Pop singer Beyonce lends star power to Texas Democrat O'Rourke

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Before getting to the Cruz segment of the video, Triumph starts off gently poking fun at Beto O'Rourke and his supporters. The most recent Emerson poll (October 30) showing Cruz at +3, and the latest Quinnipiac (October 28) showing +5, the RealClearPolitics average is giving Cruz a Cruz +6.8 over O'Rourke.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert sent the only political correspondent fearless enough to ask the tough questions down to Texas to cover the toss-up Senate race between incumbent GOP sweaty narc Ted Cruz against Democratic challenger and The Clash fan Beto O'Rourke. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

Texas polls are set to close at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST, per Politico. His challenge to Cruz was bolstered by more than $70 million in donations from across the country, making the race the most expensive Senate contest in US history. Republicans typically have a double-digit advantage over their Democratic counterparts in the deep red state.

"This is the man, what's Ted Cruz have that you don't have?" "He's dishonest", O'Rourke said then.

Cruz was backed by his 2016 presidential opponent President Donald Trump and other prominent Republicans. "It's why the nickname stuck - because it's true".

Ted Cruz has made the case that O'Rourke's outside supporters are just more evidence of his being out of step with Texan voters on most issues, while O'Rourke has argued that Cruz is a dishonest yes-man to Trump, despite Trump having thrashed him in the primaries.

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"Have you ever actually heard his music?" A Democrat hasn't won a Texas Senate seat since 1988, and no one from the party has captured any statewide office since 1994, the nation's longest political losing streak.

Meanwhile, a comedy bit put the candidates in the national spotlight yet again.

Stephen Colbert was just the latest comedian to take on the Texas race, sending Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog, to speak with both candidates in the heated race.

Cruz, however, tried to have a moment with Triumph.

"I support spaying and neutering, just like Trump did to you", the puppet shot back.