With recent talks of a couple of Democrats potentially challenging U.S. Senator Ted Cruz ‘s Senate seat in 2018, here are at least 5 reasons why I believe Cruz will still win.
1) Texas is a deep red state. It will be very difficult for any Democrat to win the Senate seat, regardless who runs against him. Wendy Davis losing to Greg Abbott for the 2014 governor’s race is one clear example of this. There was some talk about her running against Cruz, in which he tweeted the following with a little humor.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 27, 2016
2) Abbott and Cruz also happen to be good friends and solid conservatives. They have also worked together, where Ted Cruz was Solicitor General of Texas at the time while Abbott, his boss, was Attorney General. It seems fairly obvious that Abbott will endorse him in 2018, which would be a big endorsement coming from the sitting governor.
3) If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency this year, I think it won’t help Democrats in any way if her first 2 years are a disaster as would be expected. However, even if Donald Trump were to win, I would assume it won’t hurt Cruz’s chances.
4) Texas likes conservatives that fight for the people, and Ted Cruz is certainly one of them. He has near perfect conservative ratings from numerous conservative organizations such as Heritage Action and Conservative Review.
5) Ted Cruz has high name recognition. It certainly helps that he’s already a sitting U.S. Senator, along with being one of the top contenders for the 2016 GOP presidential nominee. He also has the campaign experience to know how to run an effective campaign when the time comes in 2018.
So 2 years may seem a long time, but time does go by fast, and it won’t be long before the campaign trail starts again. I have the utmost confidence that Ted Cruz will win and be re-elected as U.S. Senator for the great state of Texas in 2018.