Surprising no one, Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, absolutely walloped his Republican primary challengers on Tuesday. The race was called shortly after the polls closed, and at publication time with 15.8 percent of precincts reporting, he led with 84.9 percent of the vote.
Pocketing the win and wasting no time, Cruz moved on to the general election and is now campaigning hard against the presumptive Democratic nominee for Senate, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas. In a press statement thanking Texas primary voters for his win, Cruz said voters will have a "clear choice" in November.
"Congressman O’Rourke is a left-wing, liberal Democrat, and is running as a vocal proponent of amnesty and open borders. Those are not the values of Texas. Texans instead want to see the border secured, and common sense legislation on the books, like Kate's Law, which I authored and introduced in the Senate," Cruz said.
He described O'Rourke as a "vocal proponent of gun control" who embraces higher taxes and more regulations.
The Cruz campaign also dropped a new radio ad taunting O'Rourke with a country tune inspired by "If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in The Band)" by Alabama.
.@TedCruz's campaign drops a radio ad trolling @BetoORourke with a country music jingle: "If you're gonna run in Te… https://t.co/6WwYrCBeNu— Patrick Svitek (@Patrick Svitek) 1520389589.0
It's driving at least one progressive nuts.
This Ted Cruz campaign song, “If You Want to Run in Texas You Can’t Be a Liberal Man” is clichéd Fox News fear-mong… https://t.co/NdOmBu0tBs— Adam Best (@Adam Best) 1520391940.0
"Clean his clock?" Dream on.