Could Texas turn blue? The battle between Cruz and O’Rourke.

In the strange world of American politics, a blue state is one where the Democratic candidate is the winner. Texas has traditionally been a safe red state – that is, Republican. But that might change in the forthcoming US mid-term Congressional elections.

It underlines America’s strange and turbulent political moment that the highest-profile and most intriguing battle in November’s midterm elections is in one of the most predictably Republican states.

“We have a real race in the state of Texas,” the Republican senator Ted Cruz said during a bruising debate with Beto O’Rourke on Friday.

“The hard left is energised, they are angry, many of them are filled with hatred for President Trump.”

These are the opening words of an interesting article in today’s Observer” newspaper. Go O’Rourke!


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