Tuesday, 04 September 2018

Trump Will Go to Texas to Campaign With Cruz Against Liberal “Beto” O’Rourke

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In a previous article, we noted that U.S. Representative Robert “Beto” O’Rourke (D-Texas) — who has a cumulative score of only 27 percent on The New American’s “Freedom Index” for this session of Congress — has been endorsed by the Soros-funded group MoveOn.Org in his campaign to unseat Republican incumbent Senator Ted Cruz.

We noted in our article yesterday that while federal election laws limited Soros’ personal contributions to O’Rourke to a single $2,700 contribution last December, Moveon.org has actively solicited contributions to help the Democrat.

Though Cruz and President Trump were competitors for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, a rivalry that sometimes led to heated exchanges, after Trump was elected president, the two became strong political allies. In a tweet on August 31, the president announced that he will be coming to Texas in October to participate in “a major rally” for Cruz, who is facing a tougher-than-usual challenge against O’Rourke.

“I will be doing a major rally for Senator Ted Cruz in October. I’m picking the biggest stadium in Texas we can find,” Trump tweeted. “As you know, Ted has my complete and total Endorsement. His opponent is a disaster for Texas — weak on Second Amendment, Crime, Borders, Military, and Vets!”

The Washington Post has reported that Trump’s son, Donald Trump, Jr., will also travel to Texas to campaign with Cruz.

In an August 30 article, the Houston Chronicle reported that state and local police reports recently obtained by the Chronicle and Express-News indicate that O’Rourke’s 1998 arrest for drunken driving was a more serious threat to public safety than has previously been reported. The reports, noted the Chronicle, showed that O’Rourke was driving drunk at what a witness called “a high rate of speed” in a 75 mph zone on Interstate 10 about a mile from the New Mexico border. After losing control of his car, he hit a truck and went across the center median into oncoming lanes. The witness, who stopped at the scene, later told police that O’Rourke had tried to drive away from the scene.

O’Rourke recorded a blood-alcohol content of 0.136 and 0.134 on police breathalyzers. The state’s legal limit at the time was a BAC level of 0.10. O’Rourke was arrested at the scene and charged with DWI, but completed a court-approved diversion program and had the charges dismissed.

 Image: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Warren Mass writes from Cleburne, Texas.

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Texas Senate Race Pits Liberal Robert “Beto” O’Rourke vs. Ted Cruz

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