Mr. Trump has been doing a lot of campaigning lately for GOP candidates in anticipation of the 2018 midterm elections. In fact, he has been so aggressive about it that the GOP is starting to fear it will hurt them in their attempts to “outrun his popularity.”
However, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is asking Mr. Trump to come to Texas to campaign for him. During a campaign stop in Seguin late Monday, Cruz said:
‘I would certainly welcome his support and I hope to see him in Texas. I think we are likely to see the president down in Texas before the election.’
According to The Houston Chronicle:
‘Cruz said while his relationship with Trump has had its “ups and downs” due to their 2016 GOP primary battle, he has tried to become an ally to the President. He said he has been in constant contact with the White House and Trump directly to offer his help in getting legislation through the Senate.’
‘We’re talking to the White House every week, sometimes every day. I’ve been proud to lead the effort to bring Republicans together.’
Trump held rallies in Florida and Ohio last week, and has been to Texas five times since he became president. Before his appearances in Florida and Ohio, Trump spoke at a Republican fundraiser back in May that was closed to the media. Before that event, he spoke at the National Rifle Association’s annual conference in Dallas.
The Houston Chronicle reported:
‘Cruz is facing a tougher re-election campaign than many first expected. Polls from the last week have shown Cruz holding onto a single-digit lead over O’Rourke, a congressman from El Paso who has set records for Democrats fundraising in Texas.’
Cruz told his supporters in Seguin that it’s impearative that Republicans get out to vote. Although conservatives out-number liberals in Texas, the race is going to be a tough one and Cruz could be in trouble if people don’t get out and vote.
Here’s what Twitter had to say:
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