The Houston Chronicle reports:
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has asked President Donald Trump to come to Texas to campaign for him. During a campaign stop in Seguin late Monday, Cruz said he has reached out to his former rival for the White House to help him with his re-election effort against Democrat Beto O’Rourke. “I would certainly welcome his support and I hope to see him in Texas,” Cruz said. Cruz said while his relationship with Trump has had its “ups and downs” due to their 2016 GOP primary battle, he has tried to become an ally.
Cruz is facing a tougher re-election campaign than many first expected. Polls from the last week have shown Cruz holding onto a single-digit lead over O’Rourke, a congressman from El Paso who has set records for Democrats fundraising in Texas. Cruz told supporters in Seguin that he faces a real race and cannot afford for his supporters to be complacent. He said conservatives outnumber liberals in Texas, but if Republicans don’t get fired up and get out to vote, he could be in big trouble.