Cruz, Beto square off


The two candidates for Texas Senate came out swinging last night in their second and final debate before the midterms next month. Incumbent Ted Cruz and challenger Beto O’Rourke each landed haymakers as they debated policy.

“We’ve had two years of a partisan circus,” Cruz said about the way Democrats have acted since Donald Trump was sworn in as President.

“It’s really interesting to hear you talk about a partisan circus,” O’Rourke retorted.

It was a debate that saw Cruz do his best to define O'Rourke as a progressive, especially when O'Rourke said American doesn't need President Trump's border wall.

“El Paso is one of the safest cities in the United States of America,” O’Rourke explained. “It’s because we have world class law enforcement.”

Cruz pointed out there was something Beto wasn't telling you when it comes to border safety.

“There’s a wall there. That wall is one of the tools you use to protect us,” Cruz stated.

In the end, political analyst Chris Begala says Beto scored some points, but Cruz scored more.

“I think Cruz did a better job of clearly defining Beto as a little bit too liberal for Texas,” Begala stated.

And in a new poll from CNN Cruz leads O'Rourke by seven points.


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