Billboard Of Trump’s Tweet Attacking Ted Cruz To Be Placed Across Texas: Report
Activists in Texas are gearing up to place an anti-Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) billboard in the state after raising thousands of dollars through a GoFundMe campaign.
The fundraising page, organized by USA Latinx, a political group focused on supporting Latinx candidates, topped its $6,000 fundraising goal, raising nearly $10,000 in less than 24 hours.
The proposed sign will feature a February 2016 tweet from Trump criticizing Cruz as an “all talk, no action” politician.
“Why would the people of Texas support Ted Cruz when he has accomplished absolutely nothing for them,” Trump’s tweet reads. “He is another all talk, no action pol!”
Parkland, Fla., school shooting survivor and gun control advocate David Hogg and Claude Taylor, the chairman of the liberal Mad Dog PAC, helped promote the effort on social media.
“President Donald Trump will be campaigning to help Sen. Ted Cruz win his re-election,” the page reads. “A rally is being planned, according to Trump ‘at the biggest stadium in Texas.’ We are planning to display the president’s own words about Cruz from 2016 on a mobile billboard, to remind Texans of the truth.”
Trump, two years after a fierce presidential primary battle with Cruz, has committed to campaigning for the senator in his tougher-than-anticipated Senate race against Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke (Texas).
On Friday, the president tweeted that he would be holding a “major rally” for Cruz next month. Several recent polls have shown Cruz and O’Rourke in a dead heat, though the deep-red state has not elected a Democrat to the Senate in three decades.
A new poll from Emerson College shows the race in Texas between Sen. Cruz and his Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O’Rourke, is getting closer than anticipated and the Democrat is within 1 point of Cruz for the Senate race.
The survey revealed that Cruz leads O’Rourke 38 to 37 percent. While only four percent of voters favor a different candidate, 21 percent are still undecided.