Ted Cruz Attacks Beto O'Rourke for Denouncing Police Murder

Ted Cruz Attacks Beto O'Rourke for Denouncing Police Murder

Ted Cruz Attacks Beto O'Rourke for Denouncing Police Murder

Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke says Sen.

Signs of a victory by O'Rourke, a USA congressman from El Paso, in deep-red Texas would likely herald a nationwide Democratic voter wave that could be catastrophic for Republicans.

A Reuters poll of the race found O'Rourke leading 47 to 45 among likely voters, the first poll to ever show him ahead - although a Quinnipiac poll released just hours earlier gave Cruz a 54 to 45 likely voter lead. That depends on who you ask.

"Farmers and ranchers that I meet all across this state, as I visit each one of the 254 counties of Texas, wonder where their junior senator is", said O'Rourke. "And I commend you for fighting for what you believe in".

The candidates disagreed on several issues throughout the evening, including immigration, the future of health care and the legalization of marijuana.

Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke pinned himself in a corner during Friday night's debate with Sen.

But Nelson is taking some heat from conservative country music fans in Texas who can't understand why he is performing a fundraising concert for a Democrat.

'We are not running against anyone, we're not running against anything, ' O'Rourke said. "And to ensure that we begin by freeing DREAMers from the fear of deportation by making them USA citizens, so they can contribute to their full potential to the success, not just of themselves and their families, but to this country".

O'Rourke first challenged Cruz to six debates in May, and while Cruz maintained he was open to debating his opponent, he did not formally respond until July. Cruz has attacked O'Rourke for using his childhood nickname, claimed that he would bring "tofu, silicon, and dyed hair" to Texas, and even that he would "ban barbecue".

O'Rourke has earned this rating, but getting the last couple of points to overtake Cruz and win the seat will be hard though not utterly impossible. O'Rourke said Texas was ready for a senator who will protect the Second Amendment while imposing small restrictions to save lives and prevent mass shootings.

"Let me be very clear, more armed police officers in our schools is not 'thoughts and prayers, '" Cruz said.

"Not everybody is totally left, totally right, so you know it's still an effective means to get their message across", said Dana Tyson, manager at the Angry Elephant. "I will pray for anyone in harm's way, but I will also do something about it".

Cruz was also asked whether Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser could say anything that might make him question his support for the nomination.

"I think Congressman O'Rourke is passionate, he is energetic, he believes what he is fighting for", Cruz said. "That's not true", O'Rourke said.

There will be two more debates before Election Day - one in Houston and another in San Antonio.

On the topic of President Trump, Cruz said O'Rourke wants to impeach the president. Cruz took to Twitter to further comment on the incident.

While Cruz and Trump were bitter rivals during the 2016 presidential race, the president and his family are working to help Cruz's campaign.

The internet Likes may be with O'Rourke, but in terms of policy points, Cruz scored decidedly more cheers from the campus crowd.

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