Ted Cruz is absolutely correct. The Republicans can no longer take Texas for granted. Cruz knows this to be true because he came this close to losing to the Leftist radical Beto O’Rourke. Texas has undergone significant demographic changes in the last decade. In addition, the Democrats will be spending huge amounts of money on attack ads and voter turn out campaigns in Texas. As such, Texas could flip in November if President Trump does not fight for it. It will be next to impossible for the Republicans to win a presidential election if Texas goes blue. The Republican Party must not gift Texas to the Democrats the way they did with California.
— The Hill (@thehill) July 20, 2020
Ted Cruz on 2020 elections: ‘If Democrats win Texas, it’s all over’
By Washington Examiner, July 20, 2020
Sen. Ted Cruz warned that if Republicans don’t carry the state of Texas in the 2020 election, the consequences will be devastating for the party in the long term.
“Texas is the single biggest target for the Left in 2020, politically speaking,” Cruz said on Sunday. “Texas is the key for national domination for years to come. If Democrats win Texas, it’s all over.”
Democrats have not won a statewide election in Texas since the early 1990s. A Democratic candidate for president has not won Texas since Jimmy Carter in 1976.
Carrying 38 Electoral College votes, Texas is seen as a critical must-win state for any Republican candidate for president.
President Trump currently leads presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden by an average of 0.2%, according to RealClearPolitics.
“It’s competitive, but I’m not predicting Biden will win,” John Weaver, a Texas-based Republican and a member of anti-Trump group the Lincoln Project, told the Texas Tribune. “Trump will have to spend a ton of money and come down here several times. And the Texas House is gettable for Democrats and probably two to four congressional seats.”
The Trump campaign said it is taking nothing for granted in the increasingly purple Lone Star State.
“We are doing our due diligence that we are leaving no stone unturned ahead of November, and we remain very confident that Texas will remain in Republican hands,” spokeswoman Samantha Cotten told the Texas Tribune. “We share our information. We share our data through the RNC. We’re not just helping President Trump but Republicans up and down the ballot.”
Biden has been endorsed by former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat who nearly defeated Cruz in a Senate race in 2018.
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