Sen. Ted Cruz If Allred runs for Cruz’s seat, will Julie Johnson run for Allred’s seat? DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writertaffet@dallasvoice.com Former Sen.
Al Franken once said, “I like Ted Cruz more than most of my other colleagues like Ted Cruz. And I hate Ted Cruz.” Democrats around the country have long held a special hatred for Cruz, and Republicans don’t like him much more than Democrats.
And yet, Cruz keeps on winning elections. Not only has he been elected to two terms as U.S. senator, but he beat Trump in the 2016 Texas presidential primary.
But polling shows he’s vulnerable, at least in part because people don’t like him personally, so Democrats are gearing up for a tough battle to defeat him in his 2024 bid to be re-elected to the U.S.