Beto O'Rourke Pins Himself In Corner Over Drunk Driving Claim

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The debate, the first of three scheduled in the Senate midterms, was held on the campus of Southern Methodist University, and Mr. O'Rourke remained unflappable while taking on Mr. "But you are fighting for the principles you believe in and I commend that". San Antonio's Texas Public Radio will carry it on air.

The pair will square off again next weekend in Cruz's hometown of Houston, and a third and final debate is set for San Antonio three weeks before the November 6 election.

Nonpartisan-and-boozy also looks to be an option. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); O'Rourke did what he could to distance himself from modern Democrats.

He's visited all 254 Texas counties, including areas that Democrats long ago gave up on - a fact he mentioned repeatedly during the debate.

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Both candidates tried to don the mantle as a "fighter", although Mr. Cruz warned at the end that should Mr. O'Rourke be elected his causes may not jibe with many Texans.

Cruz finished second in the 2016 Republican presidential primary. Among Texas likely voters who choose a candidate, 93 percent say their mind is made up. "The allegations she has raised are serious, and they deserve to be treated with respect", Cruz said.

O'Rourke's candidacy has drawn large crowds in Texas and a following among progressives nationally.

President Donald Trump has announced that he'll rally in Texas for his once bitter rival Cruz next month - previously unthinkable in a state where Republicans usually rack up landslide victories. He eventually supported his party's candidate.

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He called 911 from a bathroom before helping colleagues wrap the man's blood-soaked jeans above his injury to cut off blood flow. Zambrano said , speaking in Spanish. "Everyone was screaming, running this way and that", he said.

O'Rourke has built his campaign around healthcare, economic inequality, and resisting Trump and Cruz's immigration policies, as well as calling for some gun-control measures including uniform background checks and banning high-capacity weapons.

Things are likely to stay nasty in coming weeks.

"This goes to the heart of massive policy divisions", Mr. Cruz said, noting Mr. O'Rourke opposes Mr. Kavanaugh's nomination. O'Rourke drew laughs by replying simply of Cruz: "True to form".

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