Via Free Beacon:
Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) mocked the “narrative” of Texas getting set to turn blue again during a CNN interview Wednesday, expressing confidence in a victory in November over an opponent he compared to former Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis.
Cruz coasted to a win in the Republican primary on Tuesday, but the focus in the media was on turnout on the Democratic side. While it was the highest it had been since 2002 with more than 1 million votes cast, more than 1.5 million voted in the GOP primary.
According to the New York Times, Cruz earned more than 1.3 million votes in his primary, while Democratic nominee Beto O’Rourke got a little over 641,000. While Cruz said Tuesday that conservatives needed to be wary of Democratic enthusiasm because of their animosity toward President Donald Trump, he sounded more confident on Wednesday.
“There’s no doubt the extreme left right now is energized. They are angry. They hate the president,” Cruz said. “We’re seeing that in turnout. That being said in Texas last night, we had a strong turnout for conservatives. It was really encouraging. The early vote numbers were quite good for Democrats, but at the end of the night, I was very gratified to win over 85 percent of the vote, to win 1.3 million votes, which is more than double what my Democratic opponent got.”
“That doesn’t quite fit the narrative that a lot of folks in the media want to tell because every two years, every four years, Texas is always fixing to turn blue, but the nice value of it is in Texas, at least, there are a lot more conservatives than liberals,” he added.