Cruz leads ORourke 54 to 45 in latest Texas Senate race poll

Leroy Wright
September 22, 2018

A poll released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University has Senator Ted Cruz leading his Democratic challenger, Beto O'Rourke by 9 percent.

Cruz has joked that the Lone Star State's most cherished food is at stake in the November election, after noticing PETA protesters at a campaign event.

PETA, however, wasn't there to represent O'Rourke's campaign and didn't utter a word about banning meat, according to the newspaper. Cruz was speaking before a packed house at a restaurant in the southeastern Texas town when he made a decision to highlight the fact that PETA was protesting at his events, according to a report from the Austin-American Statesman. "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.

"Cruz served up his claim again the next day in a tweet, writing, "@.peta protested our town hall yesterday, handing out barbecued tofu. "We're not happy 'til they're not happy".

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O'Rourke later told Colbert that "the people of Texas are more than a match for President (Donald) Trump", despite Trump giving his " to Cruz.

Nelson is performing a fundraiser for O'Rourke, who is challenging Sen. "PETA is confident that once Ted Cruz tastes how delicious tofu can be, he'll want to see it in every Texas pot". Trump is set to visit the state next month to rally for Cruz. "They want us to be just like California, right down to tofu and silicon and dyed hair". The audience booed during his remarks.

The Reuters/Ipsos/UVA Center for Politics Poll released on Wednesday of several competitive U.S. Senate races offered a mixed picture of Democrats' chances in November of winning the two seats they would need to take control of that chamber.

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