Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican Party tenor, is in trouble ahead of the November 6 elections. He struggled on Friday night to portray his Democratic rival Beto O’Rourke as a leftist detached from realities and unfit to represent his state.
The two men met for the first time in a televised debate at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Two further debates will follow from here.
No Democrat has been elected senator from Texas for 30 years; the polls still give Cruz the lead in the voting intentions, but the gap has narrowed and the campaign momentum seems favorable to O’Rourke.
The senatorial election in Texas seemed to have been gained by Mr. Cruz. But the elected Republican recognized Friday night on television that the outcome of the vote was uncertain.
Elected local El Paso, the Democrat receives a lot of attention from the media, and his campaign team has collected millions of dollars more than Mr. Cruz.
There is a fundamental decision in this election, it is a choice against socialists like Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and in fact, the representative Beto O’Rourke has campaigned for these same policies.
Ted Cruz, Conservative candidate
“Representative O’Rourke is passionate, energetic, he believes in what he’s fighting for, like Bernie Sanders believes in what he’s fighting for, believes in socialism … I think you’re absolutely as sincere as Bernie. Cruz also said, stressing the supposed links between his rival and the Vermont senator, beaten by Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Democratic primary, after running a very left-wing campaign.
The outcome of this Texas senatorial could be decisive. On November 6, US voters will renew all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate.
In the House, the majority seems to be accessible to the Democratic Party, which must stand out in the mid-term elections, with 25 seats more than its 193 elected in the outgoing assembly.
In the Senate, the goal seems much more complicated.
Arithmetically speaking, the Democrats must conquer only two more seats to tip the majority, but 26 of the 35 seats that will be in play on November 6 are already held by Democratic senators, including 10 in states where Donald Trump ahead of Hillary Clinton during the presidential election of November 2016 and where their reelection is therefore uncertain.
Donald Trump is expected to come to support him next month at an election meeting.
Jared Elliot was born and raised in San Francisco. He has contributed to Discovery Magazine, Cottage Country Magazine and Tech Insider. As a journalist for Valley Post Express, Jared mostly covers national news. Aside from earning a living as a freelance journalist, Jared also spends much of his time training for ultra running.