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Ted Cruz TV Ads Charge Beto With Extremism and Revisit Cruz’s Role in Harvey Recovery

Ted Cruz TV Ads Charge Beto With Extremism and Revisit Cruz’s Role in Harvey Recovery

“If Beto O’Rourke’s positions are too extreme even for them,” a narrator says at the end, “he’s just too reckless for Texas.”

With a little more than 3 months to go, Ted Cruz’s campaign is finally running TV ads in the Lone Star State.

The only ad his campaign published on their YouTube channel is an ad reminding East Texas voters of Cruz’s role in post-Harvey recovery.

According to the Bryan-College Station Eagle, Cruz’s Harvey ad is running in Beaumont, located in East Texas, close to the Louisiana border.

Cruz is also running three ads attacking Democrat opponent, Rep. Beto O’Rourke.

From The Eagle:

The Harvey-themed commercial is airing in Beaumont, while the O’Rourke attack ads were found to be on the air Friday morning in Abilene, Corpus Christi and Lubbock. In a news release, Cruz’s campaign highlighted only the Harvey spot, and it did not provide any information about how much it was spending on the ads.

One of the anti-O’Rourke spots tells viewers he is “more extreme than he wants you to know,” pointing to comments O’Rourke has made about his support for impeaching President Donald Trump while also highlighting the movement among some liberal activists to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. While O’Rourke initially expressed openness to doing away with ICE, he has more recently rejected calls to eliminate the agency. The commercial goes on to claim such positions put O’Rourke to the left of liberal boogeymen such as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

“If Beto O’Rourke’s positions are too extreme even for them,” a narrator says at the end, “he’s just too reckless for Texas.”

It’s not the only Cruz ad that invokes O’Rourke’s past comments on the abolish ICE movement. Another one brings up the remarks after reviewing the cases of three men who were in the country illegally, were deported multiple times and either convicted or accused of crimes after returning again. “But Beto O’Rourke said our border is secure,” a narrator then says. “That’s why he’s open to abolishing ICE.”

Cruz has held a consistent 6 point lead over O’Rourke, according to polling data.


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Texas Republicans are ahead of Beto.

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Beta’s a big fan of open borders and the welfare state. And you can bet he’ll be coming for your guns just as fast as he can. No good.

I heard DFW is awash with Beto lawn signs and Beto canvassers registering donks and following up on foot cavassing with polite personal calls.

    txvet2 in reply to Tiki. | August 6, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    Yeah, but we have a voter ID law here, so none of those illegals will have a chance to vote for him.

    Arminius in reply to Tiki. | August 7, 2018 at 5:44 am

    I live in the DFW Metroplex and I haven’t seen a single Beto O’Rourke sign or even a bumper sticker. I tend to notice those things. I still see Obama/Biden and Hillray/Kane bumper stickers.

    Certainly in Austin you’ll see a lot of Beto O’Rourke signs but that’s the kiss of death.

    texannie in reply to Tiki. | August 7, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Actually I have seen a lot of Beto signs in Highland Park/University Park area. What’s up with that? Is that some organized effort to make him seem to be surging among the rich and famous?

    ss396 in reply to Tiki. | August 7, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    I’ve received two calls from Beto’s campaign, soliciting my vote. When I object to his positions, his staffers politely (a) engaged in discussion if they can, or (b) point me to his website for more info if they can’t.

    Not that the phone calls from Beto’s crew changed my mind, but they were polite and I cannot help thinking how this type of thing adds to Beto’s favorability ratings.

2nd Ammendment Mother | August 6, 2018 at 9:09 pm

I’d run ads with his anti-2nd Amendment comments….. then toss in some anti-free speech comments…. Texans like constitutional arguments….. we had our own for a time!

Beto’s bite is a reflection of his mind.

If you can’t even manage a dentist appoinment, how are you gonna run a nation?