Ted Cruz began hi political career by working as a domestic policy adviser in the administration of President George W. Bush.
In 2003, Cruz became the Solicitor General of Texas and held that position for five years.
In the 2012 elections, Cruz was elected to the US Senate from Texas and in 2016, gave Donald Trump the closest run for the GOP presidential nomination.
Six years later, Cruz is running for re-election and is facing a stiff challenger in Democrat Rep. Beto O’Rourke.
For months, the race between Cruz and O-Rourke has been one of the closest races in the nation.
O’Rourke just picked up the endorsement of three major Texas newspapers, which isn’t that much of a surprise since most of the major cities in Texas are hotbeds of Democrats.
Fox News – Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke is touting his new endorsements from three leading Texas newspapers in his insurgent bid to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, while the GOP makes apparent gains in several wild gubernatorial and Senate races.
In Missouri, the RealClearPolitics (RCP) polling average now shows Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley leading vulnerable incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill by 1 point, based on a new poll released Saturday by the Missouri Scout showing Hawley up by 4 points.
McCaskill, who has fought to portray herself as a mainstream candidate in a state President Trump won by double digits in 2016, had consistently led in the race until July. But she has come under withering attacks from Hawley that she is a “party-line liberal,” especially in light of her vote against Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Fox News currently considers the race a toss-up…
One thing to remember is that of the 34 Senate seats up for election in next week’s midterm election, 26 of those are currently held by Democrats.
This puts Democrats more on the defensive than the offensive, (although we know that most Democratic Senators are very offensive).
The closer we get to the midterm elections, the more it looks like Republicans may actually gain seats in the Senate, even Cruz does lose to O’Rourke.
If Republicans retain control of both the House and Senate, it will actually be a huge victory over the Democratic Party.
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