Triumph the Insult Comic Dog roasts Beto O'Rourke, Ted Cruz

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Stephen Colbert's Late Show sent Triumph the Insult Comic Dog to Texas, to interview incumbent Sen.

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In fact it was extraordinary that a seat in Texas was even in play.

"My confidence is in the people of Texas", O'Rourke told reporters on Monday night, moments before staging a raucous rally with Mariachi band at the University of Texas at El Paso, mere blocks from his home. "And so, yeah, I feel good". But Cruz's friendliness didn't dissuade the comic from continuing to mock him.

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When it comes time to interview the man himself, Triumph/Smigel can't resist flinging a few zingers O'Rourke's way. Though more recent ones indicate that the senator has regained his footing and maintained a modest lead, the race has gone from cakewalk to far closer than expected. Instead of tacking to the center on key issues like gun control, immigration, abortion, and health care, O'Rourke ran on a platform that was more or less indistinguishable from that of Bernie Sanders. The president's campaign hosted an all-day tailgate and a rally for supporters, while Trump gave Cruz a new nickname: "Beautiful Ted".

"It's the time for choosing". "DHS has worked tirelessly to ensure the security of our election systems and will always secure our borders regardless of what day it might be".

However, that race meant Mr Cruz has a legacy of national infrastructure should he campaign for the White House again.

"Every race matters", the queen of pop wrote.

"Ted, is it true you will defend the constitution at all costs, except for when Donald Trump calls it ugly on Twitter?". O'Rourke has made headlines for record fundraising and causing a surge of Democratic voter enthusiasm nationwide.