Published: Sun, September 16, 2018

Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz Make Plans for 3 Debates

Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz Make Plans for 3 Debates

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke will have one of their three debates in the lead up to the midterm elections at the University of Houston Sept. 30, UH announced in a news release.

Another disgruntled fan said: "You should stay out of politics".

However, several others quickly denounced Nelson on social media. And much, much more recently - as in, July - Nelson brought O'Rourke onstage to play guitar as he finished his set list with the classics "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die" and "Will the Circle Be Unbroken".

"My wife Annie and I have met and spoken with Beto and we share his concern for the direction things are headed", the singer and songwriter wrote.

Some were quick to throw their support behind Nelson, who said O'Rourke "embodies what is special about Texas".

"Beto O'Rourke has run a great race".

Willie Nelson is performing at a free, public event on behalf of a political candidate for the first time ever in his decades-long career, and some fans are not happy about it.

"Not sure what went wrong in your life that would make you insult Willie Nelson", tweeted Wheeler Walker Jr., a country singer and songwriter, on Thursday. Ted Cruz, who also has a national following after unsuccessful primary bids for president in 2012 and 2016.

Amid the criticism he has received for agreeing to headline O'Rourke's rally, Nelson issued a statement explaining why he made a decision to back the Texas Democrat.

"Goodbye Willie.You would pick a socialist agenda and an Anti-American fellow like Beto, shame on you", added another.

"Like we say in Texas, Now Git", yet another wrote.

"I have always known that Willie was a Democrat", another said. Recent polling has O'Rourke unexpectedly running neck-and-neck with Cruz, and some pundits are predicting he could actually win against the longtime incumbent Republican, according to the New York Times.

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