Senator Cruz, O'Rourke Win Texas Primaries

Beto O'Rourke  Flickr

Beto O'Rourke Flickr

Cruz also uses a nickname for his given name, Rafael Edward Cruz.

Mr. O'Rourke has been raising more money than Mr. Cruz in recent quarters and has tried to awaken a dormant Democratic vote in rural parts of Texas by relentlessly holding town hall-style meetings.

Cruz, meanwhile, goes by Ted instead of his given name - Rafael Edward Cruz.

"Now, those are wonderfully popular positions if you're running for the Senate in NY or MA or California", he said.

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Cruz agreed, saying he was named after his father, also Rafael Cruz, a Cuban immigrant. Cruz says that parts of the song just require having a sense of humor, and to that, Colbert jokes that "the rest of it is just terrible". CNN was sufficiently intrigued by the hypocrisy that they cranked out a story for their website about it, replete with a baby photo of O'Rourke and a quote from the candidate himself claiming that his parents have called him "Beto" from day one. "It just stuck", he told CNN.

That Mr. Cruz would move so quickly to try to skewer his opponent is a measure of how seriously he is taking the challenge from Mr. O'Rourke, even though no Democrat has won a statewide office since 1994.

But O'Rourke has outraised Cruz in recent months and Democratic turnout for Tuesday's primaries was the highest its been since 2002.

"You can't rhyme of a "Lone Star man" with 'man, ' you monster!" His congressional district is 75 percent Hispanic, and he openly opposes Trump's border wall.

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