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Cruz to Take on Senate Challenger O'Rourke in Debate

24 September 2018

Cruz are just not going to cut it anymore. "We asked 'Well, what do you do then?' The No. 1 answer was more armed police officers in schools".

"It's their prerogative", he said, before jokingly adding, "I might not like their music, either".

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The first question of the debate was regarding the topic of immigration.

O'Rourke later walked back his statements and called the proposition "artless, and even inaccurate" in his 2011 book titled "Dealing Death and Drugs: The Big Business of Dope in the USA and Mexico".

"We can make our schools safer by having officers protect them", Cruz said.

On Saturday, animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) handed out free barbecued tofu outside of a restaurant in Columbus, TX, where Republican Senator Ted Cruz held a event for his re-election campaign to the United States Senate. Cruz and O'Rourke will face off in Dallas tonight for the first of three scheduled debates. Ted Cruz, contradicted police reports Friday by denying he tried to flee the scene of a 1998 drunken auto crash.

Cruz didn't speak to the media afterward except to say he thought the debate "went great".

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"That injustice. continues to persist today", O'Rourke said.

Cruz and O'Rourke mixed it up over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, which O'Rourke has defended in comments that have received national attention. It is not clear precisely what part of O'Rourke's argument he disagrees with - that it's wrong for police to murder an innocent person in their home? "No one wants to do any of that".

Texas hasn't had a Democratic senator since Lloyd Bentsen in 1994, but O'Rourke has amassed a large campaign war chest and made a point of visiting all 254 Texas counties, including many that Democrats wrote off years ago.

Cruz was asked how he had gone from his 2016 presidential primary battle with President Donald Trump - in which Trump insulted the appearance of Cruz's wife, Heidi, and accused Cruz's father of being involved in a conspiracy to assassinate John F. Kennedy - to being political allies now, with Trump planning a trip to Texas. A Quinnipiac poll showed the gap between the two as wider, with Cruz receiving 54 percent support among likely voters and O'Rourke receiving 45 percent support. And polls have suggested a tighter race than expected in a state where Republicans typically win in landslides. But what stood out was O'Rourke's combative posture toward Cruz after spending his campaign until this point largely ignoring the incumbent. "I think vast majority of Texans agree on that", Cruz said.

That ignored Cruz drawing the ire of many Texas conservatives for refusing to endorse Trump during the 2016 Republican National Convention. Cruz challenged that stance saying O'Rourke is basically attacking all law enforcement with his statement.

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O'Rourke replied: "True to form".

Cruz to Take on Senate Challenger O'Rourke in Debate