Republican senator and former presidential candidate Ted Cruz plans to rally the support of his former opponent and hopes to receive a visit from the President on the campaign trail.
“I would certainly welcome his support, and I hope to see him in Texas,” Cruz said, standing outside the Dixie Grill in Seguin. “I think we are likely to see the president down in Texas before the election.”
Ted Cruz is in a race against the democratic contender Beto O’Rourke, and said on Monday while at a campaign stop in Seguin that he welcomes all the help he can get to boost his single-digit lead against O’Rourke.
Cruz reiterated to his supporters that this isn’t the time to get complacent, even though Republicans outnumber Democrats in Texas.
However, it’s likely that Cruz will get the support he seeks. According to him, there aren’t hard feelings between himself and former rival President Trump, and with the President still holding rallies, most recently in Florida and Ohio, it’s likely that he will make another stop in Texas in the near future.
“We’re talking to the White House every week, sometimes every day,” Cruz said. “I’ve been proud to lead the effort to bring Republicans together.”
At the beginning of the year the President was vocal about wanting to support Republicans running for offices in Congress, putting an emphasis on how important keeping, and even deepening the majority in the House and Senate would be for his agenda.
“I am going to spend probably four or five days a week helping people because we need more Republicans,” the Republican president said in an interview with Reuters. “To get the real agenda through, we need more Republicans.”
“It’s hard sometimes. Sometimes you really like three candidates – that’s a very tough position to be in. But we have places where I like all of the candidates,” Trump said. “But I will be very much involved with – beyond the primaries – with the election itself, very very much.”
Coming off the high of some of his favored candidates winning their local elections, the President took to social media to talk about how happy he is that his endorsements have made a difference.
“As long as I campaign and/or support Senate and House candidates (within reason), they will win! I LOVE the people, & they certainly seem to like the job I’m doing. If I find the time, in between China, Iran, the Economy and much more, which I must, we will have a giant Red Wave!” he boasted Wednesday on Twitter.