Cruz Leads O'Rourke In Latest Poll

Marsha Scott
September 22, 2018

According to the Austin-American Statesman, Cruz was referencing recent protests at one of his campaign events over the weekend by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) when he claimed that Democrats would target Texans love for barbecue if elected.

Republican thrust the issue of illegal immigration to the forefront of his race with Rep. Beto O'rourke, releasing a new television ad painting his Democratic challenger as weak on border security. "So I got to say, they summed up the entire election: If Texas elects a Democrat, they're going to ban barbecue across the state of Texas", he said.

PETA, however, wasn't there to represent O'Rourke's campaign and didn't utter a word about banning meat, according to the newspaper.

"We are seeing tens of millions of dollars flooding into the state of Texas from liberals all over the country who desperately want to turn the state of Texas blue", Cruz said.

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O'Rourke hasn't made any statements against barbecue during the race, and his campaign hasn't taken Cruz's bait. Last November, he hosted 110 barbecues across the state in a single day, appearing at them virtually over YouTube Live.

It showed tight races in Arizona, where Democrats are hoping to win a seat held by a retiring Republican, and in Florida, where Republicans aim to unseat a Democratic incumbent.

Cruz didn't explain what tofu has to do with O'Rourke or Democrats, or how a USA senator would outlaw barbecue in a state, but in a speech a week earlier, he said liberals wanted to make Texas "just like California, right down to tofu and silicon and dyed hair". "'We're not happy until they're not happy". "Right down to tofu and silicon and dyed hair".

A Reuters/Ipsos/UVA Center for Politics Poll released Wednesday found Mr. O'Rourke with a 2 percentage point lead over among likely voters.

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