HOUSTON – Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was approached on Friday morning by his young volunteer campaign at a high-level campaign center, which the seated senator wanted to shine in his last Snapchat.
"It's my birthday and I'm here with the biggest person ever!" Said the young volunteer.
Cruz knows he needs more of that kind of excitement, to take on a challenge from Rep. Beto O & # 39; Rourke, D-Texas, who now benefits from a benefit benefit in one of the most expensive races of this cycle.
"We have a race," said Cruz. "If you're a rich liberal in New York City or Massachusetts or San Francisco and you could beat one Republican in the country, it would be me, that's why the money comes in here."
President Trump has promised to campaign for Cruz, something that the conservative legislator welcomes. President Trump is also the driving force behind democratic energy, which Cruz says is correlating with his rigid election efforts.
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"With the election of Donald Trump, the mind has lost their mind on the far left," Cruz said. "Extremely left, they are energetic, they are angry and they have a lot of hatred for President Trump."
O & # 39; Rourke refused to be interviewed in Texas or Washington D.C. for this story, but this week he hit the circuit of the late evening.
The Cruz campaign quickly figured out how to take the action and buy commercial time during the delivery of O & # 39; Rourke.
"Here's how scared Ted Cruz is from Beto O & # 39; Rourke – he bought ads on my show tonight to stop his interview," said the host of The Late Show, Stephen Colbert.
Cruz believes the joke is the comedian.
"I think it's funny that apparently Colbert is angry that someone buys ads in this show," Cruz said. "The advertisers must follow his advice and not buy ads in his show because it makes him unhappy."
The 45-year-old O & # 39; Rourke has been compared to "The next Obama," by Esquire and "Kennedyesque" by Vanity Fair, and Cruz believes that such positive press encourages democratic donors.
"Their favorite adjective is Kennedyesque," Cruz said. "They all talk about his hair and his teeth, they talk about nothing, nothing about his reputation, they do not talk about his openness to abolition [Immigration and Customs Enforcement]they do not talk about his will to accuse the president. & # 39;