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Beto and Ted -- Who's Ahead?

Sep 22, 2018 - The New York Times

And now, the Texas Tussle.

Ted Cruz versus Beto O'Rourke! In verbal combat! Yes, people, we just had the first big debate of the election season. The super-cool El Paso congressman versus the U.S. senator so unbeloved that his own party is moaning about the likability problem.

Challenged to say something nice about his opponent, O'Rourke praised Cruz for his hard work, and thanked him for his public service. In response, Cruz said O'Rourke was ''absolutely sincere'' and compared h...