One of O'Rourke's challenges is that he is running against Cruz, a Cuban-American who has held the seat since 2013, in a state with a large Hispanic population. But with polls showing Cruz with anywhere from a 6- to 9-point lead, the congressman relented and has gone on the attack.
With just a few weeks left before the midterm elections, O'Rourke is in a tight race with Republican Sen.
But the bill touched on more than just Harvey relief.
A CNN poll released this week shows Cruz with a 7 percent edge over his Democratic challenger among likely voters, with only 9 percent of Texas voters saying they could change their mind about who to support.
Bash said O'Rourke has supported impeachment before Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has concluded.
Did Cruz invest more than $5 million in Cambridge Analytica? When the women attacked Cruz for supporting Kavanaugh's confirmation, he had the ideal response, saying, "Thank you for expressing your First Amendment Rights". "Texas is seeing the benefits of low taxes and low regulations, and Congressman O'Rourke's position is always, always, always in favor of higher taxes".
Democrats have long dreamed about a growing Hispanic population helping to flip Texas from red to blue and shaking up the electoral map. Still, Cruz has been a full-throated supporter of Trump's since they battled during the presidential race - and hopes that the joint appearance will assuage some conservatives around the state who were angered by the past animosity. The bitterness, the partisanship, the pettiness, the dishonesty that defined so much of the national conversation. "I decided that I can either spend the debate responding to every single dishonest thing that [Cruz] said, or I could make sure that everyone understood exactly what he's doing".
GOODWYN: Cal Jillson is a professor of political science at Southern Methodist University. "They gave O'Rourke a look". But Democrats have to recognize that competitiveness is a decade or two decades out.
Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) addressed rumors that he might be eyeing a presidential run in 2020, saying, "It's a definitive no".