A very challenging Senate map for Democrats in 2018 is pushing Democrats to set their sights on the unlikely possibility of toppling Republican Sen. Ted Cruz from his seat in the conservative bastion of Texas.
Cruz obliterated his Democratic opponent by nearly 1.3 million votes in 2012, and President Donald Trump carried the state of Texas with 52.6 percent of the vote. But Politico reports Democrats think Rep. Beto O’Rourke can beat Cruz in Texas and help deliver Democrats a Senate majority in 2018.
“People want to win and they want to play offense,” O’Rourke said in an interview earlier this month. “And Texas represents that. Texas is how you win back the Senate.”
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn was quick to point out that the state of Texas hasn’t elected a Democrat to a statewide office since 1994.Read the rest of the story HERE.
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