The Democratic Party nominee in the 2018 Texas U.S. Senate race received thunderous applause at CNN’s town hall meeting on Thursday.
“We’re here at the McAllen Performing Arts Center for one of the hottest Senate races in the country,” CNN’s Dana Bash introduced. “Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke is challenging Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.”
“O’Rourke has captured the national spotlight with a record-shattering fund-raising and viral videos, and now he’s trying to come from behind and turn Texas blue,” Bash explained.
“We invited Sen. Cruz to take questions from the audience, but he declined our invitation,” she noted.
Ted Cruz canceled the second debate and is now chickening out of a town hall with Beto O’Rourke. His problem can’t be CNN, he recently debated Bernie Sanders on the channel. More proof Cruz is not “Tough as Texas.” https://t.co/mUVgvADhOy# p #5_10 # ad skipped = true #
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) October 9, 2018# p #6_10 # ad skipped = true #
“Please welcome Congressman Beto O’Rourke,” Bash asked.
At that point, the crowd went wild.