun stuff and friends had wrote” another user.

The Texas GOP fired back, labelling would contributors Beto supporters ‘”Buzzfeed, the state-run liberal, and people who use the word “rad.”‘

Based on the response to our tweets, we can confirm that Beto is, in fact, 100% of the votes of Buzzfeed get contributors from the state liberals, and people who use the word “rad.” We feel very obsessed :'(

— Texas GOP (@TexasGOP) August 29, 2018

Chris Evans, O’rourke spokesman said O ‘Rourke’ s brushes with the law are old news.

“Beto talks about his arrests openly and often,” and “has since his first campaign ever,” Evans of the Associated Press in an E-Mail said.

O’rourke, for his part, was forthcoming in op-ed for the Houston Chronicle about his past. He said he spent a night in the El Paso County jail in 1995 for jumping a fence at the University of Texas at El Paso and was arrested three years later for drunk driving. He was not convicted, in each case, he said.

After a event in Austin on Tuesday, O’rourke said, both his and Cruz campaigns have been reported in a conversation about the debate, the Houston Chronicle.

“I’m confident we will work something out,” O ‘ Rourke. “I’m pretty confident that we are going to see debates.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.

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