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Sen. Ted Cruz talks immigration, Beto O’Rourke during Corpus Christi stop

Posted at 7:12 AM, Aug 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 06:48:45-04

Senator Ted Cruz brought his statewide campaign tour to Corpus Christi Saturday to speak with voters. It comes during one of the most talked-about campaigns this election season in his race against Congressman Beto O’Rourke.

Cruz spoke on a number of issues, including immigration.

“You know, I have many times summed up my views on immigration in four words: Legal, good. Illegal, bad,” Cruz told the crowd.

Immigration reform was just one of the hot topics the senator discussed during his
Corpus Christi stop.

“This election is about jobs, it’s about securing the border, and it’s about protecting our constitutional rights,”  Cruz said.

Other topics discussed by Cruz included veteran issues, planned parenthood and voter ID.

“I will continue fighting and pressing until we have full and complete veterans choice, putting you, the veteran, in charge of your doctor and your healthcare,” Cruz said.

Cruz says he feels that his campaign against O’Rourke, an El Paso native, is one for the books.

“In the Senate race, there is no political race in the country with a starker divide between the two candidates,” Cruz said. “My opponent, Congressman Beto O’Rourke, is not doing what Democrats usually do in the general election. He’s not pretending to go to the middle, he’s not pretending to be moderate.”

O’Rourke also has campaigned in he Coastal Bend recently.

“People want to come together and do big, bold, ambitious, aspirational work for this country,” O’Rourke told KRIS 6 News during his Corpus Christi stop. “We’re not running against anyone, we’re not running against anything. This is Republicans, Democrats, independents alike, coming together without the help of corporations or special interests, or political action committees, to do the work of this country.”

The Texas senate race is expected to be close. Cruz expects it will be settled on one key factor.

“This election is a fundamental choice and I believe it’s going to come down to turnout,” he said.