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Rafael (Ted) Cruz justifies mocking Robert (Beto) O'Rourke's name

Rafael (Ted) Cruz justifies mocking Robert (Beto) O'Rourke's name

A Democrat has not won a statewide office in Texas since 1994.

While he easily won his party's senate primary with almost 62 percent of the Democratic vote and his mostly Hispanic El Paso district by more than 90 percent, O'Rourke struggled in certain regions, particularly the Rio Grande Valley.

Hernandez, a 32-year-old member of the Democratic Socialists of America, surprised some political observers by beating O'Rourke handily in dozens of counties, including nearly every one along the U.S. -Mexico border. Robert Krueger in 1993.

"If you're gonna run in Texas, you can't be a liberal man", sang the man's voice on Ted Cruz' latest political advertisement.

"I remember reading stories, little Robert wanted to fit in". Mr. O'Rourke owned up that he tried to go by Robert as a student at Columbia University, but when his friends found out that he was known as Beto, that name stuck. "Cruz already is casting O'Rourke as a gun-grabbing, open borders advocate".

Cruz, meanwhile, is of Cuban descent and goes by the more English-sounding "Ted" instead of his birth name, Rafael.




"I am really happy with whatever anyone calls me", Mr. O'Rourke said in an interview.

But O'Rourke said he doesn't plan on getting involved in political mud-slinging. "There's really not much I need to say about Sen".

So if Mr. O'Rourke is going for a Latin sound to appeal to one segment of Texas voters, Mr. Cruz could be accused of veering Anglo-Saxon to appeal to another.

According to NBC DFW, Texas' primary turnout on Tuesday was the highest in the state since 2002 with more than 960,00 Democrats and 1.4 million Republicans going to the polls.

With a quick photo response that leaned more cute than cutting, Mr. O'Rourke may be able to defuse any lasting effect of Mr. Cruz's approach. "The extreme left is energized and angry, and it makes it all important for conservatives to show up in November", Cruz said. Turnout is up over 100 percent in the Democratic primaries so far during early voting and it's down in early Republican voting.

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