“U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz represent the hard left and right of American politics,” the editorial board wrote.
That is why the El Paso Democrat would make the best senator for Tarrant County’s future, and the future of Texas,” the editorial board continued.
“These are the same Texas values that O’Rourke now defends,” the newspaper wrote.
Though the newspaper pointed out that Cruz and O’Rourke both support free trade, the editorial board claims the Texas Democrat would have “more room to oppose the president’s questionable trade and tariff decisions, which threaten Texas.”.
“Cruz is closer to Texas’ and Tarrant County’s views on issues related to faith and values, and also on energy policy.”.
The newspaper went on to say that Cruz was elected with “no experience in any council or legislature, and it shows.”.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s endorsement of O’Rourke arrives on the heels of The Houston Chronicle’s endorsement of the Democrat earlier this month and Dallas Morning News’s endorsement on Thursday. »