Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is warning his party that the “left is going to show up” in the 2018 midterm elections.
according to the Texas Tribune, during a speech Friday addressing the Fort Bend County GOP, Cruz talked about an “incredible volatility in politics right now.”
During his keynote address at the party’s Lincoln Raegan Dinner, Cruz said, “Let me tell you right now: The left is going to show up. They will crawl over broken glass in November to vote.”
Cruz also referred to the Democrats’ behavior during President Trump‘s first State of the Union address last month. He said that their refusal to applaud and stand “underscores the political risk in November.”
In November, Cruz’s likely Democratic opponent will be Rep. Beto O’Rourke. In the final quarter of 2017, O’Rourke outraised Cruz.
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Last month, a Democrat poll showed Cruz leading O’Rourke only by single digits.
On Saturday, Cruz said that he is “absolutely” ready for his reelection campaign.
Cruz said, “It’s true my Democratic opponent is raising a lot of money. We’re not going to take it for granted. That’s a manifestation of the energy on the extreme left.”
Democrats are fighting an uphill battle in Texas’s Senate race, but Democrats have encountered success in “redder states,” which can be seen in recent upsets in GOP strongholds. No Democrat has won a Senate election in Texas since 1988.
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Credit: The Hill