Cruz and O'Rourke will face off again September 30 in Houston and October 16 in San Antonio.
U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz will debate tonight in Dallas. Specifically, O'Rourke needs to get dramatically more Latinos to show up the polls in a state where a state where Latinos have far less political clout than their demographic weight would suggest.
Cruz remains favored, but only slightly.
O'Rourke grew more comfortable as the debate progressed; at the beginning, he struggled to make eye contact with the crowd and appeared to stammer. We need a USA senator who will stand up to this president.
A truck sporting a billboard plastered with a negative tweet from Trump about Cruz during the presidential campaign was parked outside the debate hall hours before the two men were set to face off.
"We're seeing nationally socialists like Bernie Sanders, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and, indeed, Congressman Beto O'Rourke advocating for those same policies", Cruz said. For that matter, Republicans aren't anxious to spend money in such an expensive state either.
Sen. Ted Cruz slammed his opponent for the "extreme rhetoric" and defended the integrity of the vast majority of law enforcement officers.
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O'Rourke mentioned several times how he has visited every district in Texas, while Cruz reminded those in attendance that he was "on the ground" in cities like Houston and Victoria following Hurricane Harvey. He is turning to the White House for help.
There have been innumerable attempts to show how Trump managed to take over the GOP, and why figures like Cruz, an avatar for the intellectual vanguard of the conservative movement's elite, adapted themselves to his takeover so easily.
It's the first of three scheduled debates ahead of the November election. Ted Cruz and Rep. Beto O'Rourke clashed on a number of issues, from guns to health care to the fate of the federal judiciary. At this point, he has outraised Cruz and outspent him on television.
"I think Congressman O'Rourke is passionate, he is energetic, he believes what he is fighting for", Cruz said. "But I also think Judge Kavanaugh deserves a full opportunity to defend himself and to let the American people listen and come to an assessment of what happened". But O'Rourke has focused heavily on courting women, Latinos and young voters, has developed a strong following on social media, and has proven to be a fund-raising dynamo, outpacing Cruz's efforts.
Cruz said 'absolutely, ' but didn't elaborate while calling the allegations serious.
"To rewrite our immigration laws in our own image and to ensure that we begin by freeing Dreamers from the fear of deportation by making them USA citizens, they can contribute to their full potential", O'Rourke said.
Cruz has criticized O'Rourke as a liberal out of touch with Texan values. He said the incident led him to fight to eliminate racial biases from the criminal justice system and help those who have served their time get jobs.
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