|HUD Secretary Julian Castro and twin brother Joaquin Castro, U.S. Congressman from Texas. One of the Castro brothers is considering a run against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).|
Lyin' Ted may find a real challenger in the 2018 U.S. Senate reelection bid.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), the failed 2016 presidential candidate took a nosedive after he spoke at the Republican National Convention.
He refused to endorse Donald Trump and Mike Pence as the Republican ticket. He got roundly booed and hissed at for this. Conservative agitators are pissed that Cruz and many others in the #NeverTrump movement are basically giving Hillary Clinton the win.
Now in his own state, Texas, many Republicans are tired of him. While there's no real challenger on the Republican side to take him on in the primary, he may face a challenge from the Democrats.
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro or his brother Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) may consider running for the seat. Julian was mentioned as a top tier in Hillary Clinton's presidential bid. If she fails at winning the presidency, the junk food media will zero in on Julian as the top-tier for 2020.
Joaquin who is the twin brother of the HUD secretary is tired of the do-nothing showboating Cruz.
He said that it's a strong possibility that he may jump into this. He wants to see if Texans are willing to finally give a Democrat a chance.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) are up for reelection. These two are failed presidential candidates as well.
Paul who was running for reelection and president is soured upon Kentuckians. He is a do-nothing who showboats like Cruz and Rubio. However, he's facing the Democratic mayor of Lexington, Jim Gray who is an openly gay man. The Kim Davis scandal and Matt Bevin already signals that Kentucky will reluctantly vote for Paul over the Democrat.
|Ted Cruz saw his political fortune fall.|
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is the 2008 failed presidential nominee. He's facing a challenge from the right and a tough Democratic opponent in the general. While Arizona is a likely Republican, if McCain loses this will be the first time in modern history a failed presidential candidate loses his bid for the senate.
Given the circumstances, I don't want to bet on who controls Congress. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both equally disliked by a majority of Americans. President Barack Obama is at least in positive territory among the American public.