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Ted Cruz

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Senate candidates from Texas, Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke, have spent a lot of time discussing their stances on immigration, health care and the economy while on the campaign trail. But the environment is a topic that is seldom discussed.  

That's why Jon Gergen, a retired listener from Plano, asked Texas Decides: "Specifically what policies Mr. Cruz and Mr. O’Rourke are for, or against, to deal with what I perceive most of the scientific community believes is a severe climate problem."

Brian Kirkpatrick / Texas Public Radio

Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and his Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, spent most of the day Tuesday campaigning in San Antonio.

They've come a long way since "Lyin' Ted."

There they stood on stage before tens of thousands, President Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz, embracing each other, hands on shoulders, pats on the back, here at the Toyota Center in Houston.

"In just 15 days, the people of Texas are going to re-elect a man who has become a really good friend of mine," Trump said of Cruz after their extended embrace.

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's re-election campaign has not been shy about attacking his opponent, Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke, on television.

Professor Jim Henson, head of the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas, tells Texas Public Radio's Ryan Poppe that despite Texas Democrats having not seen for decades the type of energy around Beto O’Rourke's campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, O'Rourke's chances are slim.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

The Texas Senate race. Democrat Beto O’Rourke may be within striking distance of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. We’ll talk to Texans and Texas watchers about what the race means for the state and the country.

Guests

Ashley Lopez, senior reporter for KUT. (@AshLopezRadio)

Marjorie Kamys Cotera/Bob Daemmrich

The second televised debate in between U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke has been postponed. Political experts say the debate that was scheduled for Sunday was essential for the O’Rourke campaign.


The Texas Senate race wasn't supposed to be competitive this year. But thanks to an imaginative campaign, Beto O'Rourke has energized Democrats, drawing huge crowds and raising tens of millions of dollars in what was initially seen as a long-shot bid to defeat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera: O'Rourke/Robin Jerstad: Cruz / Texas Tribune

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke of El Paso, have agreed to three debates before Election Day.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera/Bob Daemmrich / KUT

As we move closer to November’s midterm elections, social media will more often capture candidates like Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz in strange or funny moments on the campaign trail, and these moments may go viral online.

But do these potentially humanizing or charming pop culture moments make any difference with the voters?

 


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