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How Texas counties voted for Beto O'Rourke

How Texas counties voted for Beto O'Rourke How Texas counties voted for Beto O'Rourke
Patty Aguilar | 12 March, 2018, 18:59

"You may not have heard of Beto O'Rourke, but no candidate gets voters more excited than 'Not Ted Cruz, '" Colbert said during his opening monologue.

O'Rourke, who won 61.8 percent of the vote Tuesday night in Texas' Democratic primary race, is still considered a long shot, though it seems Cruz is in for a fight that may be more competitive this year. And he already has a strategy - going after Representative Beto O'Rourke's policies record nickname. "So serious, he released a novelty song".

Nothing Ted Cruz does is done without calculation. "And you know what, your name is Rafael, you go by Ted but your middle name is Edward, that's a more Anglicized version of it. They call him that because he's weird".

Mr. Cruz told "New Day" on CNN: "In terms of the jingle, some of it is just having a sense of humor". Cruz says that parts of the song just require having a sense of humor, and to that, Colbert jokes that "the rest of it is just very bad". "The rest of it is just terrible".

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"Now, those are wonderfully popular positions if you're running for the Senate in NY or MA or California", he said. That said, it came to Colbert to do his own version of this parody song in response to Cruz. "You're both doing the same thing", he added.

However, what bothers Colbert the most about the song was how it rhymes "man" with "man" right there at the start.

"In fact, I wrote a song with some advice for the Cruz campaign", Colbert said, before launching into a jingle for the Republican senator.

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