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O'Rourke borrowed the president's attack line from the 2016 primary against Cruz during the debate. Ted Cruz and Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke faced off in an at-times-testy debate in San Antonio Tuesday evening, as both men sought to paint their opponent as the wrong choice to represent the nation's third-largest state.

Cruz waved off the aggression, contending that O'Rourke's "pollsters have told him to come out on the attack".

"Congressman O'Rourke sides with liberal extremists on the national level, instead of the people of Texas - instead of jobs in Texas", Cruz said.

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"It's why the president called him Lyin' Ted", O'Rourke said, "and it's why the nickname stuck, because it's true".

"Congressman O'Rourke doesn't want to build the wall", Cruz said, again calling his opponent's views on the issue "extreme".

O'Rourke also faulted Cruz for leading the 2013 federal government shutdown, for missing votes in Washington and for campaigning in Iowa to further his presidential ambitions rather than spending more time in Texas.

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Some examples of O'Rourke's flights of fancy: the Post itself gave O'Rourke "Four Pinocchios" for his claim that he did not try to leave the scene of an accident in 1998 when he was driving drunk. "Impeachment, much like an indictment, shows that there is enough there for the case to proceed", O'Rourke has said, "and at this point there is certainly enough there for the case to proceed".

O'Rourke "is not in the same league" as Cruz, Trump wrote, adding that Cruz has helped slash regulations and taxes and been a vigilant guardian of Second Amendment gun rights. O'Rourke accused Cruz of not doing enough to stand up to Trump when it came to Russian Federation and that the state needs a "full-time senator" rather than someone who concentrates on running for president. He said he can work with the president and criticized O'Rourke for saying he's in favor of impeaching the president.

O'Rourke has raised eye-popping amounts of money in his bid to unseat Cruz in the midterms this November. It was the race's last scheduled debate after one in Houston was canceled amid Senate floor votes on Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Democrat has a campaign war chest worth $22.9 million, more than double Cruz's about $11.3 million in cash on-hand. Cruz has been a full-throated supporter of the president he battled during the presidential race two years ago, and hopes that the joint appearance will assuage some conservatives around the state who were angered by the past animosity.

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