Texas is not a liberal state. Doesn't matter if you are white, red, brown or black........if you are a gun grabbing Socialist, you aren't going to have a good run in Texas, as it stands today, beyond liberal enclaves in cities like Houston, Austin, San Antonio, etc.
Cruz won his Senate seat because he had conservative values that were more in line with Texas than Dewhurst, the man he ran against. Cruz had an energized "base" that came out to vote for him in the primaries....Dewhurst didn't. Then it was a breeze to beat out the Dem in the Nov election.
The Irishman, running under a Hispanic nickname, is hoping he can achieve something similar because he is counting on Trump loyalists "staying home" in order to "punish" Cruz for the heated Presidential contest.....while he's been pandering to Hispanics for the last year and has an "energized" base.
I'm hoping he's wrong....but time will tell.
Dont hope hes wrong . . . KNOW IT!!!