Filmmaker Richard Linklater and the liberal-backed Fireplace Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzNYT: Rick Gates sought plans to use fake online identities in Trump’s 2016 campaign Election Countdown: Midterm fight heats up over Kavanaugh | McConnell sees energized base | Dems look to women to retake House | How suburban voters could decide control of Congress | Taylor Swift backs Tennessee Dems | Poll shows Cruz up 5 in Texas Poll shows Cruz up 5 points on O’Rourke in Texas MORE PAC are mocking the Republican Texas senator over the amends he made with President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump, Kushner to meet with Kanye West at White House: report Pompeo calls on Saudi Arabia to back investigation into missing journalist Five takeaways from the first Senate debate in Indiana MORE after their nasty 2016 presidential major battle.
In a brand new advert, which was launched on Monday, actor Sonny Carl Davis mocks Cruz over his claimed toughness, quipping, “if any individual known as my spouse a canine and mentioned my daddy was in on the Kennedy assassination, I would not be kissing their ass.”
“You stick a finger of their chest and provides em just a few selection phrases,” Davis mentioned. “Otherwise you drag their ass out by the woodshed and kick their ass, Ted. C’mon, Ted.”
Amongst different vicious assaults from 2016, Trump threatened to “spill the beans” on Cruz’s spouse, Heidi, and retweeted an unflattering picture of her in comparison with considered one of Melania TrumpMelania TrumpCut Melania some slack: First Lady’s solo trip to Africa could be productive CNN anchor calls Trump statement about Melania trip to Africa ‘absurd’ The Hill’s Morning Report — Presented by PhRMA — Kavanaugh fight electrifies base voters in stretch run to the midterms MORE. He additionally pushed the unsubstantiated concept that Cruz’s father might have been concerned within the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy.
Cruz forcefully criticized Trump all through the marketing campaign and known as him a coward. However the senator selected to help Trump after he received the GOP nomination, and he has defended that call.
He additionally asked the president earlier this yr to marketing campaign on his behalf.
The advert from Linklater was launched a few month earlier than a midterm election between Cruz and Rep. Beto O’RourkeRobert (Beto) Francis O’RourkeElection Countdown: Midterm fight heats up over Kavanaugh | McConnell sees energized base | Dems look to women to retake House | How suburban voters could decide control of Congress | Taylor Swift backs Tennessee Dems | Poll shows Cruz up 5 in Texas Poll shows Cruz up 5 points on O’Rourke in Texas Cruz laughs off ‘attack meme’ against him using band Kiss MORE (D-Texas). Whereas Texas has not elected a Democratic senator in about three a long time, O’Rourke has gained a nationwide following in his bid to unseat Cruz.
A brand new ballot of their Texas Senate race released by Emerson College on Monday confirmed that Cruz had a 5-point benefit. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report, an election forecaster, charges the Texas Senate race as as “toss-up.”