Rafael 'Ted' Cruz derides election opponent for going by nickname


With over 99% of precincts counted (and not including votes for any third parties), Democratic turnout did top one million in a midterm primary for the first time since 2002, but it still lagged well behind the over 1.5 million votes cast in the Republican primary. If we can get this turnout in a primary - in which historically fewer people vote - imagine what we can do in the general election in November. And he's the biggest draw on a Democratic ballot that is otherwise littered with little-known candidates for statewide office who've struggled to raise attention and money.

Close to one and-a-half million Republicans turned out, which is a near record for the GOP.

Eight months before the midterm election, Democrats now have an 8.9 percent generic congressional ballot advantage nationally in the Real Clear Politics average of polls.

When asked if his mom would be voting for him, O'Rouke said, "We've nearly got her convinced to vote for us in this election". "Or we could walk the walk".

Sticking to his progressive guns, O'Rourke shunned PAC money, a trend that continued in his bid to unseat U.S. Sen.

Any Democrat hoping to win statewide in Texas and break a 24-year losing streak for the state party will have to draw lots of Latino voters to the polls.

When asked if he was anxious about an anti-Trump backlash in Texas that could affect him in the general election against O'Rourke, Cruz said he wasn't.

More than 1.5 million people voted Tuesday in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate, won by incumbent Ted Cruz.

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A much-watched Republican primary race featured George P. Bush. Republicans retook the overall lead in turnout as results trickled in, but Democratic voting remained high.

Should Republicans be anxious about losing more ground to Democrats? The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, fearing Moser would be a weak candidate in the general election, blistered her for comments from a 2014 Washingtonian magazine article in which Moser said she'd "rather have her teeth pulled out" than live in rural Paris, Texas. The seat wouldn't be easy for any Democrat to grab.

Cathie Adams is a former chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. Ted Cruz in November.

Last night on The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert spoke about the Texan senator lovingly referred to by Donald Trump as "Lyin' Ted".

Jim Dean, chair of Democracy for America, said Democrats can win if they nominate candidates cut from the same cloth as Mrs. Moser and Ms. Jones.

"The early indications from Texas suggest that the Democratic primary voters are more likely to prefer progressive Democrats and reject the establishment".

Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia won their primary elections outright.