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Sen. Ted Cruz is locked in a fierce battle with Beto O’rourke
Democratic Congressman Beto O’rourke has parlayed positive press in a $10 million fundraising advantage over Sen. Ted Cruz; Peter Doocy reports from Houston, Texas.
HOUSTON – Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, came to the house-the election campaign headquarters on Friday morning by a young volunteer who wanted the incumbent senator Stern in his latest Snapchat.
“It’s my birthday and I’m here with the greatest person ever!” the young volunteer said.
Cruz knows that he needs that kind of excitement, head off a challenge from Rep. Beto O’rourke, D-Texas, and now enjoys a fundraising advantage in one of the in this cycle the most expensive competitions.
“We’ve got a race on our hands,” Cruz. “If you have to be a wealthy liberals in New York or Massachusetts or San Francisco now, and a Republican in the country could beat, it would be me flows, therefore, the money in here.”
President Trump has pledged to campaign for Cruz, something welcomed by the conservative members. President Trump is driving the democratic energy, which Cruz says is correlated to his stiff re-election effort.
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“With the election of Donald Trump, the left lost their minds,” Cruz said. “The extreme left, you are excited, you’re angry, and you have a lot of hatred for President Trump.”
O’rourke declined to be interviewed, either in Texas or Washington DC for this story, but he did the late-night hits the circuit this week.
The Cruz campaign quickly figured out how to on the action, purchase of commercial time, while O’rourke – episode.
“Here’s how fear, Ted Cruz, and Beto O’ Rourke – he bought ads on my show to address tonight in his interview,” The Late Show host Stephen Colbert said.
Cruz believes that the joke is on the comedian.
“I think it’s funny that, apparently, Colbert is mad that someone is buying ads on this show,” Cruz said. “The advertisers his advice should be followed and not to buy ads on its card, because it makes him unhappy.”
The 45-year-old O’rourke has been compared to “The next Obama” by Esquire and “Kennedyesque” of Vanity Fair, and Cruz believes that positive press like that promotes the out-of-state democratic donors.
“Your favorite adjective Kennedyesque,” said Cruz. “You all are not talking about his hair and his teeth, you speak of, no substance, nothing about his record, you talk about his wanting to be open to the abolition of the [Immigration and Customs Enforcement], you will not be talking about his indictments of the President.”
Peter Doocy is currently a Washington, DC-based correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC). He joined the network in 2009 as a General assignment reporter based in New York office.