Republican Senator for Texas Ted Cruz warned his Republican colleagues that the “left is going to show up” in the 2018 midterm elections.
This happened while he was giving a speech Friday, where he was addressing the Fort Bend County GOP. Cruz talked about several ongoing issues as well as the “incredible volatility in politics right now,” the Texas Tribune reported.
“Let me tell you right now: The left is going to show up,” Cruz said during his keynote address at the Republican Annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner. “They will crawl over broken glass in November to vote,” he added.
Senator Cruz also cited the Democrats “treasonous” behavior during President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address last month, saying their refusal to applaud and stand “underscores the political risk in November.”
According to some reports, Cruz’s most likely Democratic opponent in November will be Representative Beto O’Rourke who previously outraised the Texas Republican in the final quarter of 2017. The Texas Tribune reported last month that Cruz is leading O’Rourke by single digits.
O‘Rourke is a known Punk-Rock star who played guitar and provided vocals for the punk band Foss in the 1990s, he also took a shot at Republican President Donald Trump for his hard-line stance on immigration, vowing to “fight when necessary against a president who is focused on building walls, or conducting military immigrant round-ups.”
Cruz on Saturday stated that he is “absolutely” ready for his reelection campaign.
“It’s true my Democratic opponent is raising a lot of money,” Cruz said. “We’re not going to take it for granted. That’s a manifestation of the energy on the extreme left.”
According to The Hill, Democrats have an uphill battle in Texas Senate race, but they’ve been feeling more bullish on elections in redder states given recent upsets in GOP strongholds. Still, no Democrat has won a Senate election in Texas since 1988.
Cruz was first elected for senator went quite easily back in 2012, where he had more than 56 percent of the vote, also President Trump won the state by a lead of 9 points in 2016.