The race, in brief: This Texas race has been the subject of intense national attention, with O'Rourke garnering endorsements and promotion from celebrities and national Democratic figures, and was seen early as an intense battle over the Resistance vs. the Trumpists.
In a rare move, Taylor Swift endorsed two Democratic candidates running in Tennessee last month, turning her Instagram into a get-out-and-vote page for her 112 million followers.
But O'Rourke visited all 254 Texas counties and often drew larger-than-expected crowds, even in fiercely conservative areas. "Is that in the GOP health-care plan?"
"My confidence is in the people of Texas", O'Rourke told reporters on Monday night, moments before staging a raucous rally with Mariachi band at the University of Texas at El Paso, mere blocks from his home. He also distributes stickers to voters with slogans like "I'm pretty sure I voted" and "I think I voted". Still, late summer polls showed the challenger within striking distance.Читайте также: Penn State Vigil Honors Victims of Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting
Polling showed Cruz - vying for his second term - consistently ahead, but by single digits.
The tightness of the race meant Cruz had to lean on his former political rival - President Trump, whom he competed against in the 2016 Republican presidential primary. He describes Cruz's desire to repeal Obamacare as something that could potentially kill "way more people than the Zodiac", emphasizing the "way more" again and again so many times that the Cruz supporters chuckling at his joke (but still supporting Cruz) have to actually think about it.
Triumph finally confronted Cruz after one of his rallies. It's the time for action. "Please know this: we will ensure border security". "They're filled with rage and hatred for the president". A victory for O'Rourke would be a true upset in what was always a long-shot bid to oust Cruz from the U.S. Senate.
Robert Smigel, as Triumph, has fun roasting the lefties who turn out for O'Rourke, but he saves his best material for dragging Cruz within an inch of his life.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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