Surprising no one, Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, absolutely walloped his Republican primary challengers on Tuesday. The race was called shortly after the polls closed, and at publication time with 15.8 percent of precincts reporting, he led with 84.9 percent of the vote.
Pocketing the win and wasting no time, Cruz moved on to the general election and is now campaigning hard against the presumptive Democratic nominee for Senate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas. In a press statement thanking Texas primary voters for his win, Cruz said voters will have a “clear choice” in November.
“Congressman O’Rourke is a left-wing, liberal Democrat, and is running as a vocal proponent of amnesty and open borders. Those are not the values of Texas. Texans instead want to see the border secured, and common sense legislation on the books, like Kate’s Law, which I authored and introduced in the Senate,” Cruz said.
He described O’Rourke as a “vocal proponent of gun control” who embraces higher taxes and more regulations.
The Cruz campaign also dropped a new radio ad taunting O’Rourke with a country tune inspired by “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in The Band)” by Alabama.
— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) March 7, 2018
It’s driving at least one progressive nuts.
This Ted Cruz campaign song, “If You Want to Run in Texas You Can’t Be a Liberal Man” is clichéd Fox News fear-mongering worked into the worst country music you’ve ever heard. If this is all Cruz’s campaign can muster, Beto O’Rourke will clean his clock. pic.twitter.com/vLFZBBbwv8
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) March 7, 2018
“Clean his clock?” Dream on.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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