Ted Cruz Releases Strange Song About Opponent Beto O'Rourke As Pair Win Primaries

Republican Ted Cruz is to face a challenge from Democrat Beto O'Rourke after the pair secured victories in their primaries in Texas on Tuesday night—and the senator wasted no time in slamming his new opponent with an unusual song.

Cruz, who has been the senator for Texas since 2013, tweeted out the song in the early hours of Wednesday morning, shortly after he and O'Rourke won their respective primaries.

"FIRST LISTEN: our new 60-second statewide radio ad introducing our liberal opponent, Congressman Robert O'Rourke, to Texas voters," he wrote sharing the tune "If you're gonna run in Texas."

FIRST LISTEN: our new 60-second statewide radio ad introducing our liberal opponent, Congressman Robert O’Rourke, to Texas voters.

Help #KeepTexasRed: https://t.co/PVsiCtbbyL #CruzCrew #TXSen pic.twitter.com/OxK61gZ0ek

— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 7, 2018

"If you're gonna run in Texas, you can't be a Liberal man, 'cos liberal thought is not the spirit of a lonestar man," the lyrics say.

"You gotta be tough as Texas and honest about your plans, if you're gonna run in Texas you cant be a liberal man," it continues.

"Beto wants those open borders and wants to take our guns. Not a chance he'll get a vote from millions of Texans," the song concludes.

Pro-pot former punk guitarist O'Rourke could not be further from the conservative senator whose seat he hopes to steal in the November election.

And while Texas is usually firmly Republican, O'Rouke's nomination has highlighted fears that Democrats are turning out in increasing numbers.

O'Rourke has raised three times as much money as Cruz has so far, and has not accepted contributions from corporations or political action committees.

His pro-immigrant anti-gun stance may be a stretch in Texas, but Cruz's previous comments about keeping Texas red suggest he is spooked by the widespread Democrat support that has emerged in the face of Donald Trump's presidency.

"The far left is going to show up and vote. We are already seeing in early votes right now Democratic turnout shattering records," he said to Republicans at an El Paso dinner last month.

"If we know the hard left is going to show up in big, big numbers, then our job is clear—we've got to make sure conservatives show up in big, big numbers to keep Texas red," he added.