Ted Cruz Helps Democrats Take Back the U.S. Senate

Thanks to the efforts of Ted Cruz, Democrats chances of taking back the Senate just got a lot better.

On Tuesday, U.S. Senate candidate Darryl Glenn won the Colorado Republican primary. His unlikely victory came following an event hosted by Texas Senator Ted Cruz – but Republicans nationwide aren’t celebrating.

The U.S. Senate race in Colorado was supposed to be one of a few seats the GOP could flip from Democrats in the November elections.  Now, the Washington Post is reporting that national Republicans think Cruz’s hand-picked candidate has zero chance of winning, writing that:

  • “[Glenn] Leaves national Republicans with a bad taste in their mouths”
  • “Senate Republicans are basically writing off Colorado”
  • “A key Republican super PAC just reserved $40 million in air time for key Senate races; Colorado wasn't on the list”

Progress Texas Executive Director Ed Espinoza released the following statement:

“Democrats have a great chance to win a U.S. Senate majority now that Ted Cruz helped a Donald Drumpf-loving candidate win a Colorado primary. That candidate has no chance of winning a general election and this morning national Republicans have written-off the race.

It's not often I get to do this but I'm offering a sincere thank you to Ted Cruz!"