Competing Visions

Blog|8.5.18

Texans are beginning to learn more about the competing visions of the two candidates for US Senate. After running successfully for Senate six years ago, and having served the people of Texas in Washington, Ted has established himself a reliable leader on the important issues of the day. He has a proven record, and his bold leadership on key issues is well known.

In 2012, Ted ran on a platform of growing jobs and the economy, reducing government regulation and intrusion, and defending the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

According to Governor Abbott, “since Ted Cruz was elected to the U.S. Senate, he has done everything he said he’d do for Texans, and more.” Brandon Judd, President of the National Border Patrol Council echoed that sentiment when he said that Ted“is the same before, during and after the campaign. What he tells you he will do, he will do.”

Congressman O’Rourke, on the other hand, has spent three terms in the US House operating in relative obscurity. That anonymity has allowed him to travel the state as a candidate for Senate largely pontificating platitudes rather than pointing to substantive policy positions.

As Election Day draws closer, the differences between the two candidates’ records, and their opposing visions for the future will become increasingly clear to Texas voters. Hopefully, the Congressman will agree to participate in the five debates that have been proposed so that voters can see and hear the differences in substance and style.

The proposed dates, cities and issues for debates:

  • Aug. 31 in Dallas on “Jobs/Taxes/Federal Regulations/National Economy”
  • Sept. 14 in McAllen on “Immigration/Border Security/Criminal Justice/Supreme Court”
  • Sept. 21 in San Antonio on “Foreign Policy/National Security”
  • Oct. 5 in Houston on “Energy/Trade/Texas Economy”
  • Oct. 12 in Lubbock on “Healthcare/Obamacare”

With Election Day just over 90 days away, voters in Texas are paying closer attention to the candidates and their records. The contrast between Ted Cruz and Congressman O’Rourke couldn’t be more dramatic. Texans should expect both men to run on their records. Ted is a Constitutional conservative who has been a leader in the fights to cut taxes, reduce regulation, grow jobs, repeal Obamacare, secure our borders, put the interest of American citizens first, and preserve our founding documents and the principles they were established upon.

O’Rourke, on the other hand has a vision for repealing the tax cuts, increasing regulation, expanding Obamacare, wide open borders, placing the desires of illegal aliens over the needs of American citizens, and reimagining our founding principles through the prism of his liberal worldview.

The competing visions are dramatically different, and the choice is clear. Each of us has just over 90 days to help our friends and families in Texas to understand differences and to then get them out to vote accordingly. Working together, we will reject the reckless liberalism of Congressman O’Rourke and re-elect Ted to continue fighting for Texas values in the Senate.