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‘Lyin’ Ted’ Gets Boost From ‘Sleazy Donald’ With Texas Rally

  • Aggressive O’Rourke challenge has Cruz leaning on president
  • Trump could energize Texas voters -- but for which party?
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Sen. Cruz and Rep. O'Rourke In Texas Debate
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Donald Trump is heading to Texas Monday to bolster Republican Senator Ted Cruz -- the man he dubbed “Lyin’ Ted” when they were campaign rivals -- but the president’s appearance could backfire and instead motivate Democrats.

Trump’s approval rating is split, even in red-state Texas, where Cruz faces an unexpectedly strong challenge from Democrat Beto O’Rourke. Monday’s presidential visit, at the very least, is an awkward turnaround from an antagonistic history between Trump and Cruz.