The vast differences between the two candidates on nearly every hot topic were on display, particularly immigration and border security.
Texas voters were treated Friday evening to a Senate debate conducted throughout at an extremely high level that presented a stark contrast between full-blown conservatism and liberalism.
"Listen", O'Rourke went on to Cruz, "If the president attacks you personally, your wife, your father, how you respond is your business".
Cruz then attacked O'Rourke on wanting to fire Guyger and being anti-police.
Such work would prove hard, Mr. Cruz said, given Mr. O'Rourke "has never talked to the president and wants to vote for impeachment". For one thing, it could be an indication of how things like likely to go in states that aren't almost as Republican as Texas and an indication that the national Republican Party will have to expend resources in states previously believed to be safe rather than concentrating their resources in states that they hope to flip this year.
Not surprisingly, Cruz said he supports President Donald Trump's plan to build a wall at the border and O'Rourke does not.
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Silva believes that familiarity with Guardiola's system has helped set him up for success. The Cottagers faced the dilemma most teams face when playing the reigning champions.
Nonetheless, O'Rourke has raised significantly out-raised Cruz.
"Generally, races in the Toss Up column don't break down the middle; one party tends to win a majority of them", said Jennifer Duffy from the Cook Political Report. Without denying it, Cruz shot back that O'Rourke is focused on "fighting for illegal immigrants" and that "Americans are Dreamers". The Post found that between 2015 and August 20 of this year, 90 unarmed black men were killed by police.
On the issue of the allegation against Kavanaugh that he sexually assaulted a woman when they were teenagers, Cruz was asked if there was "anything [accuser] Christine Blasey Ford could say" that might lead him to oppose Kavanaugh.
"I've done a lot of research and a lot of reading", said Janet Lionberger.
O'Rourke, a charismatic congressman from El Paso, has benefited from an avalanche of media attention and a gusher of small donations, raising millions of dollars more than Cruz.
There are two other debates - September 30 at the University of Houston and October 16 in San Antonio.
The Cruz campaign has ridiculed O'Rourke for the name change, most recently with a country-music radio jingle: "If you're gonna run in Texas, you can't be a liberal man. / I remember reading stories, liberal Robert wanted to fit in". Early voting begins October 22.