His statewide campaign galvanized voters in every Texas district, and he may well be credited with pulling a few Democratic representatives to victory.
Cruz had attempted to shame O'Rourke's language throughout the campaign, even releasing a 30-second mashup of the Democrat swearing at events while warning Texans that the lawmaker's rallies were not a "great place to bring the kids".
He also said O'Rourke's support for impeaching Trump, relaxing federal immigration policy, decriminalising marijuana and implementing universal health care were too liberal for even numerous state's moderate Democrats and independents. Ted Cruz in Texas fell short on Tuesday despite a fundraising effort that raised a record-setting amount of campaign donations.
Trump and Cruz were bitter 2016 rivals, but the president visited Houston late last month to solidify the senator's win.
"That's the first news of the evening...they can now open investigations into the President and we can finally find out if Donald Trump has ever done anything unethical", Colbert, 54, stated according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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At a campaign rally in Columbia, Missouri, he later said "they want to make a deal". "It looks like they are focusing on trade". Neither leader specified any details of potential progress in their first known direct discussion in several months.
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"It's the time for choosing".
Cruz, who has made no secret about wanting to run for president again once Trump leaves office, even gleefully tweeted national polls showing O'Rourke cracking the top 10 among potential Democratic White House hopefuls in 2020, arguing they show how liberal he is.
In 2016, Cruz ran for president in a crowded GOP primary.