Representative Joaquín Castro, a Democrat who represents Texas’ 20th congressional district, is making Ted Cruz, the former Republican presidential candidate from Texas, shake in his boots. During the Democratic National Convention, Joaquín hint at a possible 2018 run to unseat Cruz. Joaquín, twin brother of U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Developmen Julián Castro, didn’t make any concrete promises about running, but he definitely isn’t brushing off the possibility.
Joaquín Castro is letting Ted Cruz know that he very well might be coming for him in two years.
That sound you hear is the sound of the Ted Cruz camp collectively gasping in fear.
Joaquín, during an interview with “CBS This Morning,” told reporters that he was considering a run for the Senate in 2018.
“I’ve never been somebody that said, ‘In two years, I’ve absolutely got to run for Senate or governor,’ but I will take a look at it,” Joaquín said. “Ted Cruz said that he would go to Washington to change Washington and he has. He’s made it worse, much worse.”
“Texans have figured out that Ted is not for Texas, Ted is for Ted,” Joaquín told reporters during a Texas delegation breakfast.
And almost immediately, Cruz “freaked out” over this speculation and took to email to start rallying troops to keep his seat in 2018.
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“Despite any record of achievement and a liberal ideology out of touch with the majority of Texans, the Castro brothers have the full support of the mainstream media and Washington establishment willing to do everything in their power to turn Texas blue,” Cruz wrote in an email according to “The Dallas Morning News.” “Our opponents are already making plans to defeat us, so we cannot afford to wait to engage until 2018.”
Unfortunately for Cruz, people are pretty excited to see this man run for office.