Sen. Ted Cuz (R-Texas) is warning Republicans that his state could go blue during November’s presidential election.
Even though Texas hasn’t voted for a Democrat for president since 1976, former Vice President Joe Biden currently has a 0.7 percentage point edge over President Donald Trump, according to the latest FiveThirtyEight polling average.
“Texas is in play,” Cruz warned, per The Dallas Morning News. “The whole country is divided right now and the hard left is angry.”
Cruz also predicted that Trump would ultimately win the state. He accompanied the president to Texas on Wednesday, where Trump held a fundraiser and did a photo op at an oil rig.
On Wednesday, the Houston Chronicle editorial board warned Trump that he was in danger of losing the state. But the newspaper didn’t blame the “hard left.” Rather, it said the switch would be due to the president’s failures on the coronavirus pandemic.