Cruz, O'Rourke trade attacks during testy 1st Texas debate

Clay Curtis
September 22, 2018

But a variety of polls show that O'Rourke is staying within striking distance - prompting Cruz to go negative in ads lately, attacking his opponent for defending NFL players' right to protest during the national anthem and his opposition to the Trump administration's hardline stance on immigration. "Imagine the cost", O'Rourke said. He also showed on screen, however, a recent Quinnipiac University poll that shows Cruz leading O'Rourke by nine points, 54 percent to 45 percent.

The debate, the first of three scheduled between the two candidates, will be held Friday evening at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and will focus on domestic policy. Cruz responded that "Texans' lives are better" because the Republicans won the presidency in 2016, and he didn't want to be a sore loser.

On Twitter, both candidates' names trended as "Ted Cruz" tweets in the US topped out at just shy of 70,000, while "Beto" tweets got to 132,000.

The UVA poll also revealed that Hispanic voters supported O'Rourke over Cruz by a ratio of about 2-to-1.

Cruz and O'Rourke will face off again September 30 in Houston and October 16 in San Antonio. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); O'Rourke did what he could to distance himself from modern Democrats.

"That injustice. continues to persist today", O'Rourke said.

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On taxes, Supreme Court judges, the Second Amendment and other issues, Democratic Rep. Robert "Beto" O'Rourke and incumbent Republican Sen.

The debate will be a major test for O'Rourke, a former member of a punk rock band who has become a cause célèbre for many Democrats who believe he can be an effective messenger for progressive policies like marijuana legalization and raising the minimum wage.

O'Rourke, who is challenging Sen.

O'Rourke, a three-term Democratic congressman from El Paso, is giving up his seat to challenge Cruz, who was first elected to the Senate in 2012.

"Sorry you don't like thoughts and prayers", Mr. Cruz shot back, adding he would pray for anyone at any time.

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