- Ted Cruz holds a single-digit lead over O’Rourke
- Culberson holds a slim lead over anti-gun opponent Lizzie Fletcher
- Rally to be held at Toyota Center (ticket link below)
President Donald Trump will hold a Make America Great Again rally in Houston, Texas, Monday evening in support of incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz and incumbent Republican Congressman John Culberson (R-TX-7).
Competitive Races in the Region
Cruz has held a solid lead over his opponent, Beto O’Rourke (D), in all recent polling with the three most recent polls giving him a 7 to 9-point advantage. Culberson’s race is much tighter as he holds only a 3-point lead over anti-gun extremist Lizzie Fletcher (D) for Texas’ 7th Congressional District House seat, an area just west of downtown Houston.
Cruz vs. O’Rourke
The mainstream media turned O’Rourke into something of a phenom in August pushing a poll that included a large number of undecided voters to show the race tightening to within a 1-point margin. In September, the polls showed the race solidly in Cruz’s favor, and the Democrats’ morally-bankrupt attack on Justice Brett Kavanaugh appears to have sealed the deal in October.
The only poll taken of the House race between Culberson and Fletcher ended before the height of the Kavanaugh mess and as the “Kavanaugh Effect” has impacted other House races in-favor or Republicans, it may play a part in the 7th District of Texas as well.
Fletcher is the darling of the far left and lobbyists. The top two sectors giving money to Lizzie Fletcher are:
- Lawyers and Lobbyists (almost half-a-million so far)
- Ideological Issue Groups (pro-abortion, etc)
Fletcher has one of the lowest ratings with the NRA of any Texas candidate and has been endorsed by the extremist anti-gun lobbying group, the Brady Campaign. She is also on-the-record advocating for extreme restrictions on firearms and the Second Amendment. According to Lizzie Fletcher’s public statement on gun rights, she supports:
- Passing a ban on semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines
- Prohibiting anyone under the age of 21 from buying a firearm
- Eliminating bump stocks and other rifle accessories
- Restrictions on the capacity of magazines
Judge Kavanaugh is exactly the kind of Justice we expected President Trump to nominate—one whose judicial philosophy calls for the reversal of decades of progress. We must make sure our Congress does not. It's time to #switchthe7th. #midterms #TX07
— Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (@Lizzie4Congress) July 10, 2018
Houston, TX Rally Location/Times
Trump’s rally on Monday will likely impact the House race between Fletcher and Culberson and the Cruz-Beto competition. The Trump campaign was forced to change venues when tickets for the event sold out in record time and that enthusiasm is very likely to carry over to the ballot box.
The rally is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. CDT at the Toyota Center. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and tickets are available HERE. CDN will post live streams of the rally on the day of the event.