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When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) ran for his office in 2012 one of the state’s major newspapers – the Houston Chronicle – endorsed his bid.
Now six years later Cruz has become a nationally known figure who came in second to Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primary — and the Chronicle is withdrawing its support.
Instead the paper’s editorial board penned a glowing endorsement of Democratic upstart candidate Beto O’Rourke published Friday – calling his invigorated campaign ‘impressive’ ‘attention-getting and indefatigable’.
‘With eyes clear but certainly not starry we enthusiastically endorse Beto O’Rourke for U.S. Senate’ it wrote.
‘The West Texas congressman’s command of issues that matter to this state – his unaffected eloquence and his eagerness to reach out to all Texans make him one of the most impressive candidates this editorial board has encountered in many years’.
But in its endorsement of O’Rourke the paper spent a significant portion of the editorial lambasting Cruz.