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2018 Midterms

Trump Announces “Major Rally for Senator Ted Cruz in October”

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In a tweet Friday, President Trump announced that he will be holding a “major rally” for Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in the largest stadium in Texas in October.

President Trump tweeted, “I will be doing a major rally for Senator Ted Cruz in October. I’m picking the biggest stadium in Texas we can find. As you know, Ted has my complete and total Endorsement. His opponent is a disaster for Texas – weak on Second Amendment, Crime, Borders, Military, and Vets!”

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Earlier in August, Sen. Cruz said that he would welcome and help from Trump as he works to fend off Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke of El Paso, in the nation’s most costly Senate race. While making a campaign stop in Seguin on August 6th, Cruz told the Houston Chronicle, “I think we are likely to see the president down in Texas before the election.”

A Democrat has not been elected in Texas since 1994. A poll was released on August 1st by Texas Lyceum showing what may be considered a statistical dead heat, with Cruz ahead by 41 to 39, well within the margin of error.

President Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., also has plans to visit the Lone Star State in September to campaign with Cruz, The Washington Post reported.

Since Trump took office, Cruz has proven time and again to be a strong supporter and ally, with Trump’s administration warming to Cruz over time–Vice President Mike Pence has called the senator “the pride of Texas.” Trump also tweeted his support for Cruz, as well as other Republican statewide elected officials before the March 6th primary elections.

Trump tweeted on February 27th of this year, “I want to encourage all of my many Texas friends to vote in the primary for Governor Greg Abbott, Senator Ted Cruz, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Attorney General Ken Paxton. They are helping me to Make America Great Again! Vote early or on March 6th.”

A few hours later, Trump also tweeted his support for Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick, Comptroller Glen Hegar and Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller: “Texas LC George P. Bush backed me when it wasn’t the politically correct thing to do, and I back him now. Also, AC Sid Miller has been with me from the beginning, he is “Trump’s Man in Texas.” Also support Comptroller Glenn Hegar, and Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick.”

Although Trump is yet to make a campaign-related stop in Texas ahead of the midterms, he did endorse a number of candidates including Cruz, Attorney General Ken Paxton, and Gov. Greg Abbot during a May 4th appearance in Dallas at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention.

“Greg, I fully endorse you. You are endorsed,” he said. “Ken, you have my full endorsement.”

“Full endorsement for this man, Ted Cruz,” announced at the NRA convention. “Boy that was very rousing,” Trump said.

In response to Trump’s tweet on Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted, “Terrific! Texas will be glad to see you. Working together, we’ve won major victories for the people of Texas: historic tax cuts, repealing job-killing regulations, rebuilding the military & confirming strong constitutionalist judges. And as a result, the Texas economy is booming!”

O’Rourke responded to the news of a Trump-Cruz rally in October with claims that they must be desperate and worried, “This is urgent. Donald Trump just sent his first tweet attacking Beto,” his campaign wrote in an appeal to donors blasted out within minutes. “With each brand-new poll, Trump and Ted Cruz are getting more nervous. They’re seeing their slim lead disappear altogether. And they’re going to attack us again and again and again.”

Contenders for the largest stadium in Texas include Darrel K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium at the University of Texas; Kyle Field at Texas A&M; Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, NRG Stadium, home of the Houston Texans; and AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

President of the Texas Motor Speedway, Eddie Gossage tweeted Friday that his facility holds the largest television screen in the world-a feature that could be appealing to Trump, “And @TXMotorSpeedwayalso has the biggest television screen in the world. So I’m waiting for a telephone call from .”

The speedway holds 181,655, though the permanent seating capacity is listed at 128,655.

The Cowboy’s stadium, which is known to fans as the “Death Star”, holds at least 100,000. NRG Stadium in Houston, by comparison, maxes out at around 80,000 people.

Kyle Field’s official max capacity is 102,733 though 110,633 attended a game there in 2014. The Longhorns are just behind the Aggies, attracting 102,315 fans to DKR in 2016 for a game against Notre Dame. The Cotton Bowl in Dallas holds a mere 92,000 in comparison, and is rarely used for large events.

In terms of those who donations, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and wife Gene, have not donated any money to Cruz’s campaign nor Trump’s presidential run, according to campaign finance records, though a partnership linked to Jones did give $1 million to Trump’s inauguration.

Meanwhile, Houston Texas owner Bob McNair, donated $7,500 to Cruz’s first Senate run and gave an additional $500,000 to a super PAC that supported Cruz’s presidential big. McNair also gave $449,000 to the Trump Victory joint fundraising committee, while having made a $1 million contribution to Trump’s inauguration.

It should be noted that both McNair and Jones have generally sided with Trump in the debate over NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem.

LISTEN to Rep. O’Rourke’s response to Trump’s announcement on Friday that he will be campaigning for Cruz in October:

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